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Kolby Allard: Heading out of Atlanta
Allard was non-tendered by Atlanta on Friday, MLB.com reports.
He didn't pitch after July 16 due to left shoulder nerve inflammation. Allard was limited to 19 total innings between Triple-A and the majors in 2023. He has a career 6.10 ERA in 245 MLB innings.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Placed on 60-day IL
Atlanta placed Allard on the 60-day injured list Tuesday with left shoulder nerve inflammation.
Allard made an early exit from his start Sunday against the White Sox due to left shoulder tightness and will now be sidelined through at least the middle of September, if not the full remainder of the 2023 campaign. The 25-year-old southpaw had allowed nine earned runs on 16 hits and four walks through 12.1 major-league innings this season with Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Removed with shoulder tightness
Allard left Sunday's game against the White Sox with left shoulder tightness.
Chicago added insult to injury in the form of four runs on seven hits, including a mammoth 461-foot shot off the bat of Jake Burger. Allard retired just five of the 12 batters he faced. His availability for his next start is up in the air. Allard probably isn't long for the rotation anyway with Max Fried (forearm) nearing a return.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Leaves with apparent injury
Allard left Sunday's game against the White Sox in the second inning after chatting briefly with a team trainer, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Allard did not have it Sunday, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk while recording just five outs. It seems an injury was in play, leaving Allard's availability for his next start up in the air. His ugly outing raised his ERA to 6.57 through 12.1 big-league innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Goes five innings in no-decision
Allard gave up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three over five innings in a no-decision versus the Guardians on Tuesday.
Allard threw 73 pitches (45 strikes) and left in line for the win until Kirby Yates struggled in the seventh inning to surrender Atlanta's lead. While it wasn't as sharp as his season debut versus the Twins, Allard has done well to keep baserunners down with a 0.93 WHIP over his first 9.2 innings of the campaign. He's posted an 11:2 K:BB as well. Allard is not expected to start again before the All-Star break, and he'll likely be at the back of the rotation to start the second half.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Receives another start
Allard is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Guardians at Progressive Field.
Allard will make his second straight turn through the rotation, filling the spot that previously belonged to rookie Jared Shuster, who was recently optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. After spending the first three months of the season on the 60-day injured list while recovering from a Grade 2 oblique strain, Allard was activated following two minor-league rehab starts and immediately impressed in his 2023 debut with the big club. Though he took a no-decision last week in his start versus the Twins, Allard struck out eight over 4.2 scoreless innings while allowing just four baserunners. He induced swings and misses on 14 of his 71 pitches, showing the sort of strikeout upside that belies his career 19.0 K% over 237.1 big-league innings. While Allard doesn't have much of a reliable track record to fall back on beyond his previous start, he could make for a decent streaming option Tuesday versus a weak Cleveland offense.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Shines in spot start
Allard did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing three hits and one walk over 4.2 scoreless innings against the Twins. He struck out eight.
Allard couldn't have asked for a better start to his outing, as he struck out the side in the first inning as Minnesota's hitters fell victim to his four-seam fastball. The lefty struck out six of the first nine batters he faced and really only got into trouble in the fifth after surrendering a single and a walk to open the inning. He struck out the next two batters before being relieved by Kirby Yates and eventually taking the no-decision. He made a strong case to stick around with Wednesday's scoreless outing, and with Jared Shuster optioned Wednesday, it looks like Allard will get at least one more start in the immediate future.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Starting Wednesday vs. MIN
Allard (oblique) will start Wednesday's game against the Twins, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Allard will come off the 60-day injured list to make his first start of the 2023 season in the majors after suffering a Grade 2 oblique strain in the early portion of March. He's posted a 2.70 ERA with eight strikeouts over 6.2 innings in a pair of appearances with Triple-A Gwinnett. The left-hander will get a chance to be a part of the Atlanta rotation, but he'll have to pitch well considering several arms, including Michael Soroka and the recently demoted AJ Smith-Shawver, could be strong candidates for promotion in coming weeks.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Activated ahead of start vs. Twins
Allard (oblique) was activated from the 60-day injured list in advance of his start Wednesday against the Twins.
It's a pretty solid home matchup for Allard, as the Twins lead the majors in strikeout rate (26.9 percent). Allard, who was originally drafted by Atlanta with the No. 14 overall pick in 2015, will be making his first start for the team since 2018, after spending four years with the Rangers. He had a 2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 8:2 K:BB in 6.2 innings across two rehab starts.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Beginning rehab assignment
Allard (oblique) reported to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment.
The left-hander opened the season on the 60-day injured list with a strained right oblique, but he's now been cleared for game action. Allard figures to require multiple appearances before being cleared to return from the injured list, so he likely won't be fully ready until at least early July. Even with Atlanta's injury issues in the rotation, the 25-year-old isn't guaranteed a spot on the big-league roster once healthy.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Lands on 60-day IL
Allard (oblique) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to March 27.
Allard suffered a Grade 2 right oblique strain in early March, and his move to the 60-day IL guarantees he'll be out for at least the first two months of the campaign. The 25-year-old was acquired from the Rangers in November and will likely head to Triple-A Gwinnett once healthy.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Will begin season on injured list
Allard suffered a Grade 2 right oblique strain Thursday and will begin the season on the injured list, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Allard had been off to a strong start this spring, allowing just one earned run through five innings while striking out four batters. He was traded from Texas to Atlanta over the offseason and will likely begin the year in Triple-A Gwinnett once he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: To start Grapefruit League opener
Allard will start Atlanta's Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the Red Sox, Justin Toscano of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Allard is currently buried on the rotation depth chart for the reigning NL East champions, but he can do his best to try to change that with a strong showing this spring. The 25-year-old former top prospect will lug a rough-looking 6.07 career major-league ERA into the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kolby Allard: Returns to Atlanta
Allard was traded from Texas to Atlanta on Wednesday in exchange for Jake Odorizzi and cash considerations.
Allard made his big-league debut for Atlanta in 2018 before he was traded to Texas, and he'll now rejoin his former team. The left-hander appeared in 10 games out of the bullpen for the Rangers last year and had a 7.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 19:6 K:BB across 21 innings. He also worked as a starter at Triple-A and had a 4.65 ERA over 89 frames (20 starts).... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kolby Allard: Joins team for doubleheader
Allard was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and joined the Rangers as the team's 29th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Allard has thrown 17 innings of relief at the big-league level this season, struggling to an 8.47 ERA. He's been better in 20 starts for Triple-A Round Rock, but his 4.65 ERA at that level isn't impressive, either. The Rangers haven't named a starter for the nightcap, so that job could go to Allard if he isn't needed in relief in the afternoon game.... See More ... See Less
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