The Atlanta Braves announced on Saturday that pitcher Mike Soroka will have to get season-ending injury for a torn right Achilles. Soroka suffered the injury Thursday, while walking to clubhouse when he felt a pop in his Achilles. The team performed a MRI and confirmed that it was a complete re-tear of the tendon.
This is devastating news for both the Braves and Soroka, who missed most of last season due to a torn Achilles. The 23-year-old pitcher reportedly underwent exploratory surgery on his right Achilles in May after experiencing some discomfort. The team thought there was a chance the Soroka could come back by the end of August, but that dream is all but done.
Soroka’s MLB career got off to a tremendous start in 2018, where he had a 2-1 record and 3.51 ERA in five starts. The former first round pick then followed that season up with an All-star nod in 2019, where he posted a 13-4 record and 2.68 ERA in 29 starts. For his efforts, Soroka finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting and sixth in NL Cy Young voting.