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Braves option Ian Anderson to Gwinnett, recall Huascar Ynoa

Ian Anderson’s struggles have cost him his roster spot

MLB: APR 18 Braves at Dodgers Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves announced a couple of roster moves in advance of Sunday’s series finale against the New York Mets. Most notably, Atlanta optioned starter Ian Anderson and outfielder Guillermo Heredia to Gwinnett. To fill those spots on the active roster, the Braves recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa and selected the contract of catcher Chadwick Tromp.

Anderson’s entire season has been a struggle as he has a 5.11 ERA and a 4.24 FIP through 24 starts. He was given an 8-0 lead in Friday’s game against the Mets, but was unable to complete five innings. It will be interesting to see if Huascar Ynoa is just a placeholder and how he will be utilized. Ynoa was scheduled to start at Gwinnett Sunday. He began the season in Atlanta’s rotation, but struggled allowing 10 runs in just 6 2/3 innings. He has made 15 appearances at Gwinnett (14 starts) and has a 5.38 ERA and a 4.53 FIP in 72 innings. If he isn’t in the longterm plans, he at least gives them another multi-inning option for Sunday’s game.

Tromp was outrighted off the 40-man roster earlier this season, but returns now that Travis d’Arnaud is banged up. X-rays on d’Arnaud’s leg Saturday night came back negative and he is considered day-to-day. Heredia had an option remaining so he will stay in the organization.

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