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Sean Newcomb optioned to Braves' alternate site

by Jon Mathisen | Braves Correspondent | Mon, Aug 10th 9:54pm EDT

Sean Newcomb was optioned to the Atlanta Braves' alternate site on Monday following a disastrous outing against the Phillies. (Mark Bowman on Twitter)

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Newcomb gave up eight earned runs on six hits with two walks and one strikeout across 1.1 innings on Monday against the Phillies; the lefty was promptly optioned following the conclusion of the game. For the season, Newcomb registered an ugly 11.20 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP with an 0-2 record across 13.2 innings (four starts). The Braves rotation is severely shorthanded as it is so the 27-year old is likely to rejoin the big league club later on this season.

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