Braves call up third baseman Hector Olivera
He will make his major league debut at third base on Tuesday against the Miami Marlins.
Olivera signed a six-year, $62.5 million deal in March with Los Angeles, which included a $28 million signing bonus. He appeared in just 19 games for the Dodgers’ organization across three levels of the minor leagues before being dealt to Atlanta.
Upon returning from a hamstring injury suffered in mid-July while with the Dodgers, Olivera hit .231 with three RBIs in 10 games for the Triple A Gwinnett Braves.
Olivera, 30, was part of the Cuban team that won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The Braves also reinstated lefthander Manny Banuelos from the 15-day disabled list and recalled righthanders Dan Burawa and Brandon Cunniff, and infielder Daniel Castro, from Triple A Gwinnett.
- Christopher Chavez