The Braves experienced a scare yesterday when Tucker Davidson experienced a drop in velocity and was subsequently removed from the game in the third inning. However, it looks like they avoided disaster. Following an MRI today, nothing severe was found; Davidson was diagnosed with a forearm strain and will be re-evaluated in ten days.
Snitker said today's tests showed Davidson is just dealing with a forearm strain. He'll be shut down for 10 days and then be re-evaluated.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 16, 2021
It goes without saying, this is fantastic news for the Braves, who haven’t had much of it this season. Davidson has been one of the few bright spots and looked to be the next staple of Atlanta’s rotation before last night’s start.
In his place, another top prospect, the hard-throwing Kyle Muller, was called up. We will see if the Braves allow him to make his debut, or if he’s just being called up for an emergency situation. I still think it’s most likely we see Bryse Wilson start in Davidson’s spot, but there’s a chance Muller makes an appearance out of the bullpen.