Braves News: Winans and AJ Smith-Shawver Recalled, Dylan Dodd and Vines Sent Down

The Braves added Sunday's starter and their top prospect to the roster Sunday for the series finale against the Pirates.
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The Braves announced that Allan Winans would get the start in Sunday's series finale against the Pirates, but now that move is official. The team also recalled AJ Smith-Shawver. Dylan Dodd and Darius Vines were the two corresponding moves.

This will be Winans fourth time on the big league roster this season. Each time Winans has found his way on the big league roster, they've been one-day occasions. Despite starting three games, today will be his fourth day on an MLB roster.

Winans has only appeared in two games since making a start for Atlanta on August 21. He started on August 26, pitching five innings and allowing one run and four hits. Then, he wouldn't pitch again until September 5, when he came into the game in relief in the game started by a rehabbing Kyle Wright and went four innings, allowing six runs (four earned).

On the season, Winans has a 2.95 ERA in 122.0 innings at the minor league level and a 5.17 ERA in 15.2 innings with the major league team.

AJ Smith-Shawver was also recalled for the first time since being sent down at the end of July after a spot start against the Brewers.

Since that start, Smith-Shawver has only appeared in three games in Gwinnett. The Braves top prospect spent 14 days on the minor league IL at the end of August and returned on September 3. He had right shoulder inflammation.

In his one game since returning, he only went 0.2 innings, allowed one run, walked three, and struck out two. According to Justin Toscano of the AJC, Smith-Shawver was on a pitch count.

Dylan Dodd was sent down after his start on Saturday. This will likely be his last time on the MLB roster this season, as he's now been optioned four times and would be exposed to waivers if the Braves call him up and send him back down again.

Darius Vines was sent down for the second time this season. Vines had been sent down on September 2, but recalled after Michael Soroka's injury on September 6. The 25-year-old pitched three innings in relief Saturday evening, allowing one run.