Rusin was designated for assignment by the Braves on Tuesday. Rusin spent just three days on the team's big-league roster, allowing three runs in 3.1 innings in his lone appearance. Chad Sobotka and Huascar Ynoa were recalled Tuesday to bolster the bullpen.
Rusin's contract was selected by the Braves on Saturday. Rusin was part of the Braves' 60-man roster during camp and over the first few days of the season, but he'll join the major-league club after Jhoulys Chacin was designated for assignment Saturday. The southpaw spent the last five seasons with the Rockies but only made two appearances in the majors last year, allowing four runs on five hits and one walk while failing to record any strikeouts over one inning. Rusin should pitch primarily in lower-leverage situations out of the bullpen.
Rusin will be a part of the Braves' 60-man roster, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Rusin signed a minor-league contract with the Braves in January as a non-roster invitee, and he'll get a similar opportunity as the season is set to resume. The southpaw made six appearances in major-league spring training before play was suspended. He gave up two earned runs off six hits while striking out 12 over 8.2 innings.
Rusin signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Saturday as a non-roster invitee, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Rusin spent most of last season with Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 4.93 ERA and 42:21 K:BB over 65.2 innings. He'll get the chance to work with the major-league coaching staff during spring training, although it's unlikely he'll open the season in the majors after struggling to generate production in 2019.
Rusin was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Rusin will stick in the Rockies' organization and report to the Isotopes after passing through waivers untouched. The southpaw made just two appearances for the big club prior to being designated for assignment last week, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk in one inning of work.