“He’s been on a starting routine, so he’s good and stretched out,” manager Brian Snitker said. "We saw how good he can do out of the bullpen last year, so it’s another good arm to have down there.”
Lefty Robbie Erlin was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Erlin pitched in nine games (five starts) and posted an 8.10 ERA. He allowed five earned runs in 1-2/3 innings against the Nationals in his latest start.
Erlin’s dismissal is yet another change to the Braves' ever-evolving rotation. They’re hoping the group looks better next week when left-handers Max Fried and Cole Hamels are expected to return.