As the first game of the Braves double-header with the Mets was under way, David O’Brien of The Athletic broke some news regarding the injuries to Ian Anderson and Huascar Ynoa. Anderson, who is dealing with a shoulder issue, is now playing long toss. He plans to throw off the mound later this week, but it will still be a little before he’s back in Atlanta. O’Brien reports Anderson will likely need at least one rehab start before returning to the majors. Ynoa is a bit further along. He’s scheduled to make his first rehab appearance tomorrow.
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— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) July 26, 2021
Of course, no team enjoys dealing with injuries, but fortunately, others have stepped up in place of Anderson and Ynoa. Kyle Muller and Touki Toussaint have been brilliant of late, and the rest of the rotation has done its part. Still, if the Braves plan on making any noise down they stretch, they’ll need both of these guys contributing.