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.
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.
Webb has produced a 1.06 ERA over 44 career appearances. He made most of those appearances in 2019, when he established himself as one of the club’s most reliable relievers and then missed most of the second half because of a right elbow impingement.