Atlanta Braves ace Max Fried, 29, who leads the majors in wins, has completed his first rehab game. His return is imminent.
Fried threw a total of 35 pitches (18 strikes) over 1 1/3 innings in a minor league Triple-A game on July 10.
Today, Fried struggled with his velocity and lasted just 1 1/3 innings while throwing 35 pitches. He gave up two walks. But that’s not a concern.
Fried threw a four-seam fastball that touched 94 mph on the day. The good news is that there were no velocity issues. There doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with his body.
He left his last start on May 6 against the Baltimore Orioles with a left forearm injury. He is expected to return later this month or in early August.
Forearm injuries often lead to elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery). In Freed’s case, however, he didn’t need Tommy John surgery.온라인바카라
He is expected to return after a couple of rehab games. However, Atlanta is in such good shape that they won’t be rushing him back.
Atlanta is coming off a dominant first half that saw them lead the majors in runs scored, and the team’s second half could be even better.
In his seventh year in the majors, Fried pitched 185 1/3 innings in 30 games last year, going 14-7 with a 2.48 ERA. He finished second in the National League Cy Young Award.
This season, he was just as good, going 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA in 26 innings over five games before his injury.