The Braves have made a roster move, activating offseason trade addition Jay Jackson after a strong performance in Gwinnett following his recovery from injury. Jake Odorizzi has also arrived with the team:
Jay Jackson will take Chavez’s roster spot today. Iglesias will join the Braves in New York. Jackson had a 1.80 ERA in 10 appearances for Gwinnett.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 3, 2022
The #Braves today recalled RHP Jay Jackson to Atlanta and announced RHP Jake Odorizzi reported to the team.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 3, 2022
Jackson has been recovering since being acquired from the Giants in exchange for cash or a PTBNL. He has shown enough in Gwinnett to warrant a chance or two in Atlanta before Raisel Iglesias arrives. The Braves have options with their roster spots. Adam Duvall has yet to be placed on the 60-Day IL, so they still have room for Yates, even after adding Odorizzi.
The Braves have multiple double headers and stretches of close-knit games coming up, so Odorizzi will be useful as a sixth starter. If he can show some moxie during this run, he absolutely will be in consideration for a playoff roster spot.
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Thanks for reading about the Braves shuffle the bullpen following the Jesse Chavez trade, which you can read about below.
Iglesias isn’t having the best season on the surface, boasting a 4.04 ERA through 35.2 innings for the Angels. However, there’s reason to believe some serious positive regression is in line. Iglesias’ FIP is 3.17, and he’s striking out 12.1 batters per nine innings with a 1.065 WHIP. Throughout his entire career, he’s been a maestro at striking batters out and keeping opponents off base. That’s quite the contrast from Will Smith, whose spot he will be taking in the late innings.
In the deal, the Braves sent the Angels Jesse Chavez and Tucker Davidson in return. Chavez was having an unbelievable season ever since Anthopoulos acquired him from the Cubs earlier in the year. He was also a critical piece to last year’s World Series club. Unfortunately, the opportunity to upgrade the bullpen with Iglesias was too tempting to pass up.
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