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Springtime surprises for revamped Braves

When the Atlanta Braves arrived at Champion Stadium this spring, nobody in baseball knew what to expect of the revamped, ragtag group of players assembled by the team’s front office in the offseason. In fact, many of the players themselves didn’t know what to expect, but were excited about the talent and youth coming together. The team looked so different that Craig Kimbrel had...
Via BravesWire
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Braves Have the Best Rotation in the NL East?

View image | With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Step Up for the Braves in Minor’s Absence?

It’s been a rough spring training so far on the pitching front. Every day it seems like a new pitcher goes down with an injury. The Atlanta Braves are dealing with their own bad news: #Braves LHP Mike Minor is expected to miss 2 weeks after an MRI revealed no structural damage in his left shoulder. — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 10, 2015 Minor is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Minor to start season on DL because of shoulder

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Atlanta Braves left-hander Mike Minor will start the season on the disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching shoulder's rotator cuff. Minor had an injection in his shoulder - he said he didn't know exactly what was injected - and won't throw for two weeks. ''It's just frustrating more than anything,'' Minor said Tuesday. Minor was bothered by shoulder...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Minor scratched from start with left shoulder tightness

  Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday after experiencing tightness in his left shoulder. Minor, who went 6-12 with a 4.77 ERA for the Braves last season, missed most of the 2014 spring training with a groin injury but came back to start 25 games. Braves general manager John Hart said that the team is trying to be proactive and not rush...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves expect big success from Minor in '15, already in midseason form

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The 2014 season didn't go as well as planned for Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor. Shoulder soreness forced the former first-round pick to miss the month of April and then another bout with shoulder soreness was the cause of Minor being shut down for the season on Sept. 23 after he was removed from a start three days prior after just one inning. In between...
Via Fox Sports South
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves southpaw Minor wins arbitration case for 2015

ATLANTA -- Braves pitcher Mike Minor got a positive jump-start to the 2015 season on Friday, winning his arbitration case and solidifying a one-year salary of $5.6 million, according to published reports. The 27-year-old southpaw, who has logged 110 MLB starts since 2010 but won't hit unrestricted free agency for another three seasons (in the absence of a long-term deal), garnered...
Via Fox Sports South
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minor beats Braves in salary arbitration, gets $5.6 million

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Pitcher Mike Minor has won his salary arbitration case against the Atlanta Braves, leaving players and teams tied at six wins apiece with two hearings remaining. Minor was awarded a raise from $3.85 million to his $5.6 million request, rather than the Braves' $5.1 million offer. Mark Burstein, Gil Vernon and Dan Brent announced their decision Friday, a day...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves are wearing down on west coast trip

The Atlanta Braves are struggling through a handful of games on the West Coast, losing seven straight in a stretch of games that has dropped Atlanta to three games behind the Washington Nationals and has left fans and analysts alike wondering if this team plans to bounce back any time soon. Atlanta’s struggles through the past seven games boils down to poor pitching combined with...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves pitcher had procedure in extremely painful area

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor apparently will have his spring training debut delayed by a week or two at least due to a urinary tract procedure he underwent in late December that led to shoulder soreness after the surgery prevented him from working out in in January. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the cringe-inducing inside scoop […]The post Braves pitcher Mike Minor...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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