Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz cleared waivers and was outrighted to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday.
He was designated for assignment Tuesday after surrendering six runs in 3 1/3 innings in Monday’s 14-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He allowed four hits, including three home runs, walked four and struck out three batters.
Folytnewicz’s fastball averaged just 89 mph against the Rays, down from 95 mph last season.
The 28-year-old has $2.38 million remaining on his contract and the Braves are hopeful he can return to the form that made him an All-Star in 2018.
He was 13-10 with a 2.85 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 2018. For his career, he is 44-42 with a 4.33 ERA in 138 games (118 starts) with the Houston Astros (2014) and Braves.