As expected, the Braves announced that Anthony Swarzak has been activated from the 10-Day IL. In a corresponding move, Grant Dayton has been placed on the IL with a convenient toe fracture.
The #Braves today reinstated RHP Anthony Swarzak from the 10-day injured list and he will be active for tonight’s game. The club yesterday placed LHP Grant Dayton on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 8, with a fractured great right toe.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 12, 2019
Swarzak has been dynamite since being acquired from Seattle for Jesse Biddle and the injured Arodys Vizcaino, appearing in 17 games for the Braves and allowing a single run, which was a homer off the bat of Howie Kendrick. That’s good for a 0.52 ERA. He also has 21 strikeouts in 17.1 innings and has delivered in several high-leverage situations. Since his arrival, the Braves have had the best bullpen in baseball and currently rank #1 in the NL and #3 in the MLB in bullpen ERA for the season.
I’m not sure how legitimate Dayton’s injury is. The Braves, like most MLB teams, are masters at manipulating the roster. But for whatever reason, the southpaw has yet to earn an opportunity in the bullpen. He’s only appeared in ten games for Atlanta and has a 2.16 ERA.