Braves welcome a friendly face to active roster

The Atlanta Braves' new carbon fiber pattern helmet is displayed before a game against the San Diego Padres at SunTrust Park on April 16, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Atlanta Braves fans got good news Tuesday morning when the team announced that right-hander Kyle Wright is back from the injured list.

The 27-year-old started the season on IL with right shoulder soreness after making just two starts in spring training.

However, Wright has completed his rehab work and is set to return from the injured list.

He will start for the Braves on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds.

On Twitter, the Braves announced the news of Wright’s activation and return, as well as the move following Monday night’s game.

Left-hander Dylan Dodd was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett after a walk-off win over the Reds on Monday night.

The young left-hander made his debut at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals and earned a five-inning, one-run start in the win.

But with the return of Wright, the Braves’ rotation is getting stronger.

It is also a big boost for the team.

Left-handed batsman Max Fried is still on the injured list with a hamstring injury.

Spencer Strider and Charlie Morton are healthy.

But Wright’s return gives the Braves another highly anticipated utility option in the rotation.

Last season, the young right-hander won 21 games in 30 starts, posting a 3.19 ERA in 180.1 innings of work.

He also struck out 174 batters, allowed 156 hits and 67 runs, 64 of which were earned.

For his career, Wright has a 4.13 ERA in 51 total appearances.

He made his MLB debut in 2018 as a member of the team’s bullpen before being converted to a starter.

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