Capellan was off to a fantastic start at Myrtle Beach going 5-1 with a 1.94 ERA in 8 games started. "Cappy" allowed only 27 hits in 46.1 innings, 11 runs, 10 earned runs, 11 walks, and 62 strikeouts.
Merricks started the season at Myrtle Beach by posting a 2.40 ERA in 3 games started (no record). He was then promoted to Greenville and pitched in 6 games (5 starts) and going 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA. Merricks walked 11, gave up 26 hits, and struck out 27 in 22 innings of work.
Left-hander Chris Waters is expected to replace Capellan in the Myrtle Beach rotation, at least for a few weeks.
BravesCenter First: Capellan to AA; Merricks to MB
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