Soroka (Achilles) is expected to be ready to throw by the time spring training begins, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Soroka pitched just three times this season before tearing his Achilles tendon, an injury that required surgery. He's hoping to be ready to go by Opening Day, though the Braves will be cautious with the 23-year-old and will be willing to have him miss a start or two in the interests of his long-term health.
Soroka (Achilles) thinks he could be ready to pitch by Opening Day next season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander noted that Adam Wainwright was able to return and pitch in the playoffs roughly five months after surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon back in 2015, but Wainwright's injury was to his landing leg and not the leg he pushes off with, which presents an extra wrinkle in Soroka's recovery. The 23-year-old also said he plans to use his rehab period to make some mechanical tweaks to his delivery. He'll be in a cast or boot for four months post-surgery, so he likely won't have a clear timetable for his return to the mound until that gets removed, but Soroka would still have about three more months after that to get into shape for the projected start of spring training in 2021.
Soroka underwent successful surgery on his torn right Achilles' tendon Friday.
Soroka had to be helped off the field after suffering the injury in his third start of the season against the Mets on Monday. He'll be out for the remainder of the season, and his readiness for Opening Day next year is in doubt as well.
Soroka (Achilles) was placed on the 45-day injured list Tuesday.
The move was an expected one after the young righty was ruled out for the season with a torn right Achilles' tendon Monday. He's expected to undergo surgery within the next week. Chad Sobotka and Huascar Ynoa were recalled by the Braves, though both have been exclusively relievers at the big-league level, so it remains unclear who will take his spot in the rotation.
Soroka will undergo surgery on his torn right Achilles' tendon within the next week, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Soroka landed awkwardly after throwing a pitch Monday against the Mets and had to be helped off the field. He'll miss at minimum the rest of this season, and a longer recovery timeline could see him miss time at the start of the 2021 campaign as well. The Braves have yet to announce who will take his place in the rotation.
Soroka suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in Monday's game against the Mets and will miss the rest of the season.
This was the worst-case scenario, but it seemed likely given the fact that Soroka couldn't walk off the field under his own power. He suffered the injury while bouncing off the mound to field a groundball. In 2015, Adam Wainwright missed five months with a torn Achilles while Jason Grilli missed nine. Zach Britton missed almost seven months in 2018 after undergoing the procedure. Ian Anderson and Tucker Davidson are options to be promoted from the Braves' alternate training site to take Soroka's spot in the rotation.
Soroka landed awkwardly after throwing a pitch in Monday's game against the Mets and was helped off the field with one out in the top of the third inning. There were runners on first and third and Soroka had already allowed three runs on three hits and four walks prior to exiting.
David O'Brien of The Athletic noted that the hope is that it's not his Achilles tendon, as he could not seem to put weight on his left leg as he exited the field.
Soroka did not factor in the decision in Wednesday's matchup against the Rays, tossing 5.1 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out five.
Soroka wasn't quite as effective as in his Opening Day start, but he exited the game with a chance to win after tossing 82 pitches -- 49 for strikes -- in 5.1 frames. The right-hander breezed through four scoreless innings before allowing an unearned run in the fifth inning and putting the first two runners on base in the sixth, both of whom came around to score after Soroka's departure. Soroka's next scheduled start will come at home Monday against the Mets and possibly Jacob deGrom.
Soroka tossed six scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Mets but didn't factor into the decision. He allowed four hits and no walks while striking out three.
Soroka served as the youngest Opening Day starter in franchise history Friday, and he rose to the occasion by stifling the Mets' offense as he picked up a quality start. However, Atlanta's bats were also quieted by Jacob deGrom, so Soroka had to settle for a no-decision. The 22-year-old posted a 2.68 ERA and 142:41 K:BB over 174.2 innings last season. His next start should come at home Wednesday against the Rays.
Soroka will be the Braves' starter for their Opening Day contest against the Mets on July 24.
Soroka was dominant for the Braves last season, recording a 2.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 29 starts, and he'll now serve as the team's youngest Opening Day starter in franchise history. The team said in late June that it will be cautious with its starters to begin the season, so the 22-year-old may not see the innings counts that he's been used to in the past. However, manager Brian Snitker's announcement Tuesday signals the confidence that the Braves have in Soroka heading into the season.
Soroka threw a live batting practice session Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The team will begin intrasquad scrimmages next week, but until then sessions like this will have to make do for the pitching staff. Soroka is likely to be among the Atlanta arms on limited pitch counts to begin the season, but his control and ability to generate weak contact could allow him to last five innings and qualify for wins even if he isn't ready for a full workload.
General manager Alex Anthopolous said Wednesday that the Braves will be cautious with their starters, limiting them to 2-4 innings their first couple times through the rotation, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Chance are, this will be a common refrain from GMs in the weeks to come. Anthopolous is just the first to say publicly that the team's starters will be limited the first couple times out. With rosters expanded to 30 players early on, there will be plenty of depth, allowing clubs to play it safe with their top arms. Again, most teams will likely end up playing it this way, so this should not hurt Soroka's draft stock too much.
Soroka, Mike Foltynewicz and Sean Newcomb were all able to pitch against live hitters this week, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
In an interview with Foltynewicz, the right-hander indicated the trio has been getting together regularly to play catch and keep arms loose at a high school near the players' homes in the Atlanta area, but Tuesday they were joined by Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Charlie Culberson. Each pitcher tossed three simulated innings of about 15 pitches against his teammates, a step up in intensity from the twice-a-week bullpens each has been throwing. Foltynewicz estimated he and the other pitchers in the group are 75-80 percent stretched out and would need about two weeks of a second training camp to be ready for the regular season, whenever it might begin, which puts Soroka in good position to build on what has been an impressive start to the 22-year-old's career.
Soroka allowed one hit and three walks over four scoreless innings in Tuesday's split-squad game against the Astros. He struck out two.
The young right-hander hasn't quite been in midseason form this spring -- he has a 7:5 K:BB through 8.2 innings -- but Soroka continues to get stretched out and remains on pace to handle the Opening Day assignment for Atlanta.
Soroka tossed two scoreless innings Friday in his Grapefruit League debut, allowing three hits and striking out three, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Facing a Yankees split-squad lineup containing regulars like DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela, Soroka didn't give up any hard contact and needed only 20 pitches (16 strikes) to complete his afternoon. After having his spring debut slightly delayed due to some tightness in his right adductor, the 22-year-old looked healthy and focused, and he remains on track to get the Opening Day nod for Atlanta.
Soroka (groin) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Friday's split-squad matchup with the Yankees, according to 680 The Fan Atlanta.
Soroka's spring debut was pushed back a few days because of his injury, but as long as he makes it through Friday's outing without issue he will be on track to be ready by Opening Day.
Soroka (groin) will start Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Soroka is on track to make his spring debut Friday against the Yankees after a sore groin kept him from toeing the rubber as scheduled last weekend. The right-hander should be in the mix for Atlanta's Opening Day assignment after posting a 2.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 29 starts (174.2 innings) in 2019.
Soroka (groin) tossed an inning of live batting practice Monday and noted afterward that he felt good during the workout, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
A sore groin prevented Soroka from toeing the rubber over the weekend as Atlanta opened its Grapefruit League schedule, but the right-hander looks like he'll be ready to make his spring debut later this week. Soroka could be in the mix for Atlanta's Opening Day assignment after posting a 2.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 174.2 innings during his age-21 campaign in 2019.
Soroka tweaked his groin and will have his spring debut pushed back to later this week, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander apparently suffered the injury a couple days ago while throwing live batting practice. The fact the Braves are only pushing back Soroka by a few days rather than shutting him down indicates the injury is a minor concern, but it's worth keeping an eye on his status until he's fully cleared of the issue.
Soroka will start the third game of the NLDS on Sunday in St. Louis, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Soroka finished with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in his excellent rookie campaign. He'll follow Dallas Keuchel and Mike Foltynewicz in the Braves' rotation.
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