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Jonny Venters to Start Throwing Program Tuesday

April 25th, 2013 at 4:03 PM
By Cody Fields

Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters will being his throwing program on Tuesday in an effort avoid a second Tommy John surgery.

The Braves shut down Venters for four weeks after he had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left elbow in an effort to stave off surgery.

“Tuesday’s the day,” Venters told “It’ll be real easy stuff at first. I think the first day is two sets at 45 feet. Hopefully it moves along quickly.

“I’m not sure exactly what the program is, but hopefully by that second week I’ll be stretching it out and throwing hard.”

The team has yet to set an official timetable, but Venters is hoping to be back by mid-May.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jonny Venters, MLB

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