Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:55:02 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jordan Walden has allowed just one hit and two walks, with 11 strikeouts, in 11 1/3 scoreless innings (11 games) since returning from the DL. His .163 opponents' average is tied for second-best in the NL, behind Los Angeles Dodgers RP Paco Rodriguez. RP Luis Avilan has allowed just two hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts, in his last 15 appearances (12 2/3 frames).
Fantasy Tip: Perhaps Walden is aligning himself as the fill-in for Craig Kimbrel, should it ever come to that. The lefty Avilan might earn situational duty in that event.
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:49:29 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel is unavailable to pitch Monday, May 20, after saving all three games over the weekend. RPs Luis Avilan and Cory Gearrin will be mixed and matched late in the game if a save situation arises Monday against the Minnesota Twins.
Fantasy Tip: Avilan and Gearrin shouldn't be added for one day in case either get thrown into a save situation against the Twins. Both pitchers will be used heavily in setup roles now that Jonny Venters (elbow) and Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) are out for the season.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:51:49 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Luis Avilan (hamstring) jogged and threw a 20-pitch, pain-free bullpen session Friday, April 19.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:20:43 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Luis Avilan (hamstring) is feeling better but felt his hamstring while running Thursday, April 18. The team will monitor him, and if he hasn't improved by Sunday, April 21, they will make a roster move.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:32:25 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves RP Luis Avilan (hamstring) said Wednesday, April 17, that his left hamstring is "way better now," and he is hopeful of pitching again after a couple of days off.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 07:50:34 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Luis Avilan (hamstring) hopes to avoid the disabled list after feeling hamstring discomfort Tuesday, April 16. He feels better and hopes it was just a cramp.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:14:13 -0700
Atlanta Braves RPs Luis Avilan and Cory Gearrin worked 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief Sunday, April 14, against the Washington Nationals. The team's bullpen has not allowed an inherited runner to score this season.
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 10:51:08 -0700
Atlanta Braves RPs Craig Kimbrel and Eric O'Flaherty are unlikely to pitch against the New York Mets Saturday, Sept. 8. RP Jonny Venters may be used in a save situation or the club could turn to RP Chad Durbin or RP Luis Avilan based on matchups.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:49:36 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have recalled OF Jose Constanza from Triple-A Gwinnett. The team is expected to send P Luis Avilan or P Anthony Varvaro down to open up the roster spot.
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:15:19 -0700
The Atlanta Braves placed RP Jonny Venters (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow impingement Thursday, July 5, and recalled RP Luis Avilan from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move. Venters has a 4.45 ERA in 40 outings after posting an ERA of 1.89 in 164 appearances in his first two seasons. Avilan had been called up from Double-A Mississippi the previous day.