Foltynewicz (elbow) allowed six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two across 5.1 innings in a rehab start against Triple-A Durham on Sunday. He was sitting 93 mph with his fastball and had both his slider and curveball working, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports. Foltynewicz's numbers weren't strong, but he was hit hard in the early going while he struggled to get the feel for his secondary pitches. However, his slider improved as the game went on and he threw a total of 89 pitches, both good signs for his return. Based on this outing, Foltynewicz could rejoin the rotation later this week.
Foltynewicz (elbow) is scheduled to make another minor-league start over the weekend, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. It looked as though Foltynewicz's final rehab start would take place Monday, but the Braves have determined that he'll require one final outing to shake the rust off. Assuming his weekend start goes off without a hitch, Foltynewicz figures to be looking at a return later next week, likely during Atlanta's weekend series with Colorado.
Foltynewicz (elbow) will make one more rehab start Monday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Foltynewicz's Tuesday start was interrupted in the middle of the third inning because of rain, but the righty was able to complete the full pitch load in the bullpen during the delay without feeling discomfort in his elbow. Manager Brian Snitker wants Foltynewicz to throw close to 90 pitches uninterrupted before being activated. He lines up to return to the rotation April 20 in Cleveland.
Foltynewicz (elbow) gave up two runs on four hits and a walk over 3.2 innings while striking out five for Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, throwing 61 pitches (43 strikes), Manny Randhawa of MLB.com reports. A rain delay interrupted the rehab outing, and Foltynewicz threw another dozen pitches in the bullpen during the delay to reach the pitch count the Braves were targeting for him. "He felt good, that's the big thing," manager Brian Snitker said. "We'll see how he feels [Wednesday], and reevaluate then. ... Until he comes in the next day, and nothing developed or he feels OK, then we kind of get a better read on where they're at and make sure everything is OK." Snitker fell short of saying the right-hander's next start would come in the majors, but if Foltynewicz checks out Wednesday, his activation from the IL seems imminent.
Foltynewicz (elbow) will make a minor-league rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Foltynewicz is scheduled to throw 75 pitches after firing 56 over five no-hit innings in his previous start for Gwinnett on Thursday. The right-hander could be cleared to make his 2019 big-league debut -- potentially April 14 against the Mets -- if everything goes off without a hitch Tuesday.
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