The Braves recalled lefty reliever Danny Young on Monday morning. They claimed Young off waivers Aug. 6 from Seattle, where he made his first two MLB appearances. Young, 28, has had a strong season in Triple-A, earning a 44:10 strikeout-to-walk ratio while holding opponents to a .204 average.
The Braves had an open roster spot after optioning starter Elder back to Gwinnett following his start Sunday in Miami. Elder produced the best start of his early career, holding the Marlins to one run over seven innings while striking out 10 and walking three. He made a solid case for another opportunity soon.
Max Fried, Kyle Wright progressing
Snitker said he’s hopeful starters Fried (concussion) and Wright (arm fatigue) will start later this week. The Braves haven’t listed a starter for Thursday’s series finale against the Mets.
Ozzie Albies also working toward return
Second baseman Ozzie Albies (fractured left foot) worked out on the field ahead of Monday’s game. Albies hasn’t played since June 13 but hopes to rejoin the Braves during the final stretch run.
“I saw him hitting in the cage earlier,” Snitker said. “He’s been running around and starting to amp up activity, so I’m sure he’s loving that.”
The Braves transferred utilityman Ehire Adrianza to the 10-day injured list Monday due to a viral infection. The move is backdated to Aug. 12. Adrianza, whom the Braves acquired from the Nationals before the trade deadline, is 1-for-5 with a double in three games back with the Braves.