Varvaro returns from paternity list; Schlosser optioned

Varvaro returns from paternity list; Schlosser optioned

ATLANTA -- The Braves activated reliever Anthony Varvaro from the paternity list on Friday afternoon and optioned Gus Schlosser to Triple-A Gwinnett. Varvaro's wife, Kerry, gave birth to the couple's second son on Thursday at 4:04 p.m. ET.

"Everything went smoothly," Varvaro said. "He's healthy, Mommy's healthy and here we are, back to work."

"It's a good day for the Varvaro family," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He was excited. Even if it's your second one, you still get excited for that kind of stuff. He's back, and it's good to have him back."

Jonathan Andrew Varvaro weighs six pounds, 11 ounces and is 18.5 inches tall. He is the younger brother of the couple's first son, Anthony Jr., who is 21 months old.

"Our first son Anthony Jr., we call him A.J., he was a little bit bigger than Johnny. So I think Johnny's going to be a second baseman, not A.J.'s catcher," Varvaro joked.

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