Braves’ manager Brian Snitker told reporters (including David O’Brien of The Athletic) that ace Max Fried will go on the injured list as he manages a hamstring problem. Fried exited his Opening Day start after just 43 pitches. It seems the team is in no hurry to make the move official though, and may wait until Fried’s next spot (Wednesday against the Cardinals) to finalize the move.
While the news that Fried is IL-bound is never positive, there’s still nothing to suggest his injury is any more or less concerning than when Snitker initially indicated he’d probably head to the IL after his start. Snitker indicated at the time that Fried may only miss one start, so unless anything changes there seems to be a good chance that Fried only misses the mandatory 15 days. Since up to three days of backdating can be attached to IL placements, Fried’s placement might technically begin on April 2, assuming he is indeed officially sent to the injured list on Wednesday.
A short trip to the IL is undoubtedly positive news for Atlanta, but it’s always a tough blow to lose the ace of the staff early in the season. Fried has been exceptional in the past few years, working to a 2.69 ERA across 407 innings between 2020-22. The best of those years came last season when he finished second in NL Cy Young voting to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara on the back of 185 1/3 innings of 2.48 ERA ball, which included an elite 4.4% walk rate.
It’s unclear yet who the Braves will turn to in Fried’s place on Wednesday, and their rotation picture has been muddied a little by the spring injuries to Kyle Wright and Mike Soroka. Wright is on the IL while Soroka is at Triple-A building back up after only getting one start late in spring training. Wright can’t return until April 11, and MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that Ian Anderson and Bryce Elder are options to take Fried’s spot.
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Are you really praying for a baseball player to recover from an injury? If so can you type out the prayer so we may all be inspired?
Here you go…
In Fried’s injury I beg you, assist him in all his needs and be with him in his journey of recovery.
Because you are the “medicine of God” I humbly pray that in His name you heal the ills that afflict Fried’s body.
I especially ask of you the favor of healing the hamstring, and the blessing of a quick return to his team.
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti
I guess we’ll find out about Shuster and Dodd.
All the Braves fans on the Verlander thread laughing it up can sit down now
Oh please. Grow a thicker skin. A lot of that wasn’t Braves fans anyway. I hate to tell you this but the Mets are one of the teams that gets ragged on more than others. Don’t think it’s so deserved but it is what it is.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
As a Braves fan, I would never applaud another teams injury. I always want to see the opposition play the best they have against us. Yes, there will always be a jerk who is happy with an injury., but, no @jyosuckas “All the Braves fans”? is a misnomer and an insult to the Braves nation.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
I couldn’t help but notice another MLBTR article titled “Luis Urias Out 6-8 Weeks With Hamstring Injury
Are we minimizing this injury? I mean, I ain’t no doctor and I’m sure there are different grades of this injury, but…
jyosuckas, how much is Verlander making?
More than the Braves whole pitching staff.
Doesn’t sound like a big deal. Fried will be back soon
Get Off My Mound
Hopefully Snit is right and he only misses one start.
Curly is over here spitting that TRUTH!!! I always encourage Braves Country to win with class no matter who the opponent is. Nobody cried when Ronald tore his ACL and those Braves were counted out. I’m right there with you. Last year at Truist when the Mets rolled in and got beaten, I was all about it. Give us your best and I want our best to settle it! Chop on.
Winning with class is something I wish everyone would do a lot more of.
I’m a Mets fan living on n Atlanta and I have always been treated with nothing but class from braves fans, even when they’re poking a little fun at the Mets. Not a toxic fan base at all from what I’ve seen in 6years here.
Individually, it sucks when any player gets hurt. Collectively, the Mets run of injuries is ludicrous.
Agree with you too Bham. I’m Puerto Rican. and even though he is Met I was devastated when I seen Diaz go down! I was pulling to team Puerto Rico to make it through until they faced team USA. However, I hate the Mets point blank period. I would never want their guys hurt though when we face head to head. I was there last year at Truist when we flat out beat them. Earn it, don’t make excuses. Chop On Braves Country!
More Simon Hampton April Fools fud.