|Braves place Wickman on disabled list|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 30 April 2007 11:33|
Wickman was unable to hold a two-run, ninth-inning lead in a 9-7, 11-inning loss to Colorado. He walked three and was charged with two runs.
Wickman also blew a save that cost Tim Hudson a win Wednesday at Florida. He also gave up two hits and walked two in a non-save situation on Friday.
Braves manager Bobby Cox said Wickman's control problems were based on his inability to extend his arm and follow through with his pitches.
Atlanta activated reliever Chad Paronto, who had been on DL since April 14 with a muscle near his groin. Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano could be used as closers in Wickman's absence.