April 17, 2013
While the injury looked bad when it happened, as it turned out, Braves reliever Luis Avilan just strained his hamstring, but simultaneous cramps made the reliever drop to the ground in pain during Tuesday’s game against Kansas City.
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Luis Avilan crumpled to the ground as he went to throw a pitch during Tuesday night’s Braves-Royals game, and while the injury looked serious, it turns out it was a hamstring strain coupled with severe cramps. (ADDS: notebook items on McCann heading to extended spring training; Gattis staying in lineup; Freeman's rehab; conclusion to case of death Braves' trainer's wife)