The Atlanta Braves have optioned pitcher Touki Toussaint to Triple-A Gwinnett.
He pitched well this spring and he’s flashed some spiffy stuff in the past, so he’ll likely be pitching for the big club at some point when baseball resumes, but it was pretty inevitable that he’d start the year up the road at Gwinnett. Not a big move, of course, but there’s not a lot to talk about.
It does make me wonder how such decisions are made at a time like this. If things were normal maybe he goes to the minor league camp now to be on a certain schedule for their season to start. Now it sort of doesn’t matter. Is Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos doing what I’m doing, sitting around, casting about for things to do, and going, “eh, let’s send Touki down.” Maybe the Braves front office is just working remotely like everyone and they have a Friday morning conference call to handle a couple of days’ worth of work.