Mike Foltynewicz clears waivers
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Mike Foltynewicz clears waivers

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The Braves announced on Thursday that pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to the club’s alternate training site. The right-hander had been designated for assignment on Monday.

Foltynewicz, 28, struggled in his 2020 debut, yielding six runs on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings against the Rays. Outside of 2018, when he was an All-Star, Foltynewicz has struggled across seven seasons in the big leagues. He has a career 4.33 ERA.

It’s a bit surprising that Foltynewicz passed through waivers unclaimed, given the amount of injuries that have hit pitchers in the early going. He does have a $6.425 million salary for the 2020 season. Prorating it for the 60-game season, his salary comes out to about $2.38 million.

Tigers place Cron on IL due to left knee sprain

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DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers put first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left knee sprain.

Cron exited Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning. He was hurt on a freak play in which a hard-hit ball by Danny Mendick bounced off him and was recovered by pitcher Daniel Norris, who retired Mendick with a diving tag.

Cron stayed on the ground in apparent pain during the play and afterward.

The Tigers added Cron this offseason to provide more power in what was an anemic lineup in 2019. He’s hitting .190 but has four home runs.

Detroit recalled infielder Willi Castro.