|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||6/12/1993|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 255 lbs|
|Drafted||2014 - Rd 1|
Newcomb was activated from the 7-day concussion injured list Tuesday.
Newcomb has been out of action since taking a line drive to the back of his head on June 15. He's expected to pitch out of the bullpen going forward. Chad Sobotka was optioned to clear a spot for him on the roster.
Newcomb (concussion) is expected to come off the 7-day IL prior to Tuesday's game against the Cubs, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The southpaw struck out five batters in two scoreless innings during a rehab appearance for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, and apparently won't need any further tuneup before rejoining the Atlanta bullpen. Newcomb has a 2.12 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 29:12 K:BB through 34 innings this season.
Manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that he expects to keep Newcomb (concussion) in a relief role when the southpaw is reinstated from the 7-day injured list, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Newcomb shined in his rehab outing Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett, striking out five over two scoreless, one-hit frames. Though Newcomb is on track to return from the IL on Tuesday and the Braves have a need for a fifth starter beginning with Thursday's game against Chicago after Mike Foltynewicz was demoted to Triple-A, Bryse Wilson and Touki Toussaint are viewed as more likely candidates to enter the rotation. Since rejoining the Braves in early May, Newcomb has posted an impressive 0.83 ERA and 24:4 K:BB in 21.2 innings across 17 appearances, all but one of which came out of the bullpen.
Newcomb (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
Newcomb hasn't played since getting hit by a line drive last Saturday. He appears to be making progress in his return from a concussion and should be ready to return to Atlanta soon.
Newcomb (concussion) was placed on the 7-day injured list Wednesday.
It was originally thought that Newcomb avoided a concussion after getting hit in the head by a line drive over the weekend, but according to David O'Brien of The Athletic, he experienced symptoms after working out Tuesday. Newcomb is apparently feeling better but will need to make a rehab appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett before the Braves feel comfortable activating him. Huascar Ynoa was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and will replace Newcomb in the bullpen for the time being.