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Braves recall Jacob Webb from Gwinnett

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Webb will provide a fresh arm for the bullpen.

MLB: JUN 18 Cardinals at Braves Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves are adding a fresh arm to the bullpen for this weekend’s series against the Washington Nationals. Brian Snitker confirmed following Thursday’s loss that Kyle Muller was going to be optioned back to Gwinnett. The team announced the corresponding move Friday morning recalling right-hander Jacob Webb from the Stripers.

Webb has appeared in 18 games for the Braves at the Major League level posting a 4.74 ERA and a 4.60 FIP in 19 innings. He has appeared in 20 games for Gwinnett where he has a 2.21 ERA and a 1.65 FIP in 20 13 innings to go along with 28 strikeouts and just six walks.

Muller struggled for the second straight start and will head back to Triple-A to work on things. His rotation spot won’t come up again until Tuesday in Miami and Huascar Ynoa is the odds on favorite to take that start. Ynoa completed his third rehab appearance Wednesday in Gwinnett.