RP,SP - ATL
Spencer Strider signed a six-year contract worth $75 million with an option for 2029.
Strider dominated as a rookie, pitching to a 2.67 ERA with 202 strikeouts in 131 innings. The Braves were so confident in their rookie arm that they felt good signing him to a contract to buy-out his team control and arbitration years with an option to keep him into his original free-agent season.
Spencer Strider (oblique) has not resumed throwing.
Strider was not going to return in the regular season, but it is not a good sign for him to pitch in the postseason if he has not resumed throwing. He has been out since September 18 with the left oblique injury.
Spencer Strider will be out until at least the last day of the season after hitting the 15-day IL with a strained oblique.
Strider had his last start skipped due to the oblique injury, but there was some confidence he could possibly make his next start. But, that is not the case as Strider did not progress as expected and he will be heading to the injured list. Strider could return on the last day of the regular season, so it will be interesting to see how things play out as the team would likely want Strider pitching in the postseason.
Spencer Strider is dealing with left oblique soreness and will have his next start skipped. He is not expected to go on the IL.
Strider was slated to make his next start Friday, so the best-case scenario would be he returns to the rotation early next week. It is encouraging to see an IL stint isn't on the table, so Strider could still get 2 more starts in before the season ends. More info on a return should later in the week.
Spencer Strider pitched six innings, allowing one earned run on a hit and three walks while striking out 10 during Atlanta's win over Philadelphia on Sunday.
Strider was working on a no-hit bid until he allowed a solo home run to Alec Bohm in the sixth inning, tying the game 1-1. He did have some trouble with his control allowing three walks for the second time in three games but more than made up for it, holding his opponent to one run or fewer for the fifth time in his last seven games. Strider managed to induce a strong 19 swinging strikes, struck out 10 and produced an elite 34 percent CSW on 106 pitches. Strider has been nothing short of dominant as a starter this season and looks like a lock to win the NL ROY award, besting his teammate Michael Harris II. Overall on the year, he has an 11-5 record with an excellent 2.67 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 202 strikeouts over just 20 starts. He's next scheduled to take the mound in a rematch against the Phillies on Friday.