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Injuries & Moves: Luetge designated for assignment

May 30, 2023


Soroka set for first MLB outing since 2020

May 29, 2023

ATLANTA -- Michael Soroka’s long-anticipated return to the Majors will occur when the Braves’ right-hander starts against the A’s on Monday night in Oakland. Braves manager Brian Snitker made this return official Sunday night after his team’s 11-4 victory over the Phillies. Soroka flew to Oakland ahead of the Braves’

Fried (left forearm strain) heads to IL; rotation questions abound

May 9, 2023

ATLANTA -- Max Fried is back on the injured list with an ailment that will sideline him much longer than the groin strain he suffered on Opening Day. Fried was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a left forearm strain, and Atlanta recalled lefty Danny Young from Triple-A

Acuña day to day following HBP after imaging reveals no fracture

May 1, 2023

NEW YORK -- Ronald Acuña Jr. created a scare when he exited just three pitches into the Braves' 5-3 loss in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field on Monday. But it appears the Atlanta superstar could return to action soon. Acuña exited the game after

Braves win 7th straight as Fried returns with 5 scoreless frames

April 18, 2023

SAN DIEGO -- If history does indeed repeat itself, the Braves are hoping Max Fried will continue to travel a path similar to 2021. Fried took the mound for the first time in nearly three weeks and efficiently guided the Braves to a seventh straight victory, 2-0 over the Padres

With Arcia on IL, Grissom getting his shot at SS

April 14, 2023

ATLANTA -- Vaughn Grissom will get his chance to prove how valuable he can be as Atlanta’s shortstop. The Braves announced Orlando Arcia, who suffered a microfracture of his left wrist, was placed on the 10-day injured list. Grissom was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday before Atlanta's three-game series

Braves RHP Anderson undergoes Tommy John surgery

April 13, 2023

ATLANTA -- Ian Anderson’s recent mound struggles suddenly made a lot more sense this week when the Braves right-hander learned he needed Tommy John surgery, and the team announced on Thursday that he underwent the season-ending surgery on his right elbow. Pitchers who undergo Tommy John surgery usually require 12-18

d'Arnaud suffers concussion after collision at plate

April 9, 2023

ATLANTA -- Thoughts of trying to explain one of the wackier plays of the young season seemed less important when it was learned it resulted in Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud suffering his latest concussion. “That’s nothing to mess around with at all, when your brain gets hit like that,” Braves

Braves place Harris (lower back) on injured list

April 7, 2023

ATLANTA -- Reigning National League Rookie of the Year Michael Harris II will spend the next week resting his ailing back. The Braves placed Harris on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain and recalled outfielder Eli White from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday before their game against the

Max Fried (hamstring) placed on 15-day IL

April 4, 2023

ST. LOUIS -- The Braves on Tuesday placed left-handed ace Max Fried on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Saturday, with a strained left hamstring and recalled right-hander Bryce Elder from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Fried exits with left hamstring discomfort, likely headed to IL

March 30, 2023

WASHINGTON -- It didn’t take long for Braves manager Brian Snitker to be reminded of how frequently he and his peers can be simultaneously introduced to the highs and lows of a 162-game season. Instead of focusing on Travis d’Arnaud’s four-hit Opening Day performance or the bullpen’s great effort, Snitker

Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) to open season on IL

Snitker calls Minter 'obvious guy' to assume closer role
March 23, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Just when it looked like the Braves might enter the season without any significant health concerns, closer Raisel Iglesias revealed he is dealing with a sore right shoulder. Iglesias informed the Braves of the discomfort on Wednesday and he underwent a MRI that showed no structural

Vision back, Rosario has bounce-back year in his sights

February 25, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- If wondering how different Eddie Rosario looks in comparison to the early part of his frustration-filled season last year, it’s best to point out he is no longer struggling to make solid contact while taking swings during simple soft-toss drills. “He’s not even the same guy,”

Soroka's strained hamstring 'a kick in the groin'

February 21, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Michael Soroka provided a clear response when asked how to best describe what he was feeling when he added a right hamstring strain to the long list of physical ailments he has experienced during a still-young career. “It’s a kick in the groin,” Soroka said. “Honestly,

Morton's Game 4 start ends in painfully familiar manner

Right-hander exits ahead of third inning after being hit by comebacker in second
October 15, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- Just like the last time he made a high-stakes start in the postseason, the biggest blow against the Braves’ Charlie Morton came via a comebacker. It was typical of a tough week in which little went to plan for Atlanta’s starting pitchers in the National League Division Series,

Strider (oblique) hopes to return for postseason

September 24, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- Spencer Strider returned to Atlanta early Saturday morning hoping to get a chance to pitch again this year. Strider’s regular season came to a close when his left oblique again created discomfort as he attempted to begin a side session on Friday. The Braves placed the heralded rookie

Albies avoids surgery, out for regular season

Braves star fractured finger Saturday, one day after returning from 3-month absence
September 18, 2022

ATLANTA -- As Ozzie Albies was at a nearby hospital being fitted for a cast on Saturday night, Vaughn Grissom stood in front of his locker at Truist Park and discussed how emotionally challenging it will be to replace the veteran second baseman, who will miss the remainder of the

Acuña exits after strong day, but won't see IL time

Star OF collects HR, assist before being removed as a precaution with right knee soreness
August 14, 2022

MIAMI -- There’s no panic button in sight for the Braves just yet. Despite Ronald Acuña Jr. exiting Game 2 of Atlanta’s doubleheader at loanDepot park in the seventh inning on Saturday night, neither manager Brian Snitker nor Acuña are worried that the star right fielder will be out of

Fried to concussion IL after fall vs. Mets

August 11, 2022

The Braves have placed left-handed pitcher Max Fried on the seven-day concussion IL, retroactive to Aug. 8. The injury stems from a play in Fried’s last start on Aug. 6 against the Mets, when the Braves’ ace awkwardly fell and hit his head on the ground while trying to throw

Duvall set for season-ending left wrist surgery

July 25, 2022

ATLANTA -- The Braves might be in the market for an outfielder after learning on Sunday that Adam Duvall will miss the rest of the season with a left wrist injury. Duvall will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. The veteran outfielder sustained

Acuña (bruised foot) hopes to play in Cincy

June 30, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- Ronald Acuña Jr. rejoined the Braves in Philadelphia on Thursday and said his bruised left foot was feeling good. But the team decided to give him one more day of rest, with the hope he’ll return to the lineup on Friday in Cincinnati. “That’s what I’m hoping for,”

Jansen placed on IL with irregular heartbeat

June 28, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- Braves closer Kenley Jansen will miss a couple weeks because of an irregular heartbeat, a condition he has dealt with throughout his long and successful career. The Braves placed Jansen on the 15-day injured list and recalled right-handed reliever Jesús Cruz from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. Jansen felt

Albies fractures foot: 'Big part of our club'

2-time All-Star placed on 60-day IL; INF Gosselin called up
June 14, 2022

WASHINGTON -- Not much has gone wrong for the Braves during their 12-game win streak. But injury struck Monday night at Nationals Park. And now they'll be without their All-Star second baseman for the foreseeable future. Ozzie Albies suffered a fractured left foot during the club’s 9-5 win over the

Strider to see major 'pen role with Matzek on IL

May 17, 2022

MILWAUKEE -- Spencer Strider could have helped the Braves’ rotation while serving as a starter or an opener. But it looks like there is now a greater need for the hard-throwing rookie to fill the latest bullpen void created by Tyler Matzek’s left shoulder discomfort. After Ian Anderson’s wild pitch

Braves get 'best news possible' from Acuña's MRI

May 14, 2022

ATLANTA -- Along with being happy about his team’s comeback victory, Braves manager Brian Snitker exited Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Padres thrilled to reveal Ronald Acuña Jr. received good news after undergoing an MRI exam on Saturday. “It’s the best news possible,” Snitker said. “There was nothing big. He’s