Atlanta Braves Place 7-Year Veteran Pitcher On Waivers

The Atlanta Braves recently announced a notable roster move by designating left-handed pitcher Lucas Luetge for assignment.

This decision was made in order to create room on both the 26-man and 40-man rosters. The opening was needed to accommodate the unexpected promotion of promising right-hander AJ Smith-Shawver, who joined the Braves' bullpen.

Luetge's performance this season has been underwhelming, as he has struggled, allowing 11 earned runs over 9.2 innings. With the NL East leaders aiming to address their bullpen needs, the decision to designate Luetge was a strategic move to make space for a fresh talent.

Given his availability through the designation for assignment process, there is a possibility that other teams may express interest in acquiring Luetge via waivers. This could potentially lead to a new opportunity for Luetge with a different organization.

Over his seven-year career, the 36-year-old holds a solid 3.67 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, while averaging 8.8 K/9 across 228.1 innings and 227 appearances. Photo Credit:  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports