The Braves released infielder Blake Dewitt Saturday. Dewitt appeared in just four games for the Braves before landing on the disabled list with a strained back.
The Braves moved backup second baseman Blake DeWitt to the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a lower back strain. DeWitt has appeared as a reserve in just four games this season, posting a .333 batting average with one extra-base hit.
The Braves announced Sunday morning first baseman Freddie Freeman was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. The Braves purchased the contract of Blake DeWitt to take Freeman's spot on the roster. DeWitt was assigned to the minors after batting .244 (10 for 41) with six doubles and six RBI in 26 spring games. He is a career .257 hitter in 422 MLB games.
The Braves assigned infielder Blake DeWitt and outfielder Jordan Parraz to minor-league camp. A five-year veteran, DeWitt spent most of last season in the Cubs' minor-league system. Parrez, 28, has yet to make his major-league debut. He hit .273/.353/.370 over three levels last season.
The Atlanta Braves and infielder Blake DeWitt have agreed to a minor league deal, according to Baseball america's Matt Eddy.