The Gwinnett Braves will say farewell to the 2012 season on Labor Day when they take on Norfolk in Virginia at 12:15 p.m.
Pitcher Sean Gilmartin, Atlanta's No. 1 draft pick in 2011, will start for the G-Braves, who carry a 62-81 record into the final game.
However, outfielder Ernesto Mejia recently was named the International League Rookie of the Year for 2012. It is the third straight year that a G-Braves player has received that honor, after 1B Freddie Freeman (2010) and P Julio Teheran (2011). Before Sunday's game, Mejia had 24 HR, 92 RBI and a .296 batting average.
Also last week, several players were optioned to or purchased by the Atlanta Braves from Gwinnett: P Peter Moylan, 1B Lyle Overbay, OF Jose Constanza, C J.C. Boscan. Major league teams can expand their rosters on Sept. 1.