Soroka (forearm) will begin throwing again Tuesday, after which Atlanta will make a determination whether he'll be ready for his next scheduled start Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. "You feel good about it and all of that, but until he launches a ball, we're not going to know for sure," manager Brian Snitker said Monday. The right-hander exited his last start early after taking a comebacker off the forearm, but Soroka escaped with nothing but a bruise and wasn't seen wearing any sort of compression sleeve or padding on the area Monday. Even if Soroka checks out OK on Tuesday, however, the club may elect to play it safe and push his next start back to Saturday or Sunday, using Friday's start as a chance to audition another young pitcher for the open rotation spot created when Mike Foltynewicz was sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett.
X-rays on Soroka's forearm came back negative, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports. Soroka exited Sunday's game against the Nationals after getting hit by a pitch on the right forearm, though early indications are that the young hurler escaped with a bruise. "It feels like a bruise," Soroka told 680 The Fan Atlanta. "I've been hit by enough pucks, baseballs in my lifetime to know the aftermath. It's just a bruise." Despite the good news, it remains to be seen whether Soroka will be able to make his next start on schedule. According to manager Brian Snitker, more should be known after the right-hander gets a chance to play catch in a couple of days. Prior to exiting, the 21-year-old allowed one hit and recorded one strikeout across two scoreless frames.
Soroka was removed from Sunday's game against the Nationals after being hit by a pitch on the right forearm. The Braves labeled his exit as precautionary and didn't designate a specific injury, so it may be a minor issue. The 21-year-old allowed one hit and had one strikeout over two scoreless frames before leaving the game.
Soroka (8-1) allowed three runs on six hits with two strikeouts and one walk across six innings while earning a victory against the Mets on Monday. The 21-year-old has been giving up more runs this month, but he continues to rack up wins. He is 3-0 with a 4.32 ERA in June. It helps that the Braves offense is absolutely on fire and has scored at least seven runs in each of his last four outings. Overall, Soroka is 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA, .201 batting average against, 0.98 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 76.1 innings. He will face the Nationals on the road in his next start Sunday.
Soroka (7-1) picked up the win Friday after allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over eight innings against the Marlins. Soroka cruised through the first eight innings of his start before issuing a leadoff walk to begin the ninth frame, and he was pulled immediately afterwards. The baserunner would score later in the inning, though it wouldn't matter much in a 7-1 victory. The 21-year-old has secured a win in four of his last five outings, and his ERA has dropped to 1.41 over 57.1 innings this season as a result.