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The Atlanta Braves on Monday promoted rookie left-hander Dylan Dodd from the minor leagues, and the highly touted prospect is in line to make his major-league debut this week.

Dodd, who was 12-9 with a 3.36 ERA in the minors last season, will take the place of Atlanta left-handed starter Max Fried, who is nursing a hamstring strain. Dodd is in line to start Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

In related transactions, the Braves optioned left-hander Jared Shuster to their Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett, Georgia, and to make room on the 40-man roster for Dodd, 24, Atlanta designated outfielder Jordan Luplow for assignment.

Dodd was told at the end of spring training that his major-league debut was on the horizon, so he’s been preparing as such.

“We knew a decision was coming, and really I had no idea what to expect,” he told reporters in Florida at the end of spring training. “I’m grateful for what they decided on. I’m super excited, and I can’t wait.”

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Dodd played college baseball at Southeast Missouri State. He was selected by the Braves in the third round of the 2021 MLB draft.

Dodd will oppose St. Louis left-hander Steven Matz at Busch Stadium. The Braves opened the season by taking two of three games from the Washington Nationals.

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Left-hander Dylan Dodd to make MLB debut Tuesday for Braves