Right hand drive Ian AndersonLast year, a big part of the Atlanta Braves’ rotation of the World Series championship, after the struggle this season, he was selected to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Anderson (9-6) has a 5.11 ERA in 21 starts this season. Last time out, he allowed four runs, struck out seven, walked four and struck out three while going 4⅔ innings in a 9-6 win over the New York Mets on Friday.
Manager Brian Snitker told reporters Sunday that Anderson will remain with the Braves this week in their dugout before applying to Gwinnett and play one of Atlanta’s two games against the Miami Marlins next Saturday.
The Braves, currently in second place in the National League East and holding the NL’s top wild-card spot, gained more rotation depth at the trade deadline last week when they acquired a right-hander. Jake Odorizzi.
Odorizzi made his Braves debut Saturday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader, going 4⅔ innings, allowing three earned runs, six hits and three walks while striking out four. He took the loss against the Mets 8-5 in Atlanta and is 4-4 with a 3.76 ERA this season.
The Braves also recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa from Gwinnett to give them an extra arm in Sunday’s series finale.
Anderson, 24, is 21-13 with a 3.99 ERA in 51 career starts. In his last two postseason starts, he excelled with a 4-0 record and a 1.26 ERA. That includes a 2-0 record last season, including a Game 3 victory over the Houston Astros in the World Series.
Once in Gwinnett, Anderson will get a chance to work through his struggles in the minors with the hope that he can return to the Braves this season so he can contribute again in the postseason.
In another move on Sunday, the Braves recalled catcher Chadwick Tromp from Triple-A. Travis d’Arnaud He suffered a leg injury while trying to leave the Mets Pete Alonso Saturday night in a 6-2 home plate loss to Atlanta. X-rays were negative and d’arnaud is considered day-to-day.
Outfielder William Heredia He was elected to Gwinnett to create a roster spot for Trump.