Schlosser to get called up for doubleheader

Schlosser to get called up for doubleheader

PHILADELPHIA -- Major League Baseball allows teams to call up a 26th man for doubleheaders, so the Braves will recall right-hander Gus Schlosser from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

"We'll use him whenever we need to use him," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "If the first game goes 15 innings, 18 innings, we'll use him there."

The 25-year-old made the Opening Day roster, but was sent back down after posting a 4.91 ERA in 11 innings. Schlosser went 4-3 with a 4.39 ERA in 10 starts for Gwinnett.

"He went down there and started. So he could throw a lot of pitches for us," Gonzalez said. "But if we have two great starts, I hope I don't even have to use him."

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.