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Braves place Luke Jackson on paternity list, reinstate Chris Martin from IL

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The Braves will be without one of their best relievers at least for a few days.

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The Atlanta Braves announced a roster move prior to Thursday’s series finale against the Colorado Rockies. The team has placed reliever Luke Jackson on the paternity list and reinstated right-hander Chris Martin from the injured list.

First, congratulations to Jackson. Second, the Braves will miss him while he is gone as he has turned into one of their most reliable relief options down the stretch. Since August 1, Jackson has made 18 appearances and has a 1.59 ERA and a 1.75 FIP with 24 strikeouts in 17 innings. For the season, Jackson has appeared in 62 games and has a 2.13 ERA and a 3.62 FIP in 55 innings.

Martin was placed on the injured list due to inflammation in his elbow back on September 2. He made just one rehab appearance at Gwinnett, throwing 11 pitches in a scoreless inning Tuesday, before returning to the active roster. Martin has appeared in 40 games and has a 4.17 ERA and a 3.49 FIP in 36 2/3 innings this season.