Braves: Injury updates on Max Fried, Michael Harris, and more

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The injury bug has struck the Braves early and often this season. They are currently without a plethora of starters, including Max Fried, Kyle Wright, Michael Harris II, and Travis d’Arnaud. Those are three All-Stars and a pitcher that finished inside of the top 10 in the NL Cy Young race last season, and they are also without two of their top relief arms in Raisel Iglesias and Collin McHugh. Not many teams would be able to overcome that many injuries, and it caught up to the Braves this weekend.

Thankfully, none of the injuries suffered seem to be too serious as of now. The decision to put Michael Harris II on the IL was more precautionary than anything. He’s feeling better each day, and I expect him to be activated once he is eligible. The same can be said for Collin McHugh, who has already resumed throwing.

d’Arnaud suffered a concussion on a play at the plate on Saturday night. He’s still feeling “a little fuzzy,” but it shouldn’t be too long before he’s back behind the plate.

Kyle Wright is eligible to come off the IL on Tuesday, and it wouldn’t shock me if the Braves tossed him right into the fire. He’s already made one rehab start in Gwinnett and threw over 80 pitches. Perhaps the Braves give him one more outing in the minors, but he’s about as stretched out as he needs to be to return, so we could see him as soon as tomorrow.

Fried is a little further behind than Wright after suffering a hamstring injury during his first appearance of the season. He’s feeling better but has still yet to begin throwing off a mound, so it will probably be a couple of weeks before we see him in Atlanta again.

Finally, Raisel Iglesias is also reportedly feeling better, but I would put him in a similar boat as Fried. He also hasn’t resumed throwing, so it will likely be at least a couple of weeks before we see him with the Braves. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was the last of the group to return to Atlanta.

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