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Braves pitcher Mike Soroka suffers another season-ending Achilles injury

Soroka only made three starts last season for the Braves before tearing Achilles.

Mike Soroka (40) of the Atlanta Braves throws during the Braves home opener between the Atlanta Braves and the Tampa Bay Rays on July, 29, 2020 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves announced on Saturday that pitcher Mike Soroka will have to get season-ending injury for a torn right Achilles. Soroka suffered the injury Thursday, while walking to clubhouse when he felt a pop in his Achilles. The team performed a MRI and confirmed that it was a complete re-tear of the tendon.

This is devastating news for both the Braves and Soroka, who missed most of last season due to a torn Achilles. The 23-year-old pitcher reportedly underwent exploratory surgery on his right Achilles in May after experiencing some discomfort. The team thought there was a chance the Soroka could come back by the end of August, but that dream is all but done.

Soroka’s MLB career got off to a tremendous start in 2018, where he had a 2-1 record and 3.51 ERA in five starts. The former first round pick then followed that season up with an All-star nod in 2019, where he posted a 13-4 record and 2.68 ERA in 29 starts. For his efforts, Soroka finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting and sixth in NL Cy Young voting.