Kyle Wright's Third Rehab Start Goes Well for Triple-A Gwinnett

The Braves announced an update on Kyle Wright after a nice performance on Tuesday night for the Gwinnett Stripers.

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Kyle Wright has been working his way back for the Atlanta Braves and looked great in his third rehab start. This was his second rehab start at the Triple-A level (his first was with High-A Rome).

Wright tossed 3.2 shut-out innings and allowed just 1 hit with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. He threw 64 pitches total and looked completely in control on the mound. That is very encouraging to see as he is a welcome sight for the Braves as they approach October.

Wright has looked good so far and is progressing nicely. The fact that he reached 64 pitches without any issues with his shoulder is comforting. He will make at least one more start for Gwinnett before the Braves make a decision to bring him to the MLB level.

Brian Snitker talked about the plan with Wright before tonight's game against St. Louis and also updated on the health of Michael Soroka who recently ended up on the 15-day IL after a rough outing on Tuesday night for the Braves.

Atlanta having the potential to have a fresh Kyle Wright heading into the postseason is great news. He could be used in a starter role or even as a long relief role out of the bullpen. I imagine he will at least see some action out of the bullpen and maybe a start or two for the Braves if his next rehab start goes well.

Hopefully, Kyle is able to get back into his form from the 2022 season where he was a 21-game winner. He had a 3.19 ERA through 180.1 innings and just a .232 opponents average. He appeared in 5 games at the start of 2023 with a 5.79 ERA before going down with a shoulder injury.

Atlanta took their time with Wright and didn't want to rush him back due to that shoulder issue. It seems that is paying off for the Braves so far as his outings are going well with no signs of shoulder issues.

As long as his command is sharp and his health remains, Wright will be a great addition for the Braves pitching staff.