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Braves News: Michael Soroka Optioned To Gwinnett, Braves Welcome Mets to Atalanta, More

A not so quiet off-day for the Braves.

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After Sunday’s thrilling come from behind victory, the Braves likely had a good flight home and enjoyable off day on Monday after a tougher than expected road trip. And yet, while the Braves were not playing a game, they certainly were busy once again shuffling the roster with multiple moves that directly and indirectly impacted several players.

The most notable of the roster moves was Michael Soroka being sent down to Gwinnett after just two starts in his return to the majors. On the surface, Soroka certainly struggled in his two starts on the road trip. However, in terms of stuff and velocity, it looked as if Soroka was healthy and at times effective. Fortunately, though both he and Max Fried were involved in the roster adjustments, neither has experienced any type of health set back. It simply seems the Braves felt Soroka could benefit from more time in the minors, perhaps focusing on consistency when it comes to his control.

Of course, the moves involved are likely not done, as the Braves have an open spot on the Major League roster before tomorrow's game. Reports suggest that will likely be filled by minor league reliever Roddery Munoz. Furthermore, for those impacted indirectly by the moves, logic suggests AJ Smith-Shawver may be in line to start the next time Soroka’s old spot is up in the rotation. While the moves already made were interesting, the ripple effect of these moves will be something to watch in the coming days.

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  • Just like they did this time last year, the Braves are hoping some success in Arizona can lead to excellent play in June.
  • Nick Anderson is having a nice bounce back season after some significant injuries in recent years, and it has been a great development for the Braves.
  • As always seems to be the case, Eddie Rosario’s production at the plate remains interesting and somewhat intriguing and that likely will continue as the season progresses.
  • Off the field, Austin Riley’s golf event for military veterans is a great experience for all.
  • The Braves welcome the Mets to Atlanta to start off the week, a matchup in which the Braves hope some key members of the Mets continue to struggle at the plate.

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