The Braves selected the contract of left-hander Danny Young from Triple-A, and designated right-hander Seth Elledge for assignment to open up a 40-man roster space. A spot on the 26-man active roster was already open since Atlanta optioned Jared Shuster to Triple-A after yesterday’s game.
Young made his Major League debut last season as a member of the Mariners, and then came to Atlanta on a waiver claim in August. All in all, Young’s first taste of big league action consisted of 6 1/3 total innings over three games (two with Seattle, one with Atlanta), and the Braves then DFA’ed and outrighted Young soon after they added him on waivers. Originally an eighth-round draft pick for the Blue Jays in 2015, Young has a 3.78 ERA over 309 2/3 career innings in the minors, almost entirely as a relief pitcher.
It might be another cup of coffee for Young in the Show, since Kyle Wright is projected to be activated from the 15-day injured list for a start on Tuesday. Since Wright and Max Fried are both on the IL, the Braves have turned to Shuster, Dylan Dodd, and Bryce Elder to make starts thus far in the season, with Shuster being optioned back and forth from Triple-A Gwinnett after each of his two starts. As the Braves don’t need that fifth spot in the rotation until Wright returns, they’ll add Young to give the club more bullpen depth in the interim.
The Braves selected Elledge’s contract to the 40-man roster back in November, as the righty had the option to become a minor league free agent. Elledge signed a minors deal with Atlanta in March 2022 and spent all of last season at Triple-A, delivering a 3.88 ERA and an impressive 33.7% strikeout rate over 46 1/3 innings. His past MLB experience consists of 23 1/3 total innings with the Cardinals over the 2020-21 seasons.
Danny Young or Roel Ramirez is what I’m asking.
Bet most Braves fans didn’t know that either player was on the roster. Danny young is so kind of bad
Young had a 0.00 ERA with the Braves last season
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Let’s all Braves fans take a deep breath…aaaaagggghhhh
Yes, it’s the year of the strain but…
AA picked Arcia over 2 youngsters, and so far he’s dead on
Young’s spring training numbers didn’t look to bad. Not sure why they just didn’t give Elledge a shot though.
He wasn’t Elledgible?
Elledge had 6 strikeouts in just 2 innings so far (but also had 2 walks as well).
To be honest I’m not sure either why the braves just didn’t bring him up for temporary depth instead of Young.
Only thing I can think of is handedness.
Getting ready for the game tonight, hope this rain subsides and they can get it in. If your going hope to meet and chop it up with you Braves Country. I’m the guy with the City connect jeans and sneakers. Keep Swinging, For The A!
Man the “City Connect” jersey is so bland….hope your jeans and sneakers have more flare! lol
Design team phoned it in on those jerseys. Take away the chop and sleeve feather and replace with triangular A. Really wish they just kept the 1970’s jerseys and created something totally unique rather than stealing from that colorway.
Feels like they’re wearing a bunch of knock-offs.
Well I know it’s not the amazing start the Rays have had but I’ll take starting out 6-2 on the season missing some key pitching. Not concerned at all yet. I do admire what those Rays have managed to do for years now with a small payroll. They manage to give some big spending clubs fits.
Imagine how good they could be if they would spend just a little bit of money on their offense.
The have the best lineup or second best in all of baseball along with the Astros.
The Rays? Absolutely not
Not the Rays. Braves
The Rays were the main topic.