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Braves News: Kolby Allard to Injured List, split squad game action and more

Atlanta Braves news and notes from Thursday

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves starting rotation now has a few more question marks as lefty Kolby Allard will begin the season on the Injured List due to an oblique strain. Allard suffered a moderate strain, but there is not yet a timetable on his return.

Allard made two starts this spring. He logged a total of five innings and picked up one win. He collected four strikeouts and held his opponents to a .167 batting average.

25-year-old Allard was originally drafted by the Braves in the first round in 2015. In July 2019, Allard was acquired by the Texas Rangers in exchange for Chris Martin. In November 2022, Allard began his second stint with the Braves after the Braves-Rangers swap with Jake Odorizzi.

It is another tough break for the Atlanta pitching staff, as Allard joins Mike Soroka and Kyle Wright with injury battles.

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MLB News:

Our team-by-team season preview series continues with the 2023 Milwaukee Brewers.

Three New York Yankees pitchers will begin the 2023 season on the injured list.

All-Star Albert Pujols is reportedly interested in future coaching positions after a 22-year career.

Colorado Rockies OF Sean Bouchard may miss the entire 2023 season after an MRI revealed a biceps tear.

The injuries continue for the New York Yankees as center fielder Harrison Bader is set to undergo testing on his left oblique.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper hit from a tee for the first time since his Tommy John surgery in November.

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