Atlanta Braves Pitcher Mike Soroka was sidelined with a sore hamstring yesterday. Brian Snitker spoke to reporters about his condition.
The last time Mike Soroka was on the mound for the Atlanta Braves he was the undisputed ace of the staff. He enters camp in 2023 battling for the fifth spot in the rotation. Soroka has not pitched in a major-league game since 2020. He is attempting to come back from a twice torn Achilles tendon while outdueling Ian Anderson, Bryce Elder, and any other who dare rise to the challenge.
Manager Brian Snitker somewhat downplayed the soreness when he spoke to reporters.
“It’s just something that just kind of came up. It’s nothing bad or anything like that. It’s like I told them guys yesterday: If you feel anything at all, we got a lot of time down here, so we don’t want to try and push through anything. We want to make sure. We have a full spring, so I don’t want them not letting us know anything that’s going on.”Braves Manager Brian Snitker via AJC.com
Mike Soroka was an All-Star during his rookie campaign in 2019 with a 2.68 ERA, 13-4 record, and he led the league in homers per nine with 0.7. His career HR/9 is even lower at 0.6. Soroka has a career ERA of 2.86 over 214.0 innings pitched.
If Soroka is healthy and able to recapture his previous form, the Braves rotation will receive a massive boost, especially when you consider that Soroka is competing for the final spot in the rotation (assuming they don’t go with a six-man rotation).
We all hope Snit is right and that Mike’s injury is nothing bad or anything like that!