Posted by DavidGreen
Jun 25, 2021


On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 the Atlanta Braves announced that they decided to place their veteran left – handed starting pitcher, Max Fried, on the 10 – day injured list. This move was made after they discovered a blister on Fried’s left index finger of his pitching hand. Placing Max on the 10 – day injured list was made retroactive to last Saturday, June 19th, 2021.

Max Fried’s last starting pitching performance…

…for the Atlanta Braves was on Friday, June 18th, 2021 when he helped lead his team to a win over the recently struggling St. Louis Cardinals. During that baseball game Max pitched a total of 7 innings, and he allowed only two hits as well as 1 run. Currently Fried is carrying an overall record of 4 and 4 with an earned run average of 4.21 throughout the course of his 11 pitching starts for the Atlanta Braves during the 2021 Major League Baseball season.

Replacement for the Injured Max Fried

In a corresponding move with Fried being placed on the 10 – day injured list, the Atlanta Braves have recalled their right – handed starting pitcher, Kyle Wright, from their minor league farm system. Wright is now scheduled to pitch in the series finale against the New York Mets on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 from Citi Field located in New York City, New York. Since Kyle’s career began in 2018 with the Atlanta Braves, he has acquired an overall record of 2 and 7 with an earned run average 6.09. Wright has appeared in 20 games for the Atlanta Braves, and he has been the starting pitcher in 13 of those 20 ball games.

The Status of Max Fried’s Injured Finger

It seems as if this blister on Fried’s left index finger is a very minor injury, and the Atlanta Braves thought that Max could have pitched in his normal starting spot in their pitching rotation on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021. Although the Atlanta Braves are being proactively cautionary by placing him on the 10 – day injured list they hope his finger will be completely healed and Fried will be ready to be the starting pitcher for his big – league ball club after missing only one start in the Atlanta Braves’ starting pitching rotation.

Media Statements

"He noticed [the blister] during the last hitter of his last start," according to the Atlanta Journal – Constitution, the Atlanta Braves’ manager, Brian Snitker, explained to reporters. "We were treating it and waiting as long as we could to see if it'd heal. I think it's something that, if he had to pitch, he probably could. I think being proactive and being in front of it, we can hopefully just skip a start and hopefully he'll be ready when he's eligible to come off."

Max Fried’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • All – MLB First Team (2020)
  • Gold Glove Award (2020)
  • Fielding Bible Award (2020)

Current MLB Standings (as of Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021)

American League East

Boston Red Sox 44 – 29 0 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays 43 – 31 1.5 Games Behind

New York Yankees 38 – 34 5.5 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 36 – 35 7 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 23 – 50 21 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 43 – 30 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 40 – 31 2 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 33 – 38 9 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 31 – 42 12 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 31 – 42 12 Games Behind

American League West

Houston Astros 45 – 28 0 Games Behind

Oakland Athletics 45 – 30 1 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 39 – 36 7 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 36 – 37 9 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 26 – 47 19 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 37 – 31 0 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 35 – 37 4 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 34 – 36 4 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 34 – 36 4 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 31 – 41 8 Games Behind

National League Central

Milwaukee Brewers 41 – 33 0 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 41 – 33 0 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 36 – 36 4 Games Behind

St. Louis Cardinals 36 – 37 4.5 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 26 – 45 13.5 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 47 – 26 0 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 44 – 29 3 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 44 – 32 4.5 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 30 – 44 17.5 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 21 – 54 27 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021. Currently the Atlanta Braves have the 13th highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +340
Chicago White Sox +675
San Diego Padres +700
Houston Astros +850
New York Mets +900
New York Yankees +1100
Tampa Bay Rays +1500
Oakland Athletics +1800
.... ....
Washington Nationals +12500





“Atlanta Braves' Max Fried hits IL with blister on index finger”, espn.com, June 22, 2021.

“Max Fried”, baseball-reference.com, June 23, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, June 23, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, bovada.lv, June 23, 2021.


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