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Braves continue roster expansion with A.J. Minter and Bryse Wilson

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The Braves recalled two more arms from AAA Gwinnett to add to their expanded roster. Reliever A.J. Minter will rejoin the team for the first time since the trade deadline along with Bryse Wilson.

Minter began the year as the Braves closer but lost his job to Luke Jackson due to his lack of control. He has a gaudy 7.24 ERA in 34 appearances for Atlanta this year. Minter’s been better in Gwinnett, posting a 3.57 ERA but has surrendered five earned runs in his last three outings. This move is more about adding bullpen depth because it seems far-fetched for him to make the 25-man postseason roster.

It will be interesting to see how the Braves choose to use Bryse Wilson in September. They could try him out in relief, or they could give him a spot start or two, allowing young arms like Mike Soroka and Max Fried some rest. Wilson has shown he’s not quite ready for the big leagues, but he’s been lights out of late for the Stripers. The 21-year-old has only allowed four earned runs in his last 40 innings.

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