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Atlanta Braves reinstate Max Fried for start against New York Mets

Jun 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (54) delivers a pitch to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, the Atlanta Braves reinstated left-hander Max Fried from the injured list on Wednesday in advance of his scheduled start at home against the New York Mets.

Fried has been out since June 18 with a blister on his left index finger. It was his second IL stint of the season after missing three weeks with a right hamstring strain and returning May 5.

To make room on the active roster, the Braves optioned left-hander Sean Newcomb to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Fried, 27, is 4-4 this season with a 4.21 ERA in 11 starts. In five seasons, all with the Braves, he is 30-15 in 78 appearances (61 starts) with a 3.64 ERA. He finished fifth in National League Cy Young Award voting last season when he was 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 11 starts.

Newcomb, 28, was 2-0 with a 5.82 ERA in 23 relief appearances this season. In five seasons with the Braves, he is 24-23 with a 4.26 ERA in 132 appearances (57 starts).

–Field Level Media