The Braves claimed left-hander Daniel Young off waivers from the Mariners and outrighted right-hander Jesus Cruz to Triple-A Gwinnett, the staff introduced at the moment. The Mariners had designated Younger for project earlier this week.
Younger had a 7.36 ERA over 2 2/3 innings with Seattle this season, marking his first look within the massive leagues. Initially an eight-round choose for the Blue Jays within the 2015 draft, Younger is now reunited with Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos, who was Toronto’s common supervisor when Younger’s professional profession received underway.
The left-hander has a 3.79 ERA over 299 1/3 profession innings within the minors, working as a reliever in all however one in every of his 230 video games. A grounder specialist for a lot of his profession, Younger’s strikeout price shot as much as 33.9% over his 28 innings with the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate this 12 months, whereas nonetheless inducing grounders at a 55.7% price. This enchancment in his age-28 season earned Younger his first cup of espresso within the majors, and now one other recent begin in a brand new group.
Cruz’s massive league resume consists of a single inning with the Cardinals in 2020 and eight 2/3 frames with Atlanta this season, with a 7.45 ERA to indicate for that transient pattern dimension. The righty has missed loads of bats over 5 professional seasons, however he has had some issues along with his management and (this season particularly at Triple-A) preserving the ball within the park.