Oct 21 update: The Braves activated Soler off the COVID-19 injury list and he will be available for Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday evening. The team removed outfielder Crisian Pache from the active roster to make room for Soler.
Jorge Soler has been cleared by MLB’s Joint Committee to return from the COVID-19 Related Injured List, and he will be available for tonight’s game in Los Angeles. He will replace OF Cristian Pache on the active roster.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 21, 2021
The Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday prior to Game 4 of the NLDS vs. the Milwaukee Brewers that OF Jorge Soler has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been scratched from the lineup this afternoon. Rookie Christian Pache will replace Soler on the NLDS roster.
The outfield moves a bit along with the lineup. SS Dansby Swanson will replace Soler as the leadoff hitter. Joc Pederson moves from LF to RF while Adam Duvall moves from CF to RF and Guillermo Heredia enters the lineup in CF.
The Braves lead the best-of-5 series 2-1 entering Game 4 on Tuesday night. Atlanta will pitch Charlie Morton, who started Game 1 of the series, striking out 9 batters in 6 IP. Eric Lauer is starting for the Brewers, who will likely dip into the rest of their pitching staff if the game gets out of hand on the brink of elimination.