No structural damage for Justin Verlander, a DL trip may be avoided

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Detroit breathes a sigh of relief:

Of course, they still have an ace who has been pretty darn ineffective and that could be a concern. But when you think of how bad it could’ve been, this is pretty darn good.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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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.