Braves Designate Veteran Pitcher for Assignment

Larry Rupp
The Atlanta Braves have designated veteran pitcher Tyler Thornburg for assignment.
The Atlanta Braves have designated veteran pitcher Tyler Thornburg for assignment. / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves made a move to shake things up in the bullpen on Monday by calling up left-hander Dylan Lee from Triple-A. In order to make room on the active roster, veteran pitcher Tyler Thornburg was designated for assignment after making nine appearances for the team in 2022.

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Thornburg pitched relatively well in relief action. While he had posted a 3.86 ERA across 9.1 innings pitched, his 1.82 WHIP showed that he was giving up a lot of hard contact. Overall, he gave up zero runs in seven of his nine appearances and will now be looking for a new team to call home.

It may not be too long before Thornburg inks another deal considering he owns a career ERA of 3.49 in a total of nine MLB seasons. His best efforts came in 2016, when he logged an 8-5 record and tallied 90 strikeouts in 67.0 innings for a Milwaukee Brewers team that failed to make the playoffs.

Meanwhile, it was only a matter of time before Lee was given the green light to join the major leagues again. His stint with the Braves in April was short-lived, but he has been thriving at Triple-A. The 27-year-old has posted a 2.30 ERA and 1.02 WHIP across 15.2 innings pitched (23 strikeouts, 2 walks).

Lee joins a bullpen that currently owns the eighth-best ERA in the major leagues (3.29) and has been a bright spot on an Atlanta squad still looking to find their groove. The Braves currently have odds set at +1700 to go back-to-back as World Series champions, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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