The Braves have lost a major free agent (Brian McCann) and have not yet signed any players, but they're already assured of having a very expensive offseason. The team is facing a large (maybe even historically large) class of arbitration-eligible players, meaning players who have not played long enough to qualify for free agency but have played long enough to earn something considerably...
Left-hander Jonny Venters, coming off his second Tommy John operation in eight years, has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Braves. In doing so, the Braves avoided arbitration with the hard-throwing reliever.
Venters, one of the National League’s most valuable relief pitchers in 2011 and half of 2012, agreed to the same $1.625M salary that he received in his injury...
Season-ending injuries to top relievers Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty did not derail the Braves' bullpen last season, but it's clear the organization wanted at least of the lefties back in the fold.
Venters, who missed the 2013 campaign recovering from Tommy John surgery, agreed to a one-year, 1.625 million deal on Wednesday. The agreement allows Venters and the...
Alarm bells started ringing when the news broke that Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters was going to see Dr James Andrews for the second time this season. Those fears seem to have been justified, with MLB.com's Mark Bowman tweeting that Venters is expected to have the second Tommy John surgery of his careers today (Thursday). The Braves officially confirmed the news shortly...
The Atlanta Braves are in serious limbo regarding the sprained left elbow of Jonny Venters. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, ajc.com reports, but stories differ on the diagnosis.
Dave O’Brien reports that a source close to the situation said surgery hasn’t been ruled out for Venters, but that the diagnosis is “undetermined.”
MLB Network, meanwhile, reports...
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.
Venters has been one of...
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...
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters exited yesterday’s
spring training contest with a sprained elbow, and injury that is likely to
cause the left-hander to start the season on the disabled list, according to
Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Venters allowed two hits and two walks during Tuesday’s
exhibition game before signaling to manager Fredi Gonzalez. After a short...
It was reported earlier this week that the Atlanta Braves would consider trading left-handed reliever Jonny Venters. However, David O’Brien of
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the team hasn’t yet discussed dealing
#Braves haven't talked about trading Venters. Not saying they wouldn't listen at some point, but it's not something they've discussed...
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Height: 6-3; Weight: 195
Hometown: Berkeley Lake, Ga.
Experience: Third season
2011 in review: Venters formed part of the formidable OVentbrel bullpen trio. He went...