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Tanner Roark signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on Monday.
Roark pitched three games for the Blue Jays this season. He drew the loss in all three games, posting a 6.43 ERA. He could end up eating some innings for the Braves while they wait their staff to get back to full strength.
Tanner Roark allowed one hit and one walk while striking out a pair in 2 2/3 innings on Thursday. He let two score, though both were unearned.
In only his second appearance of the year, this outing went much better than the five earned allowed a couple days into the season. Roark's new role in the bullpen will come with similar extended relief situations.
Blue Jays manager Charles Montoyo said RHP Tanner Roark will be moved to a long-relief role.
Roark was lit up in his last start with the Blue Jays, surrendering five runs across three innings. Robbie Ray (elbow) is expected to return from the injured list soon sending Roark to the bullpen. Ross Stripling and T.J. Zeuch will hold down the back-end of the rotation for the time being. Roark will serve in a long-relief role and isn’t on the fantasy radar in 2021.
Tanner Roark (0-1) took the loss against the Rangers on Tuesday, allowing five runs on six hits across three innings while striking out two.
Roark struggled keeping the ball in the park as all five of the runs scored against the right-hander came from home runs. Roark will attempt to bounce back in his next start, currently slated for Sunday at home against the Angels.
Tanner Roark took the loss Tuesday against the Yankees after giving up six runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and zero walks over 4 1/3 innings.
Roark has been a disappointment in his first season with the Blue Jays. The 33-year-old righty has a 2-3 record with a 7.01 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and 39:21 K:BB through 43 2/3 innings. Roark lines up for his final start of the regular season against the Orioles on Sunday.