ATLANTA — Max Fried will spend at least the next week recovering from a right hamstring strain suffered during an ill-fated unexpected trip around the bases as the Braves placed the left-hander on the 10-day injured list.
Atlanta also went ahead with its plan to put Cristian Pache on the 10-day IL due to a left groin strain.
Left-hander Tucker Davidson will provide bullpen depth while filling Fried’s roster spot over the next few days. The club could call upon Bryse Wilson or Kyle Wright to make Fried’s next scheduled start on Sunday.
Guillermo Heredia was the only available outfielder on the 40-man roster. So he was promoted to account for the absence of Pache, who had dealt with discomfort for a few days before having to exit Tuesday’s 14-8 loss to the Marlins after four innings.
Ender Inciarte and Heredia could share the center-field duties.
Fried allowed a career high eight runs and nine hits over four innings on Tuesday. It was determined he would not return to pitch the fifth inning.
But because the Braves had just a four-man bench, Fried batted in the fourth and doubled. He tweaked his hamstring while going from second to third on a wild pitch.
Coming off a career-best season, Fried has posted an 11.45 ERA through three starts.
Pache ranks as MLB Pipeline’s No. 11 prospect. Concerns about him being ready offensively have grown as the 22-year-old center fielder has hit .133 (4-for-30) with 13 strikeouts this season. He struck out in his two plate appearances Tuesday.