From Mark Bowman's blog, the Braves added some extra relief help yesterday:
[...] the Braves provided their bullpen some more depth by purchasing right-handed reliever Vladimir Nunez's contract. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, they promoted Jordan Schafer from Gwinnett and then placed him on the 60-day disabled list.
Nunez appeared in 23 games for the Braves last season, compiling a 3.86 ERA with a good .260 batting average against. This year for Gwinnett he has a 2.16 ERA in 83.1 innings pitched, and a very respecible .227 average against. Now let's see if Bobby Cox will actually use him.
You can read into this next move all you want:
In the thick of a pennant race, the Atlanta Braves front office has promoted Myrtle Beach hitting coach Rick Albert to assist their major league club for the remainder of the season.
Albert's promotion is a result of league-wide active roster expansions (from 25 to 40 players) on Sept. 1. This time of year it is typical for organizational brass to promote a coach from the minors for added support.
I wonder if he can straighten out Chipper and McCann.