Max Fried will continue in the Braves’ rotation

Max Dorian Fried was born Jan. 18, 1994 in Santa Monica, Calif. The Padres drafted Fried in the first round of the 2012 draft, seventh overall. Fried underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2014 and missed the 2015 season. The Braves acquired Fried from the Padres on Dec. 19, 2014 in a trade that sent Justin Upton to San Diego. Fried made his major league debut Aug. 8, 2017. Fried pitched two innings of relief in his debut, allowing two hits and two walks against the Phillies. Fried made his first big leag

In not-so-shocking news, Max Fried will make his next scheduled start in the Braves’ rotation. The lefty’s next outing is set for Denver.

Fried pitched six marvelous innings in Thursday’s win over the Cubs. He achieved perfection in 5-2/3 of those frames.

“He’ll pitch, absolutely,” manager Brian Snitker sufficiently said when asked if Fried would make his next turn. Despite Fried’s brilliance, it was a worthy question given how the Braves shuffle their starters.

Injuries and ill-timed circumstance has presented Fried from solidifying a spot in the majors. He’s accrued a 2.54 ERA across 10 career starts, and posted a 3.80 ERA in 16 relief appearances.