• Rookie reliever Shae Simmons -- placed on the 15-day disabled list in late July with a sore right shoulder -- played catch from 60 feet Tuesday, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Simmons (1-2, 2.91 ERA) would be a welcome addition to an Atlanta bullpen that entered Tuesday on a nine-game losing streak. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, that ties the 1931 Braves and 1982 Braves for the second-longest bullpen losing streak in franchise history. The franchise's longest bullpen losing streak is 10 games, which was set in 1912.
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