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Braves’ Wohlers Heads to AAA

June 29, 1998

ATLANTA (AP) _ Atlanta closer Mark Wohlers, who is trying to regain his form in the minors, has been sent to Triple-A Richmond.

Wohlers, 28, had been with a rookie league team in Orlando since June 20 for practice purposes only. He was not allowed to pitch in games at that level due to major league rules.

The right-hander went 8-for-8 in save opportunities for the Braves early in the season. But, at his request, he was sent to the minors after allowing seven earned runs and nine walks in 6 2-3 innings since coming off the disabled list because of a pulled muscle in his side on May 24.

Wohlers was 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA with Atlanta.

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