Atlanta Braves Sign Former Chicago Cubs RHP

The Atlanta Braves are adding a little more depth to their pitching ranks, signing a right-hander who made his major league debut last season at the age of 28, Matt Swarmer.

Affter starting the Triple-A season in Iowa in 2022 going 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in nine games, five of them starts, he was promoted to make his major league debut on May 30 for the Chicago Cubs. His first two starts went swimmingly for Swarmer, as he went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA, walking just three and striking out 11 in 12 innings. 

Things came crashing down, however, in his next three starts, with a 9.95 ERA in 12.2 innings. From there, he was banished to the bullpen, when he got it back together, with a 2.89 ERA over 9.1 innings, striking out 12. 

Overall on the season, he went 2-3 with a 5.03 ERA. He had a 36:20 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 34 innings.

He'll add some depth for the Braves, at the minimum, at Triple-A, and possibly even fill in at the big league level at some point.

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