Atlanta Braves Pitcher Placed on Injured List

The Atlanta Braves have been hit by the injury bug, as Spencer Strider has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to a strained left oblique muscle.

Strider has been excellent for the Braves this campaign, as the rookie sports an 11-5 record to go along with a 2.67 ERA. Naturally, having him out of the rotation during the final stage of the regular season is bad news for Atlanta. Thankfully, they have a playoff spot secured, so his absence does not impact their regular season.

Yet, if Strider has to miss playoff time, that is where this injury becomes an even more brutal one. The Braves will be hoping that he can available for them this October. If not, that will be a major hole in their pitching staff as they aim to repeat as champs.

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