Braves Talented Young Starter Beginning Rehab Assignment; Has Not Pitched Since August 03, 2020


It's a comeback story you love to see. 

Mike Soroka has not pitched since August 03, 2020, but is set to begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday with High-A Rome. The twenty-five-year-old starter is coming back from a twice-ruptured right Achilles and three surgeries on it. 

Soroka first tore his Achilles in August 2020, and again in June 2021 while rehabbing. 

It's been a small sample size, but Mike Soroka is a very good pitcher. 

As a rookie in 2019, Soroka finished sixth in Cy Young voting. His numbers from that year were fantastic, posting a 2.68 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and 142 strikeouts across 174 innings. He finished with a strong 13-4 record. Soroka also led the league in home runs allowed per nine innings, with 0.7. 

He's going to need at least a couple of rehab starts before becoming an option for the Atlanta Braves this season. 

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