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Touki Toussaint to make major league debut on Monday

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The Braves will play two against the Marlins on Monday, making up the game that was postponed due to inclement weather on August 1. Pitching prospect Touki Toussaint will start the first game, per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mike Foltynewicz will start the second game.

Toussaint, 22, is considered the No. 7 prospect in the Braves’ minor league system, according to MLB Pipeline. The Braves acquired Toussaint from the Diamondbacks along with Bronson Arroyo in exchange for infielder Phil Gosselin. It was a trade that was widely panned on the Diamondbacks’ side at the time and still is. That move was made by their previous front office configuration that included Dave Stewart and Tony La Russa.

Between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett this season, Toussaint compiled a 2.68 ERA with a 139/49 K/BB ratio in 117 1/3 innings across 21 starts. It’s very likely that Toussaint will only be up for the start on Monday and then will be sent back down to the minors.

Kolten Wong exits game with elbow contusion

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Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Brewers after sustaining a right elbow contusion, according to a team announcement. The full extent of the injury has not been revealed, nor is it clear when Wong might return to the lineup, though he’s presumed to be day-to-day for the time being.

Wong suffered the injury in the third inning. He reached base on a line drive single to right field, his first of the evening, and was accidentally struck on the elbow when Wade Miley made an errant throw to Jesus Aguilar on a pickoff attempt. The 27-year-old second baseman has already seen his season shortened by injuries after sustaining a right thigh contusion and, more recently, dealing with a bout of chronic inflammation in his left knee. He entered Saturday’s contest batting .238/.323/.388 on the year with eight home runs, and a .711 OPS through 330 PA.

Following the incident, Wong was replaced on the field by Greg Garcia at the top of the fourth inning. The Cardinals currently lead the Brewers 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth.