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Braves reinstate Max Fried from injured list, option Sean Newcomb to Gwinnett

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Max Fried is back!

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As expected, the Atlanta Braves reinstated left-hander Max Fried form the 10-day injured list Wednesday and he will start tonight’s game against the New York Mets. To make room on the active roster, Atlanta optioned left-hander Sean Newcomb to Gwinnett.

The Braves placed Fried on the injured list on June 22 retroactively to June 29 due to a blister on his left index finger. The team said that Fried dealt with the blister during his start on June 18 against the Cardinals when he allowed just two hits and one run over seven strong innings. The hope was that he would be ready to return as soon as he was eligible and that turned out to be the case.

Newcomb has been plagued by control issues for most of the season. He has made 23 appearances out of Atlanta’s bullpen and has walked 19 batters in 21 2/3 innings. He is averaging over 12 strikeouts per nine innings but the walks have been more than he has been able to overcome.