The Braves continue to receive good news on the injury front, this time to the most critical piece remaining on the IL, Kyle Wright. The 21-game winner from last season has faced hitters in live BP and has been transferred to Florida to continue ramping up his activity. The next step should be a rehab assignment, and from there, it’s all about increasing his pitch count.
MLB.com’s Mark Bowman also states there are currently no plans for Kyle Wright to be used as a reliever.
Kyle Wright is throwing live BP and working out at the complex in Florida. Snit said there are no current plans to bring him back as a reliever. So, it looks like Wright won't be an option until the second half of Sept. or maybe World Series Game 5
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 14, 2023
It’s too early to tell if Wright will be able to return in time to make a significant impact. On his current track, it looks like he could pitch for the Braves again by mid-September. From there, it’s all about how the stuff looks.
The Braves have had rotation issues since the All-Star break. A healthy Kyle Wright could put those to rest in an instant. However, he’ll have to prove a lot between now and then for the organization to trust him in the postseason. Wright is undoubtedly one of the team’s best options when healthy, but he hasn’t been 100% since the end of last season. That will have to change if we are going to see him in October.
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