LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) Atlanta Braves setup man Takashi Saito was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain on Friday.
Saito sustained the injury in the ninth inning of Thursday’s 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 40-year-old will be back in the bullpen on June 19 at the earliest against the Kansas City Royals.
“I haven’t pulled the muscle, ” Saito said. “I talked with my trainer and we agreed that this is not the kind of injury that takes just a few days before I can get back on the mound.”
Saito is 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 25 games this season.