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Atlanta Braves Notes, Quotes 2008-08-02

Atlanta Braves Notes, Quotes 2008-08-02
--LHP Royce Ring continued his post-All Star break struggles, allowing three runs -- one earned -- on Friday. The Atlanta reliever has surrendered a staggering 19 runs over his last eight relief appearances.

--C Brian McCann, who suffered a concussion in a collision with Philadelphia OF Shane Victorino on Sunday, was cleared to pinch hit on Friday. The All-Star catcher, who can catch in an emergency, expected to get back behind the plate full-time when the Braves open a three-game set in San Francisco on Monday.

--With McCann returning to health, the Braves designated C Corky Miller for assignment. The backup Atlanta catcher was having a miserable season at the plate, batting .093 (5-for-54) with a homer and three RBIs in 26 games this season.

--LHP Chuck James was recalled from Class AAA Richmond to make the start on Friday. The fly-ball pitcher, who allowed six runs and six hits over 2 2/3 frames, allowed two more homers in the contest and has allowed a long ball in each of his six major league appearances this year.

--LHP Tom Glavine will begin a rehabilitation start with Class A-Advanced Myrtle Beach on Monday. The 42-year old left-hander, who has been sidelined since June 11 with a strained left elbow, will make one more rehabilitation start with Class AA Mississippi on August 9 before hopefully returning to Atlanta's rotation.

BY THE NUMBERS: .172 -- The Braves' team batting average in their losses, through 100 games.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It's kind of surreal." -- RHP Charlie Morton, on being able to get pitching advice from Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Tim Hudson.

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