Braves Latest Roster Moves

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In the Atlanta Braves‘ latest roster moves, they have sent pitchers Bryce Elder and  Ray Kerr to Triple-A Gwinnett, while Darius Vines comes back up to the majors.

Bryce Elder

After a bad start against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, Elder moves back down to Triple-A. In his start this past Sunday, Elder’s command did not work. In three innings, Elder had three strikeouts, on nine hits, three walks, and six earned runs. The Padres knocked off the Braves, 9–1, and took three out of four games. In 2023, Elder’s first half led to an All-Star selection, but after the All-Star break, he struggled. However, in 2024, Elder is more prevalent than the All-Star seen a year ago. In five starts in 2024, Elder has posted a 1–2 record, 6.46 ERA, 5.39 FIP, and 1.944 WHIP in 23 2/3 innings.

Ray Kerr

The Braves optioned relief pitcher Ray Kerr to Triple-A Gwinnett following the Padres series. Kerr’s numbers as a relief pitcher haven’t disappointed the Braves. In four games and nine innings, Kerr put up a 2.89 ERA, 3.79 FIP and 0.96r WHIP. Many fans have speculated with the decision to option Kerr. However, with the Braves struggling with starting pitching, some may see Kerr start some games as the fifth option. Reynaldo López turned back to a starter with the Braves, and has pitched well for the NL East favorites. Kerr’s option to Gwinnett could see the 29-year-old start for the Stripers.

Darius Vines

After two players sent down, the Braves called up 26-year-old Darius Vines. Vines has started two games for the Braves this season. Vines is currently posting an 0–1 record, with a 4.66 ERA, 5.53 FIP and 1.448 WHIP in the majors. While with the Stripers, Vines is putting up similar numbers, with a 4.58 ERA. In his last start, Vines pitched 4 2/3 innings, but gave up eight hits and six earned runs. The Braves hopes to get a flip in production from Vines, or hopes to buy some time for others to be ready for their call-up to the majors.


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Brooks Thomason

As a up and coming writer, Brooks has been born and raised as an Atlanta Braves fan. Going through the years of Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, and Brian McCann as a kid, to Freddie Freeman, and Acuña, Brooks has seen Braves stars come and go. However, his fandom always remains with Braves Country.

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