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Braves place reliever Chaz Roe on DL, recall Jason Hursh

The Braves have one of their beleaguered relievers dinged up

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves bullpen has been, to put in mildly, not good. They have ranked near the bottom of the National League in most statistical categories to start the season which has contributed to the Braves’ poor start to the season.

Among those reliever who have struggled is RHP Chaz Roe who has allowed 4 runs (2 earned) in his two innings (3 appearances) of work so far. Now it appears that he is hurt and will need some time to heal up.

Hopefully this is a minor issue that will result in Roe being more effective once he returns, but there is no word yet on the severity of the strain and such injuries can be recovered from quickly or can linger and take a bit longer to recover from.

In his place, the Braves have recalled righty Jason Hursh from Gwinnett. Hursh’s career in the minors has had its ups and downs and he struggled in his first cup of coffee in the majors last year. That said, he has had a strong start to the season this year (no runs allowed in a very small sample size of 3.2 innings), but hopefully he can fill in ably for Roe in his absence and possibly show the Braves that he can provide value out of the bullpen.

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