Foltynewicz was officially ruled out for opening day last week. The team won’t put an expectation on when he’ll return, but mid-April seems feasible if Foltynewicz doesn’t experience a setback. Despite the Braves’ nucleus of starters, a lengthy Foltynewicz absence would be a hard hit.
The right-hander made only one start this spring. He’s coming off the best season of his career, in which he produced a 2.85 ERA with 202 strikeouts, earning his first All-Star appearance.