The Braves reinstated left-handed pitcher Max Fried from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, and he earned the start in Wednesday night’s game against the Mets.
Fried’s last start came June 18 against the Cardinals, when he suffered a blister injury.
Ahead of Wednesday’s start, Fried is 4-4 in 57-2/3 innings, with a 4.21 ERA and 55 strikeouts.
As a corresponding move, lefty Sean Newcomb was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. In 21-2/3 innings of relief, Newcomb is 2-0, with one save and a 5.82 ERA. He also has 19 walks and has hit two batters.
“It’s consistency, getting the ball in the strike zone,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “He has good stuff. He has a live arm. But you have to get it over. At times he does. And when he does, it’s really, really good. But there’s a high number of walks. You have to stay ahead, however that happens.”
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