Anthony Swarzak back, Grant Dayton to the IL

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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.

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.

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