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Braves option Marte to make room for 13th pitcher

Updated: June 25, 2005, 12:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Braves optioned third baseman Andy Marte to Triple-A Richmond on Saturday and recalled right-hander Roman Colon, giving Atlanta a 13-man pitching staff.

Colon was called up from Double-A Mississippi to start Saturday against Baltimore.

Marte was brought up on June 6 when Chipper Jones was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury. The rookie had been playing behind Wilson Betemit at third base and hit .200 with no homers and three RBIss in 35 at-bats.

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