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#pounditThursday, June 17, 2021

Braves’ Mike Soroka removed as precaution after getting hit by pitch

One of the game’s leading young pitchers gave his team quite a scare on Sunday after leaving due to a hit by pitch.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka left Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals after being hit on the arm with a pitch while batting. The Braves said Soroka departed for precautionary reasons.

The 21-year-old Canadian has been a revelation for Atlanta this season, posting a 2.12 ERA in his first 12 starts and comfortably serving as the team’s best pitcher. Luckily, at least based on initial word, the injury he suffered Sunday does not appear serious.

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