Braves assign Darren O’Day to AAA Gwinnett

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Darren O’Day appearing in a Braves uniform is looking more-and-more like a possibility with each passing day. The heralded relief pitcher was acquired at the trade deadline last year but has suffered multiple injuries which have prevented him from pitching in over a year. However, he began his rehab assignment earlier this month with the GCL Braves, and now he’s heading to Gwinnett – the team announced moments ago.

O’Day pitched a scoreless inning for the GCL Braves with two strikeouts before moving to Florida to play with the Fire Frogs. He pitched Tuesday night, allowing his first hit but no runs with another strikeout.

The former Oriole has a track record that few others can rival. However, he’s 36 years old and coming off a lengthy absence. Assuming he can stay healthy, it is unknown what exactly the Braves are to expect from him. If they can get a fraction of what he showed when dominating the AL East, Atlanta will have added yet another reliable relief arm to their arsenal, and it could not come at a better time.

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