Just after last night’s loss — the fifth in a row, the Braves put Chipper Jones on the disabled list due to the contusion on his leg, a result of a hard ground ball during the first game of the series against the Tampa Bay Rays. And because of a groin strain suffered last night, David Ross will likely be unavailable for at least the next few games, prompting the Braves to call up J.C. Boscan from Gwinnett.
Boscan, a 33 year-old catcher, hasn’t exactly lit up pitching in the International League. He hit .192 with two home runs in 104 at-bats and had an OPS of .564. He’s only played in five games at the MLB-level. Boscan is being brought up primarily as a stop-gap until Ross feels healthy again. However, he’ll get the start today since Brian McCann is out of the lineup again (he’s still recovering from the flu).