Brian Snitker revealed Wednesday that the Braves will push back Ian Anderson’s scheduled start to Friday’s series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. That would seem to line the Braves up to have Anderson Friday, Charlie Morton Saturday and Max Fried on Sunday.
As for tomorrow’s series finale against the Washington Nationals, Bryse Wilson or Tucker Davidson would appear to be the most likely candidates. Wilson is already lined up to start for Gwinnett Thursday and Davidson hasn’t pitched in a game since May 23.
Additionally, Snitker said that Shane Greene could be activated in the next few days. Greene has allowed two hits and has struck out five in 3 1/3 innings at Gwinnett.
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The Braves reinstated outfielder Cristian Pache from the injured list and optioned him to Gwinnett. Pache will try to find his footing at the plate after hitting just .111/.152/.206 in 68 plate appearances with Atlanta.
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 10-day injured list with a neck strain prior to Wednesday’s game. Strasburg left during the second inning of Tuesday’s game in Atlanta. He flew back to Washington and underwent an MRI exam Wednesday afternoon.
Madison Bumgarner will undergo an MRI exam on his ailing shoulder sometime in the near future. Manager Torey Lovullo disclosed that Bumgarner has been trying to pitch through the soreness for the last few weeks.
Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and Blue Jays infielder Marcus Semien were named MLB’s Players of the Month for May Wednesday. Giants right-hander Kevin Gausman and Rays lefty Rich Hill were named Pitchers of the Month.
The Pittsburgh Pirates traded infielder Ildemaro Vargas to the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. He had been designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier this week.