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White Sox's Michael Soroka: Has resumed throwing
Soroka (forearm) said Monday that he has resumed throwing and "feels great," LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Soroka finished the 2023 season on the 60-day injured list with right forearm inflammation and missed all of 2021-22 due to consecutive Achilles tears, but he should be able to enjoy a normal offseason and will likely be in the running for an Opening Day rotation spot with the White Sox in 2024. Chicago acquired the 26-year-old right-hander from Atlanta last week as part of a six-player trade.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Soroka: Path to rotation spot
White Sox general manager Chris Getz said Friday that he expects one or both of Soroka (forearm) and Jared Shuster to open 2024 in the rotation, Vinnie Duber of AllCHGO.com reports.
Both players were acquired from Atlanta on Thursday in a deal which sent reliever Aaron Bummer the other way. The White Sox' rotation looks like one of the easiest to crack right now and the path would be further cleared if Dylan Cease is traded. Getz did note that he plans to acquire additional pitching help this winter, but Soroka has an early leg up for a spot as he tries to reestablish himself in his new surroundings. The right-hander ended the 2023 season on the injured list with forearm inflammation, but he could be ready for the start of spring training.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Soroka: Traded to White Sox
Soroka (forearm) was traded from Atlanta to the White Sox on Thursday along with Jared Shuster, Braden Shewmake, Nicky Lopez and Riley Gowens in exchange for Aaron Bummer.
Soroka was placed on the injured list Sept. 6 with a forearm injury, though surgery was not required. That came after multiple Achilles injuries, which combined to limit him to only 37.2 total innings from 2020 to 2022 before being mostly healthy last season prior to the forearm issue. Soroka could push for a back-end rotation spot with the White Sox out of spring training.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Moved to 60-day IL
Atlanta transferred Soroka (forearm) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.
The move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Jackson Stephens, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Gwinnett ahead of Monday's doubleheader with the Phillies. Soroka had already been ruled out for the season with right forearm inflammation. Before being shut down, Soroka made seven appearances (six starts) for the big club this season, going 2-2 with a 6.40 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 32.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Won't need surgery
Soroka (forearm) won't require surgery after testing revealed only inflammation in his forearm, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander's season is over after he left his start Tuesday complaining of numbness in his fingertips, but Soroka will at least be able to avoid yet another surgical procedure. His numbers in the majors this year were unimpressive, but given that he hadn't pitched for Atlanta since 2020 due to multiple injuries, just making it back to the big leagues was an achievement. Soroka also pitched well at Triple-A in 2023, getting named the International League Pitcher of the Month for August after posting a 2.77 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 34:8 K:BB through 26 innings. He'll head into next spring looking to reclaim a regular spot in Atlanta's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Won't return in 2023
Soroka (forearm) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Tests didn't reveal any structural damage in Soroka's forearm, but with less than a month left in the season, Atlanta will put him on the shelf and focus on getting him ready for the start of spring training. In his first major-league season since 2020, Soroka posted a 6.40 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 32.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Lands on IL with forearm injury
Soroka was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with right forearm inflammation.
Soroka dealt with numbness in the fingers on his pitching hand during a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday, but it's now being termed a forearm issue which is sending the righty to the IL. There is no timetable for his return at this point, but given where we are on the calendar it seems unlikely we'll see Soroka pitch again in the big leagues this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Headed for injured list
Soroka will be placed on the 15-day injured list after experiencing numbness in his fingers Tuesday, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Soroka was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Tuesday against St. Louis and gave up five runs in just three innings while striking out six batters and walking one. However, his return to the majors will be short-lived, and he'll be put on the shelf for at least two weeks. Given his injury history and poor performance this season, there's no guarantee Soroka pitches in the majors again this year.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Recalled to start Tuesday
Soroka was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
Per Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Soroka will start Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. Soroka could receive an additional start this weekend versus the Pirates, as well, as Atlanta looks to fill the fifth spot in their rotation until Kyle Wright (shoulder) is ready to return from the 60-day injured list. Soroka has posted a 5.52 ERA and 23:11 K:BB over 29.1 innings in the majors this season. He's coming off a terrific August with Gwinnett, having put up a 2.77 ERA and 34:8 K;BB across 26 frames.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Workload an issue
Soroka got pulled from his start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday after 73 pitches and 4.2 innings as Atlanta keeps a close eye on his innings total this season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander was pitching well Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out nine without walking a batter, but the organization is focused on the bigger picture. Soroka has tossed 77.2 innings at Triple-A in 2023 plus another 29.1 in the majors, a fairly sizable workload for the 26-year-old considering he managed only 38.2 innings total over the prior three years while recovering from three surgeries on his Achilles tendon. He appears to be rounding into form -- he's got a 1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 25:5 K:BB in August for Gwinnett -- but Atlanta may prefer to have him finish out the year healthy and looking ahead to 2024 rather than bring him back up to the big-league roster for the stretch run.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Could get start Saturday
Soroka could be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Soroka has posted an underwhelming 5.52 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across 29.1 innings (five starts, one relief appearance) this season at the major-league level, but he racked up eight strikeouts over five innings of one-run ball in his last turn through the Gwinnett rotation Aug. 4 versus Triple-A Indianapolis. Allan Winans is the other likely consideration for Saturday's spot start in Queens.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Sent down Sunday
Soroka was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Soroka had inconsistent results after rejoining Atlanta in late June, as he posted a 4.12 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 19.2 innings over four appearances (three starts). He gave up four runs in six innings during Friday's game in Milwaukee but will head back to the minors after Atlanta claimed Yonny Chirinos off waivers Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Wins despite shaky outing
Soroka (2-1) yielded four runs on six hits and two walks over six innings Friday, striking out four and earning a win over Milwaukee.
Soroka was tagged with two runs in the first inning but kept the Brewers off the board after that until Willy Adames' two-run shot in the sixth. Soroka completed six innings for the third time in six MLB appearances this season, but the 25-year-old has allowed seven homers through 29.1 innings. He now owns a 5.52 ERA and 23:11 K:BB. Soroka is currently lined up to face the Brewers at home next week.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Likely starting Friday
Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said Soroka will likely start Friday's series opener at Milwaukee, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Soroka was pressed into emergency relief duty this past Sunday when Kolby Allard was forced from his start due to left shoulder nerve inflammation. Allard is now on the 60-day injured list and the NL East leaders are still deciding how to cover his spot Saturday versus the Brewers. Soroka has posted a rough 5.40 ERA and 1.50 WHIP through 23.1 major-league innings this year, but he seems to be secure in a regular rotation role for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Needed in relief Sunday
Soroka gave up two runs on three hits over three innings of relief in Sunday's loss to the White Sox. He struck out three without walking a batter.
Luis Robert took Soroka deep in the sixth inning to account for all the damage off him, but Atlanta was already facing a 6-1 deficit at that point. The early exit of Kolby Allard (shoulder) forced Soroka into action Sunday for 30 pitches (25 strikes) -- the right-hander is currently scheduled to get the start Friday, but the team could shuffle around its rotation and bump him into Allard's spot Saturday if the southpaw is forced to miss his turn, or even just to give Soroka an extra day's rest.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Inefficient in no-decision
Soroka didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Guardians, allowing five hits and three walks over 4.2 scoreless innings. He struck out four.
The right-hander also hit two batters with pitches and tossed a wild pitch as he managed to get only 57 of his 99 offerings over the plate before exiting. While the scoreless outing was encouraging, Soroka put runners in scoring position during every inning he worked, and it was as much good luck as good pitching that saw him escape unscathed. Atlanta's rotation plans after the All-Star break aren't yet clear, but it seems likely Soroka will get at least one more chance in the majors to continue his long recovery from multiple Achilles injuries.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Awarded another start
Soroka is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Guardians at Progressive Field.
With Atlanta optioning rookies AJ Smith-Shawver and Jared Shuster to Triple-A Gwinnett within the past two weeks, the team looks as though it'll have rotation spots available for both Soroka and Kolby Allard until Max Fried (forearm) and Kyle Wright (shoulder) return from the injured list at some point after the All-Star break. Soroka rejoined the big club last Friday and delivered what was the best of his three starts this season with Atlanta, as he struck out seven over six innings while allowing three earned runs on five hits and no walks in a win over Miami. He'll draw a favorable road matchup versus the Guardians as he makes his second straight turn through the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Michael Soroka: Fans seven in win
Soroka (1-1) allowed three runs on five hits over six innings Friday, striking out seven and earning a win over Miami.
Soroka gave up all three runs on two homers in the third inning but otherwise looked sharp. It was his first MLB win since September 2019. The 25-year-old is still looking to return to his old form but progress is being made; over his last three outings with Triple-A Gwinnett, he registered a 1.42 ERA with 19 punchouts over 18 frames. However, he still owns a 6.89 ERA at the MLB level. Soroka may have bought himself another turn in the rotation, which is projected to be in Cleveland next week.... See More ... See Less
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