Foltynewicz designated for assignment by Braves after loss to Rays

Foltynewicz designated for assignment by Braves after loss to Rays
Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) removes starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com (CURTIS COMPTON / AJC)

The Atlanta Braves made a pitching move following Monday’s loss to Tampa Bay Rays. Mike Foltynewicz has been designated for assignment.

In the 14-5 loss, Foltynewicz gave up six runs, including three home runs, in 3 1/3 innings pitched.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said it was a tough decision but a move he felt needed to be done. The team will activate Chad Sobtka.

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“In the short season, it’s just not happening right now, and we kind of feel a sense of urgency to some extent,” he said.

The DFA move means Foltynewicz is no longer on the Braves roster.

The Braves have options to trade the former All-Star or place him on waivers. If another team does not claim him off waivers, then Foltynewicz can outrighted to Gwinnett or released.