The Brave lost starting pitchers Max Fried and Kyle Wright fore the next two months.
Fried is dealing with a left forearm strain. On Tuesday he was placed on the 15-day injured list. Now it appears his time away from the team is going to be longer. The Braves do not feel that Fried needs to have Tommy John surgery again so that is a good thing. Though five starts Fried was 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 25/6 K/BB ratio.
Right shoulder inflammation will keep Wright out for the next two months. Wright dealt with a shoulder issue over the offseason so the Braves are going to play it safe here. After being a key part of the Braves rotation last season, Wright was 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, and had a 20/10 K/BB ratio though five starts this season.
The loss of Fried and Wright make it more likely that the Braves will start Mike Soroka for the first time since 2020 on Sunday.