The Atlanta Braves have had a tremendous start to the 2023 season. After pulling out a close win on Sunday against the Royals, the Braves have won six straight to bring them to a 12-4 record on the season (the second best record in the league).
In order to get to this point, the Braves have had to weather a lot of injuries to start the season. Max Fried, Michael Harris II, Raisel Iglesias, Kyle Wright and Orlando Arcia are among the Braves that have been banged up early on and despite those losses, the team just keeps performing. Kyle Wright has already returned to the big league roster and tomorrow, Braves manager Brian Snitker confirmed that Max Fried will be making his return from the injured list as well tomorrow.
Fried has been out since Opening Day after he had to leave that game with a hamstring injury he suffered after making a play at first base. While Fried and the Braves were quick to point out that the injury wasn't serious, the team wanted to be careful with Max and decided to give him an extended break instead of just skipping him for a start.
For the most part, the Braves rotation has held things down in his absence with understandably a couple of hiccups along the way. All of the reports on Max's recovery had been very positive and most assumed that he would be activated tomorrow barring the unforeseen. Thankfully, Fried stayed on track and he will return just in time for the Braves' series against the Padres.
We don't have a corresponding roster move yet for Fried's activation from the IL, but we will probably have to wait until tomorrow for that little tidbit. The important thing is that Max is back and, presumably, healthy and well-rested.