ATLANTA (AP) _ The Atlanta Braves on Thursday recalled three players from their Triple-A Richmond farm club, infielder Steve Sisco, outfielder George Lombard and right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis.

The Braves said the three players will report to the club on Friday when Atlanta opens a three-game series in Houston and rosters can be expanded to 40 players.

All three had been with the Braves earlier in the season. Sisco hit .174 with a home run and two RBIs in 19 games, Lombard batted .095 (2-for-21) in 11 games and Marquis was 1-0 with a 4.29 ERA in 12 games.

At Richmond, Sisco hit .295 with 12 homers and 35 RBIs in 75 games, Lombard batted .277 with 10 home runs, 45 RBIs and 32 stolen bases in 111 games and Marquis was 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in six games.