Braves activate C Gerald Laird from DL

USA TODAY Sports

Laird will return to his position as backup catcher after missing two weeks to a kidney stone.

The Atlanta Braves activated catcher Gerald Laird from the disabled list Sunday, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Outfielder Todd Cunningham was sent back to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room on the active roster.

More Braves coverage: Talking Chop

Laird has been out for two weeks while suffering from a kidney stone. After attempting to pass the stone naturally for a few days, he had a common surgical procedure to remove it on July 31. While the team had originally thought he would only need a few days to recover, the decision was made to place Laird on the DL when they activated B.J. Upton.

The Braves will keep Laird in the familiar role of backing up starting catcher Brian McCann. Laird has handled those duties well, and has hit .293/.384/.400 over 28 games in 2013 thus far.

Cunningham picked up two hits in six at-bats in his brief major league call-up. All six at-bats came in the late innings as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement.

More from SB Nation:

Rays get Juan Uribe with the hidden ball trick.

Jack Clark fired after Albert Pujols steroid comments

Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta unlikely to participate in postseason

Grant Brisbee: The MVP debate that isn’t going to happen

Longform: The death of a ballplayer

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.