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Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Avilan is feeling better after being carted off the field the previous night because of severe pain in his left leg.
The left-hander went down while pitching in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals. But, after being checked out Wednesday morning before the finale of a two-game series, it appears he just had a severe cramp.
Avilan says his leg ''is better now. It's way better now.'' He believes he'll be able to pitch again in a couple of days and hopes to avoid the 15-day disabled list.
The Braves already have two relievers on the DL: Jonny Venters and Cristhian Martinez.
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The reaction was enough for us all to jump to conclusions. It had to be a tear. It wasn't a simple strain. It didn't cramp up. Luis Avilan had to have tore his hamstring. When he was help off the field, our initial thoughts were solidified. When he was carted off, our fears were confirmed. There has not been an official diagnosis yet, but it seems clear that...
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