The 35-year-old Stults went 8-17 with a 4.30 ERA in 32 starts last season for the Padres. He is 4-2 with a 4.26 ERA in four career outings (two starts) at Turner Field.
The 25-year-old recently signed a four-year deal with the club. While he could have started the season in the majors, the team wants to get him more experience after not playing all that much last year. Toscano hit .356/.400/.452 in 86 plate appearances back in 2012-2013, his final season in Cuba.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano, with whom the team announced a four-year deal Wednesday. Constanza received just four at-bats with the Braves in 2014 while hitting .293/.344/.324 with no home runs, 36 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 447 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett.
It was reported in mid-December that the two sides agreed to a four-year, $7.5-million contract with the fifth-year option, pending a physical. Braves president John Schuerholz indicated at the time that Toscano, 25, would have the chance to make the opening-day roster. President of baseball operations Jon Hart also said at the time that the team was working on visa issues with the outfielder.
Toscano hit .356/.440/.452 with Villa Clara of Cuba's Serie Nacional in 2012 and 2013.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Freddie Freeman , 1B||.288|
|HR||Justin Upton , LF||29|
|RBI||Justin Upton , LF||102|
|OBP||Freddie Freeman , 1B||.386|
|SLG||Justin Upton , LF||.491|
|R||Freddie Freeman , 1B||93|
|SB||Emilio Bonifacio , CF||26|
|W||Julio Teheran , SP||14|
|ERA||Alex Wood , SP||2.78|
|WHIP||Julio Teheran , SP||1.08|
|K||Julio Teheran , SP||186|
|SV||Craig Kimbrel , RP||47|
|Full Team Statistics|
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