The early portion of the 2023 season for the Atlanta Braves has been a bit more chaotic than any of us would prefer. Multiple injuries to important players like Max Fried, Kyle Wright, Raisel Iglesias, Michael Harris II, and Travis d'Arnaud have tested the Braves' depth, but so far they have weather the storm reasonably well. Today, we finally get to actually add back one of those guys as Kyle Wright makes his return to the big leagues.
Wright has been on the shelf due to his recovery from getting a cortisone shot in his throwing shoulder this offseason. The recovery required that he delay the start of his spring training throwing program and that ultimately meant that he was not able to get stretched out in time for the start of the season. Once the season started, Wright went to Gwinnett and made one start there were he went six innings. The results weren't particularly good in that start, but that he was able to go that long and strike out six batters along the way was enough for the Braves to go ahead and activate him.
Dylan Dodd optioned back to Gwinnett
Dylan Dodd's first taste of the big leagues was a mixed bag. After a strong start against the Cardinals in his major league debut, he got knocked around by the Padres on a night where his slider wasn't anywhere near what we had come to expect this spring. It is highly likely that that appearance won't be his last in the big leagues and this way, he can work on getting whatever issues he had in that game ironed out. Now that he is on the 40 man roster, he is one of the Braves' top options to come back up if needed. If these last couple of weeks have taught us anything, it is that things can change VERY quickly.
Now we just have to wait for the return of Max Fried who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury that he suffered on Opening Day and then hope that nothing else goes sideways for a little while.