The Braves have made a handful of roster moves, including acquiring RHP Jay Jackson from the San Francisco Giants.
The #Braves today acquired RHP Jay Jackson from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations and a player to named later or cash considerations. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the club designated RHP Yoan López for assignment.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 22, 2021
#Braves have released the following minor league players:
RHP Carter Linton
RHP Alger Hodgson
RHP Eudi Asencio
LHP Mitch Stallings
SS Garrett Saunders
OF Garrison Schwartz
— MiLB-Transactions (@tombaseball29) November 15, 2021
#Braves have signed RHP Juan Mateo to a minor league contract.
— MiLB-Transactions (@tombaseball29) November 14, 2021
I’m kind of shocked that Yoan López never got a shot with the Braves, especially when the team was scrambling for bullpen help. The Braves traded for López in May of 2021, but he did not make an appearance with the big league club.
Jay Jackson was drafted back in 2008 out of Furman, and he has primarily been a career minor-leaguer. Jackson did appear for the Giants in 2021, posting a respectable 3.74 ERA and 4.05 FIP over 21.2 innings pitched. Jackson had a few hiccup games, but he only gave up more than one earned run twice over 23 appearances. He’s a very good pickup. I’m not sure what Jackson’s role will be, but he can be valuable depth in Gwinnett at worst.