Braves Get Disappointing Update on Mike Soroka's Hamstring Injury
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka was considered one of the best young pitchers in baseball until he suffered some of the worst injury-riddled years we've ever seen.
Still just 25 years old, Soroka hasn't pitched in the majors since 2020. He burst onto the scene in 2019 at the tender age of 21, going 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA while making his first All-Star team and finishing second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.
Soroka's bad luck first began in 2020 when he tore his Achilles running to cover first base. Then, as he was working his way back from that injury, the same thing happened again during his rehab work when he was simply walking to the clubhouse.
Mike Soroka Injury Update
Now, still trying to get back on the field after nearly three years, Soroka is once again dealing with some injury troubles. He still hasn't thrown off a mound yet during Spring Training due to a hamstring injury.
While thankfully this injury has nothing to do with his Achilles, hamstrings can be a tricky thing to deal with. They tend to linger if they aren't properly tended to or if a player comes back too early from one.
Everyone in baseball is just rooting for this kid to get back on the field, but the baseball gods seem to be doing everything in their power to prevent that. When he returns he is projected to be an important piece of Atlanta's starting rotation on a team that is looking to repeat as NL East champs in 2023.
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