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Assessing the Atlanta Braves offseason thus far

After trading outfielder Jason Heyward to the St.Louis Cardinals on November 17th, the Atlanta Braves have been relatively quiet on the open market. They have made a few internal moves, cutting ties with oft-injured reliever Jonny Venters, utility infielder Ramiro Pena, and sporadic starting outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, but Heyward remains the sole regular starting position player...
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves send Jason Heyward to Cardinals

Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations John Hart has been hinting during the winter meetings that the team is gearing up for a rebuild, but while the words of a man with as much carry as he has are significant, it was the actions of Hart on Monday that made it clear that several roster changes are inevitable. The Braves made a move on Monday that grabbed the attention of...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves RP to have third Tommy John surgery

Coming back from Tommy John surgery is no great feat. Returning after a second such operation is nearly miraculous…just ask Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson and New York Yankees set up man Shawn Kelley. But getting back into the swing of things following a third Tommy John operation? Yeah, Atlanta Braves lefty Jonny Venters might have his work cut out for him. Jonny Venters...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters has a torn UCL

Atlanta Braves left handed pitcher Jonny Venters is 29 years old and has three major-league seasons under his belt with a 2.23 ERA and an All-Star apperance. But he hasn't pitched in the majors since the end of the 2012 season and if he wants to pitch again he'll need a third Tommy John surgery, according to David O'Brien of Venters#151717565 / gettyimages.comVenters...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters encouraged after first mound work

The Atlanta Braves lost to the San Diego Padres on Sunday by the score of 4-3 on a Everth Cabrera walk-off single in the 10th inning. The loss was the sixth straight for the Braves, who dropped to 58-54, second in the National League East. There was some good news on the injury front this weekend, as pitcher Jonny Venters was encouraged after his first mound work since June.#151717422...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters to be sidelined another 4-6 weeks

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters will be out another 4-6 weeks after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left elbow. The long road back for Venters following a second Tommy John surgery has been well documented. Venters had PRP shot and will take 4-6 weeks to let it take affect. Still having soreness but Andrews checked elbow said ligament is sound — David...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves: Jonny Venters threw on Tuesday

Relief pitcher Jonny Venters did some light throwing on Tuesday. It was the first activity for the Atlanta Braves reliever after he was shut down more than a week ago for pain caused by scar tissue in his surgically-repaired left elbow. The Braves have not placed any timetable on a return to the field for Venter. That he was able to throw on Tuesday is a good sign but he is still...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters feels elbow discomfort during bullpen session

If there was a timetable for the return of Jonny Venters it has passed. Venters is trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery and has not pitched in a major league game since the 2012 season. On Sunday the Atlanta Braves reliever threw 15 pitches off a mound but felt elbow discomfort. Right now the team and reliever are hoping that it is the result of scar tissue rather...
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Jonny Venters suffers minor setback in rehab

The Atlanta Braves ended a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. The win improved the National League East leading Braves to 23-19 on the season. The Braves are leading the Major Leagues in ERA, countering an offense that is 30th in runs scored. A strong pitching staff should even get stronger with the return of Jonny Venters, but...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters to throw off a mound on Wednesday

Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters will throw off a mound for the first time on Wednesday. The Braves are counting on the return of Venters in May or June. Venters underwent his second Tommy John surgery last May. Venters will begin throwing off a mound w/ limited effort on Wednesday. Hoping to return from his 2nd TJ surgery in late May or early June — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman...
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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