Mar 20, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cory Gearrin (53) throws against the New York Mets in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves RP Cory Gearrin pulled from game with elbow injury

This is not a duplicate post, but the Atlanta Braves had a pitcher pulled from a spring training game with an elbow injury. This time it was relief pitcher Cory Gearrin, who was yanked by manager Fredi Gonzalez in today’s game against the Detroit Tigers.

Coming in relief during the fifth inning of the game, Gearrin threw a couple of pitches that went far wide of the plate and then noticeably winced following the last throw. Immediately Gonzalez game to the mound accompanied by one of the Braves trainers, and hesitated about two seconds before he pulled Gearrin from the game.

Per ESPN, the Braves are reporting that Gearrin suffered a right elbow strain and will undergo further evaluation.

This is becoming a weekly occurrence for the Braves, who have already lost two starters–Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy–to Tommy John elbow surgery and have three other pitchers on the disabled list.

Gearrin wasn’t a sure thing to make the roster this season, but given the depletion of both the starting rotation and the bullpen, he had a better than average chance to grab a roster spot.

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