Injuries continue to plague the Braves, as Max Fried is headed to the IL with the same blister problems that plagued him early in his career.
The #Braves today recalled RHP Kyle Wright to Atlanta and placed LHP Max Fried on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 19, with a blister on his left index finger.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 22, 2021
Kyle Wright had a decent end to his 2020 season. Over his last two regular season starts, he pitched 13 innings and only allowed three hits, two earned runs, four walks, and struck out 12 batters. Before his disastrous outing against the Dodgers in the NLCS, Wright was locked in against the Marlins in the NLDS — only allowing three hits, two walks, and no runs over six innings while striking out seven Miami batters.
Wright has only appeared once so far in 2021, in April against the Cubs. He wasn’t terrible but only made it 4.1 innings, giving up three hits, two runs, two walks, while striking out five. Hopefully he’s effective, as he could possibly start tomorrow against the division-leading New York Mets.