Mike Soroka has reportedly won his arbitration case against the Braves and will earn $2.8 million in 2021, according to MLB’s Mark Feinsand. The Braves offered $2.1 million and lost the hearing that took place Friday.
Soroka is coming off a shortened 2020 season in which he suffered a torn Achilles tendon during his third start of the year. All reports are Soroka’s recovery is coming along nicely, but it is unclear if he will be ready in time for opening day on April 1. The Braves will likely take every precaution with the young righty and make sure he is truly 100% before sending him out to the mound.
Through 37 career starts, Soroka owns a 2.86 ERA and 3.40 FIP across 214 innings. The Braves will lean on Soroka in 2021 alongside Max Fried, Charlie Morton, Drew Smyly and Ian Anderson in the rotation. If Soroka is to miss time, look for Kyle Wright or Bryse Wilson to step in as the 5th starter.
Dansby Swanson is the lone Braves player with an arbitration hearing left.