Atlanta declined O'Day's $3.5 million club option for 2021 on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
O'Day missed most of the 2019 season with a forearm injury, but he pitched effectively when healthy over the last two seasons in Atlanta, posting a 1.25 ERA and 0.78 WHIP over 21.2 innings across 27 relief appearances. The 38-year-old will now hit free agency following his solid performance over a limited sample.
O'Day (4-0) pitched a scoreless fifth inning Tuesday, striking out one without allowing a baserunner to pick up an impromptu win during the Braves' 5-1 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday.
Starter Huascar Ynoa (back) threw four scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out five, but he was forced to leave the game with back tightness. O'Day was the first man up and recorded his fourth win in 16 appearances thus far, lowering his season ERA to a sparkling 0.64 in the process.
O'Day (3-0) picked up the win in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, giving up one hit in a scoreless fifth inning.
Tommy Milone lasted only four frames as the starter, handing O'Day the win on a platter after he entered the game with a 5-1 lead. The veteran reliever has a sparkling 0.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 16:3 K:BB through 11.2 innings this season, but he remains in a fairly low-leverage role with zero saves or holds in 13 appearances.
O'Day gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless innings of relief during Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays. He struck out two.
The sidearmer has had an inconsistent start to 2020 -- while his 2.45 ERA and five strikeouts in 3.2 innings over four appearances are solid, his three walks are a little concerning. O'Day does have a win, but unless he works his way into consistent high-leverage spots, his fantasy ceiling will be limited regardless of how sharp his control is.
O'Day has posted a 0.00 ERA and 4:1 K:BB through three innings this spring.
The 37-year-old righty is expected to provide Atlanta with middle-relief innings this season, and O'Day looked healthy and nearly ready for Opening Day when MLB was put on pause. If he can avoid injuries this year, he could post double-digit holds for the first time since 2017.
O'Day has signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Braves, which includes a $3.5 million club option for 2021.
He logged a 1.69 ERA in eight games for the Braves last season after missing significant time with with a right forearm strain. For O'Day's career (585 games), right-handed hitters have batted just .195 against him. He should work in mid-leverage situations in 2020.
O'Day (forearm) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Thursday.
O'Day has been on the shelf all season with a forearm injury, but he's ready to make his 2019 big-league debut after completing a four-game rehab assignment with no issues, striking out six batters while allowing just two hits across four innings in the process. Seeing as he's been sidelined all year, the Braves will likely deploy him in middle-to-low-leverage situations down the stretch. Alex Jackson (knee) was placed on the 60-day IL in a corresponding move.
O'Day (forearm) moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
O'Day is nearly ready to return from a forearm injury which has affected him since early March. He's made two rehab appearances at lower levels thus far, striking out three and allowing one hit in a pair of scoreless innings. His exact return timeline is not yet clear.
O'Day (forearm) will shift his rehab assignment Tuesday from the Braves' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate to High-A Florida.
O'Day made one appearance in the GCL over the weekend, striking out two over a scoreless frame. The soft-tossing righty has been on the shelf all season due to the forearm issue, so the Braves will need to reinstate him from the 60-day IL before Sept. 1 in order for him to be eligible for the postseason. Assuming all goes well, Atlanta is expected to bump O'Day up to Triple-A Gwinnett after one appearance for the Fire Frogs, per David O'Brien of The Athletic.
O'Day (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday and could make it back before the end of the MLB season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
He has been out all season with a forearm injury after undergoing hamstring surgery in 2018 but is finally ready to begin a rehab assignment. The fact he is starting out in the GCL illustrates how much work he still has to do before he's ready to join the big-league bullpen. If he does make it back this year, he would likely pitch in low-leverage spots.
O'Day (forearm) has progressed to playing long toss but has yet to throw off a mound, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The Braves haven't yet ruled O'Day out for the remainder of the season, though he's not expected to be back until either late August or September. The right-hander has been on the shelf since the start of the 2019 campaign due to a right forearm injury.
O'Day (forearm) was shifted to the 60-day injured list Friday.
This is simply a procedural move for the Braves, who moved O'Day to the 60-day IL to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Dallas Keuchel. O'Day has been on the shelf since March 28 due to right forearm soreness.
O'Day (forearm) played catch Tuesday, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
O'Day has been battling forearm soreness since early March. He resumed throwing late in March but was shut down within a week. It remains unclear when he's expected to return.
O'Day (forearm) remains without a clear timeline for a return from the 10-day injured list, though the Braves are optimistic he'll be reinstated at some point during the summer, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
O'Day has been shut down all season after first experiencing soreness in his right forearm in early March. The 36-year-old has yet to even resume a throwing program since spring training concluded, so it appears safe to conclude that his absence will stretch into June. Once he proves he's healthy again, O'Day could have a key role waiting for him in the Atlanta bullpen.
O'Day (forearm) will be reevaluated Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
O'Day has been sidelined all season with forearm soreness, but he could be cleared to resume a throwing program if everything checks out OK on Tuesday.
O'Day (forearm) will be shut down from throwing for a couple of weeks, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
O'Day is apparently still experiencing some issues with his forearm, so he'll take some time off to allow things to heal before moving forward with his rehab. The veteran reliever should be considered out indefinitely for now. In the meantime, Chad Sobotka, Jesse Biddle and Jonny Venters are all setup options.
O'Day (forearm) is still only playing catch and has no timetable for his return to the mound, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The Braves' bullpen had a rough start to the season and could use a veteran reliever to stabilize things, but it's still not yet clear when O'Day will be ready to contribute. Given that his only game action of the spring came March 1, he'll essentially be starting his camp over from scratch once he's cleared. It could be awhile before the sidearmer makes his 2019 debut.
O'Day (forearm) was placed on the 10-day IL, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
He resumed a throwing program over the weekend but will need more time to get ready for game action. O'Day will eventually need to go on a rehab assignment before coming off the IL.
O'Day (forearm) played catch Sunday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
O'Day will open the season on the injured list, but his ability to resume a throwing program at least hints that he's progressing in his recovery from right forearm soreness. Once activated, O'Day will likely slot into a setup or middle-innings role out of the Atlanta bullpen.
Manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that O'Day (forearm) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
O'Day has yet to begin throwing after being shut down with right forearm soreness March 8, so this news comes as little surprise. The 36-year-old side-armer will remain without a timeline for his return until he can resume a throwing program.
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