Braves designate Cahill, promote Eveland

Braves designate Cahill, promote Eveland

ATLANTA -- The Braves recalled left-handed reliever Dana Eveland before Thursday's series finale against the Padres and designated right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment.

Cahill has struggled mightily this year with the Braves, posting a 7.52 ERA in 26 1/3 innings and allowing a .330 opponents' batting average.

The Braves signed Eveland to a Minor League contract on Sunday. The 31-year-old has thrown 25 innings in Triple-A this season with Pawtucket and Gwinnett, posting a 1.44 ERA and striking out 23 batters while walking just three over 25 innings.

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"[It] feels like a good decision," Eveland said about opting out of his deal with the Red Sox and signing with the Braves. "I opted out on [June 1], and here I am on the 11th.

"This is a pretty cool organization. It's my 10th, unfortunately. Hopefully, I can stick around with [the Braves] for a little while."

Thursday's move comes just two days after the Braves promoted recently acquired right-handed reliever David Aardsma. Entering Thursday's action, Atlanta's bullpen had the highest ERA (4.75) in the Major Leagues.

Carlos Collazo is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.