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July 11, 2021 11:32 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Surgery deemed successful
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka underwent surgery on his Achilles tendon this week that Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said was successful, McClain Baxley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The right-hander first tore the tendon last August, but his initial rehab process went far from smoothly as he dealt with a sore shoulder before needing a cleanup procedure on the tendon in mid-May and then tearing it again June 24. Having undergone three surgeries on his Achilles in less than a year, it's impossible to predict what the timeline for Soroka's recovery will be, both because of the risk of further issues and the fact that the team will be extra cautious with him.

June 27, 2021 08:00 AM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Requires season-ending surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka suffered a complete re-tear of his Achilles tendon Thursday and will require season-ending surgery.

Soroka felt a pop in his right Achilles while walking to the clubhouse Thursday, and an MRI revealed that he will miss the rest of the current campaign. The right-hander underwent surgery on his Achilles tendon in late May, but he had resumed throwing exercises before aggravating the injury. A timetable for Soroka's return will be established after he undergoes surgery next week, but he could be sidelined until July of 2022, Mark Bowman of reports.

June 19, 2021 09:52 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Achilles fully healed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka is still wearing a protective boot following a second procedure on his Achilles tendon in late May, but he has resumed throwing exercises and the tendon itself is fully healed, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

The issue that caused him to undergo a second exploratory surgery turned out to be his body rejecting the sutures from the first procedure and didn't directly involve the Achilles tendon itself, which explains why Atlanta has become more optimistic about Soroka's chances of pitching this season. The right-hander hasn't put any kind of timetable on his recovery, which is understandable given his prior setbacks, but the boot should be removed next week and how soon he gets back on a mound will be determined by how quickly he can strengthen his calf. Soroka might yet play a part in Atlanta's push for a playoff spot down the stretch.

June 14, 2021 08:36 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Could return in late August
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GM Alex Anthopoulos said the team is "optimistic" Soroka (Achilles) could be activated from the injured list by late August, Jeff Schultz of The Athletic reports.

The 23-year-old was seemingly ruled out for the season by manager Brian Snitker during a television appearance in late May, but those comments were quickly walked back, and the organization is now publicly expressing optimism about the right-hander's outlook for later in 2021. However, until Soroka resumes throwing, especially off a mound, it's worth maintaining a healthy dose of skepticism as he recovers from a second procedure on his Achilles in mid-May.

May 28, 2021 02:24 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Not yet officially done for year
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Soroka (Achilles) will be reevaluated in two weeks and hasn't officially been ruled out for the year, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Manager Brian Snitker said on MLB Network's High Heat on Friday that Soroka was done for the year following a second Achilles procedure, but further reports indicate that he might have spoken prematurely. It's difficult to have any optimism in the Canadian righty's return this year given that his own manager appears confident that he won't be able to do so, but the official word on the matter might not come out until mid-June.

May 29, 2021 12:12 AM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Done for season
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Soroka will miss the remainder of the season while recovering from the Achilles procedure he underwent in mid May, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Soroka was originally only expected to miss a brief period at the start of the season as he worked his way back from his first Achilles surgery, a procedure he underwent back in August of last year. He was on the cusp of a return and had even pitched in a Grapefruit League game when he suffered his first setback, a shoulder issue that popped up at the alternate site in early April. Then, the Achilles flared up again, leading to exploratory surgery. It wasn't initially clear that the second surgery would rule him out for the year, but that was confirmed by manager Brian Snitker on Friday. The team hopes Soroka will be ready for the start of the 2022 season.

May 18, 2021 11:24 AM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Weeks of rest ahead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka will be reevaluated in 2-to-4 weeks after undergoing a "cleanout" procedure on his Achilles tendon Monday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. "I guess everything went well, but it'll be [up to] a month before they know if everything takes and how he'll be," manager Brian Snitker said Monday.

Until the right-hander gets reevaluated and is deemed to be back on track in his recovery, there will be no clear timetable for his return to the Atlanta rotation. The best-case scenario for Soroka at this point would likely have him back on the roster following the All-Star break, but if he has any further setbacks, he could wind up losing the entire campaign.

May 12, 2021 04:16 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Exploratory Achilles surgery on tap
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Soroka is scheduled to undergo an exploratory procedure on his inflamed right Achilles' next week after he experienced renewed discomfort during his recent workouts, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

Soroka will head to Green Bay, Wis. to have the procedure, presumably under the supervision of renowned foot/ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. Since Soroka's impending surgery is an exploratory one rather than one designed to repair his tendon, he can't be ruled out for the season, but the news is still undoubtedly a negative development. Expect a clearer recovery timeline for Soroka's return to emerge once surgery is completed, but at the very least, he'll likely remain shut down for at least a few weeks before he restarts a throwing program.

April 30, 2021 11:12 AM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Shifts to 60-day IL
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Soroka (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

The 23-year-old isn't expected to debut until at least mid-June after being shut down with the shoulder issue in early April, so the move to the long-term injured list won't affect his recovery timeline since the 60-day timeframe is backdated to the start of the season. Soroka resumed throwing earlier this week and will need to go through a full buildup program before progressing to game action.

April 29, 2021 06:16 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Begins throwing again
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Soroka (shoulder) was cleared to resume throwing Tuesday, Mark Bowman of reports.

Soroka was nearly ready to return from Achilles surgery when he was shut down with a shoulder issue in early April. He's now ready to start playing catch again, but he'll essentially have to go through an entire spring training buildup program before returning to game action. He's unlikely to pitch in a major-league game until the second half of June.

April 27, 2021 02:20 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Unlikely to debut before June
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Soroka (shoulder) isn't expected to return from the injured list until June, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

Just as he appeared to be nearing the finish line in his recovery from the ruptured Achilles' tendon he sustained last summer, Soroka had his throwing program shut down earlier this month after he experienced shoulder discomfort. Soroka should resume playing catch in the near future since a recent MRI cleared him of any structural damage to his shoulder, but he'll essentially still need to complete a spring-training throwing progression all over again following his shutdown. Since Soroka is still more than a month away from making his debut, he might be tough to justify holding in leagues with limited reserve and IL spots.

April 23, 2021 05:44 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Still not throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contrary to previous reports, Soroka (shoulder) has not yet resumed throwing, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Soroka is past the end of the two weeks he was expected to be shut down for after suffering a shoulder setback in early April. It was reported earlier in the day Friday that he'd resumed light throwing, but that's in fact not the case. He remains without a timetable for his return.

April 23, 2021 05:36 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Resumes light throwing
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Soroka (shoulder) has begun light throwing but remains without a timetable to return to the roster, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Soroka was getting close to a return from Achilles surgery when he suffered a setback with his shoulder in early April. He was shut down from throwing for two weeks. The fact that he's able to throw again is undoubtedly a positive, but he'll still have to build his arm strength back up before pushing for a return to game action.

April 23, 2021 09:44 AM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Not yet throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing, although Atlanta manager Brian Snitker believes he might be able to toss a ball soon, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The right-hander's recovery from Achilles surgery got derailed by shoulder soreness at the alternate training site soon after the season began, and given that he's been shut down for more than two weeks, Soroka will need a full build-up period before he's ready to join the rotation. Atlanta's pitching depth is being tested with Max Fried (hamstring) and Drew Smyly (forearm) also currently on the IL, but the team won't rush Soroka back onto the mound.

April 14, 2021 08:44 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: No timetable for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka (shoulder) has not begun throwing and does not have a timetable for his return, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

He is rehabbing his shoulder injury but has not advanced to the point where a throwing program is imminent. Soroka is likely fully recovered from his Achilles surgery at this point, but he has not been able to build up at all due to the combination of both injuries.

April 7, 2021 08:32 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Shut down with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka (Achilles) felt right shoulder discomfort while pitching at Atlanta's alternate site Tuesday, Mark Bowman of reports. There is no structural damage, but Soroka will be shut down for two weeks.

General manager Alex Anthopolous suggested last month that Soroka could return to the rotation by mid-April, but in light of this setback, that's out the window. All bets are off as far as a possible return date goes; Soroka will need time for the inflammation in his shoulder to calm down before he can ramp back up. He had been working his way back from a torn Achilles' tendon.

March 31, 2021 04:52 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: IL move official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atlanta placed Soroka (Achilles) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

The transaction was fully anticipated, as Soroka isn't expected to be ready to make his 2021 debut until late April while he nears the finish line in his recovery from the surgery he required last August to repair a ruptured right Achilles' tendon. At this stage, Soroka looks to be more focused on building up his arm for starting duty rather than strengthening the Achilles. After covered two innings in his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday, Soroka is expected to gradually increase his pitch count in 2-to-3 more simulated games at Atlanta's alternate site before receiving the green light to make his 2021 debut.

March 31, 2021 02:36 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Satisfied with Tuesday's outing
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Soroka (Achilles) threw two innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League finale and was happy with the results, Mark Bowman of reports. "It was kind of nice that I got into trouble a little bit," Soroka said. "I had to get out there and keep making pitches just like I would during the season. That's something you don't feel in sim games."

The right-hander did give up a solo homer to Boston prospect Jarren Duran, but Soroka struck out two batters in his first inning and then used his sinker to induce a game-ending double play from Jeter Downs in his second frame. It was Soroka's first game action since tearing his Achilles tendon last August, and while he will still need some time at Atlanta's alternate training site to continue his recovery, the team hasn't ruled out him rejoining the rotation before the end of April.

March 29, 2021 03:16 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Game action coming Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka (Achilles) will throw an inning or two in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against Boston, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

Soroka has made slow but steady progress as he works his way back from Achilles surgery. He's seemingly avoided setbacks, but the team has been careful not to rush him. The fact that he's about to pitch in game action represents a significant step in his recovery process, though his expected return date remains unclear. The most optimistic timeline provided by the team would see him rejoin the rotation by mid-April, though a late April or early May return wouldn't be a surprise.

March 25, 2021 12:44 PM
Braves' Mike Soroka: Throws another simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soroka (Achilles) threw another simulated game Wednesday, Mark Bowman of reports.

Soroka has been building up carefully as he works his way back from Achilles surgery. His return timeline still isn't entirely clear, but it's possible he returns before the end of April.

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