Braves activate Ozzie Albies, DFA Jay Jackson

The brave announced on Friday that the second base man Ozzy Albis He was returned from the list of infected 60 days. palm mate Ayer Adrianza He was placed on the injured list for 10 days with tense thigh muscles to open a place on the active list, while he is true Jay Jackson He was assigned the task in order to clear a place of 40 men for the Albies.

Albiz, who is still only 25, has not appeared in a game since June 13 due to a fracture in his left foot that eventually required surgery. The Braves were, at one point, hoping for a mid-August return for the two-time winner of both the All-Star and Silver Slugger, but the Albies’ recovery took a little longer than this best-case scenario. Even without Albies’ overall supremacy, the Braves were one of MLB’s best teams. Since his injury, Atlanta has played at a grueling 52-28 pace, jumping just one game off the top spot in the NL East.

Bringing Albies back into the lineup will make the Braves even more dangerous. He is, after all, a career hitter in .270/.321/.470 His last full season, 2021, was also the first 30-man campaign of his impressive young career.

In the absence of the Albies, the Braves have rolled several options into the cornerstone. none of Orlando ArchiaAnd the Phil Jocelyn Or the aforementioned Adrianza hit particularly well in a limited action in the position, however, the organization eventually made the decision to call the top potential client von Grissom Straight from Double-A in an effort to get more production from the second base. Grissom has shed light on all the tools that make him such a raucous prospect in his initial look at the MLB level, but his bat has also cooled off after a solid start to his career. Grissom has hit .420/.463/.660 in his first 14 games (54 board appearances), but he’s only hitting .210/.269/.333 in 17 games since then and has only one hit in his past five games.

For now, Grissom will remain on the major league roster despite the fact that Albies will return to a full-time role at second base. There was talk of giving Grissom some time in left field, as neither happened Eddie Rosario Nor Marcel Ozuna He’s given a lot of value to the squad this season. There’s also DH at-bats to roam, of course, so it’s possible that both Albies and Grissom will be in the lineup – which may come at the cost of playing time for a combination of Rosario and Ozuna and possession deadline Robbie Grossman.

The 34-year-old was not on the active roster prior to his move today, but he made the 40-man spot while playing for Triple-A Gwinnett. He treated himself very kindly there, to put things mildly; At 17 2/3 frames with Gwinnett, Jackson only allowed three rounds on 13 strokes and three walks with 20 strikes—good for a 1.53 ERA.

Jackson’s DFA is largely a case of poor timing and unfortunate circumstances (for him). He missed the first several months of the season due to muscle fatigue and didn’t get a big look in Atlanta thanks to the already loaded bulls base. Braves deeply enjoy high-quality veteran options, with Kenley JansenAnd the Rizel IglesiasAnd the AJMinterAnd the Tyler MatzAnd the Colin McHugh And the Kirby Yates Everything is well contracted. left ascendant Dylan Lee It was quietly dominating Atlanta, and the only other place in the Bullpen currently occupied by it is out of the options righty jackson stevenswho made a solid 3.74 Era show in a multi-role role there.

The Braves could have chosen to abandon Stevens and go with Jackson, but doing so would have required them to put Stevens in compromises, given his lack of simple league options. MLBTR has confirmed that Jackson, who returned to the Majors in 2021 after spending the 2020 season in Japan, could become a free agent at the end of the season under the terms of the contract he signed. As such, the selection actually boils down to another four years for Stevens versus a few more weeks for Jackson.

Given that Jackson is still owed a balance of $1.5 million in major league salaries, he won’t be eligible to get a new team and be a free agent after the season, there’s a good chance he’ll get rid of concessions even though given. Great show at Gwinnett. If so, it can stay on hand as a depth option that can be called upon in the event of a late injury. Either way, it will hit the open market again this winter following a strong 2021-22 showing in Triple-A and has posted a combined 3.52 ERA with a 30.5% strike rate and 12.6% walk rate in 23 major league runs between San Francisco (21 2/3) Atlanta (1/3) during the past two seasons.