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Precaution, not promotion, cause of Peraza's exit

Braves prospect comes out of Gwinnett's loss after running to first on a single

MIAMI -- When Triple-A Gwinnett's Jose Peraza was replaced by a pinch-runner during the ninth inning of Thursday afternoon's game against Syracuse, some Braves fans began wondering if the organization's top prospect was being promoted to Atlanta's roster.

But the buzz was quieted when it was revealed that Peraza had made a precautionary exit after seemingly suffering a minor leg ailment while running to first base after notching a single in the ninth inning of the 4-1 loss to Syracuse.

Multiple Braves officials chose not to provide specifics regarding the ailment. But each of these individuals made it clear that they did not believe the 20-year-old second baseman would miss more than a game or two.

Peraza has batted .361 (34-for-94) with a .810 OPS over his past 24 games. The Braves do not plan to rush him to the Majors, especially with Jace Peterson now providing consistent production as Atlanta's second baseman.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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