Braves hold off on promoting Cuban prospect Olivera from Triple-A

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Hector Olivera's major league debut with the Atlanta Braves appears to be put on hold until later in the week.

There were hints that Olivera would be called up by the Braves on Monday for the start of a nine-game homestand, but he accompanied Triple-A Gwinnett on a road trip to Charlotte following Sunday's game.

Olivera, the highly touted Cuban prospect who was acquired in a three-team deal at the trade deadline, was promoted to Gwinnett on Thursday and went 3-for-7 in his first two games.

However, the 30-year-old Olivera was hitless in five at-bats Saturday to drop to 4-for-29 - all singles - in nine rehab games since joining the Braves.

Olivera was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a six-year, $62 million contract with a guaranteed $28 million signing bonus. He batted .387 at the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City before suffering a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a month.

(h/t Gwinnett Daily Post)