Foltynewicz (elbow) threw a bullpen session Sunday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports. Foltynewicz isn't expected to be ready until mid-to-late April at the earliest, but Sunday's session -- his first off a mound since being shut down with elbow soreness earlier in camp -- is a step in the right direction for the 27-year-old. The right-hander still won't be ready to make a start before the end of Grapefruit League play, leaving him to get up to speed at extended spring training or with a minor-league rehab assignment. With Foltynewicz on the mend, Touki Toussaint, Kyle Wright, Max Fried and Bryse Wilson are battling for Atlanta's final two rotation spots.
Foltynewicz (elbow) isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the Atlanta rotation until at least mid-to-late April, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Because Foltynewicz has yet to resume mound work and has been idle nearly all spring with the sore elbow, he'll need multiple weeks to get his arm conditioned for a starter's workload. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Foltynewicz won't be ready to make a start before the Grapefruit League slate comes to a close, so he'll have to pick up innings in simulated games at extended spring training or as part of a minor-league rehab assignment prior to making his 2019 debut for the big club. With Foltynewicz on track to begin the season on the injured list, youngsters Touki Toussaint, Kyle Wright, Max Fried and Bryse Wilson are in the mix for the final two spots in the Atlanta rotation.
Foltynewicz (elbow) has been officially ruled out for Opening Day, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports. The Braves have not announced who will start on Opening Day, but it is clear at this point that Foltynewicz won't be ready for that start. He has been limited to playing catch since his elbow soreness was first reported Feb. 28, but is getting close to throwing off a mound, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports. If he is able to throw off a mound soon, he may be able to build up in time to join the big-league rotation sometime in April.
Foltynewicz (elbow) indicated Friday he feels fine but is still limited to playing catch, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Foltynewicz resumed playing catch Tuesday but there's still no indication of when he might be able to advance to mound work. The 27-year-old has yet to be officially ruled out for Opening Day, but he'll need to clear numerous hurdles before returning to spring action, and he must also build up his arm strength for the regular season before being penciled into the rotation.
Foltynewicz (elbow) will resume throwing Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Elbow soreness has slowed Foltynewicz's start to camp, but he appears to be trending in the right direction. The injury is considered a minor one, as the righty reportedly would have pitched through the issue in the regular season. He'll have to build up his arm strength, throw some bullpen sessions and throw at least one live batting practice session before making a Grapefruit League appearance.