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Braves Mailbag: Future catcher, Drew Smyly and more

Thanks to everyone that sent in questions for this week’s mailbag! Let’s get right to it. It seems like Johan Camargo is being used purely as a depth piece. Barring an injury situation, it doesn’t seem likely that he will see much playing time in the majors. What does he need to do to improve his stock? And what level of interest might he draw on the trade market?
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Braves: It’s time to end the Drew Smyly experiment

The Braves were able to pull out the victory Tuesday night over the Phillies, but once again, it wasn’t because of Drew Smyly, whose struggles this season continued. The lefty was only able to make it through 4.1 innings, allowing three runs, two of which were earned, on five hits and three walks without recording a strikeout. It certainly wasn’t the worst outing of the season, but it was yet another underwhelming performance for one of the Braves’ most significant free-agent signings from this past offseason, and it’s time to cut the cord — at least as a starter.
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Braves' Drew Smyly: Lasts 4.1 frames in no-decision

Smyly allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks over 4.1 innings during Tuesday's 9-5 win over the Phillies. He had zero strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision. The 31-year-old threw 48 of 80 pitches for strikes and generated only five swinging strikes. Smyly is winless...
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Braves seek first June win with Drew Smyly on the mound

It seems though the calendar turned from May to June, the Braves fortunes remained the same. Despite a successful start and injury concerns with Stephen Strasburg, the Braves once again could not hold onto a big lead and unfortunately ended up experiencing rather disappointing loss. This has been the unfortunate theme for many games for Braves this season, and basically, for the season as a whole.
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What should the Atlanta Braves do with Drew Smyly?

Drew Smyly continued his up and down 2021 season with the Atlanta Braves Wednesday night, as he allowed 7 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox. So far, his time as an Atlanta Braves starter has been somewhat underwhelming. On the year, he is 2-2 with a 5.11 ERA in seven games (via Baseball Reference). A vast contrast to what Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos told the Associated Press he was hoping for when he signed Smyly to a one year, $11 million contract:
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Braves' Drew Smyly: Wrecked by Red Sox

Smyly (2-3) took the loss Wednesday, coughing up seven runs on five hits and a walk over 5.1 innings as Atlanta fell 9-5 to the Red Sox. He struck out four. The night got progressively worse for the lefty as it went on -- Boston scored one run in the second inning and two in the fourth before things completely fell apart in the sixth. The disaster snapped a streak of three straight quality starts for Smyly, but he's been incredibly volatile all year, and in his eight outings he has four quality starts and four in which he got tagged for at least five earned runs. He'll carry a 5.95 ERA, fueled by a 2.76 HR/9, and a 37:14 K:BB through 42.1 innings into his next start.

Braves: What’s wrong with Drew Smyly?

For the second-straight time, lefty Drew Smyly failed to get past the 4th inning in a start for the Braves as the 31-year-old was knocked around to the tune of six runs — five earned — in Atlanta’s 13-5 loss to Toronto on Friday night. Despite a solid start to the outing, featuring a pair of strikeouts through the first pair of innings, Smyly’s effectiveness once again went downhill… and in a hurry. By the time his night ended — after just 84 pitches — Smyly’s final line was ugly (4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 3 HR).
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Braves activate Drew Smyly from 10-day IL

As expected, the Braves activated southpaw Drew Smyly from the 10-day injured list in advance of his scheduled start tonight against the Diamondbacks. Infielder Sean Kazmar Jr. was optioned to the alternate training site to create 26-man roster room for Smyly. Outfielder Cristian Pache is also headed to the alternate site after being activated from the 10-day IL.
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Braves reinstate Drew Smyly from injured list, option Sean Kazmar

As expected, the Atlanta Braves activated left-hander Drew Smyly from the 10-day injured list and he will start Saturday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. To make room on the active roster, Atlanta optioned infielder Sean Kazmar to the alternate training site. The Braves also activated outfielder Cristian Pache from the injured list and optioned him to the alternate training site as well.

Braves' Drew Smyly: Shelled in loss Sunday

Smyly (0-1) allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out four across four innings to take the loss Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Smyly did not have a good afternoon Sunday, making his first start in game two of the doubleheader since being reinstated from the 10-day injured list. Three different Diamondbacks' players went deep off him, including two in the first inning. The 31-year-old is struggling in his first three starts with a 7.20 ERA. The good news is that he has issued only three walks in 15 innings.

Braves' Drew Smyly: Activated ahead of start

Smyly (forearm) has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start against Arizona on Saturday. Smyly missed just one turn through the rotation due to left forearm inflammation. The southpaw will make his third start of the year Saturday after he posted a 5.73 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 11 innings across his first two outings of the 2021 campaign.

Braves place Drew Smyly on the 10-day IL and recall Kyle Wright

More bad luck for the Braves’ pitching staff as the club announced they recalled Kyle Wright from the alternate site as Drew Smyly heads to the 10-day IL. Max Fried, Mike Soroka, and Drew Smyly are now all on the IL, and what was once a strength is being neutralized by injuries. Hopefully, it isn’t that big of a deal, but injuries to arms are never a good thing for pitchers. Atlanta decided to bring Kyle Wright up from the alternate site for the game today, which wasn’t who I’d expect them to.

Atlanta Braves place Drew Smyly on IL, call up Kyle Wright to face Chicago Cubs

The Atlanta Braves made a pitching change prior to Friday’s afternoon game against the host Chicago Cubs. The Braves placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list with inflammation of his pitching forearm prior to his scheduled start. Atlanta summoned right-hander Kyle Wright from the team’s alternate training site...
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Braves place lefty Drew Smyly on IL with forearm inflammation

The Braves announced Friday morning that lefty Drew Smyly is headed to the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his left forearm. They recalled right-hander Kyle Wright from their alternate training site to take his place on the roster and start Friday’s game. Atlanta also recalled Johan Camargo as a corresponding move after optioning lefty Tucker Davidson following last night’s game.