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.
The Braves also made it official that Kenshin Kawakami will be moved to the bullpen to help out and to gain some extra rest.
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.