A day after making his Major League debut, the Braves have optioned Huascar Ynoa back to Gwinnett and called up Grant Dayton.
Dayton, 31, pitched sparingly with the Braves in early May, making five scoreless appearances. His stuff didn’t seem to be up to speed, though, and the club opted to continue getting him right in Gwinnett as he distanced himself from Tommy John Surgery. Dayton was dominant during his time in the minors, posting a 2.65 ERA across 17 innings with 25 strikeouts and just two walks.
Ynoa will continue getting regular work with the Stripers. The 21-year-old flamethrower possesses a nice fastball-slider combo, although he remains quite raw and could benefit from additional seasoning in the minors. The Braves caught of glimpse of what he could be as he hurled two scoreless innings against the Phillies on Sunday.
Dayton will be available for Monday night’s game against the Mets. First pitch is slated for 7:20 p.m. ET (weather permitting) as Mike Soroka battles Zach Wheeler.