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Braves recall Michael Reed, option Bryse Wilson back to Triple-A

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The Braves made an expected move to bolster their bench while sending a talented pitching prospect back to the minors.

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As stellar as Bryse Wilson was in his debut in the major leagues, it was hardly a secret that his stay in Atlanta (at least this one) was going to be short. With Ryan Flaherty DFAed (finally), the Braves’ bench was very thin and the Braves seem hell-bent on giving lots of different young guys chances in the rotation to showcase their talents.

That roster move came today and brings up a guy who has been absolutely raking in Triple-A this season.

Michael Reed seems like a perfect bench option as he has a lot of tools and can be used in a variety of situations from pinch-hitting, pinch-running, and can play all over the outfield if need be. It certainly doesn’t hurt that he is slashing .374/.473/.581 in Triple-A this season and has been even better than that lately. With Adam Duvall’s struggles since joining the team, it will be interesting to see if Reed can start getting some more plate appearances as his previous stints with the team have yielded a grand total of five at-bats.

As for Wilson, he has put himself right in the mix with Touki Toussaint, Max Fried, Luiz Gohara, and Kolby Allard as guys the Braves want to see and evaluate this year (although it seems like it would be a surprise if Kolby made another trip to the show this season). His first impression in the majors was a good one and he could easily see more time as the Braves try to finalize their roster during their playoff push (man, does that feel good to say).