Biddle was optioned to Double-A Mississippi on Wednesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The embattled hurler pitched well in his spring debut Saturday, striking out a batter in a lone scoreless frame, but given that he hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2015, it comes as no surprise that he'll head to the minors for more seasoning. However, Biddle very well could compete for a spot in the major league bullpen sometime during the season if he performs well in the minors.
Biddle walked two and struck out one in a scoreless frame during his spring debut against the Phillies on Saturday. It was a big deal for Biddle, who missed all of 2016 recovering from Tommy John surgery and last saw game action in August of 2015. He retired three straight batters after walking the first, but more importantly, he said he felt good afterwards. "So far, so good. I feel 100 percent. I feel awesome," Biddle said. The 25-year-old will look to continue to stay healthy and get his career back on track.
Biddle (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday. Biddle is still recovering from his Tommy John surgery in October, and will be out for the entire 2016 season. The former first-round pick will try to get his career back on track when he returns to full strength after a posting a disappointing 6.25 ERA in Triple-A last season.
Biddle was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Biddle underwent Tommy John surgery in October, so he'll likely miss most, if not all, of the 2016 season.
Biddle was claimed by the Braves on Saturday, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. After being designated for assignment by the Pirates last week, Biddle was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Saturday to add a southpaw to their roster. The former first rounder has never advanced beyond Triple-A and underwent Tommy John surgery in October, meaning that the Braves will have to be patient with him as he'll likely be on the shelf for the 2016 season. Still, if Biddle can tap into the talent that warranted a first round selection in 2010, this could prove to be a savvy addition for the rebuilding Braves.
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