Despite their opening act against the NL East that took the New York Mets away, Friday was a pretty big day for the Atlanta Braves. It started with an unscheduled announcement that ended with no announcement at all.
Brian Snitker was a guest on High Heat, where he told Chris Russo that Mike Soroka will miss the rest of the season. Soroka is recovering from the Achilles tear he suffered last season. He had just failed and had to undergo exploratory surgery. The team hasn’t made an official announcement since Soroka’s second stage, so it’s understandable that Snitker’s comments caused an uproar.
Shortly after announcing that Friday̵7;s game was raining, Snitker responded to those comments that he was wrong.
“I was really busy today when I was on TV with Mad Dog (Chris Russo). Soroka had the chance to come back and I don’t think he did. That’s my fault,” said Snicker. “I created a firestorm with all of that. I talked to Mike and there was a chance he would come back.”
“He will be reevaluated in a few weeks. So I guess we should know more,” added Snicker. “I just assumed I saw him riding that scooter without going there. So I made a mistake and wasn’t the first and won’t be the last.”
It appears Soroka’s best chance is to return this season, however, he is not officially disqualified. So we’ll have to wait and see what happens after he’s reevaluated in the coming weeks.
More brave news
The Braves placed injured outfielder Marcell Ozuna on the 10-day injury list on Friday and recalling Johan Camargo to the list of enthusiasts, Snitker says Ehire Adrianza will get his first fracture in the left field. But he will use all four of his outfielders to try to cover up the loss of Ozuna.
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