The Atlanta Braves will be without the services of outfielder Matt Diaz as a trip to the disabled list is evidently in his future. Courtesy of the Atlanta Braves twitter feed:
LHP Jonny Venters has been activated from the DL, OF Matt Diaz has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right thumb contusion.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 21, 2012
Jonny Venters could be in line for some immediate duty as the Braves bullpen have had to pitch into extra innings in two of their last three games. Venters is 3-3 overall on the season with a 4.45 ERA in 40 games this season and will be available for Saturday's contest versus the Washington Nationals.
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