Braves transfer Mike Soroka to 60-day IL, reinstated Sean Newcomb, and recalled Edgar Santana

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In a flurry of transactions, the Braves reinstated Sean Newcomb from the injured list, recalled Edgar Santana to Atlanta, transferred Mike Soroka to the 60-day IL, and optioned Bryse Wilson and Johan Camargo to the alternate training site following last night’s loss against the Chicago Cubs.

Wilson was tuned up in his start against the Cubs last night, allowing four runs on seven hits, but the bigger news is Newk’s return. He was finally starting to find his niche on the team in the bullpen but unfortunately was placed on the IL on April 16th after a non-disclosed injury. Newcomb was cleared earlier this week, then began working out at the team’s alternate training site. He has allowed one run and two hits over 5 1/3 innings this year — 1.69 ERA, 1.40 FIP in five games, and a 20.25 K/9. Soroka’s transfer is purely protocol since he will be on the IL for at least another month.

Edgar Santana, who Atlanta traded for in April following his DFA from the Pirates, missed the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery and was suspended for the 2020 season after failing a PED test. In 2018, he appeared in 69 games and had a 3.26 ERA with a staggering 1.63 walks per nine and 7.33 strikeouts per nine. If healthy, the Braves are hoping for a return to his 2018 form, which would provide much-needed help from the right side.


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