Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka has been shut down from his throwing program for the next two weeks due to right shoulder inflammation, manager Brian Snitker said Wednesday, according to David O'Brien of The Athletic.
Soroka was removed from his simulated game on Tuesday at the club's alternate training site after one inning because of the injury.
Snitker said that though there's some concern for Soroka, there's no structural damage to his shoulder, according to O'Brien.
The 23-year-old was working his way back from tearing his right Achilles tendon that cost him most of the 2020 season.
While no specific timeline had been given regarding his recovery or his return to the rotation, there was some hope he'd be pitching in major-league games by the end of April or early May.
Soroka burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2019 by going 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 174 2/3 innings. That sterling performance earned him a spot on the NL All-Star team while he finished sixth in NL Cy Young voting and second for NL Rookie of the Year.