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Jared Shuster
Atlanta Braves
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Expected to start third game
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
March 26, 2023
Shuster appears on track for a spot in Atlanta's season-opening rotation and is tentatively lined up to start the team's third game next Sunday in Washington, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Shuster and Dylan Dodd had been battling for the No. 5 starter's role, but Atlanta looks like it'll have room for both young hurlers to make at least two turns through the rotation to begin the season while Kyle Wright heads to the injured list as he ramps back up from the shoulder injury he suffered earlier in the spring. Because Shuster isn't currently on the 40-man roster, Atlanta may wait until next Sunday before formally selecting his contract to maintain more flexibility through the first two games. Shuster was able to earn a spot in the rotation -- at least temporarily -- after logging a 1.45 ERA, 0.59 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB in 18.2 innings in Grapefruit League play while holding opposing hitters to a .115 average.