April 21, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luis Ayala (20) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Relief Pitcher Luis Ayala To The DL

Apr 12, 2013; Washington, D.C., USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Luis Ayala (48) pitches in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. The Braves defeated the Nationals 6 – 4 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports


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.

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