All-Star pitcher Mike Soroka (26, Atlanta Braves), who competed with Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) for the LA Dodgers in 2019 for first place in the National League’s ERA, has been on the brakes due to another injury from spring camp. it took I was forced to take a break for the past two years due to consecutive injuries, but this year is not good from the start.
On the 18th (Korean time), ‘MLB.com’ reported that Soroca’s attempt to prove that his right Achilles tendon, which had undergone surgery twice, was healthy due to a hamstring strain, was put on hold.
Atlanta coach Brian Snicker said, “Soroka showed signs of strain in his hamstrings during the start of spring training,” and emphasized that he would prepare slowly rather than rush as a precaution.
Soroca, a 196 cm tall right-handed pitcher from Canada, was good at guiding grounders with her two-seam fastball averaging 93 miles (about 150 km). He established himself as a full-time starter in 2019 after experiencing five major league games in 2018.
He pitched 174⅔ innings in 29 games, going 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA and 142 strikeouts. At that time, he maintained an average ERA of 1 point (1.92) through the first 11 games of the season, threatening Ryu Hyun-jin, who ranked first in this category. He competed until the middle of the season, but as his strength declined at the end, he gave away the average earned run average to Ryu Hyun-jin in the final 3rd place. However, he was selected as his first All-Star and finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year and sixth in the Cy Young Award. 안전놀이터
At the age of 22, he became an Atlanta ace and drew a bright future. However, on August 4, 2020, against the New York Mets, Soroka’s last major league appearance remains. At that time, he suffered an injury in which his right Achilles tendon ruptured while defending first base cover in the third inning, and was out of the season after three games.
Following shoulder inflammation in April 2021, the Achilles tendon injury recurred again in June and ended without throwing a single game. After undergoing surgery and rehabilitation, he prepared for his return to the big leagues by appearing in six minor league games last year.
However, he suffered a bruise after being hit by a ball during live pitching in July, and underwent surgery to remove inflammation in his elbow, ending his season in September. There is no record of appearances in the big leagues for two consecutive years.
However, Atlanta did not give up on Soroca and re-signed this year for an annual salary of $ 2.8 million. He is still relatively young at only 26 years old, and his performance four years ago was just as great. He was expected to compete with Ian Anderson for the fifth start this year, but an injury put the brakes on him from the start and another cloud overshadowed Soroka.