The Atlanta Braves announced a roster move prior to Tuesday’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Reliever Jacob Webb is rejoining the active roster while bench bat Pablo Sandoval is headed to the restricted list.
The #Braves today recalled RHP Jacob Webb to Atlanta and placed INF Pablo Sandoval on the restricted list.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 6, 2021
Brian Snitker said that Sandoval is away from the team and is dealing with a personal matter.
Brian Snitker says that Pablo Sandoval is dealing with a personal matter.— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) July 6, 2021
Says the term “restricted list” makes it sound negative. Says this situation isn't
Since an early season surge, Sandoval has struggled in a bench role. He is currently in a stretch where he has just one hit in his last 27 plate appearances and is hitting .203/.329/.391 with four homers in 76 plate appearances.
Webb will provide a fresh arm for the bullpen but has had limited success at the Major League level this season posting a 5.29 ERA and a 4.86 FIP in 17 innings. He has put up good numbers at Gwinnett averaging over 12 strikeouts per nine to go along with a 2.61 ERA and a 1.81 FIP in 10 1/3 innings.