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  • Angels' Grant Dayton: Re-signs with Angels

    Dayton re-signed a minor-league deal with the Angels on Wednesday and was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    After originally latching on with the Angels in May, Dayton had the option of opting out of his minor-league contract to pursue a big-league opportunity elsewhere. Instead, the veteran reliever decided to remain with Los Angeles. The southpaw has posted a 2.61 ERA, 0..92 WHIP and 29:6 K:BB across 20.2 innings with two Triple-A clubs this season and figures to be near the front of the line for a call-up if the Angels need a left-handed reliever.

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  • Angels' Grant Dayton: Signs with Angels

    Dayton signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Saturday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Dayton opted out of a minor-league deal with the Marlins last weekend, and he'll settle for another minor-league contract with the Angels. The left-hander posted a 2.35 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 15.1 innings over 12 appearances at Triple-A Jacksonville this year, and he'll likely report to Triple-A Salt Lake to begin his time with his new organization.

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  • Marlins' Grant Dayton: Intends to opt out of contract

    Dayton intends to opt out of his contract with the Marlins on Sunday, Robert Murray of

    Dayton signed a minor-league contract with Miami in March, and he's posted a 2.51 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 14.1 innings over 11 relief appearances at Triple-A Jacksonville this year. The southpaw will choose to become a free agent Sunday, likely in hopes of landing a major-league deal elsewhere.

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  • Marlins' Grant Dayton: Agrees to terms with Miami

    Dayton signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Monday, which includes an invitation to spring training, Craig Mish of reports.

    Dayton appears to be back to full strength after inking a MiLB deal and will set his sights on competing for a role in the Marlins' bullpen. He appeared in 13 games during the 2021 season with Atlanta, posting a 6.23 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with a 14:6 K:BB across 13 frames but missed a good chunk of the campaign due to shoulder inflammation. The southpaw went under the knife in November of 2021 to clean up the AC join in his left shoulder, an operation that wasn't expected to disrupt his normal offseason throwing program.

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  • Grant Dayton: Undergoes procedure

    Dayton underwent a procedure in September to clean up the AC joint in his left shoulder, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    Dayton was let go by Atlanta on Saturday after missing most of the 2021 campaign with shoulder inflammation. However, the left-hander is expected to have a relatively normal offseason and should resume throwing in the coming weeks.

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  • Grant Dayton: Cut loose by Atlanta

    Dayton was released by Atlanta on Saturday.

    Dayton missed most of the year with shoulder inflammation, though he did make a single rehab appearance in September, which could bode well for his readiness for spring training. He struggled to a 6.23 ERA in 13 innings prior to the injury, and he's heading into his age-33 season, but he still owns a 3.43 career ERA, which could keep him somewhat interesting on the open market.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Begins rehab assignment

    Dayton (shoulder) began a rehab assignment at Atlanta's complex league affiliate Tuesday.

    Dayton has been out with a shoulder issue since early June. Given the length of his absence, his rehab assignment is unlikely to be a short one, but he still appears to have time to make it back before the end of the regular season.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Dayton (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

    Dayton has been sidelined with left shoulder inflammation since June 5. While he still doesn't have a clear timetable to return, he'll be unavailable until early August following his move to the 60-day IL. The transaction clears up a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Jonathan Lucroy, whose contract was selected by Atlanta on Wednesday.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Placed on injured list

    Dayton was placed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation Saturday.

    Dayton made a relief appearance in Friday's loss to the Dodgers and allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out one in 1.1 innings. However, he's now dealing with a shoulder injury and will head back to the IL. Right-hander Jacob Webb was recalled in a corresponding move.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Reinstated from injured list

    Dayton (thigh) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

    Dayton spent the minimum of 10 days on the injured list with left thigh inflammation. Left-hander Tucker Davidson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett as part of a shuffle to make room for Dayton on the active roster.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Goes to injured list

    Dayton was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left thigh inflammation, retroactive to May 9.

    Two rough outings are responsible for the lefty's 5.00 ERA thus far in 2021, as the other seven relief appearances have been scoreless. Sean Newcomb replaces Dayton on the active roster,

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Ineffective against Arizona

    Dayton gave up two runs on three hits and a walk over one inning of relief in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

    The lefty threw only 15 of his 30 pitches for strikes after entering the game to begin the fifth inning, digging the hole a little deeper for Atlanta after they were already down 3-0. Dayton has been tagged for multiple runs in two of his five appearances to begin the season, saddling him with a 7.94 ERA through 5.2 innings, and he's unlikely to see high-leverage work any time soon.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Set for bullpen role

    Dayton appears set to make Atlanta's Opening Day roster, Mark Bowman of reports.

    The team's decision to carry 10 relievers helped Dayton's case, as did the fact that he's out of minor-league options. Still, he'll be shut out of high-leverage work in a 'pen that already features Will Smith, A.J. Minter and Tyler Matzek from the port side, and Dayton's efforts in Grapefruit League play (6.43 ERA, 7:4 K:BB and three homers allowed in seven innings) were far from impressive. The 33-year-old lefty could be the reliever cut loose when the team elects to lengthen its bench later in the year.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Reaches deal with Braves

    Dayton agreed Wednesday with the Braves on a one-year, $900,000 contract, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    The southpaw was one of the Braves' more reliable relievers in 2020, finishing the 60-game campaign with a 2.30 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 27.1 innings. The Braves mostly avoided using him in higher-leverage situations, however, as he wasn't credited with a save or hold in any of his 18 appearances.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Picks up win No. 2

    Dayton (2-0) allowed one hit while striking out two batters in 1.2 innings of scoreless work Wednesday as he earned the win over the Marlins.

    Dayton entered with one out in the fourth for the struggling Tommy Milone and was unable to strand the two runners Milone allowed on base before exiting the game. He then came back out for the fifth and retired the side to finish up his day. Dayton owns a 2.25 ERA and an impressive 22:4 K:BB across 20 innings this season.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Earns rare win Friday

    Dayton (1-0) tossed one scoreless inning Friday as he earned the win against the Mets. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two.

    Dayton was called on in the eighth inning Friday with Atlanta trailing by four runs, but he was able to pick up his second win over the past four seasons after the Braves plated five runs in the bottom of the frame. The 32-year-old likely won't be utilized in many high-leverage situations this year despite his rare win against the Mets.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Rough spring could hurt chances

    Dayton posted an ugly 11.12 ERA, 2.29 WHIP and 3:3 K:BB through 5.2 innings before spring training was suspended.

    The left-hander coughed up 10 hits in Grapefruit League action, two of which left the yard. Dayton was expected to fill a low-leverage role in the Atlanta bullpen, but the delayed start to the regular season and the potential for a compacted schedule when MLB resumes -- not to mention his shaky spring performance -- could cost him a spot on the 26-man roster if the team decides it needs more length to support the rotation.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Gets modest raise from Braves

    Dayton agreed to a one-year, $655,000 deal with the Braves on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

    This is his first of three years as an arbitration-eligible player. He should once again work in the middle innings for Atlanta in 2020.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Back from IL

    Dayton (toe) was reinstated from the injured list Thursday.

    Dayton has been sidelined since mid-July with a broken right big toe, but he's been cleared to rejoin the Braves after completing a seven-game rehab assignment. Prior to landing on the shelf, the right-hander compiled a 2.16 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB across 8.1 big-league innings. A.J. Minter (shoulder) was sent to the 60-day IL in a corresponding move.

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  • Braves' Grant Dayton: Transferred to 60-day injured list

    Dayton (toe) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.

    Dayton has been on the injured list since July 12 and just began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. The shift was likely made to create a 40-man roster spot for Francisco Cervelli. Dayton is now eligible to return Sept. 10.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Huntsville, AL
Age: 36
School: Auburn
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: L, L