Braves 2024 Pitching Rotation

After Spencer Strider disrupted Max Fried’s run of opening day starts (perhaps a precursor to Fried’s last year in Atlanta) and Reynaldo Lopez was named the 5th starter, the Braves Pitching rotation was solidified.

That didn’t last particularly long as now the Braves are trotting out some version of Fried, Morton, Sale, Reynaldo Lopez, 5th starter. 

That 5th starter has been filled by a myriad of spot starting rookies from Spencer Schwellenback to, most recently, Hurston Waldrep. The situation is fluid. 

  • April 7, 2024: Placed RHP Spencer Strider on the 15-day IL.
  • April 12, 2024: Optioned RHP Allan Winans to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled RHP Darius Vines from Gwinnett.
  • April 22, 2024: Optioned RHP Darius Vines to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled RHP Bryce Elder from Gwinnett (IL).
  • May 2, 2024: Los Angeles Angels traded RHP Jimmy Herget to Atlanta Braves for cash.
  • May 2, 2024: Optioned RHP Jimmy Herget to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • May 4, 2024: Placed RHP Pierce Johnson on the 15-day IL retroactive to May 1, 2024, with right elbow inflammation.
  • May 4, 2024: Transferred LHP Angel Perdomo from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list with a left elbow injury.
  • May 4, 2024: Selected the contract of RHP Jackson Stephens from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • May 7, 2024: Placed LHP Tyler Matzek on the 15-day IL, retroactive to May 5, with left elbow inflammation. Recalled LHP Ray Kerr from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • May 18, 2024: Reinstated RHP Pierce Johnson from the 15-day IL. Assigned RHP Jackson Stephens outright to Gwinnett (IL).
  • May 20, 2024: Signed free agent RHP Jackson Stephens to a minor league contract.
  • May 20, 2024: Recalled RHP Daysbel Hernández from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • May 20, 2024: Optioned RHP Bryce Elder to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • May 20, 2024: Recalled RHP Darius Vines from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • May 21, 2024: Optioned LHP Ray Kerr to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • May 23, 2024: Recalled RHP A.J. Smith-Shawver from Gwinnett (IL). Optioned RHP Daysbel Hernández to Gwinnett.
  • May 24, 2024: Placed RHP A.J. Smith-Shawver on the 15-day IL with a strained left oblique muscle.
  • May 24, 2024: Recalled LHP Ray Kerr from Gwinnett.
  • May 25, 2024: Recalled RHP Jimmy Herget from Gwinnett (IL). Optioned RHP Darius Vines to Gwinnett.
  • May 28, 2024: Braves called up #3 prospect Spencer Schwellenbach, who will make his debut on May 29, 2024.
  • May 29, 2024: Selected the contract of RHP Spencer Schwellenbach from Mississippi Braves.
  • May 29, 2024: Optioned RHP Jimmy Herget to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • May 30, 2024: Placed LHP A.J. Minter on the 15-day injured list with left hip inflammation.
  • May 30, 2024: Recalled RHP Jimmy Herget from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • June 8th, 2024: Atlanta Braves placed RHP Jimmy Herget on the 15-day injured list retroactive to June 6, 2024. Right shoulder inflammation.
  • June 8th, 2024: Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Daysbel Hernández from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • June 8th, 2024: Selected the contract of Hurston Waldrep, he will make his debut against the Washington Nationals June 9th, 2024. 

IL: Spencer Strider (out for year)

Waiting In The Wings..

Outside of the Braves opening day rotation above, Atlanta is loaded with talented arms in the minors including 2023 All Star Bryce Elder who failed to secure a spot in the rotation out of spring training. Given the length of the season, it’s likely all of the arms below will see some time with the big league team in 2024. 

Pitchers B/T HT WT DOB Status MLB 40-man
Ian Anderson 48 R/R 6' 3" 170 05/02/1998 Active Yes
*Bryce Elder 55 R/R 6' 2" 220 05/19/1999 Active Yes
Dylan Dodd 46 L/L 6' 2" 210 06/06/1998 Active Yes
AJ Smith-Shawver 32 R/R 6' 3" 205 11/20/2002 Active Yes
Hurston Waldrep 99 R/R 6' 2" 210 03/01/2002 Active No
Darius Vines 61 R/R 6' 1" 190 04/30/1998 Active Yes
Allan Winans 59 R/R 6' 2" 165 08/10/1995 Active Yes

*Called up Apr 22, 2024. 

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