Anthony Lerew promoted to Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves have called up yet another rookie, right-hander Anthony Lerew. BravesCenter's Bill Shanks has the details.

The Atlanta Braves have recalled Richmond right-hander Anthony Lerew, who will become the 17th rookie used by Atlanta this season and the 11th player to make his major league debut.

Lerew was 10-6 this season in the minors, with a 3.71 ERA in 27 starts. He started the season in AA Mississippi, going 6-2 in 14 starts with an ERA of 3.93. Then he was promoted on June 24th to AAA Richmond. In AAA, Lerew went 4-4 with a 3.48 ERA. Overall, he's allowed 133 hits this season in 148 innings pitched, 68 runs allowed, 61 earned runs, 55 walks, and 117 strikeouts.

The six-foot-three, 220-pounder was drafted by the Braves in the 11th round in the 2001 draft. He immediately put up awesome numbers in the Braves' farm system. Lerew had a 2.28 ERA in his first three professional seasons. Then last season in Myrtle Beach, Lerew started 27 games and went 8-9 with a 3.75 ERA.

A native of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Lerew will turn 23 years old next month. He will wear number 50 for the Atlanta Braves.

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