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Soroka expected to start for Braves on Thursday (UPDATED)

Maple Maddux is healthy, and will reportedly make his return to Atlanta on Thursday.

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The Braves pitching staff has been in constant turmoil to begin the 2019 season, with a multitude of moves being made to shuttle arms back-and-forth between Atlanta and Gwinnett. Reports indicated early this week that the Braves were undecided on their starter for Thursday, but a decision has reportedly been made according to Mark Bowman, who notes that Mike Soroka is the likely choice after being scratched from his scheduled start in Gwinnett on Wednesday:

The return of Soroka is encouraging, as injuries have hampered the right-hander thus far in his young career. Soroka will pitch the finale of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks.

UPDATE - Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos confirmed that the team has Mike Soroka lined up to make the start in Thursday’s series finale against Arizona but stopped short of making a formal announcement. Said a final decision and roster move would likely come following tonight’s game.

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