Braves received troubling injury news Tuesday: left-hander Max fried will undergo an MRI on the right hamstring, while the center fielder Cristian Pache He is heading to the 10-day disabled list with a left groin problem (Twitter Links via Mark Bowman of MLB.com).
Tuesday was a nightmare night for Fried, who suffered the injury on the base roads and had a disastrous performance on the mound. The 27-year-old lasted just four innings in a 14-8 loss to the Marlins, who beat Fried with eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits, three strikeouts and two walks. It was the second poor start in a row for Fried, who posted a gruesome 11.45 ERA in 11 innings. Fried hasn’t been able to follow up on his resounding success in 2020, when he tied for eighth in ERA (2.25) among those who totaled at least 50 frames and finished fifth in the NL Cy Young voting.
The 22-year-old Pache joined Fried in taping a terrible production early on, having had just three hits in 31 plate appearances with 11 strikeouts against a walk. Braves likely to retire outfielder Guillermo Heredia to take the spot on Pache’s list, according to Bowman. Ender Inciarte However, he seems to be the favorite to get the most playing time in the center.