After giving up six runs in 3 1/3 innings in a 14-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Atlanta Braves nominated Mike Faultynevich for the assignment on Monday.
Foltynevic gave up three home runs, scored four and did not make it out of the fourth inning in the first start of the season.
His fastball averaged 89 mph and did not drop below 93 mph on Monday, following the previous season’s average of 95 mph. The 28-year-old right-hander had similar velocity issues in a summer game game last week against Miami.
“It’s tough,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “Faulty, in this short season, it’s just not happening. We feel a sense of urgency to some extent. Faulty has been big for us over the years, surrounded by big games.” [the] Playoff, stretch down was good for us. We are not in a position to wait for something to happen in this short season. “
Foltynewicz has been a regular in the Braves’ affair since 2015. His best season for Atlanta was 2018, when he went 13-10 with a 2.85 ERA and was named an All-Star. He has made four playoff starts, allowing seven runs (six earned) while retaining only one batsman after losing in Game 5 of the NL Division Series against St. Louis in October.
Faultynews will be replaced by Chad Sobotka on the active roster.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.