Braves place LHP Newcomb on concussion list

Braves place LHP Newcomb on concussion list

The Atlanta Braves placed left-hander Sean Newcomb on the seven-day concussion list on Wednesday, four days after he was hit in the back of the head by a line drive.

Newcomb was drilled by a liner off the bat of Philadelphia’s J.T. Realmuto during the third inning of Saturday’s game against the Phillies. The ball caromed off Newcomb’s head and into the netting behind the Philadelphia dugout along the third-base line.

Realmuto’s liner was clocked at 102 mph.

Newcomb was able to walk off the field as he left the game, and the Braves said Sunday that he had passed all their concussion tests.

But he apparently experienced a setback on Tuesday, and manager Brian Snitker told reporters that Newcomb would likely be unavailable on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Newcomb is 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA in 20 appearances (four starts) this season.

Atlanta recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill the roster spot. The 21-year-old Ynoa tossed two shutout innings against the Phillies on Sunday in his lone major league appearance.

Ynoa is 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA in five appearances (three starts) at Gwinnett.

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