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

Braves, Jonny Venters agree to one-year deal

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...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters undergoes second Tommy John surgery

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'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...
Via MLB Injury News
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Could Lose Jonny Venters for at Least a Month

The Atlanta Braves are in serious limbo regarding the sprained left elbow of Jonny Venters. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, 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...
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

News not good on Jonny Venters, surgery possible

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...
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Venters to visit Dr. Andrews

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...
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves’ Jonny Venters likely to begin year on DL

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 Venters allowed two hits and two walks during Tuesday’s exhibition game before signaling to manager Fredi Gonzalez. After a short...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves rumors: Atlanta hasn’t discussed Jonny Venters trade

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 Venters. #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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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Venters searching for his devastating sinker

Jonny Venters problems can be summed up in one succinct sentence: His sinker is a stinker. The solution isnt so simple. Venters needs his sinker. Its his best pitch, the reason why hes in the majors, the weapon that helped him become one of the top late-inning shutdown relievers in his two-plus years in the majors. At issue is that his sinker has lost its sink. Its not dipping...
Via Fox Sports South
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Meet the Braves: Jonny Venters invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Jonny Venters Position: P Height: 6-3; Weight: 195 BatThrow: LL Hometown: Berkeley Lake, Ga. Experience: Third season 2011 in review: Venters formed part of the formidable OVentbrel bullpen trio. He went...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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