Julio Borbon has a hit by pitch he’d like to sell you

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And the award for worst actor of the 2013 baseball season goes to Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon …

The ump didn’t buy it and Borbon eventually grounded out.

(Complicated handshake to our own Bill Baer for the GIF magic.)

Braves shutting down Mike Soroka for 4-5 days due to shoulder problems

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Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that Braves starter Mike Soroka will be shut down for the next 4-5 days due to renewed soreness in his right shoulder.

Soroka is not presently listed in the top five of the Braves depth chart at starter, but is nonetheless an enormously talented pitcher who, at some point this season, was likely to figure into their plans. He was supposed to figure in more largely than he did last season, but after an impressive debut he missed the entire second half with shoulder problems, making only five starts.

There will no doubt be a reevaluation of him in the next few days, but this is could bad news for the Braves’ pitching depth.