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Braves DFA lefty Sean Newcomb, option righty pitcher Huascar Ynoa

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Apr 18, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Sean Newcomb (15) throws in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves designated left-hander Sean Newcomb for assignment Tuesday and optioned right-hander Huascar Ynoa to Triple-A Gwinnett, one day after the duo pitched in a 7-4 road loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Braves recalled right-hander Touki Toussaint and left-hander Dylan Lee from Triple-A in advance of Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers.

The Braves also announced that outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (ACL surgery) was headed out on a minor league rehab assignment with Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Monday’s game got away from the Braves in the fourth inning. Ynoa gave up an RBI groundout to Cody Bellinger and an RBI single to Edwin Rios as the Dodgers took a 3-0 lead. Newcomb came on to walk former teammate Freddie Freeman and gave up a three-run double to Trea Turner.

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Ynoa owns a 13.50 ERA after his first two starts of the season, both losses. Newcomb, in his sixth season with Atlanta, had a 7.20 ERA after three outings.

In 31 appearances (24 starts) for the Braves over the past four seasons, Ynoa is 4-8 with a 5.22 ERA. Newcomb was 24-23 in 144 career appearances (57 starts) with a 4.25 ERA, all with the Braves going back to 2017.

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–Field Level Media