Braves' Mike Soroka tears Achilles' again, out for season

AP file photo by Patrick Semansky / Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles' tendon again.

CINCINNATI - Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka will undergo season-ending surgery for the second straight year after again tearing his right Achilles' tendon.

The Braves released an update Saturday saying the new tear occurred Thursday while the 23-year-old right-hander from Canada was walking to the clubhouse at Truist Park, where he was continuing his injury rehabilitation while the team is on the road.

"It was his first day out of the boot. He was just walking," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said Saturday afternoon, before the third matchup of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park. "I hate it for him. All signs were a go until he took that step and felt that pop."

Soroka was the No. 28 overall draft pick in 2015 and made his MLB debut in May 2018.