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Braves Promote Top Relief Prospect Craig Kimbrel to Gwinnett

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There were some people asking why the Braves didn't promote Craig Kimbrel to Gwinnett when the organization was promoting a bunch of players yesterday. As if the Braves heard you, they have seen fit to promote the talented reliever from double-A Mississippi to triple-A Gwinnett.

This will be Kimbrel's fourth minor league level this season. After starting the year and struggling at Myrtle Beach (A+), the Braves sent him back down to Rome (A-) where he regained his form. They then sent him back to the Beach, and shortly after to double-A. In Mississippi, Kimbrel allowed only one run in 12 games, while striking out 17 in 11.2 innings. On the season, the right-hander has struck out a sweet 100 batters in only 58 innings.

The Braves also promoted RHP Ryne Reynoso to Gwinnett. He had spent the entire season at double-A, compiling a 3.47 ERA and a .236 average against.