The Atlanta Braves are on a roll, having just finished off a three-game series sweep over the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park.
The Braves own the best record in the National League at 22-10 and lead the NL East by six games over the Marlins and the New York Mets.
They’ve managed to win some games without a key bullpen piece in closer Raisel Iglesias.
The veteran right-hander has been on the injured list thanks to a shoulder injury.
However, the 33-year-old will be making his return soon.
On Friday, the Braves reinstated Iglesias from the injured list, announcing a series of roster transactions on Twitter.
The #Braves today returned RHP Raisel Iglesias from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the injured list after optioning LHP Dylan Dodd to Triple-A Gwinnett following yesterday’s game.
The club today also recalled INF Braden Shewmake to Atlanta and placed INF…
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 5, 2023
Iglesias was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline last summer.
He has still yet to throw a pitch this season.
However, that may change on Friday as the Braves return home for a weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Last season, the right-hander posted an 0.34 ERA in 28 appearances after being acquired by the Braves.
For the season, he finished with a 2.47 mark.
The Braves were planning to use Iglesias as their closer after the departure of Kenley Jansen, who signed with the Boston Red Sox.
Iglesias owns a 3.00 ERA over eight seasons since coming to the big leagues with the Cincinnati Reds back in 2015.
Having him back should give the Braves a steady presence at the back end of their bullpen.
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