Laird coming off DL, Cunningham to Triple-A

Laird coming off DL, Cunningham to Triple-A

ATLANTA -- Braves backup catcher Gerald Laird will be activated from the 15-day disabled list before Sunday's series finale against the Marlins, the team announced on Saturday night.

Laird was placed on the disabled list Aug. 3, retroactive to July 26, after undergoing a surgical procedure to remove a kidney stone. In two rehab starts for Triple-A Gwinnett this weekend, he caught 11 innings and went 0-for-6 at the plate.

In order to clear room for Laird on the roster, outfielder Todd Cunningham will be sent down to Gwinnett. Cunningham appeared in six games during his first stint in the big leagues, going 2-for-6 at the plate.

Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.