Rays Bats Send Braves Pitcher Out of Town

The Rays EXPLODED offensively last night vs the Atlanta Braves, causing the Braves to likely part ways with their starting pitcher.

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The Braves will surprisingly designate right-hander Mike Foltynewicz for assignment, manager Brian Snitker told the media following Atlanta's 14-5 loss to the Rays on Monday. Right-hander Chad Sobotka will replace Foltynewicz on the Braves' active roster.

Foltynewicz, 28, started that game at Tropicana Field and allowed six earned and three home runs in 3 1/3 innings. Over that span he struck out three and walked four. 

The decision to DFA Foltynewicz means that the Braves will have a limited window to either trade him -- likely for a minimal return -- or place him on irrevocable outright waivers. In other words, Foltynewicz's days with Atlanta will soon be at an end. Once he is DFA'd, he'll be removed from the Braves' 40-man roster and 60-man player pool. 

Atlanta Braves v Tampa Bay Rays

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