Title: Atlanta Braves’ Michael Soroka’s Season Ends Early Due to Forearm Inflammation
Atlanta, GA – In a disappointing turn of events, the Atlanta Braves’ pitcher Michael Soroka has been sidelined for the rest of the season due to forearm inflammation that has caused numbness in his fingers. This latest setback is just another chapter in the string of major injuries that has plagued Soroka’s promising career.
Soroka famously tore his right Achilles tendon twice, a major setback that had already hindered his performance. The Braves’ medical staff has determined that rest and rehab are the best course of action for his recovery, hopeful that his arm will heal with the necessary care.
Despite the setback, manager Brian Snitker expressed optimism about Soroka’s progress and praised his work ethic and determination. Soroka, who had a successful rookie season in 2019, has struggled to regain his previous dominant form since his leg injuries.
Throughout the season, the Braves called Soroka up three times for spot starts, but unfortunately, he did not resemble his former self on the mound. As a result, uncertainty looms over his future in the big leagues, leaving fans and team alike questioning what lies ahead for the promising young pitcher.
In addition to Soroka’s misfortune, reliever Collin McHugh has also been placed on the 15-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. McHugh, who has been a workhorse in the Braves’ bullpen, has been struggling with a 4.30 ERA. Speculation circulates that he may not be included in the Braves’ postseason roster due to this setback.
During Tuesday’s game, McHugh took over for Soroka and unfortunately gave up four runs in just three innings, leading to a loss for the team. This disappointing performance only fuels doubts regarding his readiness for the postseason.
To bolster their pitching staff, the Braves have called up right-handers Darius Vines and Ben Heller from Triple-A Gwinnett. These talented prospects will hopefully bring some stability and depth to the team’s bullpen during this crucial time.
As the season nears its end, the Braves must navigate these challenges and make crucial decisions regarding their pitching roster for the upcoming postseason. Regardless of the outcome, Soroka and McHugh’s resilience, determination, and work ethic have been commended by Manager Snitker, making them valuable assets to the team’s future success.
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