Braves' Jordan Walden feels hamstring injury is almost behind him

The Atlanta Braves won 96 games last season in large part to a pitching staff that had an excellent team ERA of 3.18. But they lost Tim Hudson in the off season to the Giants and Eric O'Flaherty to the Oakland A's. On top of that Jonny Venters is recovering from elbow surgery and Mike Minor may not be ready to join the rotation until late April.  With the back end of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Walden, Braves agree to $1.49M, 1-year contract

Reliever Jordan Walden and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $1.49 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Walden would earn a $10,000 performance bonus under Thursday's deal if he has 30 games finished next season. Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in November 2012, Walden was 4-3 with a 3.45 ERA this year with 54 strikeouts in 47 innings. He made...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves: Jordan Walden x-rays come back negative

getty images Jordan Walden was charged with the lone run in Saturday nights game against the Marlins which saw the Braves 14 game win streak end. Walden was also hit  with a comebacker in the ninth inning. X-rays on Walden’s right hand came back negative and the Braves will be hopeful that he avoids the disabled list. X-rays on Walden’s right hand negative, little swollen but...
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Walden could rejoin Braves next week

The Atlanta Braves’ bullpen has taken several hits recently, with Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty undergoing Tommy John surgery. But Atlanta could be receiving some relief next week, as late-inning arm Jordan Walden could return from his shoulder injury, according to Mark Bowman of Yesterday, Walden threw off a mound for the first time since being placed...
Via MLB Injury News
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Jordan Walden won't return when eligible

Atlanta Braves reliever Jordan Walden's previously ailing shoulder continues to feel good, but manager Fredi Gonzalez still doesn't expect the right-hander to come off the disabled list when he's eligible on Monday, according to Carroll Rogers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Walden played catch for the second day in a row yesterday, and he says his shoulder...
Via MLB Injury News
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Walden finally pain-free for Braves

Reliever Jordan Walden made just his second appearance in Spring Training on Wednesday when he threw a pain-free inning in the Atlanta Braves’ 18-9 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hadn’t pitched in a game since Feb. 23 due to a bulging disc in his back. Walden, who received an epidural injection two weeks ago, looked the part of a pitcher who had so much time between appearances...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Walden gives Braves options, more firepower

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Jordan Walden isn't afraid to admit it he's still into wrestling. The Braves' reliever grew up a fan of the WWE's The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin a fellow Texas native and last season, he even entered games to Triple H's theme song, Motorheads The Game. I like to watch, Walden said. My buddies at home, we all watch it ... In the...
Via Fox Sports South
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Walden placed on DL

NEW YORK Angels reliever Jordan Walden was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of a right biceps strain, an injury that is not believed to be serious but one the hard-throwing right-hander could no longer pitch through. Walden said his shoulder had been bothering him for a few weeks and flared up bad after his last outing against the Baltimore Orioles on July 8. After...
Via Fox Sports West
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels' Walden moving forward after demotion

ANAHEIM, Calif. Seven days is a long time. For Jordan Walden, it must have felt like an eternity. That's how long it had been since he pitched in a game for the Angels. Seven days of torture, seven days of sitting in the bullpen, watching games and waiting for the phone to ring. Walden knew the reason. It was a cruel demotion, handed down after some early season struggles...
Via Fox Sports West
May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Walden removed from closer spot

CLEVELAND An All-Star as a rookie in 2011, Angels reliever Jordan Walden has lost his job as closer one blown save into 2012. Manager Mike Scioscia announced before Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians that veteran left-hander Scott Downs will close with Walden moving to a seventh- or eighth-inning role "for right now." Walden entered Thursday's...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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