The Braves organization announced yesterday (Tuesday) that they will place veteran relief pitcher Luis Ayala on the disabled list retroactive to April 25th. The move was made because of an anxiety disorder Ayala was dealing with.
Atlanta’s general manager Frank Wren spoke about the disorder saying Ayala began feeling ill on the team’s recent 10=game trip and was found to have high blood pressure. He has been placed on medication to treat the high blood pressure and already is feeling better.
The right-hander was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on April 10th for minor league left-hander Chris Jones. In the five games he appeared so far with Atlanta he is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA.
The news was a little shocking to the ears as this 35-year-old pitcher has now been in the leagues for nine years and has not had any indications of his before. The high blood pressure could have something to do with the long road trip the Braves were just on.
David Carpenter will be recalled from Gwinnett and was with the team on Tuesday night.