Braves send Cunningham to Gwinnett
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Todd Cunningham is returning to the minor leagues. (AP photo by John Bazemore)
Todd Cunningham is returning to the minor leagues. (AP photo by John Bazemore)
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The Atlanta Braves optioned Jacksonville native Todd Cunningham to Class Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

Cunningham, an outfielder, was called up to the Braves on July 29. A second-round draft choice in 2010, Cunningham appeared in six games for the Braves, getting two hits in six at-bats. He also scored a couple of runs.

Cunningham was batting .279 with 12 doubles, four triples and a pair of homers at Gwinnett before the Braves brought him to Atlanta.

Cunningham graduated from Jacksonville High, and according to baseball-reference.com, he is one of only three former Jacksonville High stars to play in either the minor leagues or majors. Bo Loftin pitched two years in the Cincinnati Reds' minor league system in 1992-93, and Shed Long is an infielder for the Reds' Rookie League team this season, batting .259 in 18 games.

According to baseball-reference.com, Cunningham is the sixth former Jacksonville State standout to play in a major league game.

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