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Max Fried to begin rehab assignment Sunday with Gwinnett

Good news on the injury front as Max Fried is headed out on a rehab assignment.

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Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried is reportedly set to take the next step in his rehab process. The AJC’s Justin Toscano reports that Fried will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

Fried has made just five starts this season and has been on the injured list since May 9 due to what was called a left forearm strain. He recently began ramping up in his rehab process and has thrown two live batting practice sessions over the last week. The next step is likely a multi-start rehab assignment as he builds back up.

The Braves are 30 games over .500 heading into this weekend’s series against Tampa Bay. Obviously, getting a healthy Fried back would be a huge boost to a rotation that has also been without Kyle Wright for most of the season.

Update - Gwinnett has announced that Fried will be their starter for Sunday’s game confirming the report.

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