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Foltynewicz placed on DL; Perez starts Wednesday

Rookie right-hander out with chest ailment

ATLANTA -- The Braves placed Mike Foltynewicz on the 15-day disabled list following Tuesday night's 7-1 loss to the Marlins with costochondritis (inflammation of the chest wall). This move allowed them to recall Williams Perez from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Marlins.

Foltynewicz was scheduled to start on Monday before he arrived at Turner Field with a fever and viral symptoms. After he was further evaluated on Tuesday, the Braves determined that he needed at least another week to rest.

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Because Perez had just been optioned to Gwinnett on Saturday, the only way he could have been activated before Sept. 8 was if he was taking the roster spot of a player who was placed on the disabled list.

The Braves had been toying with the idea to send Edwin Jackson to the mound to start Wednesday afternoon's game. But because Jackson's recent workload would have limited him to just three innings, the Braves opted instead to gamble on Perez, who had posted a 9.87 ERA in his past six starts.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for Listen to his podcast.
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