Phillies arrive to break up monotony of Marlins

As schedules go, the Braves won’t have it easy facing the Nationals for 6 games in September and the Pirates for 4. However, the Braves get to face bottom-of-the pack Mets (3 games), Rangers (3 games) and Phillies (6 games) in the final month as well. The pesky Marlins don’t quite seem to be in either category, though with the last 3 games against them and the coming weekend...
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August 31, 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 Alert: Jonny Venters to undergo third TJ surgery

The Atlanta Braves and Jonny Venters are hoping that the third time is a charm in his career.  Venters will attempt yet another comeback as he will undergo the third Tommy John surgery of his career on Thursday. Venters says he plans to attempt another comeback. Thus, he will undergo a 3rd Tommy John surgery. #Braves— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 29, 2014When Venters is...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters Is Broken Again

News broke last night that Braves reliever Jonny Venters has yet another torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. This comes a day after the Braves shut down Venters’ rehab program after the pitcher felt discomfort. We now know why he felt said discomfort. Venters had joined a growing group of pitchers like Brian […]
Via Fangraphs
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Another torn UCL

❤ (torn ACL not pictured) I've had some injury-prone fave Braves in the past (hi Moylo) but I can't even process this, y'all. Disclosure: I have not read most of these articles. I can't right now. Just putting them here in case any of you want to read them or I decide to read them later. MGR Fredi Gonzalez announced today that LHP Jonny Venters visited with Dr...
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August 29, 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...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves LHP Venters shut down with elbow tear

NEW YORK (AP) The Atlanta Braves have shut down left-hander Jonny Venters for the rest of the season after the reliever tore an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery. The 29-year-old Venters hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, a season after he made the NL All-Star team. The Braves said Thursday that Dr. James Andrews had found the...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Jonny Venters re-tears elbow ligament

Braves reliever Jonny Venters, once considered one of the premier left-hander bullpen arms in baseball, could be headed to his third Tommy John surgery. An MRI with Dr. James Andrews revealed Venters tore his ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm once again, the team announced on Thursday afternoon. Venters underwent his second Tommy John surgery in May 2013 and had yet to...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters shut down again with elbow discomfort

The Atlanta Braves are in good position in the National League wild card race with a little more than a month remaining, but they are in danger of falling out of the race in the National League East. One aspect of the team keeping them afloat is a pitching staff which is fifth in the league in ERA. There is some bad news on the injury front, as Jonny Venters, who has been battling...
Via MLB Injury News
August 27, 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

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters won't throw for another 3-5 weeks

After being swept at home by the Philadelphia Phillies, the Braves bounced back with a 3-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The win improved the Braves to 37-35, a half game behind the Nationals in the National League East. The Braves are just 29th in the league in runs scored and continue to rely on a pitching staff that is sixth in the Major Leagues in ERA. There...
Via MLB Injury News
June 20, 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 Injury Update: Jonny Venters throwing again

The Atlanta Braves lost an interleague match up against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday by the score of 2-0. With the loss, the Braves fell to 31-27, but still in first place in the National League East. Although 29th in the league in runs scored, the Braves have a rock solid pitching staff that is 2nd in the league in ERA. The staff hopes to get even strong with the eventual...
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June 05, 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 Injury Updates: Jonny Venters, Jordan Walden

The Atlanta Braves lost the second of a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday by the score of 3-1. Even with the loss, the Braves are 27-21 and hold a two game lead over the Miami Marlins in the National League East. Leading the Major Leagues in ERA at 2.84, the Braves staff figures to get even stronger in the near future as Jonny Venters and Jordan Walden continue...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters to throw off mound on Sunday

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters will throw off the mound for the first time on Sunday. The elbow soreness Venters had been experiencing is gone and ideally the left hander will began throwing to batters sometime next week. Jonny Venters plans to throw off the mound tomorrow. Hopes to start live BPs at some point next week. Says elbow soreness is gone. #Braves — Kevin...
May 24, 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves injury updates: Mike Minor, Gavin Floyd, Jonny Venters, Luis Vasquez

The Atlanta Braves have four key pitchers all out with injuries. That is the bad news. The good news is that all four -- Mike Minor, Gavin Floyd, Jonny Venters, and Luis Vasquez -- have taken major steps in returning to game action. Floyd and Venters still have a long way to go, but Minor and Vasquez are much closer to joining the active roster.By Zpb52, via Wikimedia CommonsMLB...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 06, 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

Braves: Jonny Venters read to throw from mound, still months away

On Sunday Jonny Venter will throw from a mound for the first time since under going his second Tommy John surgery. The Atlanta Braves’ left handed relief pitcher is not expected back at the big league level until late May. If Venters is able to return to form it would be a big plus for the Braves bullpen. In 230 big league games Venters owns 258 strikeouts, 2.23 ERA and a 1.24...
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Spring training in full swing

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- On a muggy Friday at the Braves' spring training complex, long-term extension news did not come pouring in. There were no significant injuries reported -- in fact, a few notable players (Tyler Pastornicky, Jonny Venters) are receiving positive reports on the recovery trail. There are still some question marks on the lineup, some uncertainty at the back...
Via Fox Sports South
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Jonny Venters scheduled to throw off mound on March 5

The Atlanta Braves had perhaps the best set-up and closer combination in recent memory with Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel.  In 2010 and 2011 Venters had a combined ERA of 1.89 with 189 strikeouts in 171 innings. Kimbrel has been dominating, with a career 1.39 ERA and  381 strikeouts in 227 1/3 innings.  But Venters began feeling soreness in his pitching elbow 2012 and while...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves agree with reliever Jonny Venters on one-year deal

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...
Via MLB Injury News
November 14, 2013  |  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...
Via Fox Sports South
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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