Brian Snitker provided an update on two significant injured Atlanta players on Saturday. Rookie pitcher (and home run hitting hobbyist)
Huascar Ynoa will resume throwing off the mound in a few days after breaking his hand punching a bench in frustration amidst a rough start. Ynoa was looking like a rookie of the year candidate through eight starts, with his devastating two pitch mix of a high velocity fastball and a good slider. Ynoa had a 3.02 ERA through 44.2 innings, with a 10.07 K/9 and a 3.17 xFIP that makes you believe the ERA.
Travis d’Arnaud has resumed swinging the bat and is expected back sometime in August, although that is a fairly wide timeframe, given that we are in mid-July. Travis had struggled offensively to start this season, to the point that he produced 0.0 fWAR through 23 games, after an outstanding 2020 season at the plate which he was rewarded for with a silver slugger.