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Braves News: Max Fried placed on injured list, Braves sign Chad Pinder, more

Atlanta Braves news and notes from Tuesday

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The Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation took yet another hit after Max Fried was placed on the 15-day injured list with a forearm strain. In a corresponding move, lefty Danny Young was recalled to take Fried’s place on the roster.

Backdated to May 6, the move comes after a forgettable start by Fried against the Baltimore Orioles. Fried said he felt discomfort late into the start.

Mark Bowman of followed up with some less than ideal news.

“The priority is to get back, get healthy and make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen again,” Fried said following the announcement. “We took imaging and everything structurally looks really good, so that was very encouraging. Now it’s just about letting the muscle heal and rest and make sure I build up properly so I can come back stronger.”

“I think a lot of times, for me personally, if something’s acting up, the command will start to waver a little bit,” Fried added. “You still are able to keep the velocity up and I just wanted to make sure that coming off an injury, you didn’t want things to really compound and get really bad.”

With a rotation that is already missing Kyle Wright, the Braves turn to the bullpen in today’s matchup against the Boston Red Sox.

More Braves News:

The Braves added utilityman Chad Pinder on a minor league deal on Tuesday evening. The 31-year-old was released by the Washington Nationals last week. Pinder will likely report to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Sean Murphy was spectacular in Tuesday’s 9-3 win against the Boston Red Sox. He had a huge night at the plate, driving in four of Atlanta’s nine runs.

The Daily Hammer Podcast discusses the NL Player of the Week honors and previews the tough May schedule.

MLB News:

Seattle Mariners first baseman Evan White will undergo hip surgery and will be sidelined for around three months. White has not appeared in a big league game since 2021.

The New York Yankees have activated OF Aaron Judge after a stint on the 10-day injured list due to a right hip strain.

The New York Mets agreed to a minor league deal with catcher Gary Sanchez. If added to the 40-man roster, Sanchez would make $1.5M while in the major leagues.

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