The Braves have outrighted lefty Yean Carlos Gil to Class A+ Carolina, according to their transactions page. The Braves currently have 37 players on their 40-man roster, so they don’t appear to have made this move to clear a spot for another player.
The 24-year-old Gil’s development had been slowed by Tommy John surgery in 2012, but he earned a spot on the Braves’ 40-man roster after a strong season in the Class A Rome rotation in 2014. He has struggled this year, however, with a 6.84 ERA, 6.5 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 11 starts. His peripheral numbers after being promoted to Carolina have been relatively similar to those he posted in 2014, albeit with a slight increase in walks, so perhaps he can rebound somewhat as the season continues. He does not currently rank in MLB.com’s list of the Braves’ top 30 prospects.