Bizarre day: Braves P Mike Foltynewicz loses arbitration, welcomes new son

Mike Foltynewicz
Mike Foltynewicz (Getty Photographs)

Braves beginning pitcher Mike Foltynewicz misplaced his arbitration case with the group Saturday, however he had a lot greater news in his life later within the day.

The best-hander had sought $2.three million, however the Braves’ supply of $2.2 million prevailed, in line with the Atlanta Journal-Structure. That nearly quantities to a rounding error in a multi-million contract.

We’re one hundred pc sure Foltynewicz shortly forgot concerning the arbitration loss, as a result of later within the day, his spouse Brittany gave delivery to their son, Michael Jett Foltynewicz. The couple shared the news on Instagram.


I’m speechless! Our little man is right here! Michael Jett Foltynewicz. 2/10/18 at 8lbs 10oz at 9:08 am! I can’t wait to observe @b.folty (who’s doing nice!)spoil and be one of the best mom to this little stud! We will’t wait to have him meet everybody! Love you with all my coronary heart little buddy! #whataday #jettfolty #littleham #myeverything

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In case you are questioning, that $one hundred,000 distinction in Foltynewicz’s arbitration case was the smallest quantity in an MLB case this yr. Whereas it appears such a trivial quantity might have been simply resolved with a compromise, in line with the Journal-Structure, the Braves have a “file-and-trial” arbitration coverage that does not contain negotiation.

The 26-yr-previous Foltynewicz went 10-thirteen with a four.seventy nine ERA in 29 video games in 2017. However he confirmed unimaginable potential in midseason, going 9-1 with a three.fifty six ERA in 14 begins from Might 12 by means of July 25 earlier than slumping in his final 9 begins.