Thursday marked a big day for Atlanta Braves news as Opening Day is less than a week away. The Braves started off the day by reporting that closer Raisel Iglesias will begin the 2023 season on the injured list after dealing with shoulder inflammation.
Raisel Iglesias has a low-grade shoulder inflammation. He’ll start the year on the injured list. He won’t throw for the next seven days— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) March 23, 2023
The current loss of Iglesias largely affects the bullpen, but AJ Minter is expected to step up as closer during Iglesias’ absence.
Thursday afternoon, the Braves announced that they optioned starter Michael Soroka to Triple-A Gwinnett, leaving just 31 players in camp.
The #Braves today optioned RHP Michael Soroka to Triple-A Gwinnett. Atlanta now has 31 total players in camp.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 23, 2023
The move comes after Soroka’s spring debut on Wednesday, where he got four outs. Soroka, who has been injury-plagued as of late, may be able to rejoin the Braves shortly.
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