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Braves place Mike Soroka on disabled list with strained shoulder

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The Braves announced on Thursday that starter Mike Soroka has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with a strained right shoulder. Pitcher Max Fried has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Thursday night’s game against the Cubs.

Soroka, 20, dominated in his major league debut on May 1 against the Mets, but struggled in his two starts since, giving up four runs in four innings to the Giants and five runs (one earned) in 4 2/3 innings against the Marlins. Soroka is the Braves’ No. 3 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

Fried, 24, has pitched just four innings in the big leagues this year, yielding four runs on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. Three of those hits are homers. The lefty has a combined 2.75 ERA in 19 2/3 innings between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett this year.

José Abreu undergoes lower abdominal surgery, expected out two weeks

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White Sox first baseman José Abreu underwent lower abdominal surgery on Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. It was an outpatient procedure that is expected to keep him away from baseball activity for two weeks.

Abreu, 31, was held out of Tuesday’s lineup, his first day off in more than two months. This season, Abreu has hit a productive .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs and 78 RBI in 526 plate appearances.

The White Sox will likely play Matt Davidson at first base and put Daniel Palka at DH while Abreu is out.