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Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles tear) done for season

Aug 3, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) on the ground with an injury as catcher Travis d'Arnaud (16) looks on against the New York Mets in the third inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 3, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) on the ground with an injury as catcher Travis d’Arnaud (16) looks on against the New York Mets in the third inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves ruled out right-hander Mike Soroka on Saturday for the rest of the season after he reinjured his right Achilles tendon Thursday while walking to the clubhouse.

Soroka, 23, tore his Achilles on Aug. 3, 2020, in a game against the New York Mets and has not pitched in the majors since.

In a team statement, the Braves said Soroka “felt a pop” in his right Achilles. An MRI revealed a complete re-tear of the tendon.

Soroka had surgery in 2020 to repair the torn tendon, but the team announced May 12 that a second operation was necessary. Another surgery will be scheduled within a week, the team said.

Soroka has made only three starts since his breakout 2019 campaign when he made the All-Star team and finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year race and sixth in the NL Cy Young voting. He was 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 29 starts that season.

Drafted in the first round (28th overall) by Atlanta in 2015, Soroka is 15-6 with a 2.86 ERA over 37 career starts. He has struck out 171 batters and walked 55 in 214 innings.

–Field Level Media