Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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.   UPDATE 3/29/2014 10:45 PM Due to weather, Mike Minor pitched only 14 pitches in Saturday's "Future Stars" game, but, according to Joe Morgan of MLB.com, Minor was encouraged and plans to make another rehab start in five days.Minor, 24, fell behind in his preparation due to recovery from Decem...

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