Braves: Luke Jackson is battling an injury going into Opening Day

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The regular season is still a little over a week away, but the Braves have already gotten a bit of bad news. Luke Jackson is day-to-day and is being evaluated with right forearm tightness.

Jackson is a key member of Atlanta’s bullpen, which is thankfully one of their deeper units. If Jackson happens to miss extended time, Spencer Strider is the logical candidate to replace him. Strider is another hard-throwing righty that has tossed 4.1 scoreless innings this spring. I think Strider has potential as a starter, but some low-leverage innings in Jackson’s place isn’t the worst idea if he misses some time.

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