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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka resumes throwing

Aug 3, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) throws against the New York Mets in the first inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves right-handed pitcher Mike Soroka began throwing again Tuesday, according to manager Brian Snikter.

Soroka was shut down for three weeks after developing shoulder inflammation in early April.

The 23-year-old was coming off a ruptured Achilles’ tendon that he sustained last summer and was nearing a full recovery before feeling the shoulder discomfort.

Soroka had an MRI exam which cleared him of any structural damage in the shoulder, but there is no timetable for his return.

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An MLB Network report Monday, however, stated that Soroka is not expected to debut before June, as he still needs to complete a usual “spring training progression” in his throwing program.

He finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting and was an All-Star in 2019 while posting a 13-4 record with a sparkling 2.68 ERA in 29 starts.

Soroka made just three starts for the Braves in 2020, compiling an 0-1 record with a 3.95 ERA before being sidelined with the Achilles’ injury.

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–Field Level Media