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I had thought Darren Holmes must have an injury after he was held out of the Dodgers series. He’s on the DL now with shoulder “tendinitis”. (Tendinitis means “it hurts and we don’t know why.” I think Bill James said that first.)

Will Cunnane came to the majors for the first time with the Padres in 1997. He’s managed to pitch some in the majors every year since despite never being any good and only once even being average. But Cunnane had pitched 21 innings in Richmond with a 0.00 ERA, though he allowed two unearned runs. His control, which has been a problem in the past, was outstanding, as he walked only two while striking out 19. On the other hand, the Cubs out-and-out released him earlier this season. Cunnane isn’t on the 40-man, so the Braves will have to make a move to clear space. Paul Byrd is, I believe, still on the 15-day DL, and the Braves could move him to the 40-day to clear the spot.