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Ex-Cat Parsons makes MLB debut for Braves

Ex-all-star pitches five innings of six-hit relief for Atlanta, who dropped a 6-3 decision to Washington.
Border Cats’ pitcher Wes Parsons throws against the Alexandria Beetles in 2012. (Jamie Smith,

WASHINGTON – Wes Parsons’ journey to the major leagues is complete.

The former Thunder Bay Border Cats hurler on Thursday made his debut with the Atlanta Braves, coming on in relief to take the loss in Atlanta’s 6-3 defeat at the hands of the host Washington Nationals.

Parsons, who went 6-2 and was named to the Northwoods League all-star game in 2012, Parsons was roughed up by the Nationals, surrendering four earned runs on six hits over five innings while striking out three.

The 25-year-old took over from Anibal Sanchez, who left with an injury after two innings.

Parsons is 7-4 with a 2.47 earned run average split between AA and AAA in 2018.

Claw marks: The present-day Cats were blanked 3-0 on Thursday by the St. Cloud Rox. Andrew Gross took the loss while Will Warren tossed seven shutout innings to pick up the win.


Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 16 years and has served a similar role with
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