Top left photo is Atlanta Braves’ pitcher Cory Gearrin delivering a pitch during a game in the 2012 season. Bottom left photo is Gearrin accepting the Braves’ organization 2012 AAA Pitcher of the Year Award from the Braves’ General Manager Frank Wren, left, and Braves’ Assistant General Manager Bruce Manno, center. Bottom right photo is Gearrin at the 2012 Braves’ Caravan visit to Chattanooga.
Sunday, April 07, 2013Author: Ernie Harris
(Last modified: 2013-04-07 17:46:53)
Source: The Herald-News
Rhea County native Cory Gearrin has made his presence known in the professional baseball world since 2007 when he first began his career in the minor leagues for the Atlanta Braves’ organization.
Gearrin, a right-handed middle relief pitcher, has worked his way up through the ranks with his hard work, preparation and determination through the years. The offseason and spring training has finally paid off as he opened the 2013 season against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday as on official member of the Atlanta Braves’ active 25-man roster.
“My first opening day in Atlanta was a pretty cool experience,” Gearrin said. “It was very special for me. Being in that locker room on opening day and getting to not only experience opening day in the major leagues, which is an unbelievable production, but for myself, mentally knowing I made this club and I wasn’t a fill in for somebody else or a plan B or anything like that.
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