Braves recalled 3B Hector Olivera from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Olivera had been expected to debut for the Braves a week ago, but the team kept him in the minors for a few more days. Between the Braves and Dodgers' various minor league levels, he's hit to a .272/.326/.376 triple-slash with two homers and 10 RBI in 135 plate appearances. He figures to start regularly at third now that he's up with the big club. There's possible fantasy potential moving forward with the Cuban import, though it's difficult to gauge exactly how he will fare against tougher pitchers.
Braves activated LHP Manny Banuelos from the 15-day disabled list.
Banuelos has been out for the count over the last few weeks as he rehabbed from a bout of inflammation in his pitching elbow. In his first rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, he walked two and allowed a hit in two scoreless innings. The southpaw will return to a 2.49 ERA over 21 2/3 innings (four starts, one relief appearance). The Braves will undoubtedly be monitoring his pitch counts closely in the early going.
Matt Garza will start Friday against the Reds.
The veteran right-hander was previously scheduled to pitch against the Pirates, but the Brewers pushed him back after Zach Davies' arrival. Garza has really struggled of late and owns a disappointing 5.56 ERA on the year.
Taylor Jungmann will start Thursday against the Pirates.
Jungmann was previously scheduled to pitch Wednesday, but Zach Davies is getting the call up to start instead. The 25-year-old tossed six scoreless innings last time out against the Reds and owns a 2.48 ERA through his first 15 starts in the majors.
Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.
In 7 2/3 relief innings with the Orioles, Drake had allowed three runs. He was pitching to a minuscule 0.82 ERA (with a 66/16 K/BB ratio) across 44 Triple-A innings prior to joining the Orioles with the September 1 expansion of rosters. His numbers are strong enough that it's not inconceivable that the team might try him in some bigger relief spots depending on the situation.