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Rookie of the Year favorite Strider lands on IL with oblique strain

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The Atlanta Braves placed right-hander Spencer Strider on the 15-day injured list Saturday due to a strained left oblique muscle, the team announced.

The 23-year-old won't pitch again in the regular season as the strain is apparently worse than initially indicated, according to David O'Brien of The Athletic.

Strider is the NL Rookie of the Year favorite this season. He accrued a 2.67 ERA with 202 strikeouts over 131 2/3 innings (20 starts) with the playoff-bound Braves.

Atlanta enters Sunday's action 2 1/2 games behind the New York Mets for the NL East lead. The Braves currently occupy the NL's top wild-card spot, which means their first playoff game could be Oct. 7.

Among a flurry of corresponding moves, Atlanta reinstated infielder Ehire Adrianza and recalled right-hander Alan Rangel. The Braves also optioned infielder Rylan Bannon to Triple-A.

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