We heard the other day that John Lackey may very well be in The Best Shape of His Life. Now we have greater confirmation!
Really, though. What would it take for John Lackey to be in The Best Shape of His Life? Is that really saying anything dramatic?
The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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.