Atlanta Braves sign Revs’ starter Cody

Posted by on July 31, 2011 in Chris Cody

Revs' left-hander Chris Cody went 4-1 with a 3.07 ERA in the month of July. Bill Bowden photo.

A day after arguably his best start of the season, York Revolution starting pitcher Chris Cody got picked up by the Atlanta Braves.

Cody tossed seven innings in a no-decision against Southern Maryland on Saturday, giving up just two earned runs on four hits while striking out nine.

The performance capped off an impressive month of July for Cody.

Cody went 4-1 with a 3.07 ERA in seven starts in July.

That’s quite a turnaround from his performances earlier in the year. Prior to July, Cody was 5-4 with a 5.34 ERA. He had given up four earned runs or more in five of his 11 starts before July.

Overall, Cody went 9-5 with a 4.39 ERA in 18 starts with York this season.

The Braves assigned the 27-year-old left-hander to Class AA Mississippi. He is the eighth Revs’ player to be picked up by an affiliated club since spring training, which matches a club record.

Though the month of July has been kind to Cody, it hasn’t been for York when it comes to finding starters.

York saw starter John VanBenschoten get picked up after the All-Star break, and then later had to place starters Matt DeSalvo (strained right pectoral muscle) and Zac Cline (groin) on the disabled list.

The Revs brought Shaun Garceau from the bullpen to the rotation to help with the deficiency of starting arms.

And last week, York signed starter Kevin Mannix, an Atlantic League veteran that pitched for Bridgeport in 2010.

With Cody’s departure, York has just four starters in Garceau, Mannix, Corey Thurman and Jesus Sanchez.

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