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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 list, clearing the way for the Braves to keep Cristhian Martinez and Anthony Varvaro on the 25-man roster. Both are out of minor league options.
Andrews performed elbow-ligament replacement surgery on Venters' elbow in 2005. Venters recovered from to become one of Atlanta's most reliable setup relievers.
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Atlanta wrapped up exhibition play in the Grapefruit League Thursday with another pitching gem. Their 20-15 record is only the third time since the Braves moved to Atlanta that they have won 20 games in Spring Training, having done so previously in 1994 and 2009.
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The left elbow of relief pitcher Johnny Venters forced him out of a spring training game on Tuesday. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution the 28-year-old will visit Dr. James Andrews early next week.
Venters has been one of the most reliable relief pitchers in baseball over the last three seasons. He also has made more appearances out of the bullpen then...
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With the Braves returning from their spring training in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., a stint that saw offensive firepower on display, it will soon be time to see the new-look team on full display in the friendly confines of Turner Field. The Braves open the season with a six-game...
Dan Uggla and Evan Gattis each hit a three-run homer, Mike Minor threw four scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat a team comprised of the organization's Future Stars 10-0 on Saturday in an exhibition game at Trustmark Park.
Chris Johnson had a solo shot for the Braves, who played their final game before Monday's home opener against Philadelphia. Andrelton Simmons...
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 -- 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...