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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have placed left-hander Jonny Venters on the 15-day with a sprained elbow and purchased the contract of catcher Evan Gattis as they set their opening day roster.
Gattis will share time with Gerald Laird as the Braves await the return of catcher Brian McCann, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. McCann is expected to return by the end of April. Gattis hit six homers this spring.
Venters, who felt tightness in his elbow in his last spring training game, will be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Andrews performed ligament-replacement surgery on Venters' elbow in 2005.
Venters' injury cleared the way for the Braves to keep right-handers Cristhian Martinez and Anthony Varvaro on the 25-man roster. Both are out of minor league options.
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The latest news on Braves reliever Jonny Venters is not encouraging. Venters met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
Andrews performed ligament-replacement surgery on Venters’ left elbow in 2005.
The best case scenario for Venters is a disabled list stint of a month notes Jon Heyman. The clear concern is that Venters will need to undergo Tommy John surgery.
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Born: December 5, 1988
Height: 6′ 2″
Drafted: 19th round, 596th overall, 2011 (Braves)
How Acquired: Trade for cash considerations (from Braves)
College: North Georgia College and State University
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ATLANTA -- Braves reliever Jonny Venters will have his ailing left elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews.
Team officials say Venters will see the noted orthopedic surgeon Wednesday after the pitcher felt tightness in the elbow during his last spring training appearance.
Venters had to come out of Tuesday's game against Detroit and likely will start the season on the disabled...
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