PEARL (MississippiBraves.com) - Mississippi Braves LHP Andrew Barbosa was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 20-26. During the week, Barbosa went 2-0 and allowed no runs in two starts for the M-Braves. He gave up just six hits in 11 innings of work. Barbosa walked two and struck out 10.
Barbosa, 27, is 3-0 with a 3.20 ERA in four starts since joining the M-Braves on July 10 after signing with the Atlanta Braves. He began the 2015 season at Double-A Mobile (0-1, 12.27). Barbosa spent all of last season at High-A Visalia where he went 7-2 with a 3.71 ERA in 19 starts for the Rawhide. Barbosa struck out 117 in just 87.1 innings pitched and was selected as a California League Mid-Season All-Star. The southpaw was originally selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 36th round of the 2012 draft out of the University of South Florida.
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