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Congrats to Daniel Winkler!

(via MLB Trade Rumors)

I’m not sure if you’d even remember Daniel Winkler (but you should!), the former Colorado Rockies’ farmhand who was plucked from the organization by the Atlanta Braves after the 2014 season in the Rule V draft — all while he was recovering from elbow surgery (!) he sustained during the year.

Well, now he’s about to make his big league debut with the Braves (yay!) after recovering from the surgery, MLB Trade Rumors with more:

"Braves Rule 5 pick Daniel Winkler has been activated from the DL, as’s Mark Bowman reports. Atlanta took advantage of the fact that he was recovering from Tommy John surgery to pluck him from the Rockies. The team can now begin building up to the ninety active roster days required to gain Winkler’s rights moving forward. The 25-year-old had shown promise in the Colorado organiation, dominating the Double-A level in 2014 — with a 1.41 ERA and 9.1 K/9 against 2.2 BB/9 in 70 innings — before suffering the UCL tear."

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The Braves will have to keep Winkler on their big league roster for at least 90 days next year, since he spent his entire first season after the Rule V Draft on the disabled list.

Good for Winkler, though; he had great stuff and I was sad to see him go from Colorado when the Braves plucked him last winter.

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