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Kyle Wright to miss start of Spring Training, per report

The Atlanta Braves starter is expected to be ready for one of the regular season’s first several series.

Division Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves - Game Two
Kyle Wright looks to repeat 2022’s break-out season in 2023.
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright is expected to miss time during Spring Training after having a cortisone injection in his shoulder, per a report from Mark Bowman of

Wright, who finished 10th in the 2022 National League Cy Young Award voting after leading the National League with 21 wins, is expected to be one of the team’s returning starting pitchers in 2023.

The right-hander isn’t expected to miss much time in the regular season, according to Bowman, as the injection happened earlier this year. Wright indicated to Bowman that he is building strength back in his shoulder after three weeks of inactivity but that his shoulder feels stronger than it did prior to the injection.

Wright, who made 30 starts and provided 180.1 innings to Atlanta’s rotation last season, broke out in 2022 with a 127 ERA+ after struggling during parts of four seasons with Atlanta after the team took him fifth overall in the 2017 draft out of Vanderbilt University.

While Bowman’s report is optimistic, shoulder issues are always worth keeping an eye on as Spring Training begins in earnest.

Wright joins Michael Soroka as potential Braves starting pitchers battling injury issues prior to the official start of Spring Training.

Soroka, who is dealing with a hamstring issue, is looking to claim a spot in Atlanta’s rotation after missing most of the past three seasons due to Achilles tendon injuries.

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