Toussaint was recalled by the Braves on Friday.
Toussaint failed to impress in 41.2 innings for the Braves this season, posting a 5.62 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. His 22.7 percent strikeout rate almost exactly matches the league average (22.8 percent), while his 13.1 percent walk rate is quite poor. He'll seemingly be limited to relief duty down the stretch.
Toussaint was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Toussaint was sent down after allowing three runs in 2.1 innings Thursday against the Nationals. His ERA now sits at 5.62 on the season, with his inflated 13.1 percent walk rate the primary culprit. Wes Parsons and Patrick Weigel were called up in corresponding moves for Toussaint and Kyle Wright being optioned.
Toussaint could be a candidate to make a spot start Thursday against the Cubs, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The Braves haven't tipped their hand regarding their plans for Foltynewicz's rotation spot, but O'Brien speculates that Gwinnett starter Bryse Wilson is the top candidate for the nod, since Wilson would be available to pitch Thursday on normal rest. Toussaint, meanwhile, has worked in relief for Atlanta since being promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett in mid-May, posting a 3.80 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 14 appearances. Since five of those outings were of the multi-inning variety, Toussaint would be decently stretched out to start if the Braves prefer to replace Foltynewicz with a pitcher already on the 25-man roster.
Toussaint walked two and struck out two in two scoreless innings of relief during Sunday's extra-inning win over the Cardinals.
With Atlanta down 3-0, the young right-hander replaced starter Julio Teheran in the sixth inning and kept St. Louis in check, helping set the stage for a late rally. Toussaint has been sharp since joining the bullpen in mid-May, posting a 1.04 ERA, 0.58 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB through 8.2 innings over five appearances, but barring an injury in the rotation, his immediate future seems to put him in a low-leverage role.
Toussaint was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
This explains why Toussaint was scratched from his scheduled start with the Stripers on Wednesday. The right-hander should offer depth out of the bullpen during his time with the Braves. In three appearances (one start) with Atlanta this season, Toussaint has posted a 6.35 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB in 11.1 innings. Jesse Biddle was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Toussaint was scratched from his start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The move appears to foreshadow a promotion to the big leagues, though no announcement has been made yet. Toussaint has already spent a pair of stints in Atlanta this season, starting one game and relieving in two more.
Toussaint was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett Friday.
Toussaint's reward for his game-winning four-inning relief outing Friday is a demotion. As a young pitcher with options, he's likely to continue bouncing between Gwinnett and Atlanta throughout the year. Sean Newcomb was recalled in a corresponding move.
Toussaint (2-0) picked up the win Friday against the Marlins, allowing one run on four hits and three walks across four innings. He struck out six.
Toussaint was called upon after Kevin Gausman was ejected from Friday's game in the second inning for throwing behind Jose Urena. The young right-hander cruised over the next 3.1 frames before running into trouble in what was the start of the sixth inning, loading up the bases before giving way to Jerry Blevins with two outs. Blevins walked in a run, accounting for the only run charged to Toussaint on the evening. The 22-year-old is now 2-0 with a 6.35 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 11.9 K/9 through 11.1 innings (three appearances, one start) with the Braves this season. Seeing as Toussaint won't be available for a few days following his appearance out of the bullpen Friday, the Braves may opt to send him back to the minors in exchange for a fresh arm.
Toussaint was called up by the Braves on Friday.
Toussaint made one start and one relief appearance in his first stint with the Braves this season, posting a 9:3 K:BB over 7.1 innings but allowing eight runs (seven earned). He appears to be up in a relief role for now, as Shane Carle was optioned in a corresponding move Thursday.
Toussaint was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Toussaint's stay on the big-league roster lasted just one week. It included a stellar six-inning relief appearance and an awful start in which he allowed seven runs in just 1.1 innings against the Indians on Saturday. He'll be replaced on the roster by Bryse Wilson.
Toussaint gave up seven earned runs in just 1.1 innings in a no-decision against Cleveland on Saturday. He allowed six hits and one walk while striking out two.
Toussaint gave up two runs in the first inning on two wild pitches and two hits, and he also hit a batter. Things did not improve in the second inning as he allowed four more hits and hit two more batters before being removed. The 22-year-old was making his first start of the season, and now has an 8.59 ERA and 1.77 WHIP along with an 9:3 K:BB in 7.1 innings.
Toussaint is scheduled to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Indians.
Toussaint's first start of 2019 was only delayed by one day due to Friday's postponement. Julio Teheran will take the hill for the Braves in the afternoon side of the twin bill while Toussaint matches up with Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer in the nightcap.
Toussaint won't start Friday against Cleveland as the game has been postponed due to rain.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. The Braves haven't yet announced their plans for their rotation going forward, but it's likely that Toussaint will start one of Saturday's games.
Toussaint is scheduled to start Friday against the Indians, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Mike Soroka is expected to get the ball for Thursday's series finale against the Diamondbacks, leaving Toussaint to make his first start of the season Friday. The young righty allowed one unearned run while striking out seven batters across six innings of relief in his 2019 big-league debut last week.
Manager Brian Snitker announced Sunday that Toussaint will enter Atlanta's starting rotation, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Sean Newcomb was demoted to Triple-A Gwinnett earlier Sunday, and Toussaint was the likeliest replacement following his stellar six-inning relief effort Saturday. The Braves have yet to officially announce their specific rotation plans, but the 22-year-old figures to start either Thursday against the Diamondbacks or Friday against the Indians.
Toussaint is expected to enter the Braves' rotation Friday in Cleveland, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
The Braves' decision to demote struggling starter Sean Newcomb to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday clears an opening in the rotation for another arm, with Toussaint seemingly representing the top option. After Newcomb failed to escape the second inning in Saturday's game against the Mets, Toussaint grabbed the win in relief while striking out seven over six innings and surrendering an unearned run on four hits and two walks. Toussaint's poor control can occasionally lead to some crooked stat lines, but his plus curveball will give him plenty of strikeout upside even if there's more volatility with his ERA and WHIP.
Toussaint (1-0) picked up the win Saturday, giving up one unearned run on four hits and two walks over six innings of relief while striking out seven in an 11-7 victory over the Mets.
After Sean Newcomb fell apart and got the hook in the second inning, Toussaint entered the game and gave Atlanta the equivalent of a quality start. The right-hander threw 53 of 85 pitches for strikes, and at the least he put himself in consideration for a rotation spot -- whether as the Braves' fifth starter, or even in place of the struggling Newcomb. Given his heavy workload in this game, however, Toussaint could also head right back to Triple-A Gwinnett in the short term for a fresh bullpen arm.
Toussaint was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
Toussaint lost out on an Opening Day roster spot but is back up already despite a 1:4 K:BB in three Triple-A innings. He'll take Kyle Wright's roster spot, but he may not be taking his rotation spot, as Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) is expected to return before a fifth starter is needed.
Toussaint was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
This comes as a bit of a surprise, as the right-hander appeared to have the inside track at a rotation spot following injuries to Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) and Mike Soroka (shoulder). Toussaint posted an unsightly 8.62 ERA through six spring appearances (15.2 innings), but his 20:3 K:BB over that stretch is a better reflection of how he pitched. The young right-hander figures to join the big-league rotation at some point in 2019, though he'll head to the minors to work some kinks for the time being.
Toussaint gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits over four innings while striking out five in Sunday's split-squad game against the Tigers.
The 22-year-old has a superficially rough 5.79 ERA through 14 innings this spring, but his 17:2 K:BB is a much better reflection of how he's been pitching. Toussaint appears to have a rotation spot with the Braves all but locked up to begin the season, but with Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) and Mike Soroka (shoulder) getting healthier, he might only have until the end of April or so to prove he deserves to keep it.
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