Braves option Marte to make room for 13th pitcher
ATLANTA -- The Braves optioned third baseman Andy Marte to Triple-A Richmond on Saturday and recalled right-hander Roman Colon, giving Atlanta a 13-man pitching staff.
Colon was called up from Double-A Mississippi to start Saturday against Baltimore.
Marte was brought up on June 6 when Chipper Jones was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury. The rookie had been playing behind Wilson Betemit at third base and hit .200 with no homers and three RBIss in 35 at-bats.
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