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Atlanta Braves’ Christian Bethancourt Has Knee Surgery
October 7th, 2015 at 4:25 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt had arthroscopic knee surgery on a torn meniscus, cbssports.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The 2015 was a rough one for Bethancourt, who was demoted to Triple-A in June. He finished his season with a .200 average and two homers. Bethancourt had already missed most of the last couple weeks of...

Atlanta Braves Reliever Paco Rodriguez Has Tommy John Surgery, Out for 2016
October 2nd, 2015 at 10:39 PM
Atlanta Braves lefty reliever Paco Rodriguez underwent Tommy John surgery Friday, Mark Bowman reports. Rodriguez is expected to miss the entire 2016 season. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez dealt with elbow issues all season, totaling only 15 innings between MLB and the minor leagues. He came to the Braves along with Hector Olivera in the...

Freddie Freeman to Remain Out of Atlanta Braves Lineup with Wrist Discomfort
October 1st, 2015 at 8:02 AM
Freddie Freeman's troublesome right wrist has effectively ended his season. He won't appear in the Atlanta Braves' lineup and will be used exclusively off the bench for the final week of the season. ***PHOTO1*** The status of Freeman's right wrist was actually pretty positive after paying a visit to hand specialist Dr....

Atlanta Braves Okay Freddie Freeman to Play
September 30th, 2015 at 8:15 AM
There must be few Atlanta Braves more frustrated than Freddie Freeman, who has been dealing with a right wrist sprain for most of the year. The good news is that team doctors cleared to him play through the end of the season, braves.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman had been toughing it out the...

Atlanta Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz Has Rib Removed to Treat Blood Clots
September 22nd, 2015 at 2:43 PM
When you have to have things removed for any medical reason, you're probably having a bad day. For Mike Foltynewicz, the Atlanta Braves' rookie pitcher has a pretty terrible month. After being hospitalized Friday with blood clots in his right arm, Folty had half a rib removed to help relieve...

Atlanta Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz Hospitalized with Blood Clots
September 21st, 2015 at 8:28 AM
Atlanta Braves rookie pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has had a time of it lately. He was taken to the emergency room on Friday with swelling and redness in his right arm and remained in the hospital Sunday with blood clots in his arm, espn.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** For their part, the Braves' official statement...

Atlanta Braves’ Manny Banuelos Has Bone Spur Removed from Elbow
September 17th, 2015 at 9:46 PM
Atlanta Braves lefty pitcher Manny Banuelos dodged a bullet this week. The 2012 Tommy John recipient had been bothered off and on by elbow discomfort all season, but it was just a bone spur that Dr. James Andrews removed in an operation Thursday, braves.com reports. Banuelos had the bothersome elbow examined...

Mike Foltynewicz Nearing Return to Atlanta Braves from Pneumonia
September 16th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Atlanta Braves rookie pitcher MIke Foltynewicz has admittedly had a pretty rough year, but it doesn't get much worse than fighting through a case of pneumonia. The Braves officially activated Foltynewicz from the 15-day disabled list and expect him to return to bullpen action next week, braves.com reports. Though Foltynewicz has...

Atlanta Braves Expected to Shut Down Manny Banuelos
September 10th, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Atlanta Braves lefty Manny Banuelos will likely be shut down for the 2015 season after battling elbow issues for most of the season, braves.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Banuelos only made two starts after a disabled list that had kept him out since late July, and now he's on his way to visit the...

Jonny Venters Needs a Third Tommy John Surgery
August 29th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
When the Atlanta Braves shut down Jonny Venters in his second Tommy John rehab earlier this week, it seemed reasonable to fear the worst. Those fears were confirmed for Venters, who was diagnosed with a torn UCL again and faces his third Tommy John surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Venters already had Tommy John surgery...

Atlanta Braves Shut Down Jonny Venters’ Tommy John Rehab
August 27th, 2014 at 9:23 PM
The Atlanta Braves have officially shut the door on any comeback attempt this season on reliever Jonny Venters, who has been experiencing elbow discomfort during Tommy John rehab, braves.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Venters had his second Tommy John surgery last year and has been battling elbow pain for the last month. He ended...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy’s Elbow Expected to Be Full Strength by Spring Training
December 5th, 2013 at 11:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves hope Brandon Beachy can arrive for Spring Training fully recovered from his 2012 Tommy John surgery, and it seems he's confident he can pull that off. Beachy's road back from Tommy John was stymied in June, when his first start back was pushed into July after experiencing elbow discomfort....

Atlanta Braves’ Tim Hudson to Be Back at Full Strength by November
October 6th, 2013 at 1:27 PM
He'll technically be a free agent by then, but Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson will be completely healthy by early November, mlbtraderumors.com reports. Hudson went 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA before having his ankle gruesomely broken when Eric Young, Jr. of the New York Mets accidentally stepped on it while Hudson...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp Out for National League Division Series, Entirety of Playoffs
September 30th, 2013 at 8:26 AM
The Atlanta Braves won't have to worry about facing Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who is out for the rest of the season with a left ankle injury, the Associated Press reports. Kemp has already missed 52 games while being on the disabled list because of said ankle, but an...

Brian McCann Listed as Day-to-day by Atlanta Braves with Strained Groin
September 27th, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Brian McCann only lasted until the second inning of the Atlanta Braves' 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday when he was forced to leave with a strained groin. The positive note is that the Braves could have him back as soon as the weekend. "Worst-case scenario is we don't...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Has Surgery to Clean up Elbow
September 27th, 2013 at 8:20 AM
The Atlanta Braves shut down Brandon Beachy once again this week, but this time it was so Dr. James Andrews could clean up some areas of Beachy's elbow in a much less invasive surgery than Tommy John on Thursday, ajc.com reports. Instead of a full blown Tommy John, Andrews performed an...

Atlanta Braves’ Jonny Venters Throws for First Time Since Tommy John Surgery
September 25th, 2013 at 8:19 AM
In the long road back from Tommy John surgery, Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw Tuesday for the first time since having the operation in May, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Venters played catch from a distance 30 feet after having his second career Tommy John operation this season. He was originally diagnosed with...

Jason Heyward Nearing Return to Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 19th, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Jason Heyward took his first session of live batting practice on the Atlanta Braves' most recent trip to Washington, as they took on the Nationals for their final series of the regular season. After moving to the lead-off spot, Heyward helped the Braves to a 19-4 record, while maintaining a .341...

Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward not Bothered by Special Helmet, Mouthpiece to Protect Jaw
September 17th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
It'll still be at least a week before Jason Heyward returns to the Atlanta Braves, but the outfielder says he has already adjusted to his new batting helmet's protective flap that covers the right side of his face to protect his formerly fractured jaw. Heyward, who took batting practice with the...

Atlanta Braves’ Scott Downs to Continue Pitching Through Broken Finger
September 16th, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Scott Downs is actually pitching through pain in his fractured right ring finger, but the Atlanta Braves reliever intends to keep chugging, even while wearing a splint inside his glove. ***VIDEO1*** Downs was injured when he was struck by a comebacker on the back of his glove Sept.7, causing him to miss...