Atlanta Braves Receive Concerning Injury News Regarding Starting Pitcher

Atlanta Braves starter Ian Anderson has been struggling with his performance lately, which led to his demotion to Triple-A Gwinnett, and failure to make the club's season-opening rotation.

During his first start in the minors, he allowed four earned runs on four hits, including three home runs, in just two-thirds of an inning.

Following this, Anderson was placed on the minor-league injured list due to a right elbow injury, which is likely to have contributed to his poor performance.

The severity of the injury is currently unknown, and he has been placed on the 7-day injured list by Triple-A Gwinnett due to a sore right elbow.

It is unlikely that he will return to the Braves' rotation in the near future, and his recovery timeline is unknown.

Elbow injuries are also very concerning for pitchers, so the Braves will hold their breath as they await the diagnosis.

In the meantime, the Braves have called up Bryce Elder to fill Anderson's place in the rotation, who helped lead the team to a 5-2 win against the St. Louis Cardinals.

It's unfortunate news for Anderson, while the team will monitor his condition closely. Photo Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports