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Atlanta Braves release pitcher Blaine Boyer, trim roster to 36

With the start of the 2017 season right around the corner, the Braves continue to trim their spring training camp roster.

On Saturday, the Atlanta Braves announced that they had released right handed pitcher Blaine Boyer, bringing their total spring roster down to 36 players.

Boyer, a native of Atlanta, had been with the Braves organization since being selected by Atlanta in the third round of the 2000 draft, until 2009 when he went to St. Louis. He had been with several teams since, before joining the Braves for spring camp this preseason on a minor league contract in January.

The 35-year-old had not had an impressive spring so far, carrying an ERA of 10.13 through eight games (8.0 IP). Through his major league career, Boyer has a 4.17 ERA through 405.1 innings (394 games).

Atlanta starts the regular season on the road at the New York Mets on Monday, April 3 at 1:10 p.m.

 

 

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Blake Silvers is an editor at the Rome News-Tribune, and a contributor at Fansided. His work frequently appears on FoxSports.com, and he has also written for Bleacher Report in the past.