“He wasn’t going to make our club (out of spring training), and he’ll go down there and continue to build,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “I told him, ‘hopefully one of these days you’ll walk in the office and I’ll say, nice to see you’re pitching well,’ one of them type of things.
“So that (outing against the Phillies) was good, we couldn’t say enough good things about that. But it was going to be hard to work him in here, it was just about going back down and getting him acclimated. He’ll be fine.”