Grab all the details you need to know about the weight loss of the American baseball player Mike Foltynewicz.
Mike Foltynewicz is a American professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Atlanta Braves organization. Also well known by his nickname 'Folty,' he also played in the MLB for the Houston Astros.
The Houston Astros selected Foltynewicz in the first round of the 2010 MLB draft. Since the draft, he played in the minor leagues until he was called up to the Astros in August 2014. The Astros traded Foltynewicz to the Braves before the 2015 season.
Mike Foltynewicz appeared in the All-Star Game in 2018 and was designated for assignment by the Braves in 2020. Recently, the baseball player appears noticeably slimmer than before. Therefore many people are trying to learn how he underwent weight loss. Below, we compiled the details about his weight loss, so keep on reading to find out how he did it.
In September 2016, Mike Foltynewicz underwent surgery for blood clots in his arm. Therefore, for most of the offseason, he spent time recovering from the operation and was also losing weight at the same time. However, he was not happy and grew frustrated about not being able to play. But he was fortunate to have avoided a catastrophic outcome from the blood clots, which were discovered after his right (pitching) arm swelled grotesquely one night in September.
In September 2016, Mike Foltynewicz underwent surgery for blood clots in his arm.
Source: MLB Trade Rumors
Mike Foltynewicz underwent surgery to remove part of the first rib on his right side, which had compressed blood vessels in his arm. Before the illness, the 6-foot-4 baseball player weighed 226 pounds, and after the surgery, he grew noticeably thinner. He dropped to about 200 pounds during the offseason and was back to 209 after that.
In 2020, Braves manager Brian Snitker had raised concern over his recent performances. He was questioning whether Mike's velocity decline in the games was the cause of some physical changes, but he was skeptical. 'I don't know because he says he feels good. I don't think it's anything (related to) health,' he said in an interview with Atlanta Journal. 'Yeah, he has lost weight, it looks like. Maybe that has something to do with it.'
Mike Foltynewicz, growing up in Illinois, dreamed of being a major league player from an early age. He grew up a St. Louis Cardinals fan and watched all of their games.
Mike Foltynewicz grew up in Illinois.
Mike says that his parents, Gary and Cindy Foltynewicz, both developed elbow problems one summer due to throwing him so many pitches during batting practice. He graduated in 2010 from Minooka High School in Minooka, Illinois. Currently, he is married to his wife, Brittany Wortmann. The couple shares two children, son Jett and daughter Lola.
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