The Sports Xchange

MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH

Atlanta Braves right-hander Shae Simmons' season is likely over.

The rookie right-hander, who has a right shoulder strain, has yet to be cleared to throw and has not pitched since Aug. 18 while with Triple-A Gwinnett on a rehab assignment. The 23-year-old reliever has been on the disabled list since July 27.

"He hasn't even gotten back on the mound yet," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Friday night before the Braves lost 11-3 to the Marlins at Miami. "There is no reason to push him."

Simmons made his major league debut May 31 after being called up from Double-A Mississippi and went 1-2 with one save and a 2.91 ERA in 26 games for the Braves. He had 14 saves and a 0.78 ERA in 20 games with Mississippi.

To add bullpen depth, the Braves recalled right-hander Gus Schlosser from Gwinnett on Friday and he gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning. The 25-year-old rookie has gone 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in 11 games with the Braves this season and was 7-6 with a 4.17 ERA in 25 games, including 15 starts, for Gwinnett.


MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - NOTES, QUOTES

RECORD: 73-68

STREAK: Lost one

NEXT: Marlins (RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 6-10, 4.19 ERA) vs. Atlanta Braves (LHP Alex Wood, 10-10, 2.92)


--RHP Gus Schlosser was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to give the Braves some pitching depth. Schlosser, 25, had a 4.50 ERA in 10 relief appearances with the Braves earlier this season. He went 7-6 with a 4.17 ERA in 25 games with Gwinnett.

--RHP Aaron Harang gave up 10 hits and six runs without making it out of the fourth inning against Miami on Friday. Over his past five starts, Harang is 1-4 with a 6.91 ERA and opponents have hit .350 against him.

--LHP Alex Wood is scheduled to start against Miami on Saturday. He is 10-10 with a 2.92 ERA. Over his last five starts, Wood is 3-1 and pitched at least six innings and yielded no more than three runs in any of those five starts.

--1B Freddie Freeman hit his 18th home run on Friday. It was his first home run since Aug. 15.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It's nothing out of the ordinary. Teams get blown out. It's just unfortunate it comes when we are trying to get into the playoffs." -- Braves RF Jason Heyward after an 11-3 loss to Miami on Friday.