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Terdoslavich back from DL; Young designated

Outfielder was out since spring with wrist sprain

ATLANTA -- The Braves reinstated outfielder Joey Terdoslavich from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and designated Eric Young Jr. for assignment.

"Terdoslavich was a guy who, in Spring Training before he hurt himself, was having a hell of a spring," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. "I don't know how much we can play him or where, but we'll get him some at-bats."

Terdoslavich is returning from a left wrist sprain and has made 36 plate appearances across three levels in the Minors this year, hitting .310 with an .837 OPS and as many walks as strikeouts (four). In his one game with Double-A Mississippi on Wednesday, he went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two strikeouts.

"It's great to be back. I'm just happy to be playing again," Terdoslavich said. "I've got my timing about where I want it to be. Swing feels good, and hand feels good."

Gonzalez said Terdoslavich told him there was still some soreness in his left hand, but the 26-year-old wasn't concerned about it and was cleared to get back on the field.

Young struggled since joining the Braves this season, posting a .169 batting average and .502 OPS in 77 at-bats. He started 17 games for Atlanta before Cameron Maybin earned the everyday center-field job in early May.

"E.Y. had a great spring and he was our center fielder all the way until we made that trade to get Cameron Maybin," Gonzalez said. "And Cam has done a terrific job for us, playing center field, playing every day. [Young] just didn't get a chance to play."

Carlos Collazo is an associate reporter for
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