The club announced on Sunday afternoon that heralded left-hander Sean Gilmartin had been added to the roster. Gilmartin was the Atlanta Braves' first-round pick in the June draft and was a star last season at Florida State.
Hours after he was added to the roster, the Braves suffered their fourth straight loss, falling to Augusta, 9-4.
The GreenJackets scored five runs in the seventh inning to break open a 4-4 tie.
The Braves’ defense committed four errors in the loss, and the Rome offense wasted a bevy of scoring chances, going 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
Chris Garcia collected three hits and David Rohm drove in a pair of runs for the Braves, who fell to 17-24 since the All-Star break.
Tony Mueller and Evan Gattis had two hits each.
Rome reliever Tyler Stovall (1-5) took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits in the seventh.
As for Gilmartin, he is likely to make his Rome debut during the team's upcoming homestand, which begins on Wednesday at State Mutual Stadium.
He was selected 28th overall in the draft out of Florida State, and signed July 15 for $1.134 million.
In his junior year at FSU, Gilmartin was the ace for the highly-ranked Seminole team that reached the Super Regionals before being eliminated by Texas A&M.
Gilmartin went 12-2 with a 2.09 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 120 innings, leading all FSU pitchers in wins, strikeouts and innings.
Gilmartin was selected to the first team All ACC Team, Baseball American First Team All American, and in 2010 pitched for USA National Team.