Braves Activate Saito, Option Kimbrel

By scotthumphries

The Braves activated reliever Takashi Saito from the 15-day disabled list today.

Saito has been out since June 4th due to tightness in his left hamstring.

The Braves’ primary set-up man, Saito has posted a 1-2 record and a 2.92 ERA this season in 25 relief appearances, while notching 34 strikeouts in 24 and 2/3 innings.

To make room for Saito on the 25-man roster, the Braves optioned their future closer, Craig Kimbrel, to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves. Kimbrel pitched five shutout innings in  his latest stint with Atlanta, and is 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA in eight relief appearances for      the Braves this season.

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