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One of the Atlanta Braves' pitchers is on the mend. Mike Minor (LHP) will make his first start of the spring in an exhibition game against the Cubs at Chase field today, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Minor is one of four injured Braves pitchers expected to return to action soon—the others are Gavin Floyd, Jonny Venters, and Luis Vasquez—while starters Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen will miss the entire season with Tommy John surgery. Minor, along with Floyd and Venters, is on the 15-day DL as of March 21. They will likely be joined by reliever Cory Gearrin, who was diagnosed with an elbow strain after Tuesday's game.   Minor, 24, fell behind in his preparation due to recovery from December surgery on his urethra and was further delayed by left shoulder soreness. He is expected to join the rotation in late April or early May.Photo by Kaotate via Wiki Commons (cropped)Mike Minor was part of an excellent starting rotation in 2013—a rotation...
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