Atlanta Braves new pitching coach Rick Kranitz works with Mike Foltynewicz in the bullpen as pitchers and catchers report for the first day of spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Lake Buena Vista. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Foltynewicz, Minter set for rehab outings

Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz will pitch in a minor-league game Friday and Triple-A Gwinnett’s season opener April 4 as he works his way back into Atlanta’s rotation.

Foltynewicz spent most of spring sidelined by a sore elbow. He’s expected to throw 50 pitches Friday, setting him up for a longer outing April 4.

How many other starts Foltynewicz needs will depend on his progress, but he remains on track to rejoin the Braves in mid-April.

Rehabbing reliever A.J. Minter also is scheduled to pitch in Gwinnett’s opener. The right-hander pitched in a minor-league game Monday. He’s expected to return in early April from shoulder soreness.

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