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The Braves sent Mike Foltynewicz outright to their alternate training site.
Foltynewicz was lit up by the Rays on Monday, surrendering six runs over 3 1/3 innings. The Braves then designated the 28-year-old for assignment following a couple of frustrating seasons. It's still surprising that he wasn't claimed by another club for now.
Mike Foltynewicz has been designated for assignment, per manager Brian Snitker. He had just finished a start where he gave up six runs over 3 and 1/3 innings.
Foltynewicz's velocity was way down in summer camp and continued in his first start, and the Braves had seen enough. The former All-Star will surely get picked up by another team, but given what the Braves think of him, he is droppable in all formats.
Mike Foltynewicz went 4 1/3 innings Tuesday night against Miami, allowing nine hits and six runs (all earned) while allowing no walks and striking out four.
To be fair, it was a bit rainy during his time on the mound and that affected pitch location. So, the only concern with Folty at this point is a drop in velocity. And that bears keeping an eye on.
Mike Foltynewicz allowed one hit and two walks while striking out six over 3 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rays.
Folty needed a good spring outing after his implosion against the Red Sox. The man has excellent stuff, no doubt. But can he become consistent, can he control his emotions? The answer will determine how 2020 and beyond go for him.
Mike Foltynewicz, who had a good outing last Tuesday, imploded Sunday against the Red Sox. Over 1 1/3 innings, he allowed four hits, three runs (all earned), and two walks. One of the hits was a home run, and he did record one strikeout.
Folty can look really good on some days and then really bad on others. He is locked into the starting rotation so hopefully, days like today are just minor blips on the radar.