SP - TEX
The Texas Rangers signed RHP Mike Foltynewicz to a one-year, $2 million contract.
There are also incentives in the deal. The 29-year-old posted a 2.85 ERA in 2018 but it has been rough ever since. He'll look to rebuild his value in Texas on this one-year deal, but he isn't a fantasy option to begin the season.
Free agent pitcher Mike Foltynewicz is reportedly nearing a one-year deal guaranteed deal with the Texas Rangers, according to Kiley McDaniel.
Foltynewicz's career has taken a nosedive since his breakout 2018 season in Atlanta when he registered a 2.85 ERA over 183.0 innings. The Braves released him after just one start in 2020, though. He recently threw for scouts in a showcase and apparently pitched well enough to interest the Rangers. This would be a low risk signing for the rebuilding Rangers but you should still avoid drafting the right-hander until we see how he performs in spring training.
According to Jon Heyman, Mike Foltynewicz has several teams interested including the Mets, Twins, Rays, and White Sox. Foltynewicz had a recent throwing session and reportedly looked good.
In 2018 Mike Foltynewicz had a career season with a 2.85 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, a 27.2% strikeout rate, and a 9.1% walk rate in 183 innings pitched. Since then, Foltynewicz has a 4.86 ERA, a 21.3% strikeout rate, and an 8% walk rate in 120.1 innings pitched. That's not great. At this point, he's not worth rostering in fantasy leagues until we see positive changes.
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.