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Braves pitcher Mike Soroka has suffered a setback with his Achilles that reportedly needs to be seen by a specialist. Obviously awful news that could have a devastating impact on the Braves’ chances at a World Series. As of today, our partners at FanDuel have the Braves at +1500 to win the World Series.
Mike Soroka had a setback with his surgically repaired Achilles and will have exploratory surgery to see what is wrong, #Braves manager Brian Snitker said. The renowned specialist who did the original surgery will do the exploratory procedurel next week at his clinic in Green Bay— David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) May 12, 2021
Except for Soroka, Atlanta hasn’t seen the same successful pitching they had last season. Lefty ace Max Fried had an 8.44 ERA before heading to the IL with hamstring injury, and former free agent Charlie Morton rocks a 4.98 ERA.
The Braves need Mike Soroka, but according to manager Brian Snitker, they just don’t have much information on his status yet:
Those current +1500 odds for Atlanta seem like a solid play already, but those are expected to shift after this news. An Achilles is nothing to mess around with, and at the very least, we know Soroka isn’t close to returning.
As a matter of fact, his manager mentioned that the 23-year-old right-hander wasn’t even preparing to throw off a mound BEFORE the setback. Now imagine where a specialist projects him now?
Braves may need to make a move
We’re obviously hoping for the best for Soroka and this Braves team that needs a shot in the arm. Unfortunately, it looks like that boost is going to come elsewhere on the roster or on the trade market.
Most sports betters like to wait for a move to be made before they place their money on the table, but my recommendation is to get involved before a trade can be made. God forbid the Braves go all-in to replace Soroka with a Max Scherzer — well, you can kiss those +1500 odds goodbye. Here’s where you can do that.