The Braves announced Saturday afternoon that they reinstated Edgar Santana from the paternity list and optioned Dylan Lee back down to Gwinnett. Lee is having a good season in triple-A, but didn’t pitch for the big league squad during his brief stint in the majors.
The #Braves today reinstated RHP Edgar Santana from the paternity list and optioned LHP Dylan Lee to Triple-A Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 25, 2021
Santana has a solid ERA of 3.59 in Atlanta this season, but his peripheral stats present a much more mediocre picture of Santana’s performance. He has a 4.20 xERA, a 4.60 FIP, and a 4.04 xFIP, which are much more pedestrian than the ERA. What can be said is that Santana is established enough that he can be expected to be non-disastrous out of the Atlanta bullpen, given that he has a non-disastrous history in the majors. More arms to eat innings are always welcome in the current state of baseball, although it’s fair to wonder how many appearances a player like Santana might get for the rest of the season, given the magnitude of the remaining games as a result of the tight gap at the top of the NL East.