The Braves announced the addition of Kyle Wright to the major league roster today, as the right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett:
The Braves today recalled RHP Kyle Wright from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned LHP Grant Dayton to the Stripers.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 24, 2019
Wright made three starts earlier this season, with an 0-2 record and a 7.07 ERA in 14 innings pitched. As those numbers would suggest, Wright was hit hard during his stint with Atlanta this season, and has been largely ineffective since returning to Gwinnett, owning a 6.08 ERA with the Triple-A affiliate. Despite those struggles, Wright ranks among the top prospects in the Braves farm system and could benefit from a move to the bullpen if that is indeed the intended role for the 23-year-old upon his return.
The Braves optioned left-hander Grant Dayton to Gwinnett to clear a roster spot for Wright. This leaves Atlanta with Jerry Blevins and AJ Minter as the lone left-handed options out of the bullpen for tonight’s game.