Maine native Ryan Flaherty was designated for assignment by the Braves on Monday to make room for 20-year-old right-hander Bryse Wilson.

Flaherty, a Portland native who played his high school ball at Deering, was in his first season with the Braves after spending six years with the Baltimore Orioles.

The 32-year-old infielder got off to a hot start this season, batting an NL-best .362 through April 21. But Flaherty's playing time dipped and he went just 3-for-40 after June 1. Overall, he was batting just .222 with two home runs and 13 RBIs.

Wilson had his contract purchased from Triple-A Gwinnett before Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, a 1-0 triumph for the Braves. Wilson pitched five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out five in his Major League debut.

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