The Braves recalled righty Chad Sobotka to join their bullpen for Friday’s game against the Phillies. They also claimed left-hander Robbie Erlin off waivers from the Pirates. Erlin, 29, appeared in only two games for the Pirates last season. He owns a 4.58 ERA in 108 games (38 starts) for the Padres and Pirates.
Erlin will provide more pitching depth with the capability of covering multiple innings. It’s a plus that he’s a lefty, though the Braves’ major-league roster in is good shape now with southpaws Will Smith, A.J. Minter, Grant Dayton and Tyler Matzek.