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The Daily Chop: Bullpen falters again, Jay Flaa claimed off waivers and more

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The Atlanta Braves once again failed to climb above the .500 mark as they fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Tuesday night at Truist Park. The Braves recalled Bryse Wilson to make Tuesday’s start and he pitched well allowing just two runs over six innings. However, Atlanta’s bullpen faltered once again as A.J. Minter allowed three hits and three runs without retiring a batter. The Braves are now 0-4 against the Blue Jays on the season.

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The Braves claimed reliever Jay Flaa off of waivers from the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday filling their open spot on the 40-man roster. Flaa made his major league debut earlier this season tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings to go along with two walks and one strikeout.

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Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the injured list Tuesday after he tested positive for COVID-19. Tatis is reportedly feeling well and is asymptomatic. Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo were also placed on the IL as a result of the league’s contact-tracing protocols.

Major League Baseball has given the Oakland Athletics permission to start exploring the possibility of relocating if local government officials don’t soon green light a new stadium project.

The Seattle Mariners are expected to call up outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic on Thursday when they are scheduled to begin a series against Cleveland. Kelenic is rated as MLB Pipeline’s fourth best prospect.

Mets starter Jacob deGrom played catch Tuesday and plans to evaluate his mechanics after he was placed on the 10-day injured list due to tightness in his right side.

The Tampa Bay Rays designated Yoshi Tsutsugo for assignment Tuesday. Tsutsugo is in the second year of a two-year, $12 million contract. After a subpar 2020 season, Tsutsugo is hitting just .167 with 27 strikeouts in 87 plate appearances this season.

Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin reportedly tested positive with a “breakthrough” case of COVID-19. Nevin is fully vaccinated and has been placed under quarantine and will go through additional testing.

Veteran right-hander Jordan Zimmermann announced his retirement on Tuesday. Zimmermann was a two-time All-Star whose career was hampered by injuries.