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Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters was removed in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the Detroit Tigers because of a sprained left elbow.
Venters replaced Jordan Walden at the start of the inning in his first appearance since March 13 , when he forced in a run against Miami by walking four straight batters.
He allowed a leadoff homer to Don Kelly that tied the score 2-2. Jhonny Peralta struck out, Bryan Pena walked and Ramon Santiago hit a go-ahead triple to right. Venters threw a run-scoring wild pitch and was replaced by Andrew Russell.
Venters went 5-4 with a 3.29 ERA in 66 games for the Braves last season.
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This is my favorite Brave, Jonny Venters. That is his left elbow. Apparently right now it is hurt.
I don't like this.
Venters left game with left-elbow sprain, according to #Braves
— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) March 26, 2013
At the time he was placed on DL last summer, Venters said the elbow had "flared up" from time to time previously during season.
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