Braves’ Soroka eager to push his return from Achilles injury

FILE – In this July 29, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves’ Mike Soroka throws a pitch during the second inning of the baseball team’s home-opener, against the Tampa Bay Rays in Atlanta. St. Louis pitcher Jack Flaherty and Soroka won their salary arbitration cases on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, and Tampa Bay reliever Ryan Yarbrough lost.