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Braves place pitcher Williams Perez on diabled list with bone bruise in left foot

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PITTSBURGH — The Atlanta Braves have placed rookie starting pitcher Williams Perez on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left foot.

Perez, unbeaten in eight starts, left Friday night's loss to Pittsburgh in the fifth inning shortly after getting hit in the foot with a line drive off the bat of Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison. Perez attempted to stay in the game but left two batters later. X-rays were negative but Perez said the foot felt worse on Saturday morning and it was unlikely he would have been able to make his next start.

The Braves called up RHP Jake Brigham from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Perez's spot on the roster. The 27-year-old Brigham is a career minor leaguer. Brigham took a perfect game into the ninth inning for Double-A Mississippi earlier this month.

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