Tyler Stow, son of Bryan Stow, who was beaten last year at Dodger Stadium, looks up and listens to his father on a big screen before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the San Francisco Giants Opening Day baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Francisco, Friday, April 13, 2012. Standing with Tyler Stow is Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (41). (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.
Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.