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Braves' Jackson Stephens: Back in Atlanta
Stephens (elbow) signed a one-year, non-guaranteed split contract with Atlanta on Wednesday.
Stephens joined Atlanta's big-league bullpen in mid-September and made five appearances before landing on the injured list shortly ahead of the postseason with right elbow inflammation. The 29-year-old righty holds a 3.56 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 65.2 innings since initially joining Atlanta in 2022, though it remains unclear if he will be ready to go for the start of spring training.... See More ... See Less
Jackson Stephens: Elects free agency
Stephens (elbow) elected to become a free agent Monday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Stephens was outrighted off Atlanta's 40-man roster and has opted to test out free agency rather than accepting an assignment to Triple-A Gwinnett. The reliever ended the season on the 15-day injured list with elbow inflammation, but it's not clear where he currently stands on the health front.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Lands on injured list
Stephens was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday, retroactive to Sept. 30, with right elbow inflammation, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Stephens delivered two scoreless frames Friday against Washington, but an elbow issue apparently surfaced during the outing. The 29-year-old right-hander wasn't a strong bet to make Atlanta's NLDS roster even if healthy with just five big-league appearances this season, and he'll now be unavailable until at least mid-October.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Added to roster
Atlanta selected Stephens' contract from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
Stephens will provide the big club with a fresh relief arm heading into Monday's doubleheader against the Phillies. This will be the first stint in the big leagues this season for the 29-year-old reliever, as Stephens has posted a 3.28 ERA and 26:4 K:BB over 24.2 frames with Gwinnett.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Outrighted to Triple-A
Stephens was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Stephens signed a one-year deal with Atlanta in December and gave up five runs in 1.1 innings over two appearances this spring. He won't make the team's Opening Day roster but could return to the majors at some point in 2023 if the team needs a multi-inning option in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Re-signs with Atlanta
Stephens was re-signed by Atlanta to a one-year, $740,000 contract Monday.
Stephens hit free agency last month after being removed from Atlanta's 40-man roster, but he's back now on a non-guaranteed split contract. The 28-year-old held a 3.69 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 47 strikeouts over 53.2 innings last season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Designated for assignment
Stephens was designated for assignment Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Atlanta needed to clear a 40-man roster spot for Dennis Santana, whom it just acquired for cash from Texas. Stephens, 28, had a 3.69 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 53.2 innings last season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Gets first MLB start since 2017
Stephens will serve as Atlanta's starting pitcher in Wednesday's game in Miami, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Manager Brian Snitker likely would have turned to Max Fried (illness) to take the hill Wednesday if playoff positioning was still on the line, but the southpaw will instead get some added time to rest up after Atlanta clinched the National League East crown Tuesday. As a result, Stephens will get the chance to open Wednesday's contest in what will be his first MLB start since 2017, when he was a member of the Reds. Stephens has maxed out at 3.1 innings over his 16 appearances in the second half, so he might not work more than once through the batting order.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Struggles in spot start
Stephens allowed three runs on five hits and two walks and did not notch a strikeout over three innings in a no-decision against Miami on Wednesday.
With Atlanta locked into a first-round playoff bye, manager Brian Snitker opted to give Stephens his first major-league start since 2017. The right-hander gave the team three innings but needed 56 pitches to get through those frames. Stephens worked mostly in middle relief for Atlanta this season, though he did record two saves and two holds along with three wins while posting a 3.69 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 53.2 innings. Prior to Wednesday he had pitched six straight scoreless outings covering 6.2 frames, bolstering his chances at a roster spot for the NLDS.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Returns from IL
Atlanta reinstated Stephens (concussion) from the 7-day injured list Sunday.
Right-hander Bryce Elder was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to clear room on the active roster for Stephens, who had been on the shelf since Aug. 27. The 28-year-old has been a useful piece out of the Atlanta bullpen this season, logging a 3.89 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 44 innings to go with two saves and two holds over 32 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Placed on injured list
Stephens was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list Saturday.
Stephens was hit in the head by a comebacker during Friday's matchup against the Cardinals, and he'll be unavailable for at least a week after being diagnosed with a concussion. Jay Jackson was recalled to take Stephens' place in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Exits with injury
Stephens exited Friday's game against the Cardinals in the bottom of the ninth inning after being hit in the head by a comebacker, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Stephens was able to walk off the field under his own power after being checked out by trainers, but he was still removed from Friday's matchup after allowing three runs on four hits and a walk while failing to strike out a batter in one-third of an inning. The right-hander will presumably be evaluated for a concussion, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be forced to miss additional time.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Three-inning save
Stephens earned the save, striking out one in three innings while allowing a hit in Tuesday's 10-4 win in Washington.
Stephens came on in the seventh inning with Atlanta leading 9-4 and finished off the Nationals for his second three-inning save of the season. The righty typically works in low-leverage situations, and his latest appearance fits into that category. After a three-year absence from big-league action, the 28-year-old has put together a solid 2.61 ERA and 21:5 K:BB in 22 innings.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Takes loss in extras
Stephens (0-1) was stuck with the loss Sunday against the Padres, giving up four runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk over two innings of relief. He struck out one.
He entered the game to begin the 10th inning and had few problems, but things spiraled out of control for Stephens in the 11th after a leadoff double by Ha-Seong Kim. The right-hander had been solid in a long relief role for Atlanta until Sunday, and he carries a 3.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB through 12 innings with one three-inning save on his ledger.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Contract selected
Stephens' contract was selected by Atlanta on Tuesday.
Stephens owns a 4.83 ERA in 63.1 career major-league innings, the last of which came in 2018. He'll likely fill a low-leverage bullpen role for now.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jackson Stephens: Receives chance in Atlanta
Stephens signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Stephens posted a 1.82 ERA over 49.1 innings while playing in the Venezuelan Winter League this year, and he apparently showed enough to warrant a look from the reigning World Series champions. The 27-year-old appeared in 36 big-league games for the Reds between 2017 and 2018, posting a 4.83 ERA in 63.1 frames.... See More ... See Less
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