Braves Activate Pitcher from Covid IL


The Braves activated relief pitcher Collin McHugh from the Covid-19 injured list on Thursday. 

After being out for a week, the core piece of the Braves' bullpen is a welcome boost to the team. The pitcher has put up solid numbers in 23 innings this season, posting a 3.42 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and a very reliable 25/5 strikeout to walk ratio.

To fill McHugh's spot, the Braves acquired pitcher Jacob Webb from the Arizona Diamonbacks. However, Atlanta did not end up using Webb during McHugh's absence. If Webb clears waivers, the Braves will most likely send him to their Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnet Stripers. 

The thirty-five year old former starter signed a two-year/$10 million deal with the Braves this off-season and has been worth the money so far.

McHugh will continue to provide depth to the defending World Series champions who have turned their season around as of late, winning their last fourteen straight. The win-streak has elevated the club ten games over .500 and placed them in the second wild-card spot.

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