Braves Option Starter Back to Triple-A After Fantastic Pitching Performance


The twenty-three-year-old starter was fantastic in a spot start Sunday against the Miami Marlins, punching out 10 batters across seven innings of one-run baseball. 

The Atlanta Braves have optioned Bryce Elder to Triple-A Gwinnett. 

The Braves simply don't have a spot for Elder on their roster right now, as the only reason he got the start was because starter Kyle Wright was out for a start with arm fatigue. 

In the minors this season, Elder has been nothing spectacular, posting an ERA of 4.65, 1.20 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts across 91 innings and 15 starts. 

He's actually been slightly better in the major leagues, holding a 4.45 ERA  and 24 strikeouts in 28 innings this season with the Braves. 

He'll continue to pitch in Triple-A until the Braves call upon his services once more. 

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