One of the Atlanta Braves big throwers on the mound might be out for some time.
MLB Network’s Jon Morosi tweeted out on Tuesday that Mike Soroka, who is dealing with both Achilles and shoulder issues, may not be able to return until sometime in June.
Mike Soroka isn’t expected to pitch for the #Braves at the @MLB level before June, as I reported on @MLBNetwork today. While the recent MRI showed no structural damage and Soroka could begin throwing soon, he’ll need a usual “spring training” progression. @MLBNetworkRadio
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) April 27, 2021
Two seasons ago, Soroka was a solid piece in the Braves rotation, going 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA in 29 starts.
In the 60-game season last year, he threw just three games, going 0-1 with a 3.95 ERA.
Soroka was then working his way back from the Achilles injury when he started experiencing some shoulder soreness.
It’s going to take him time to rebuild his shoulder strength, which means it wouldn’t be a shock if he can’t start throwing until mid-May or later. In which case, the team and training staff may push back Soroka’s date of re-joining the team once again.
Atlanta has had some struggles out of the gate in 2021. They sit right now at 10-12, and the franchise has dropped two of three. They are 3-3 in their last six games.