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Braves Demote Veteran Offseason Trade Acquisition

Tyler Maher
The Atlanta Braves have demoted one offseason trade acquisition to Triple-A.
The Atlanta Braves have demoted one offseason trade acquisition to Triple-A. / (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

With the Atlanta Braves trailing the New York Mets by just one game in the NL East standings, they have to make sure their roster is as efficient as possible. Unfortunately for Jay Jackson, that means there's no longer a spot for him.

The Braves demoted Jackson to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday after designating him for assignment. Jackson passed through waivers unclaimed and will return to Triple-A, where he's spent the majority of this season.

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Atlanta acquired Jackson in a trade with the San Francisco Giants last offseason. A right lat strain delayed his start to the season, however, causing him to spend most of the year in the minors. He performed well in Triple-A with a 1.53 ERA in 17 appearances, earning a brief call-up to the majors in late August.

Despite logging 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the Braves, Jackson apparently did not make enough of an impression to stick around on the big league roster. Atlanta will keep him in Triple-A as a depth option in case an injury crops up before the playoffs.

The 34-year-old righty has pitched for several teams during his career and gained a fair amount of MLB experience, posting a 4.21 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings. That history could still come in handy for the Braves, who have +175 odds of winning the NL East on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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