In case you missed it, the Braves opted to move Max Fried’s scheduled start back to later this week as a precaution after noticing a “hot spot” on his hand that could have potentially turned into a blister.
Max Fried update pic.twitter.com/U2R1zlh9Nn
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) September 18, 2023
Fried’s dealt with blister problems at several points throughout his career, so it was a no-brainer for the Braves to act with the utmost caution when the issue was discovered. However, it does not appear to be something that will have an effect on him moving forward. The lefty ace threw a bullpen yesterday without any concerns and will make his scheduled start in Washington later this week.
Fried said he threw a bullpen yesterday without tape protecting the small blister that developed on his left index finger during the final inning of last Tuesday’s start in Philly. He’ll be ready to start during this week’s series at Nats Park.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) September 19, 2023
Braves Country can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Atlanta’s pitching staff has experienced some troubles over their recent four-game skid, but as long as Max Fried, Spencer Strider, and Charlie Morton are healthy, you have to like their odds in any potential playoff series with their lineup.
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