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ATLANTA Mike Sorokas highest hurdle during his impressive yet abbreviated rookie season might have been exercising patience, setting aside the urge to rush back to the mound after suffering the first significant injury of his young career. Soroka co-headlines a running storyline with spring training report dates less than a month away: General manager Alex Anthopoulos and the Braves front office have yet to make a significant pitching addition this offseason, instead banking (thus far) on player development and notable returnees from the disabled list. Top pitching prospects Soroka, Touki Toussaint, Max Fried, Luiz Gohara, Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson and Kolby Allard combined for 129 MLB innings last season. The 31-year-old southpaw, acquired during Anthopoulos streak of Dodgers acquisitions (Charlie Culberson, Brandon McCarthy, Josh Ravin, Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir) last offseason, missed the 2018 campaign due to Tommy John surgery, but he claims 59 strikeouts in 50 career major-league innings with an 8.9 percent walk rate.