As expected, the Braves will have Michael Soroka on Friday against the Miami Marlins.
Michael Soroka will make his first home start since the 2020 season. Atlanta Braves friday vs miami marlins. The Braves officially announced on Friday morning that Soroka was recalled to their active roster. He will take over Jared Shuster’s roster spot, which was optioned back to Gwinnett after Wednesday’s game.
It will be Soroka’s second major appearance of the season. He returned in Oakland on May 29, allowing 5 hits and 4 runs in 6 innings. He started again for Arizona later that week, but struggled, giving up 7 hits and 5 runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Atlanta then sent him back to the minors. He has made three starts since his relegation, giving up three runs in 19 innings in three starts. In this period, he struck out 18 and recorded eight walks.
Soroka returned to the majors after a long and winding road following two Achilles tendon ruptures. He looked like an up-and-coming ace in 2019, posting a 2.68 ERA and a 3.45 FIP in 174 2/3 innings. He suffered his first Achilles tendon injury in his third start of the 2020 season. Soroka would suffer another laceration the following season while walking in the team’s clubhouse. He returned to the mound in 2022, starting six games between Roma and Gwinnett. A sore hamstring limited his activity in the spring, and he started the season with Gwinnett, starting 11 games and pitching 54 1/3 innings with a 3.31 ERA and a 3.70 FIP.
Additionally, the Braves chose to sign Charlie Culberson and the option to return catcher Chadwick Tromp to Gwinnett. Atlanta moved Dylan Lee to the 60-day injured list to make room on the 40-man roster.
The Braves named Culberson to the assignment because Sean Murphy adjusted his hamstring during the final homestand against Colorado. He was granted immunity and promptly sent to Gwinnett, but he refused the assignment and became a free agent. He then re-signed with the Braves on a minor league deal.