Reliever Luiz Gohara back with Braves after visiting sick mother in Brazil

Luiz Gohara has rejoined the Braves after taking nine days off to visit his mother in Brazil.
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The reliever was granted a leave of absence after his mother underwent heart surgery, but the procedure went far better than was expected, so he returned to Atlanta for Sunday’s game against the Nationals.

Even though he has been gone more than a week, Gohara said he was practicing in Brazil for whenever the Braves need him.

I’d been throwing bullpens, playing catch, working out, he said. I went to the academy where I came from in 2012. That’s where they have all the best players in Brazil trying to get signed. They have a couple catchers there, so just pick one and throw a bullpen, play catch.

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