Overbay, Moylan among first wave of callups

Overbay, Moylan among first wave of callups

Overbay, Moylan among first wave of callups
ATLANTA -- With rosters expanding to 40 players Saturday, the Braves' plan to call up four players, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Another group of callups will join the Braves after the Minor League season is completed, which for Triple-A Gwinnett will be Sunday.

First baseman Lyle Overbay, whom the Braves signed to a Minor League contract Aug. 20, will be among the first group of callups. He is 6-for-22 with three doubles and six walks in seven games for Gwinnett.

Wren said Overbay "looks like the same guy" as he has throughout his 12-year Major League career.

"He's done well," Wren said. "Good professional at-bats, hitting balls in gaps, all the things he normally does."

Right-hander Peter Moylan will also be in the first group. After undergoing shoulder surgery last October, Moylan signed a Minor League contract and has been working his way back. He pitched in 12 games at Triple-A Gwinnett in August, striking out 13 in 12 2/3 innings.

Moylan tweeted Friday night, "I can't thank the @braves enough for yet another opportunity to compete at the highest level. So excited for tomorrow. #BravesCountry"

Also expected to join the Braves on Saturday will be utility player Jeff Baker, who was acquired Friday night in a trade with the Tigers. Midnight on Friday was the deadline to add players from outside the organization who will be eligible for the postseason.