Mike Soroka, who has not appeared in a Major League game since 2020, is nearing a rehab assignment as he works his way back from a twice-torn right Achilles tendon.
"He's getting close," said Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker.
Soroka, 24, initially tore his Achilles covering first base on Aug. 3, 2020, and needed season-ending surgery. In June 2021, Soroka tore the Achilles again and required a second surgery.
He has already resumed facing hitters, including throwing a multi-inning live batting practice session at the team's spring training complex Saturday.