Soroka will be shut down from throwing for four or five days after his shoulder discomfort returned Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Shoulder inflammation ended Soroka's rookie season prematurely, and the issue hasn't gone away. He felt some discomfort while lifting weights in January, and while he was able to begin spring training normally, the issue quickly resurfaced. If he's able to return to his throwing program without further delays and if his spring proceeds without further setbacks, he'll still have time to compete for a rotation spot. The Braves may take a longer-term outlook with the young pitcher, though, especially given that Touki Toussaint should be an adequate fifth starter.
Manager Brian Snitker said Soroka (shoulder) won't pitch in early spring training games, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Soroka will be eased into Grapefruit League action after missing the second half of his rookie season due to shoulder inflammation. While the right-hander wasn't originally expected to face any restrictions in camp, the Braves want to play it safe with the well-regarded youngster. Barring any setbacks, Soroka should still be ready for the start of the season. He's expected to compete for the Braves' fifth starter gig during spring training.
Soroka will not be held back by his shoulder this spring and will take part in normal throwing sessions, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Soroka missed the second half of his rookie campaign with shoulder inflammation and was expected to take it easy this spring. He's been able to undergo a normal offseason throwing program, however, and has had no issues during early sessions in camp, so the team feels confident moving him forward without restrictions. The 21-year-old is expected to battle for the Braves' fifth starter job.
Soroka (shoulder) won't be restricted during spring training but the Braves are expected to closely monitor him, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Soroka started five games during the 2018 campaign before being shut down due to a shoulder injury. While manager Brian Snitker has no intention of restricting Soroko, he'll likely take it slow with the 21-year-old right-hander to prevent any further issues.
Manager Brian Snitker said Wednesday that Soroka (shoulder) will not pitch again for the Braves this season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Snitker added that a "best-case scenario" is that Soroka can pitch a little in the instructional league before having a "normal offseason." As expected, the 21-year-old will not take the mound for Atlanta again in 2018 after dealing with shoulder fatigue that has sidelined him since mid-June. With the minor-league season winding down, there just isn't enough time for him to build his arm back up to speed without rushing through some steps, which is obviously not the best option for a young pitcher.