ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have optioned rookie right-hander Aaron Blair to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled left-hander Matt Marksberry.

Blair allowed eight runs in 4 1/3 innings in Friday night's 8-6 loss to the New York Mets. Blair's ERA climbed to 7.99 as he allowed at least six runs for the third time in five June starts.

Marksberry was 2-2 with a 2.38 ERA in 22 games, all in relief, for Double-A Mississippi and Gwinnett this season. He allowed one run while recording two outs in his only appearance with Atlanta this season.

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There was no immediate word on who will replace Blair in the Atlanta rotation.