ATLANTA (AP) _ The Braves sent struggling relief pitcher Roman Colon to Double-A Mississippi on Sunday and recalled right-hander Blaine Boyer.

Colon was 0-3 with an 8.50 ERA in 18 games with Atlanta. He allowed six homers in just 18 innings.

Boyer began the season as a starter in Mississippi, but will work out of the bullpen in Atlanta. He was 2-4 with a 5.04 ERA in Double-A, giving up 62 hits and 18 walks in 48 1-3 innings.