Atlanta Braves ace pitcher will go on the injured list, as per manager Brian Snitker.

Fried exited his Opening Day start after just 43 pitches. Snitker indicated that Fried may only miss one start, so unless anything changes there seems to be a good chance that he only misses the mandatory 15 days.

It’s a tough blow for the Braves to lose the ace of the staff early in the season. Fried has been exceptional in the past few years. He has a 2.69 ERA in 407 innings between 2020-22.

Last season, Fried finished second in NL Cy Young voting to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara.

The Braves already have starting pitcher Kyle Wright on the IL. He can’t return until April 11.

Braves pitcher Max Fried. Photo courtsey of Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images


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