The Braves have announced that Tyler Flowers has been placed on the 10-day DL with a left oblique strain. Tyler may have suffered the injury during a swing in his first at bat of the season. Tyler was removed from the game in the middle of the at bat and was replaced by Kurt Suzuki who ended up having a key plate appearance that eventually lead to the Braves tying the game up and eventually winning via a Nick Markakis walk off homerun.
In his place the Braves have selected the contract of Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Gwinnett. Miguel, 31, has 356 games of minor league experience where he has compiled a 3.68 ERA over 635.2 innings. He was most recently a member of the Cardinals organization where he went 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA over 30 appearances while in Triple-A, and 15 appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals where he compiled an 8.68 ERA.
The #Braves today placed C Tyler Flowers on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain and selected the contract of RHP Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Gwinnett. Socolovich will wear No. 48.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 30, 2018
Miguel features a three pitch arsenal with a fastball that sits between 88-92 MPH, a slider around 86-87 MPH, and a changeup in the low-to-mid 80s. To make room for him on the 40 man roster the Braves placed LHP Jacob Lindgren on the 60-day disabled list following his second Tommy John surgery.
In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the #Braves placed LHP Jacob Lindgren (left elbow surgery) on the 60-day disabled list.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 30, 2018