The Braves recalled Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, adding needed length to their bullpen after a taxing doubleheader.
Wilson, who opened the year with the Braves, has since made three minor-league starts. He’s posted a 5.40 ERA with 16 strikeouts against three walks in 16-2/3 innings. He returns in a bullpen capacity this time, a necessary move after the unit was drained Saturday.
“Reading the game reports, he was OK,” manager Brian Snitker said. “It wasn’t great, but it was solid. We know what he’s capable of, we know what he can do. It’s a situation right now more about us, having someone with some length.”
Josh Tomlin, the team’s primary long-relief man, should be available after only requiring six pitches in his inning. Shane Carle logged 61 pitches in the nightcap as the 26th man, which was pivotal not only for the Braves’ comeback win, but in saving the bullpen.
Touki Toussaint was optioned to Triple-A in Wilson’s place. Toussaint allowed seven runs in 1-1/3 innings Saturday, the worst start of his young career. The Braves’ stated plan was to shuffle their collection of arms between the majors and Triple-A, so his demotion comes as no surprise.
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