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Phil Gosselin to Undergo Surgery on Left Thumb

Braves to select infielder Adonis Garcia from Gwinnett

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Atlanta Braves have placed infielder Phil Gosselin on the 15-day disabled list after he was diagnosed today with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb. Gosselin is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday, May 20. The procedure is set to be performed by Dr. Gary Lourie in Atlanta and the recovery time is expected to be approximately eight weeks. To take Gosselin's place on the roster, the Braves will select the contract of infielder Adonis Garcia from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Gosselin, 26, is hitting .325 (13-for-40) this season and has logged seven hits in his last 14 at-bats over a span of five games. He has gone 5-for-12 (.417) with two doubles and two runs as a pinch hitter, and his five hits in the pinch led the team and are tied for second-most in the majors.

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Atlanta Braves have placed infielder Phil Gosselin on the 15-day disabled list after he was diagnosed today with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb. Gosselin is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday, May 20. The procedure is set to be performed by Dr. Gary Lourie in Atlanta and the recovery time is expected to be approximately eight weeks. To take Gosselin's place on the roster, the Braves will select the contract of infielder Adonis Garcia from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Gosselin, 26, is hitting .325 (13-for-40) this season and has logged seven hits in his last 14 at-bats over a span of five games. He has gone 5-for-12 (.417) with two doubles and two runs as a pinch hitter, and his five hits in the pinch led the team and are tied for second-most in the majors.

A career .282 (49-for-174) hitter over 70 Major League games, Gosselin made the Opening Day roster for the first time this season, his sixth professional campaign. He owns a .274 average in 519 career minor league contests after being selected by the Braves in the fifth round of the 2010 June free-agent draft.

Garcia, 30, leads Gwinnett and sits second in the International League in hits (47), doubles (11) and batting average (.351) in 34 Triple-A games. He also paced the G-Braves with 21 RBI. Garcia was tabbed by the organization as Gwinnett's Player of the Month for April after hitting .328 (22-for-67) with nine runs, five doubles, one home run and 10 RBI in 18 games.

The 2015 season marks Garcia's fourth professional campaign, and he owns a .296 (271-917) average in 233 career minor league games. He stroked a career-best 109 hits with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the New York Yankees organization in 2014, with 32 extra-base hits and 45 RBI. 

Signed by the Braves as a minor-league free agent on April 4, 2015, Garcia was originally signed by the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on April 28, 2012. Prior to signing with New York, he played seven seasons (2003-09) in Cuba's Serie Nacional. 

Garcia's first appearance will mark his Major League debut. 

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