Braves Designate Phil Pfeifer For Task
The Braves introduced Tuesday that they’ve designated left-hander Phil Pfeifer for task with the intention to open a spot on the 40-man roster for nook infielder Jake Lamb, whose non-guaranteed Main League deal is now official.
Atlanta picked up the now-28-year-old Pfeifer in a 2016 commerce with the Dodgers and chosen him to the 40-man roster in Nov. 2019 to guard him from that yr’s Rule 5 Draft. He’s but to make his Main League debut, although it’s doable he’d have been known as upon had their been a full 162-game slate performed in 2020.
Pfeifer was hit arduous in his first go-around at Triple-A in 2018 and hasn’t gotten a lot of an opportunity to redeem himself at that degree because of final yr’s lack of a minor league season. He did put up very sturdy numbers between Double-A and a fast 7 1/3-inning return to Triple-A in 2019, nevertheless. On the entire, he tossed 133 1/Three innings of two.97 ERA ball between the 2 ranges that season, including in spectacular strikeout (28.7) and stroll (7.6) percentages.
Pfeifer has a pair of minor league choices nonetheless remaining, so he might pique the curiosity of a membership with extra acute pitching wants. At 28, he’s a bit previous to be thought-about a “prospect,” however exterior of an unsightly 40 innings of Triple-A piece in 2018, the lefty has a powerful minor league monitor report.