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- We have 10 new additions this week, which include Wade Davis, A.J. Minter, Anthony Swarzak, Julio Urias, Jeurys Familia, Daniel Hudson, Tanner Rainey, Aaron Bummer, Tim Mayza, and Juan Nicasio. Davis made his first appearance since May 14 a week ago and has looked like his normal self so far. The 2.55 ERA is nice to see, but that 1.47 WHIP keeps him in Tier 3. Minter is finally making his return to the Braves bullpen after pitching well in Triple-A, but so far, the results haven’t been too encouraging. He’s still an interesting gamble given his immense talent, but just expect a few speed bumps along the way.
- Leaving the list are Ken Giles, Sean Newcomb, Carl Edwards Jr, Carlos Estevez, Brandon Brennan, Touki Toussant, Andrew Chafin, Jacob Webb, Anthony Bass, and Scott Barlow. Giles, who is in the midst of a career year (minus the low save totals) was unfortunately placed on the IL with elbow inflammation on Wednesday. It sounds like he will only miss the minimum 10 days, but for a team not competing for a playoff spot this year, it wouldn’t hurt to play it safe with their star closer’s elbow. Newcomb is returning to the Braves rotation, and assuming things go well, he probably has a shot to stick around for at least another start or two or whenever Dallas Keuchel is ready.
- While we had 16 relievers pick up at least two SV+HDs this past week, Aaron Bummer and Anthony Swarzak were the only relievers with three. Bummer has filled in nicely as Alex Colome‘s top setup man as of late and should continue in the role moving forward. Swarzak is looking like a great low-cost addition to the Braves as he has been lights out since leaving Seattle.