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Braves reliever out with dizziness

Posted on: September 28, 2010 7:35 pm
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Eric O'Flaherty The Braves are fighting for the National League Wild Card -- and to just have enough players to fill out the roster.

Add left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty to the list of hobbled Braves. O'Flaherty has been batting dizziness and blurred vision, manager Bobby Cox told reporters before Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

O'Flaherty hasn't pitched since Sept. 20, when he walked two batters in 1/3 of an inning against the Phillies. He missed six weeks in July and August with mononucleosis and Cox said the recent problems could be a "continuation" of the illness. O'Flaherty first noticed the symptoms weeks ago, but has gotten worse.

"I never felt it not he mound, but I haven't pitched since it's been there constantly," he told Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .

O'Flaherty has appeared in 56 games with a 2.45 ERA and a 3-2 record.

The Braves have recently dealt with injuries to Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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