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Braves put Cristhian Martinez on DL

Updated: April 12, 2013, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Atlanta Braves right-hander reliever Cristhian Martinez was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained right shoulder, making room on the roster for recently acquired right-hander Luis Ayala.

Ayala joined the Braves in Washington ahead of Friday night's game against the Nationals. Atlanta received the reliever in a trade that sent minor league left-hander Chris Jones to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Martinez's ...

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