Braves Activate Newcomer Schwellenbach, Sign Minor Leaguer

The Atlanta Braves proved once again they have the depth to quickly fill holes in their roster.

Tonight, the Braves are putting to work right-handed pitcher Spencer Schwellenbach in his first major league game against the Nationals. His appearance follows the optioning of fellow right-hand pitcher Jimmy Herget to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Schwellenbach, from Saginaw, Michigan, was a second-round draft pick (#59) in 2021. In his career in the minor league, he had nine wins and three losses, with an ERA of 2.21 from 24 games he’s played in. Many see Schwellenbach as a potential superstar for the Braves, who could use another ace starting pitcher, especially with Spencer Strider out for the season.

In other Braves roster moves, the team also signed outfielder Ramon Laureano to a minor league deal. He spent seven seasons in MLB with the Oakland A’s and Clevland Guardians, which he left on May 25.