The Atlanta Braves made a series of roster moves ahead of Tuesday’s matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies. Most notably, right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez was reinstated from the injured list. To clear a roster spot, southpaw Lucas Luetge was designated for assignment. Finally, Nick Anderson, Collin McHugh, and Daysbel Hernandez were penciled in for rehab assignments in Gwinnett.
.@therabody injury update:— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 19, 2023
The #Braves today returned RHP Jesse Chavez from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the 60-day injured list, and designated LHP Lucas Luetge for assignment. Additionally, RHPs Nick Anderson, Daysbel Hernández and Collin McHugh… pic.twitter.com/kEN7jSGzpd
The return of Jesse Chavez has been highly anticipated, as the reliever has been out since June 14 with a microfracture in his leg. Pre-injury, he made 31 appearances this season and logged a 1.55 ERA. He began rehabbing in Gwinnett after his injury, where he made three appearances and tallied 3.1 scoreless innings. Chavez is a huge addition to the bullpen, which has struggled as of late.
As for Anderson, McHugh, and Hernandez, there is no exact timetable for their return, but, hopefully, they will be available in the postseason.
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