Left-hander Ian Thomas recalled by Braves from Triple-A

Updated: April 21, 2015, 2:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Left-hander Ian Thomas has been recalled by the Atlanta from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Atlanta made the move Tuesday, one day after left-hander Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the banned substance Ipamorelin, which releases growth hormone.

The 28-year-old did not allow a run in two relief appearances with Gwinnett this season. He was 1-2 with a 4.22 ERA in 16 relief appearances with Atlanta last season.

Atlanta also agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Greg Smith, who was assigned to Gwinnett. The 31-year-old last appeared in the major leagues in 2010 with Colorado and was at the Braves' minor league camp in spring training.


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