Braves Activate Saito, Option Kimbrel
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.