Improving the bullpen was a major focus for the Atlanta Braves during the offseason and Chris Withrow could play a big part in that. Atlanta acquired Withrow along with third baseman Juan Uribe in a six-player trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers in May of last season. Withrow was sidelined following Tommy John surgery at the time and missed all of the 2015 season. He continues to work his way back and talked about his progress and goals for this season with 92.9 The Game's Grant McAuley.
Withrow pitched in 46 games for the Dodgers during the 2013 and 14 seasons. He logged in just 34.2 innings as a rookie in 2013. He struggled a bit with his command walking 18 batters in just 21.1 innings in 2014 but still managed to put 28 strikeouts before suffering his elbow injury. Withrow has a career 2.73 ERA in 56 total innings with the Dodgers. Once healthy, he could be a solid late-inning option for Atlanta.