The Braves sent RHP Zach Schreiber outright to Triple-A Richmond. He had been designated for assignment.
With Yunel Escobar out, the Braves purchased the contract of Brent Lillibridge from Triple-A Richmond Saturday and started him at shortstop against the Mets. It was his major league debut. To make room, right-hander Phil Stockman was optioned to Triple-A and right-hander Zach Schreiber was designated for assignment.
The Braves optioned RHP Jairo Cuevas, RHP Charlie Morton, RHP Zach Schreiber and RHP Phil Stockman to Triple-A Richmond and reassigned C J.C. Boscan and RHP Matt DeSalvo to minor league camp Wednesday.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that pitching prospect Charlie Morton and C/1B Tyler Flowers were among the Braves cuts on Wednesday. Also dropped were RHPs Zach Schreiber, Phil Stockman, Matt DeSalvo and Jairo Cuevas, shortstops Javier Guzman and Diory Hernandez, and catcher J.C. Boscan.
The Braves purchased the contract of RHP Jairo Cuevas from Class A Myrtle Beach, RHP Charlie Morton from Double-A Mississippi and RHP Zach Schreiber from Triple-A Richmond. Also, they designated UTL Pete Orr for assignment. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minor leagues.