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Thu Jan 1116:08Max Fried, Braves Settle At $15 Million
Left-hander Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves settled at $15 million for the 2024 season to avoid salary arbitration on Thursday, according to a source. This was Fried's final year of arbitration eligibility, and the talented 29-year-old southpaw will become a free agent for the first time in his career after the 2024 season concludes. Injuries were the story of his season in 2023, as he was only able to make 14 starts. However, when he was on the mound for the Braves, he remained a fantasy ace, posting a 2.55 ERA, only 18 walks and 80 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings pitched. Fried also had a career-best 58 percent ground-ball rate. During a walk year with no restrictions heading into the regular season, fantasy managers should one again be targeting Fried as a fantasy ace.
Source: FanSided - Robert
Fri Oct 6 202318:14Max Fried To Start Game 2 Of NLDS
Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried (finger) has been tabbed to start Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. It was an injury-filled season for Fried, and he finished off the regular season on the injured list due to a blister on his left index finger. The 29-year-old southpaw is now ready to go, though, and he's been excellent this season when he has been healthy, going 8-1 with a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 80 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings over 14 starts. In his second-to-last start of the regular season, Fried allowed an earned run while walking two and striking out six in five innings in a no-decision on Sept. 12 in his only start against the Phillies this year.
Source: Braves
Wed Oct 4 202318:40Max Fried On Track For NLDS
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (finger) appears to be on track for Game 2 of the National League Division Series. The left-hander wore a protective bandage across the blister on his finger during his 76-pitch simulated game. However, Fried won't be allowed to wear the bandage in an actual game. The hope is that Fried will be fully healthy before being called upon to pitch in the NLDS. When healthy, Fried holds a strong 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 80/18 K/BB ratio across 14 starts this season.
Source: David O'
Fri Sep 22 202312:06Braves Place Max Fried On 15-Day Injured List
The Atlanta Braves placed left-hander Max Fried (finger) on the 15-day injured list on Friday with a blister on his left index finger and recalled right-hander Darius Vines from the minors in a corresponding move. Fried looked great in his start on Thursday in a win over the Washington Nationals, giving up just one run on a solo homer while walking one and striking out seven in six innings of work, but his blister issues returned in the outing and now he'll miss the rest of the 2023 regular season. The Braves are most likely playing it safe with the 29-year-old All-Star and hope that the blister will be a thing of the past once the postseason begins. Fried will finish the 2023 campaign with a 8-1 record, 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 80 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings over his 14 starts.
Source: Braves
Fri Sep 22 202300:34Max Fried Looks Good Thursday, Still Managing Finger Injury
Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Max Fried (finger) was solid on Thursday, limiting the Washington Nationals to one run on three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out seven. Near the end of his start, he had some fluid build-up in his left index finger, which was drained after he was taken out. Fried also skipped his last start with a blister on his left hand, so the Braves will likely be cautious with the lefty heading into the playoffs. Fried said he feels confident he can manage the situation, so he could still make what would likely be his final start at some point next week. Fantasy managers should keep a close eye on the situation, as a decision will need to be made on whether to start Fried in the finals.
Source: Justin
Tue Sep 19 202322:32Max Fried To Start Thursday
Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried (finger) is scheduled to make his return to the starting rotation on Thursday against the Washington Nationals. Fried was skipped in the rotation the last time around after developing a hot spot on his left index finger during his start last Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, but he was able to throw a successful bullpen session on Monday and was cleared to return later this week. The Braves, who have already clinched the National League East crown, weren't going to take any chances with the 29-year-old All-Star. Injuries have prevented him from a full workload in 2023, but he's been excellent when he's been available with a 7-1 record, 2.64 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings across 13 starts. Start him in D.C. on Thursday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Justin
Tue Sep 19 202316:38Max Fried Throws Bullpen Session
Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried (finger) said he threw a bullpen session on Monday without tape protecting the small blister that developed on his left index finger during the final inning of last Tuesday's start against the Philadelphia Phillies. Fried will be ready to start at some point during the team's four-game series against the Washington Nationals later this week/weekend. The Braves skipped the 29-year-old southpaw's last turn through the rotation as a precaution now that they've already clinched the National League East division title. Fried has dealt with multiple injuries this year and has only made 13 starts for Atlanta, but when he's been out there he's been his All-Star self.
Source: - Mark
Mon Sep 18 202314:45Max Fried Could Return To Rotation This Weekend
The Atlanta Braves don't expect left-hander Max Fried (finger) to make his next start until the team's four-game series against the Washington Nationals this weekend after he developed a hot spot on his finger in his latest start last Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves have already clinched the National League East title, so they surely aren't going to rush the talented southpaw so that he's not ready for the postseason. Fantasy managers should consider him much more risky than usual if he starts this weekend, too, as he could be on a pitch count as a precaution. Fried has made only 13 starts in 2023 due to injuries, but he's been good when active, going 7-1 with a 2.64 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings pitched.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Justin
Sun Sep 17 202319:14Max Fried To Pitch Against Washington
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (finger) will make his next start at some point during the club's series against the Washington Nationals, which will start on Thursday, according to Justin Toscano of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The southpaw has been dealing with a finger issue and hasn't started a game since September 12. Over 71 2/3 innings this season, Fried has pitched to a 2.64 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 25.3% strikeout rate with a 7-1 record. He'll avoid an injured list stint, which is great news for fantasy managers, and he remains a must-start arm moving forward.
Source: Justin
Thu Sep 7 202318:38Max Fried Seeks Continued Success Versus Cardinals
The Atlanta Braves try to stave off matching a season-worst four-game losing streak and also a series sweep by the St. Louis Cardinals when starting pitcher Max Fried takes the hill for Thursday's start. The 29-year-old has resumed his ace status since returning from a lengthy stay on the injured list, wearing a 2.86 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched (six starts) since Aug. 4. Fried has plucked the wings of the Redbirds, so to speak, for an overpowering 0.34 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 29 punchouts in 26.2 career IP versus St. Louis. The southpaw's 2.58 xERA is the best of any qualifying SP this year, so Fried might be able to challenge Luis Castillo as Thursday's top pitching option with Atlanta projecting for more runs scored than any other team by a wide margin on the slate.
Sun Aug 20 202310:59Max Fried Sees Favorable Spot On Sunday
The Atlanta Braves and starting pitcher Max Fried look to complete a series sweep for Sunday's series finale versus the San Francisco Giants. The 29-year-old takes into this one a 2.57 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 39:8 K:BB in 42 innings. Fried seems to have drawn a great matchup here to expand on that; the southpaw owns a 1.72 ERA with 25 strikeouts and is undefeated (3-0) in five career starts (31.1 innings) against the Giants since 2019. Better yet, the current San Fran roster is just 15-for-92 (.163) with one extra-base hit as a team while opposing Fried. Atlanta's ace should represent as good a fantasy play as any arm on Sunday's slate.
Fri Aug 4 202312:00Max Fried Officially Activated From Injured List
The Atlanta Braves officially activated left-hander Max Fried (forearm) from the 60-day injured list on Friday. He will make his return to the starting rotation and face off against the Chicago Cubs on the road at Wrigley Field. Fantasy managers have to be stoked to be getting Fried back, although he'll be dealt a tough hand in his first matchup back against the surging Cubbies. The 29-year-old southpaw has been sidelined since May 9 due to a left-forearm strain, but he threw 79 pitches in his final minor-league rehab outing and should be able to go rather deep in Friday's game. Fried carries more risk as a starting fantasy option in his first start back, but he has the potential to be a fantasy ace the rest of the way.
Source: Braves
Wed Aug 2 202312:12Max Fried To Start Friday Against Cubs
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said that the plan is for left-hander Max Fried (forearm) to come off the 60-day injured list and start Friday's series opener at Wrigley Field against the surging Chicago Cubs. Fried looked good during four minor-league rehab starts, but he hasn't pitched in a big-league game since May 5 when he injured his left forearm. The 29-year-old southpaw tossed 79 pitches in his fourth and final rehab start last Saturday, so he shouldn't have too much of a limit from a pitch-count perspective on Friday. Fried is a fantasy ace when healthy, but fantasy managers may want to temper expectations for his first start back against a team that is playing their best baseball right now.
Source: 680 The Fan - Kevin
Mon Jul 31 202314:06Max Fried Expected To Return This Weekend
Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said that left-hander Max Fried (forearm) has made his last minor-league rehab start and is expected to return from the injured list and start this weekend against the Chicago Cubs. In addition, the Braves aren't close to any trades but will keep dialogue going through Tuesday's deadline. Atlanta also remains optimistic that right-hander Kyle Wright (shoulder) will return during the regular season. The Cubs have been hot of late, so the 29-year-old Fried will be extra risky in his return to the starting rotation this weekend on the road at Wrigley Field, but he should also be rostered in all fantasy formats as an ace when he's healthy. In his final rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, Fried had four strikeouts and two walks while allowing two runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Source: CBS Sports - Jim
Sun Jul 30 202311:13Max Fried Completes Fourth Rehab Start
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (forearm) tossed 4 1/3 innings with four strikeouts on 79 pitches during his fourth rehab appearance at Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. The statistical results are not as pivotal as Fried's simply being able to come away from his fourth rehab game according to plan. Fantasy managers may have almost reached the light at the end of the tunnel for the Braves ace's highly-anticipated return, which appears to be rather imminent. Fried last pitched in the bigs on May 5 after briefly coming back from a left hamstring strain in mid-April only to get shelved by a left forearm strain ever since. Although nothing has yet been made official, the 29-year-old figures to rejoin Atlanta's rotation at some point potentially during next weekend's three-game set against the Chicago Cubs. Fried returns to a 2.08 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 25 punchouts covering 26 frames this season.
Source: David O’Brien - The
Fri Jul 28 202317:20Max Fried To Make His Next Rehab Start Saturday
Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried (forearm, illness) will make his next minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. If all goes well, it will be his final rehab start before making his long-awaited return to Atlanta's starting rotation. Fried was initially supposed to make his final rehab start on Wednesday, but he had to be pushed back due to a stomach bug. As of right now, Fried's return to action should come later next week against the Chicago Cubs. It remains to be seen if he'll be on any kind of pitch count, but there's no denying the fact that Fried is an absolute fantasy ace when he's healthy. There's no way he should be floating around on waiver wires.
Source: Grant
Fri Jul 28 202314:46Max Fried Scratched From Friday's Rehab Start
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (illness) won't make his scheduled rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. The team hasn't exactly said why Fried was scratched, but fantasy managers shouldn't be alarmed. The left-hander was scratched from Wednesday's start due to an illness, so it's assumed he's still dealing with the issue. The Braves were hopeful to activate Fried from the injured list this week. That won't happen yet as the team wants Fried to make at least one more rehab start. Fantasy managers are going to have to wait a little longer before Fried is back on the mound for Atlanta.
Source: Mark
Wed Jul 26 202321:06Max Fried Scratched From Rehab Start Due To Illness
Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried (forearm, illness) was scratched from his minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday night due to an illness. The team will announce a new date for his next rehab start on either Thursday or Friday. Fried was expected to make his fourth rehab start and then likely be activated from the 60-day injured list, but that will have to wait for now. Depending on when the 29-year-old southpaw's final rehab start is, he could still return to Atlanta's starting rotation at some point later next week. Fried should remain stashed in all fantasy leagues despite not having pitched in the big leagues since May 5. It's been a frustrating year for Fried due to injuries -- he's made just five starts -- but he's a fantasy ace when healthy.
Source: The Athletic - David O'
Sat Jul 22 202318:48Max Fried To Make Another Rehab Start
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (forearm) will make at least one more rehab start after pitching on Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett. Fried allowed three runs while striking out five in 3 1/3 innings during Friday's outing. The left-hander has been sidelined since early May due to a left forearm strain. The organization was hopeful that Fried would be able to return next week. However, that won't happen after Fried only lasted 65 pitches during Friday's rehab start. It sounds like he's getting closer to returning, so fantasy managers should check the waiver wire to make sure Fried isn't sitting there.
Source: Justin
Fri Jul 21 202300:48Max Fried Has Rehab Start Pushed Back
Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried's (forearm) third minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday was postponed due to rain. There will be a doubleheader on Friday, but the Braves haven't decided which game Fried will start. Instead, the 29-year-old will toss five innings a day later. If he can avoid any setbacks on Friday, the Braves should reinstate him from the injured list at some point next week. He's made a start each for Gwinnett and High-A Rome so far and has gone 4 1/3 shutout innings while walking two and striking out four on the farm. Fried has only made five starts so far in 2023 due to injury, but he's a fantasy ace when he's healthy and he should not be on any waiver wires.
Source: The Athletic - David O'