Braves designate Cahill for assignment

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves have designated right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment and selected the contract of lefty Dana Eveland from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Cahill went 0-3 with a 7.52 ERA in 15 games. He made three starts before getting demoted to the bullpen on April 30.

Atlanta acquired Cahill from Arizona for minor league outfielder Josh Elander on April 2. Arizona agreed to pay the Braves $6.8 million to cover the majority of the $12.3 million Cahill was owed: $12 million in 2015 salary and a $300,000 buyout of his 2016 option.

Eveland, 31, will be the 18th reliever to work this season out of a Braves bullpen that ranks last in the majors with a 4.75 ERA. Atlanta is Eveland's ninth team. He is 20-26 with a 5.27 in 144 major league games.

Cahill has gone 64-72 with a 4.16 ERA in 173 big league starts and 28 relief appearances.


This story has been corrected to show that Eveland's first name is Dana, not Dava.

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