Look, we can all agree that Tommy Milone’s tenure with the Braves has been...troublesome at best. In his three appearances with the team, he has posted a 14.90 ERA and the number of earned runs he has given up, 16, vastly surpasses the number of innings, 9.2, he has been able to provide to the club.
With Bryse Wilson likely unavailable for a bit because of the number of innings that he pitched in the Braves’ demolition of the Marlins yesterday, it was widely expected that he would get sent down for another arm. However, the Braves had other plans with Milone being the roster target.
The #Braves today recalled RHP Huascar Ynoa to the active roster after placing LHP Tommy Milone on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. The club also outrighted INF/OF Charlie Culberson to the club’s alternate training site at Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 10, 2020
One hopes that this is actual elbow inflammation that will get better with rest and that it has been the source of Milone’s struggles and not either a more severe injury or one of those patented ‘ruptured success gland’ type injured list assignments, because the Braves really could use some level of production from Milone as the season winds down. In his place, Huascar Ynoa gets another look in the majors as a guy that they could give a start and cross their fingers or provide long relief if need be.
In an unrelated note, Charlie Culberson is still with the organization as he was outrighted to the alternate training site to lay in wait for another opportunity to get back to the majors. With both Camargo and Culberson as utility options at Gwinnett, it will be interesting to see how, if at all, the Braves choose to use them going forward.