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Position: Relief pitcher
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Experience: Second year
2011 in review: The sidearmer spent most of the season at Triple-A Gwinnett, but he pitched 18 games for the Braves, going 1-1 with a 7.85 ERA in 18 13 innings. Gearrin started strong, but his ERA took a hit when he allowed six runs in 13 of an inning on July 10 and then four runs in one inning on July 19. He spent the rest of the season at Gwinnett.
Career highlight: He earned his first major-league victory by pitching a scoreless inning against Houston on May 17, but was optioned to Gwinnett after the game.
Outlook: Gearrin, who has worked with former Brave Gene Garber to develop his changeup, is battling for one of the final spots in the bullpen. He has had a strong spring with th...