The Atlanta Braves added another new arm to the bullpen before Wednesday’s matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays. The team set Grant Dayton on the 10-day injured list with irritation in his left thigh and reviewed left-hander Sean Newcomb. Dayton’s placement is retroactive to May 9.
Newcomb pitched well at first out of the bullpen permitting only one run over his initial five appearances. After a stretch on the COVID injured list, Newcomb returned and was hit hard permitting five hits and five runs in only one inning across two appearances before he was optioned to Gwinnett. He appeared to recover his balance while with the Stripers throwing a couple of scoreless innings while striking out five of the six hitters he confronted. His return will give the Braves another multi-inning choice out of the warm up area.
Dayton showed up in nine games with the Braves before the injury where he permitted nine hits and five runs in nine innings.
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