After just three innings of work Atlanta Braves pitcher, Michael Soroka, exited his start against the St. Louis Cardinals last night because he was starting to feel numbness in his fingers on his right hand.
Soroko struggled in his three innings of work before giving up five runs on four hits, Soroka also walked one batter, struck out six, and it now seems like the numbness in the fingers of Soroka’s right hand was the root cause of his struggles.
After a long awaited return from back to back torn achilles in the past two seasons the injury bug has bitten Michael Soroka again, and it could be another serious injury. When asked about the seriousness of the injury, Braves Manager, Brian Snitker said "I think it's probably a big deal."
Earlier today The Morning Shift explained why Michael Soroka’s career with the Braves could be in jeopardy now.
“When you start talking about numbness and tingling in the fingers that could be bad, I mean that could be bad from every aspect.” Mike Johnson said.Mike also talked about how this injury could affect Soroka’s future.
“What does his future hold? When you start talking about a guy that’s been injured that much at what point as part of this organization do you start worrying about what your future is?”
Mike finished his thought by saying “I think as far as the team goes obviously it’s not a huge deal, you weren’t counting on him, but man when you look at that future of him personally you start asking questions, and I guarantee you that he’s been thinking that through for the last 12 hours.”
A little over an hour ago the Braves officially announced that they have recalled right handed pitcher, Darius Vines, and right handed pitcher, Ben Heller, to Atlanta, and placed right handed pitcher, Michael Soroka, (right forearm inflammation) and right handed pitcher, Collin McHugh, (right shoulder inflammation) on the 15-day injured list.
Everybody wants the best for Soroka obviously, but how long can the Braves afford to wait for Michael Soroka to get healthy in hopes that he gets back to his 2019 all-star form? Will he ever be able to get back to that form? These are questions that now need answers after this latest Michael Soroka injury.