ATLANTA -- Hope that Chris Martin would be available this weekend was erased on Saturday, when the Braves placed the veteran reliever on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.
Right-handed reliever Jacob Webb was recalled from the team’s alternate training site to fill Martin’s void.
Martin hasn’t pitched since he felt numbness in his fingers as he pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday’s 2-1 loss in Philadelphia. The transaction was retroactive to Wednesday. He will likely not be ready when eligible for activation on April 17.
Manager Brian Snitker said he was hoping Martin would be available for the last two games of this weekend’s series against the Phillies, but the Braves instead made this move after Martin threw on Friday.
“[The shoulder] wasn’t that concerning in the beginning, but when he went and tried to throw [Friday], it became a concern,” Snitker said.
Webb has a 1.06 ERA over 44 career games. He made most of those appearances in 2019, when he established himself as one of Atlanta's most reliable relievers and then missed most of the second half because of a right elbow impingement.
“Guys are going to get opportunities that show us what they can do, and you know, its not always a bad thing,” Snitker said.