Braves pitching prospect Aaron Blair will be called up to make his major league debut on Sunday against the Mets, the team announced.
Blair is ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the Braves system according to MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus, and will fill the spot previously occupied by Williams Perez. Perez was removed from the rotation after beginning the season with a 5.11 ERA in 12 1/3 innings across three starts.
Blair, who was acquired from Arizona along with top draft pick Dansby Swanson last year, has been pitching well in the minor leagues, allowing just 10 hits and three earned runs over 19 innings this season.
– Kenny Ducey