The Atlanta Braves are adding another fresh arm for the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Miami Marlins. The Braves have recalled right-hander Bryce Elder and optioned Game 1 starter Kyle Muller back to Gwinnett.
The #Braves today recalled RHP Bryce Elder to Atlanta and optioned LHP Kyle Muller to Triple-A Gwinnett following Game 1 of today’s doubleheader.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 13, 2022
Elder served as the 27th man for last weekend’s doubleheader against the Mets and allowed five hits and three runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Elder made four starts for the Braves early in the season before returning to Gwinnett where he has a 4.65 ERA and a 4.41 FIP in 15 starts this season.
Atlanta has not announced a starter for Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins. If they are able to stay away from Elder Saturday, then there is a possibility that he could start Sunday.
It is a tough situation for Muller who pitched well allowing just two runs over five innings in Game 1. However, he showed enough improvement that he could be a possibility if the Braves need another starter down the road.