The Atlanta Braves have optioned Ian Anderson to their Triple-A affiliate.

It's the latest setback for the right-hander whose promising start included pitching five hitless innings in Game 3 of the 2021 World Series.

Bryce Elder was also optioned. Both players had been competing for the fifth spot in the Braves' starting rotation.

Anderson went 10-6 with a 5.00 ERA in 22 starts last season and was sent to the minors in early August.