Mike Soroka will come off the disabled list and start against the Mets on Wednesday after missing a month with a shoulder strain. Brian Snitker announced the move prior to Saturday’s game in Los Angeles.
There was some debate over who would start on Wednesday with Max Fried and Kolby Allard being among the possibilities. Fried is dealing with a blister, though, and Allard would need to be placed on the 40-man roster for what would likely just be one start.
Soroka pitched well during his first three big league starts, posting a 3.68 ERA (2.77 FIP) with 15 strikeouts across 14 2⁄3 innings. His MLB debut came against the Mets at Citi Field, and he pitched six innings of one-run ball as he picked up his first victory.
Soroka made two rehab starts, one in Rome and one in Gwinnett, and surrendered just one run across eight innings. He struck out 10 and walked just one batter. It was initially reported Soroka would make three rehab starts before returning to Atlanta, but the Braves must feel confident he’s ready to go.
First pitch for Wednesday’s game is set for 12:10 p.m. ET.