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Sign of times: Braves quickly run out of patience with Folty

 Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz stands on the mound after walking St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter to score a run in the first inning of Game 5 of their National League Division Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz stands on the mound after walking St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter to score a run in the first inning of Game 5 of their National League Division Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (KY3)
Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 8:43 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — Facing a sprint of a baseball season rather than a marathon, the Atlanta Braves didn’t have time to let Mike Foltynewicz sort out his perplexing problems.

So, after a dismal showing in his first start of 2020, the Braves cut ties with a 28-year-old pitcher who was an All-Star in 2018 and started two games in the NL Division Series last season.

It was a shocking turn for a pitcher just entering what should be the prime of his career.

Foltynewicz has no apparent injury issues and isn’t eligible for free agency until 2022. 

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