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Braves: Injury updates for Ian Anderson and Huascar Ynoa

As the first game of the Braves double-header with the Mets was under way, David O’Brien of The Athletic broke some news regarding the injuries to Ian Anderson and Huascar Ynoa. Anderson, who is dealing with a shoulder issue, is now playing long toss. He plans to throw off the mound later this week, but it will still be a little before he’s back in Atlanta. O’Brien reports Anderson will likely need at least one rehab start before returning to the majors. Ynoa is a bit further along. He’s scheduled to make his first rehab appearance tomorrow.
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Braves' Huascar Ynoa: Rehab stint coming Tuesday

Ynoa (hand) tossed 30 pitches in live batting practice before Thursday's game and is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday, Paul Casella of reports. Atlanta has yet to announce which affiliate the right-hander will be assigned to or what his workload might be Thursday, but Ynoa seems firmly on pace to rejoin the big-league staff in August. Given his 3.02 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 50:11 K:BB through 44.2 innings prior to his injury, the 23-year-old will probably rejoin the rotation immediately, but a long relief role could allow Atlanta to activate him from the IL a little earlier rather than getting him fully stretched out first.
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Braves adjust rotation again, injury updates on Travis d’Arnaud, Huascar Ynoa

With two doubleheaders coming up in less than a week, the Atlanta Braves have juggled their starting rotation plans again. Atlanta will now start Kyle Muller in Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader and he will be followed by Bryse Wilson in Game 2. Wilson had been scheduled to start Tuesday’s game for Gwinnett.

Braves' Huascar Ynoa: Live batting practice coming soon

Ynoa (hand) will throw live batting practice this week and pitch in a complex league game next week, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Ynoa continues to make steady progress as he works his way back from the fractured hand he suffered after punching a bench in mid-May. Given the length of his absence, he'll likely need to pitch in multiple rehab games, with the team targeting a return in the second half of August.

Braves: Injury updates for Huascar Ynoa and Travis d’Arnaud

While the Braves battle to save their season as July baseball gets into full swing, it looks like some help could be on the way soon. Atlanta’s starting pitching has been a strength of the team, even without Ynoa and Mike Soroka. However, their offense has done little to support them — especially at the catcher position. Kevan Smith is basically a zero offensively, Jonathan Lucroy’s best days are behind him, and William Contreras was just demoted to AAA. Even if Travis d’Arnaud wasn’t having the best start to 2021, he’s a crucial piece of this team. With Marcell Ozuna not coming back anytime soon, it’ll be nice to add his bat back to this lineup to help produce some runs.
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Brian Snitker gives updates on Huascar Ynoa and Travis d’Arnaud

Brian Snitker provided an update on two significant injured Atlanta players on Saturday. Rookie pitcher (and home run hitting hobbyist) Huascar Ynoa will resume throwing off the mound in a few days after breaking his hand punching a bench in frustration amidst a rough start. Ynoa was looking like a rookie of the year candidate through eight starts, with his devastating two pitch mix of a high velocity fastball and a good slider. Ynoa had a 3.02 ERA through 44.2 innings, with a 10.07 K/9 and a 3.17 xFIP that makes you believe the ERA.

Braves' Huascar Ynoa: Nearing mound work

Ynoa (hand) will throw off a mound in the next few days, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Ynoa was off to a brilliant start this season, posting a 3.02 ERA in 44.2 innings of work, before punching a bench and fracturing his hand in mid-May. He was originally expected to miss at least two months, a period which has nearly elapsed. He won't be back in game action any time soon and doesn't have a clear updated timeline, but he's at least taking steps in the right direction.

Braves' Huascar Ynoa: Initiates throwing program

Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said Wednesday that Ynoa (hand) has resumed playing catch and taking part in long-toss throwing, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. The 23-year-old remains without a clear timeline for a return after fracturing his pitching hand May 17, but his ability to begin a throwing program offers hope that he'll be ready to come off the 60-day injured list at some point in August. Before suffering the untimely injury, Ynoa had surprisingly emerged as one of the more reliable members of the Atlanta rotation. Over his eight starts, Ynoa compiled a 3.09 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 50:11 K:BB in 43.2 innings.

Braves: Injury updates for Travis d’Arnaud and Huascar Ynoa

Injuries and misfortune have killed both the Mets and Braves this season. Unfortunately, only one has dealt with it well, and it’s not the Braves. Atlanta now sits five games back of New York and will need all hands on deck if they want to make a run in the second half of the season. That won’t happen soon, but there’s still optimism that a couple of critical additions could come as early as August.

Braves Report: Mike Soroka, Travis d’Arnaud, and Huascar Ynoa could all return in August

Braves fans are getting some optimistic news today, as General Manager Alex Anthopoulos told The Athletic that Mike Soroka, Travis d’Arnaud, and Huascar Ynoa could be back with the Braves in August. It was originally reported that Mike Soroka was done for the season after suffering a setback following his torn Achilles, but that report was eventually retracted.

Could Huascar Ynoa be an answer to the Braves bullpen woes when he returns?

As I wrote recently, the Braves aren’t losing because of one singular problem. They have lost games because of their offense, missing players, and managerial decisions, but above all, it’s been their bullpen, which has been among the worst in the majors this season. After the debacle against the Phillies, which saw the bullpen give up four runs in two-plus innings of work after Ian Anderson tossed seven scoreless frames, the Braves now have the fourth-worst bullpen in baseball based on ERA, posting a 4.86-mark. Shane Greene might help that, and the group as a whole is probably due for some positive regression, but they still need help, and the trade deadline is a ways away.