SP,RP - ATL
The Braves optioned LHP Sean Newcomb to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Newcomb has struggled this season, posting a 5.82 ERA through 23 appearances. Max Fried (finger) was activated from the 10-day IL as a corresponding move.
LHP Sean Newcomb has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett after they placed Grant Dayton on the injured list with left thigh inflammation.
Newcomb was sent down to the minors on May 5 when the Braves activated Max Fried so he wasn't down for long. He owns a poor 8.53 ERA and 2.05 WHIP in seven appearances (6 1/3 innings) this year but he does have 14 strikeouts. He doesn't hold much fantasy value at the moment.
The Braves have optioned left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb to Triple-A Gwinnett. This move comes after Atlanta activated Max Fried from the 10-day injured list.
Newcomb opened the year on a positive note, allowing just one run on two hits and striking out 12 batters through the first five games. However, in just two games since then, he has surrendered five runs. Thus, he'll head to the minors with Atlanta needing to create room on the roster for Fried.
The Braves activated LHP Sean Newcomb from the 10-day IL.
Atlanta never disclosed a reason for Newcomb landing on the IL, but he's back now. The lefty already has 12 strikeouts in just 5 1/3 innings this season.
Sean Newcomb (undisclosed) has been placed on the 10-day IL. The Braves haven't stated why Newcomb needed to be placed on the IL. Stay tuned for more updates.
Newcomb was off to a fantastic start as a high-leverage reliever for the Braves this season. He has a 2.10 xFIP, and 12 strikeouts in five and one-third innings pitched. Because of the undisclosed nature of Newcomb's injury, there is early speculation that it could be related to COVID protocols, but as of right now, that's just a rumor.