Mike Foltynewicz was greeted by three first inning home runs and lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his 2016 debut for the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta's bullpen did a nice job holding the Mets at bay but the offense wasn't able to get on track against Bartolo Colon who threw eight shutout innings to earn the win.
The Atlanta Braves shook up their roster on Monday with a flurry of transactions prior to their series opener against the New York Mets. In addition to Mike Foltynewicz who started Monday's game, Atlanta also promoted Reid Brignac, Chase d'Arnaud and Matt Tuiasosopo. To make room on the roster, Atlanta designated outfielder Drew Stubbs for assignment and demoted pitcher John Gant along with infielder Jace Peterson.
The Braves continue to search for left handed reliever options and are bringing on veteran Sean Burnett on a minor league deal.
The Atlanta Braves came into the season with low expectations but their struggles in April took that to another level.
The 2016 MLB Draft is a little over a month away but here is everything Braves' fans need to know including which draft prospects to keep an eye on.
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo shoulder surgery that is expected to keep him out for the duration of the 2016 regular season. Sandoval has been on the disabled list since the start of the season due to the shoulder ailment.
Dodgers reliever Josh Ravin was hit with an 80-game suspension due to a positive test for a banned substance. Ravin is currently on the disabled list following a car crash during spring training. Ravin admitted his guilt in a statement saying that he had taken some supplements to help speed his recovery after a severe case of intestinal flu and strep throat caused him to drop 20 pounds. One of the supplements contained a banned substance and triggered the positive test.