The Atlanta Braves have announced a trio of roster moves ahead of Monday’s Rule 5 deadline. The team claimed lefty Grant Dayton off of waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and added left handers Adam McCreery and Ricardo Sanchez to the 40-man roster.
Today the #Braves announced the club claimed LHP Grant Dayton off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers, while selecting the contracts of LHP Adam McCreery and LHP Ricardo Sanchez. With the three moves, the Braves’ 40-man roster sits at 39.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 21, 2017
Dayton appeared in 29 games with the Dodgers this season and posted a 4.94 ERA. He was particularly effective against left handed hitters holding them to a .167 average. He underwent Tommy John surgery in August.
Sanchez appeared in 22 games for High-A Florida posting a 4.95 ERA in 100 innings. His peripheral stats were better as he finished with a FIP of 4.06 and an xFIP of 3.69. Sanchez averaged 9.09 strikeouts per nine innings and walked 4.14. Sanchez came in at No. 21 on Talking Chop’s mid-season prospect list.
McCreery split the season between Rome and Florida. He posted a 2.84 ERA in 31.2 innings at Low-A and a 2.64 mark in 30.2 innings in High-A. McCreery struck out a combined 90 batters in 62.1 innings.
Two notable omissions are outfielder Dustin Peterson and infielder Travis Demeritte. The Braves now have 39 players on the 40-man roster.