Atlanta Braves

Braves place Cy Young Award candidate Max Fried on injured list; Atlanta's rotation suffers another loss


The Atlanta Braves placed left-handed starter Max Fried on the injured list on Tuesday because of a muscle spasm in his lumbar spine.


In a corresponding move, the Braves recalled right-hander Kyle Wright from their alternate site.


The Braves also activated righty Jacob Webb from the injured list and designated infielder Charlie Culberson for assignment.


According to Baseball-Reference's calculation, Fried was tied with Shane Bieber for the most productive pitcher in the majors this season, with 2.8 Wins Above Replacement.


Opening Day starter Mike Soroka is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, while the other three members of Atlanta's original starting five -- Wright, Sean Newcomb , and Mike Foltynewicz -- have each spent time at the alternate site because of poor performance.


The Braves had recently addressed their rotation by promoting Ian Anderson and acquiring Tommy Milone .






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