Braves announce flurry of roster moves, including recalling Michael Soroka

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Ahead of their series against the lowly Cardinals, the Braves have recalled Michael Soroka to Atlanta, optioned Ben Heller to Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move, and sent Ehire Adrianza to High-A Rome to begin his rehab assignment.

Obviously, the most notable aspect of this update from the club is Soroka.

This is the first we’ve seen the Maple Maddux since July 21, which wasn’t a pretty outing. He surrendered four runs on six hits over six innings against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Soroka hasn’t been the Cy Young candidate Braves Country had become to love since returning from back-to-back Achilles injuries, but it would be naive to expect that.

He’s made five starts (six appearances) for the major league club this year, owning a 5.52 ERA, and his 6.33 FIP suggests that number should be even higher. Up until August, it hadn’t looked much better.

Before August, his ERA approached 6.00 but has been much better of late. He’s thrown 26.0 innings, giving up just eight earned runs with 34 punchouts to only eight walks, good for a 0.88 WHIP. Soroka has struggled with control, so hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for him.

The most notable aspect of Michael Soroka’s season is health. He’s started 17 games for the Stripers, owning a very palatable 3.41 ERA and 3.61 FIP across 87 innings. Across both levels, he’s thrown over 100 innings after logging just 25 innings in 2022.

Health is the chief concern of the Braves, and Soroka is just building toward competing for a spot in the rotation in 2023.

Welcome back, Michael Soroka!

Photographer: David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

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