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Huascar Ynoa scratched from Game 4 and removed from NLCS roster (UPDATED)

Jesse Chavez will start Game 4 instead.

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Another change for the Atlanta Braves. Huascar Ynoa has been scratched from his Game 4 start due to shoulder inflammation. Jesse Chavez will make the start instead.

Brian Snitker announced the move during his pregame media session for Game 4. He said that Ynoa felt some soreness earlier this week but the thinking was that he would be good to go. He reported some discomfort after some light throwing earlier Wednesday and the decision was made to scratch him. He will be checked out and his status will be updated later on. If the Braves opt to replace him on the NLCS roster, he would be ineligible to pitch should they advance to the World Series.

“That’s something that the medical, they’re all looking at all that right now, so I don’t honestly know how that’s going to play out today,” Snitker said.

It isn’t an ideal situation for Atlanta to lose one of their multi-inning options after opting to carry just 12 pitchers on the NLCS roster. Snitker said that they will ask Chavez to just get the game off the ground and that he might be in there for five or six batters.

“We’ll just, have Jesse get it off the ground like he has before and it may be five hitters or six hitters or whatever it is.”

UPDATE - Ynoa has been dropped from Atlanta’s NLCS roster and replaced by left-hander Dylan Lee according to The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya.

The Braves confirmed that MLB approved the roster substitution. Ynoa will be ineligible for the World Series roster should Atlanta advance.

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