Braves Designate Wirfin Obispo For Assignment

The Braves have designated pitcher Wirfin Obispo for assignment,’s Mark Bowman tweets. The move clears space on the Braves’ roster for the newly-promoted Shae Simmons.

Obispo, 29, has pitched 19 1/3 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett this season, posting a 4.66 ERA with 9.8 K/9 and 5.6 BB/9. The hard-throwing Obispo was added to the Braves’ 40-man roster after a 2013 season for Gwinnett in which he posted a 3.53 ERA, 9.9 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9 in 63 2/3 innings of relief. He pitched in the Reds organization in 2012, and previously spent parts of four seasons with the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.

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