Soroka's X-rays negative on throwing arm after HBP, could make next start
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Atlanta Braves rookie phenom Mike Soroka was removed from Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals after his right arm was hit by a pitch during his at-bat in the third inning.

X-rays on the 21-year-old's forearm came back negative. He could start in his regular rotation spot Friday against the New York Mets, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.

"It feels like a bruise," Soroka said, according to 680 The Fan. "I've been hit by enough pucks, baseballs in my lifetime to know the aftermath. It's just a bruise."

Soroka was visibly upset on Atlanta's bench after he was removed from the contest. He'd thrown just 21 pitches.

The Braves then announced that Soroka had been removed as a precaution.

Soroka, a contender for National League Rookie of the Year Award, was 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 12 starts entering Sunday.

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Soroka's X-rays negative on throwing arm after HBP, could make next start
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