The Braves have suffered a bevy of injuries to begin the season, and it’s a primary reason why the club struggled over the weekend against the Padres. Not many teams are going to have much success, especially against other elite teams, when they are missing several All-Stars along with other critical pieces.
The good news is most of these guys should be back very soon, including two critical pieces to the rotation. The NL Cy Young runner up last year, Max Fried, has begun throwing off a mound, and David O’Brien of The Athletic reports Kyle Wright could return as early as tomorrow, saying he is expected to start against the Reds.
#Braves’ Max Fried (hamstring) has been throwing off the mound without incident, but hasn’t put full stress on the leg yet doing fielding drills and covering first base, etc., Snitker said.
Wright is expected to start Tuesday, though it’s still listed as TBA.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) April 10, 2023
Kyle Wright was the team’s breakout star in 2022. The 2017 first-round selection out of Vanderbilt put it all together on his way to a league leading 21 wins to go along with 3.19 ERA.
What’s even crazier is he did all of that, and he might not have even been 100%. Wright received a cortisone shot this offseason for a shoulder injury he said has been bothering him for a couple of years. The rehab forced him to miss his first few turns in Spring Training, which is why he began the season on the IL. However, Wright says he’s feeling better than ever, and he tossed north of 80 pitches in Gwinnett last week. He’s eligible to return tomorrow, and it looks like his next appearance will be in Atlanta.
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