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Infante makes season debut, Pena on DL
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have activated infielder Omar Infante from the disabled list and placed catcher Brayan Pena on the 15-day disabled list with a back sprain.
The 26-year-old Infante was acquired in an offseason trade with the Chicago Cubs. He was in Thursday’s lineup against San Diego as the starting second baseman and leadoff hitter.
Infante opened the season on the DL with a fractured right hand and was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Triple-A Richmond on Wednesday. In three games with Richmond, Infante hit .364 (4 for 11) while playing in center field.
The Braves acquired Infante with reliever Will Ohman for reliever Jose Ascanio in December, less than a month after the Cubs obtained Infante from Detroit. Infante played second base, shortstop, third base and in the outfield and hit .271 in 166 at-bats for Detroit in 2007.
The move with Pena was made retroactive to Monday. Pena was unavailable to play or pinch-hit the last three days due to the sore back.
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