Braves’ Soroka has setback, to have second Achilles surgery

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FILE – In this Tuesday, March 30, 2021 file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka delivers in the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla. Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka has suffered a setback in his recovery from surgery to repair his torn right Achilles tendon and will have a follow-up surgery next week, threatening his plans to return to the rotation this season. Soroka was the Braves’ opening day starter in 2020 before suffering the season-ending injury against the New York Mets on Aug. 3. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka has experienced a setback in his recovery from surgery to repair his torn right Achilles tendon.

He will have a follow-up procedure next week. Soroka was the Braves’ opening day starter in 2020.

He suffered the season-ending injury against the New York Mets on Aug. 3.

The 23-year-old Soroka had not begun throwing but was expected to return to the rotation this season. Now those plans are in doubt.

Braves manager Brian Snitker says Soroka will have exploratory surgery early next week in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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