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Braves place Ian Anderson on injured list, activate Touki Toussaint

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As expected, Anderson is headed to the injured list.

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In advance of Friday’s series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Atlanta Braves placed right-hander Ian Anderson on the 10-day injured list due to shoulder inflammation. The team reinstated right-hander Touki Toussaint from the 60-day injured list to take Anderson’s spot not he active roster.

Anderson lasted just 2 1/3 innings in his final start of the first half allowing six hits, five walks and four earned runs in a loss to the Marlins. Following that game, Brian Snitker said that Anderson would get his shoulder checked out during the break and could also be headed to the injured list so today’s news wasn’t completely unexpected. The hope was that it wasn’t anything serious and was just a result of an increased workload.

Anderson has emerged as a key contributor in the Braves rotation in his first full season in the majors. In 18 starts, Anderson has a 3.56 ERA and a 3.59 FIP while carrying a 24% strikeout rate.

Toussaint went on the injured list with a shoulder injury at the end of Spring Training. He has made six rehab starts. He struck out seven while allowing three hits and two runs over six innings in his last start at Gwinnett Tuesday. He has made 38 appearances, including 11 starts, at the Major League level and has a 5.97 ERA and a 5.15 FIP in 95 innings.