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The Daily Chop: Carl Edwards Jr. gets bullpen opportunity

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Braves News

The Braves selected the contract of reliever Carl Edwards Jr. Friday and designated Nate Jones for assignment. Edwards opted out of his deal with the club during Spring Training but later returned on a minor league contract.

MLB News

Twins outfielder Byron Buxton got off to a red hot start but a hip strain has him headed to the injured list.

Injured starter Justin Verlander is progressing in his return from Tommy John surgery and is throwing on flat ground from about 90 feet.

The Cincinnati Reds placed first baseman Joey Votto on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a fractured thumb. The team activated outfielder Shogo Akiyama from the injured list to take Votto’s place on the active roster.

With third baseman Gio Urshela hurting, the New York Yankees recalled Miguel Andujar from Triple-A and optioned reliever Albert Abreu.

The Detroit Tigers designated veteran righty Buck Farmer for assignment Friday and selected the contract of Erasmo Ramirez. Farmer has allowed 15 hits and 15 runs in just 10 2/3 innings this season.

Mets top pitching prospect Matt Allen will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2021 season.

The Angels acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Rangers Friday in exchange for cash considerations. The Angels designated catcher Jack Kruger for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.

Indians catcher Roberto Perez is expected to miss 8-10 weeks after undergoing surgery to fix a broken finger.