Braves demote Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A

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Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz is headed back to Triple-A six weeks after being called up and added to the starting rotation.

Foltynewicz had some early success, but allowed 16 runs in 16 innings this month to push his overall ERA to 5.19 in nine starts. He posted a solid 48/17 K/BB ratio in 52 innings, but served up eight homers.

Acquired from the Astros in January as part of the Evan Gattis trade, Foltynewicz is a 23-year-old former first-round draft pick who ranked among Baseball America’s top-100 prospects last year. He remains a big part of the Braves’ rebuilding plans.