July 24, 2024

ATLANTA (AP) — Former All-Star Michael Soroka is out for the season but did receive a bit of good news: His latest injury apparently won’t require surgery.

The Atlanta Braves placed Soroka on the 15-day injured list Wednesday in another setback for the right-hander whose once-promising career was sidetracked by a pair of major leg injuries.

After undergoing a battery of tests, the Braves medical staff determined that forearm inflammation was the cause of numbness in Soroka’s fingers. No tears were found, leaving rest and rehab as the most likely path to recovery.

“He’s done for the year. It’s not anything he’s going to have time to come back from,” manager Brian Snitker said after an 11-6 loss to the Cardinals. “He’ll be shut down and then he can kind of concentrate, when he gets ready, on his offseason program.”

Soroka returned this season after twice tearing his right Achilles tendon, and Snitker initially feared this was another devastating setback.

“It’s one of those things that just happens,” Snitker said. “I think what he did after coming back and getting this far is pretty good. Credit to him and his work ethic and determination and everything that he’s done to get this far, into September.”

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