The Rome Braves, High-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, have announced three roster moves ahead of Tuesday’s series opener against the Hickory Crawdads.
Catcher Carlos Martinez has been promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett. Martinez, who was added to Rome’s active roster from Double-A Mississippi’s Developmental List on Aug. 10, hit .272 with one homer and 14 RBI in 23 games with the R-Braves. The Cartagena, Colombia, native has spent time with Rome, Mississippi, and Gwinnett this season.
In corresponding moves, catcher Cesar Rodriguez has been activated from Rome’s Developmental List and right-handed pitcher Dylan Spain has been promoted from Low-A Augusta.
Rodriguez, a 20-year-old backstop from Venezuela, signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves in June. He joined High-A Rome on Aug. 11 before being transferred to the Developmental List on Aug. 17. Rodriguez has not played in a game since an Aug. 7 contest with the FCL Braves.
Spain, Atlanta’s tenth-round pick this summer out of Hawaii-Hilo, advances to High-A after playing for the FCL Braves and Low-A Augusta. He has yet to allow a run in eight appearances with Atlanta affiliates this season. Spain was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings pitched with the GreenJackets. The Rome roster now has 30 active, 4 injured, and 0 inactive players.