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Sources: Foltynewicz loses arbitration case

Righty will reportedly receive $2.2 million salary for 2018 season
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ATLANTA -- The Braves won their arbitration hearing against right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, according to sources. He will receive the team's $2.2 million salary offer instead of the $2.3 million figure he requested after the two parties ended negotiations last month.

Though he lost the hearing, Foltynewicz is still receiving a nice pay raise during his first arbitration-eligible season. The 26-year-old right-hander made $544,000 in 2017, as he went 10-13 and posted a 4.79 ERA over 29 appearances (28 starts).

ATLANTA -- The Braves won their arbitration hearing against right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, according to sources. He will receive the team's $2.2 million salary offer instead of the $2.3 million figure he requested after the two parties ended negotiations last month.

Though he lost the hearing, Foltynewicz is still receiving a nice pay raise during his first arbitration-eligible season. The 26-year-old right-hander made $544,000 in 2017, as he went 10-13 and posted a 4.79 ERA over 29 appearances (28 starts).

As a file-and-trial club, the Braves ended negotiations regarding any one-year offers once they were required to exchange arbitration figures with Foltynewicz on Jan. 12. The two parties never seriously discussed a multi-year deal and thus ended up going to the hearing, despite there being just $100,000 separating their exchanged figures.

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Foltynewicz has posted a 4.87 ERA over the 85 appearances (65 starts) made since he broke into the big leagues as an Astros reliever during the latter part of the 2014 season. The 26-year-old right-hander was traded to the Braves a few months later and has spent portions of each of the past three seasons in Atlanta's rotation.

While producing a 4.81 ERA over his 65 career starts, Foltynewicz has been frustrated by inconsistent stretches, within which he has shown his great potential and also provided the Braves a reminder he is far from a finished product.

Foltynewicz threw to a 3.30 ERA through his first 11 starts last season and then surrendered eight earned runs over 3 1/3 innings during a June 12 game at Nationals Park. He posted a 2.95 ERA over the next seven starts and then allowed at least five earned runs in four of the five starts that followed.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001. Listen to his podcast.

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