Mike Foltynewicz will make one more rehab start in the minor leagues before joining the Braves’ starting pitching rotation.
Foltynewicz, who missed most of spring training because of elbow soreness, will make his third rehab start for the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers on Monday.
“I’d like him to go 90 pitches, seven innings, something like that,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said Thursday.
Said Foltynewicz, who hasn’t pitched in a major-league game this season: “The arm feels great. … It’s just (a matter of) mixing all the pitches and being comfortable and not having to worry about this thing when I’m out on a big-league mound.”
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The Braves opened a four-game series against the New York Mets on Thursday night at SunTrust Park with Kevin Gausman on the mound. The Braves’ starters for the next three games: Kyle Wright on Friday (vs. the Mets’ Zack Wheeler), Sean Newcomb on Saturday (vs. Jason Vargas) and Julio Teheran on Sunday (vs. Jacob deGrom).
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