O’Day is an unknown at this stage. It’s impossible to peg his timeline until he restarts a throwing program. The right-hander, acquired last July while sidelined with an injured hamstring, is expected to play a significant role as an experienced late-innings reliever.
Minter recorded 15 saves in his first full season. He split closer duties with Arodys Vizcaino, a method the Braves plan to continue in 2019, and any missed time is a notable detriment for a team already trying to solve questions in its bullpen.
“(Minter) is feeling good,” Snitker said. “Throwing off flat-ground. Everything is pushing in the right direction.”