Anyelo Gomez making strong first impression on Braves

Through two spring outings, reliever Anyelo Gomez is warranting the Braves’ attention.

Gomez pitched a perfect inning Friday against the Mets. He allowed one hit and added a strikeout in Monday’s appearance against the Nationals, topping out at 98 mph.

“I’ve been impressed,” manager Brian Snitker said. “I really like that kid. He’s got a good arm.”

A Rule 5 pick from the Yankees, Gomez is among several candidates to comprise the Braves bullpen. The 24-year-old had a 1.92 ERA and 87 strikeouts across four minor-league levels last season.

Gomez must be kept on the major league roster all season or be offered back to the Yankees for $25,000, as a Rule 5 stipulation.

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