Braves: Brian Snitker talks plan moving forward for Kyle Wright

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Braves manager Brian Snitker met with the media ahead of Atlanta’s game with the Cardinals on Wednesday, and there were two notable talking points — Michael Soroka and Kyle Wright.

Soroka’s season is almost assuredly over. He’s already on the 15-day IL and is still getting tests on his arm after feeling numbness in his fingers during yesterday’s start. Depending on how severe the injury is, there’s a chance he isn’t available to pitch during the 2024 campaign as well.

On Kyle Wright, Snitker said he “felt really good about everything” after going 3.2 scoreless innings for the Gwinnett Stripers last night with seven strikeouts. The former first-round pick was able to reach the 50-pitch mark as he revamps his workload. Snitker said Wright will make at least one more start on the farm, and then the Braves will decide from there.

We’ll see how long Kyle Wright can go during his next start scheduled for next week. My hope is that he can throw at least 60 pitches. If these were normal circumstances, the Braves would give him at least two more rehab starts before calling him up to Atlanta, but these are far from normal circumstances. The regular season is coming to a close, and it’s pivotal that Wright get some action against major-league bats to see if he can be effective enough to have success in the postseason. With that in mind, they could bring him up earlier than usual, even if he’s on a strict pitch count.

Photographer: David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

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