The Braves have outrighted right-handed reliever Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Gwinnett, Mark Bowman of MLB.com tweets. His 25-man roster spot will go to left-hander Luiz Gohara, whom the Braves reinstated from the bereavement list.
Because Socolovich has been outrighted in the past (a few times since last season, in fact), he has the right to reject the assignment in favor of free agency. It seems he’ll accept it, though, and remain in the Atlanta organization. The 31-year-old Socolovich joined the Braves over the winter after spending the previous three seasons with the Cardinals.
Socolovich had his moments in St. Louis, where he registered a 3.80 ERA with 7.73 K/9 and 2.58 BB/9 in 66 1/3 innings, though his performance dropped off significantly last season with an 8.68 ERA in 18 1/3 frames. His struggles have continued this year as a member of the Braves, with whom he has allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks (with four strikeouts) over five innings. Some of the damage came Saturday, when Socolovich took the loss against the Nationals. On the heels of that showing, he’ll head back to Gwinnett, where he has logged a 2.63 ERA, 7.88 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 in 24 innings this year.
Please reject the assignment
He was HORRIBLE last night. gave up a hit to SCHERZER pinch hitting, a triple to a guy hitting 240, then another hit to a guy hitting 160
He was horrible but not b/c of what you listed… That’s the effect, not the cause.
I’ve personally witnessed position players come in and pitch better than he did last night. It was HORRIBLE!!
Who just sits there and throws 85 MPH change-ups right over the dead middle of the plate!?!?
His fastball was 90 MPH with zero movement..I’ve easily seen high schoolers that had twice the pitching acumen as Soco…
He needs to go elsewhere, solely to avoid him ever pitching at the ML level for the Braves EVER again..That was just terrible..
I swear that it seems like he’s outrighted/selected by the Braves every two weeks or so.
The guy is absolutely terrible. I hope he stays in AAA the rest of the year.
A day late – would have been nice to have Gohara or Fried for that 14 inning affair with Snitker resting regular pen pieces.
He should never get the loss in a game. His appearances should be limited to games that have already been lost…
I hope AA is looking at bullpen pieces already.
I groaned when Snitker put him in the game yesterday.
I did too, I knew immediately that then and there the game was over and lost
I wish they’d just give him his release. It’s one thing to have pitching depth, but if it’s as bad as Socolovich has been, it’s not worth having. He just continues to lose games for us. He stunk in spring training and he hasn’t been any better since then.
If we have to bring in someone who stinks can we at least try someone new? Soco flat out does not have it and I have zero faith in him ever getting an out. Let’s just move on and send him packing
Every time this guy is announced to enter the ballgame I immediately assume that the game is over and the Braves have lost. I think I’m batting 1.000. This guy is plain awful