Braves option Michael Soroka to Gwinnett after just two starts


The Braves made a surprising decision on Monday by sending Michael Soroka back down to Triple-A Gwinnett. Soroka last pitched Sunday, giving up seven hits and five earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings pitched vs the Arizona Diamondbacks.

After rehabbing his way back from two Achilles injuries, Soroka made just two starts for the Braves before being sent back down while sporting an 8.38 ERA over that span.

The exact reason for the demotion has yet to be announced.

Featured Image Photo Credit: May 29, 2023; Oakland, California, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Michael Soroka (40) delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports