Reliever D.J. Carrasco Added to Gwinnett Bullpen

Photo courtesy of Karl Moore 

The Gwinnett Braves, in conjunction with the Atlanta Braves, have announced the signing of free agent right-hander D.J. Carrasco. The Braves then assigned the long reliever and former Major Leaguer to Gwinnett. No counter move was necessary as the roster was previously at 24 players for the G-Braves.

Carrasco, 35, pitched in four games for the New York Mets this season before being released. He went 0-0 with a 7.36 ERA (3 ER in 3.2 IP), walked none and struck out three. Carrasco also made two appearances out of the bullpen for Triple-A Buffalo of the International League, going 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA (1 ER in 3.0 IP).

A veteran of eight Major League seasons, Carrasco has previously pitched for the Kansas City Royals (2003-2005), Chicago White Sox (2008-2009), Pittsburgh Pirates (2010), Arizona Diamondbacks (2010) and Mets (2011-2012). He’s 24-21 with a 4.50 ERA (247 ER in 493.2 IP) and two saves in 290 career appearances, including 24 career starts.

Carrasco will wear No. 40 and is available for tonight’s game against Indianapolis.

The Gwinnett Braves (37-36) continue their nine-game homestand with the third game of the four-game series against the Indianapolis Indians (42-29) on Wednesday night at Coolray Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. The G-Braves will start Eric Junge (4-6, 4.48) against right-hander Daniel Cabrera (2-3, 4.81) of the Indians. The game will be broadcast on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM in Gainesville, GA with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play. The television broadcast will air on CSS.

Attend the game on “Winning Wednesday” for a chance to win big, courtesy of the Georgia Lottery. If the G-Braves are victorious, everyone in attendance will receive a special discount offer on future game tickets. Tickets for all Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Box Office. Call (678) 277-0340 or visit for more information.

By: Tony Piraro & Dave Lezotte

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