Braves Spring Training: Injury update on Michael Soroka

DSC 5145

Several Braves are dealing with injuries this Spring Training. Kyle Wright received a cortisone shot in his shoulder, which he says has never felt better but will likely miss the club’s first regular season series. Jordan Luplow has been battling an oblique injury, vying for a bench role. Michael Soroka, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, is expected to throw off the mound soon.

“We’re just trying to check the boxes,” he said of his daily work, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Braves’ primary focus should be getting the Canadian back healthy; there’s no sense in rushing him, given the state of the starting rotation and his injury history.

“I need to make sure it’s gone,” Soroak said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re not risking pushing things a couple days early to potentially set things back again. There’s no point in that. There’s no frustration, there’s just the way forward. That’s it.”

The battle for the final spot in the rotation is likely going to come down to Ian Anderson and Bryce Elder. Both had rough first outings, but the latter bounced back in a big way in his second start on Friday. It was always going to be difficult for Soroka to make the Opening Day roster, but this hamstring injury has basically made it impossible.

Sure, there’s a chance Michael Soroka makes it back before the regular season begins, but the likelihood he is stretched out and beats out Elder and Anderson isn’t great. That doesn’t matter, though. With injuries and other unforeseen circumstances bound to happen, we will see Soroka toe the rubber of a major league mound this year if health permits it.

Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: