Braves closes right hand Mike Soroka for two weeks after feeling shoulder discomfort at their alternate spot Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com was among those to report. Soroka has also been recovering from a torn right Achilles tendon and has not beaten the majors this year as a result.
While Soroka has no structural injuries to his shoulder, the Braves still have to wait a little longer for him to return to their rotation. Soroka thrived with the team in his only full season, 2019, throwing himself into a 2.68 ERA over 174 2/3 innings en route to an All-Star berth. But he was unable to build on that due to last year’s injury, which limited him to three starts. He has not taken the mound by and large since August 3, 2020.
When Soroka was not ready for the season, the Braves opened the year with Max Fried, Charlie Morton, Ian Anderson and Drew Smyly as the top four in their rotation. Fifth option Huascar Ynoa threw five fruitless innings in a win over the Nationals on Wednesday.