Eury Perez was in competition with Eric Young Jr. for the center field job. He hit .268 with two RBI in 41 at-bats this spring. Williams Perez gave up nine runs in 6 1/3 innings in Grapefruit League play. Banuelos, who was acquired from the Yankees in the offseason, allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- over 6 2/3 innings this spring.
It helped to lower his ERA to 9.45 over 6 2/3 innings this spring.
Banuelos was much better in his second spring start, allowing one run on three hits and no walks in two innings. He allowed five runs in two-thirds innings in his previous start. Banuelos had one strikeout Thursday.
“Yeah, today I was happy with this outing,” Banuelos said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I finally threw two innings, threw with more confidence out there. I’m happy with this outing…. I feel healthy, feel strong. My arm is healthy. I’m ready to go.”
He has a 17.18 ERA through 3 2/3 innings. He has two strikeouts.
Banuelos, a former top-100 prospect, went 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA over 26 minor-league appearances (25 starts) in 2014. He pitched at Class A, Double-A and Triple-A. He missed the 2013 season due to Tommy John surgery.
All four players are new to the Braves' organization in 2015. Rodriguez and Stults are both headed to spring training with minor-league contracts, while Foltynewicz was picked up in a trade with Houston and Banuelos in a deal with the Yankees.
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