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Jonny Venters Update: Atlanta Braves “Hopeful” Lefty Can Return by End of May
April 2nd, 2013 at 7:43 PM
After Jonny Venters received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his bothersome left elbow from Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday morning, the Atlanta Braves are now saying they hope he can return by the end of May, braves.com reports. The language clearly indicates uncertainty surrounding the situation, during which Venters will be...

Jonny Venters Has Injection, Atlanta Braves Shut Him Down for Four Weeks
April 2nd, 2013 at 3:12 PM
The Atlanta Braves have shut down Jonny Venters for four weeks, according to a tweet sent out from @braves. The team also reported that he had an injection this morning in his sprained left elbow. ***PHOTO1*** Platelet-rich plasma injecitons are used to stimulate the growth and healing of soft tissue and bone,...

Atlanta Braves Could Lose Jonny Venters for at Least a Month
April 1st, 2013 at 10:56 PM
The Atlanta Braves are in serious limbo regarding the sprained left elbow of Jonny Venters. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, ajc.com reports, but stories differ on the diagnosis. Dave O'Brien reports that a source close to the situation said surgery hasn't been ruled out for Venters, but...

Atlanta Braves Place Jonny Venters on Disabled List and Call up Evan Gattis
March 31st, 2013 at 5:45 PM
With Sunday being Opening Day, the Atlanta Braves have officially placed Jonny Venters on the 15-day disabled list with his sprained left elbow and purchased the contract of Evan Gattis, the Washington Post reports. Venters will have his elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, which never bodes well for...

Jonny Venters Makes Appointment with Dr. James Andrews
March 28th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Jonny Venters is about to revisit every pitcher's worst nightmare. The Atlanta Braves reliever is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday about his sprained left elbow. Venters left Tuesday's game with the Detroit Tigers after he felt discomfort in the form of a "pulling sensation," though he says...

Gerald Laird Confident in Opening Day Readiness After Calf Strain
March 28th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
The Atlanta Braves understandably eased Gerald Laird back into playing regularly since he strained his left calf going into second base on March 2. After starting at catcher for the second day in a row, Laird is confident about that he will be ready for Opening Day. And Laird isn't just...

Jonny Venters to Go on Disabled List with Sprained Elbow
March 26th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves are holding their breath after Jonny Venters was removed from Tuesday's game with the Detroit Tigers with a sprained elbow, ajc.com reports. He is likely to start the season on the disabled list. Venters faced five batters in the sixth inning while in his first Major League appearance...

Gerald Laird to Pick up Pace in Calf Strain Recovery
March 24th, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird should play Monday or Tuesday as he eases back into the lineup while recovering from a strained calf, ajc.com reports. While battling the injury, Laird has only appeared in 10 games during Spring Training while going 2-for-20 with seven strikeouts. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Laird should...

Brian McCann Likely Out Most of April
March 23rd, 2013 at 8:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves will be without Brian McCann a little longer than they originally expected, as general manager Frank Wren told braves.com that he will not be cleared to start a minor league rehab assignment before April 16. The new timetable makes it reasonable to believe that the club will be...

Brandon Beachy on Schedule to Return to Atlanta Braves in June
March 17th, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy is inching closer to returning to the club and is on schedule to return in June, braves.com reports. Beachy was placed on the disabled list last June 16 and had successful Tommy John surgery. When he went under the knife, he led the National League...

Eric O’Flaherty Painless in Live Batting Practice Session
March 10th, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty moved a step closer to making his 2013 Grapefruit League debut Sunday when he  threw a five-minute live batting practice session with no pain in his groin. O'Flaherty strained his left groin during the first week of Spring Training, causing him to miss all game action...

Jordan Walden Has Bulging Disc, Eric O’Flaherty Nearly Recovered
March 8th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
The Atlanta Braves have shut down Eric O'Flaherty and Jordan Walden the last couple of weeks and will continue to monitor them for the foreseeable future as they recover from back and groin problems that have plagued them all spring. O'Flaherty pulled his groin nearly a month ago when he only had...

Brian McCann Takes Batting Practice for First Time in 2013
March 1st, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann took batting practice for the first time this year on Thursday. On the road to recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, McCann was content with his progress. "It was nice to get back in there and see something coming at you," McCann said on braves.com. "I'm on...

Eric O’Flaherty Out Until Next Week with Sore Back
February 27th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Eric O'Flaherty has been battling a sore back, and the Atlanta Braves plan on holding him out of Grapefruit League play until next week, braves.com reports. The Braves note that he will still have about as much time as usual, because the World Baseball Classic pushed the start of Spring Training...

Freddie Freeman Hopes to Stay Healthy Through 2013
February 18th, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Freddie Freeman arrived at Spring Training with the comfort of knowing that he was definitely entering the 2013 season healthy. After struggling through the final four months of 2012, Freeman believes he can truly live up to his potential with the Atlanta Braves. Freeman says that when he starting hitting with...

Brian McCann’s Shoulder Rehabilitation is Progressing Well
February 17th, 2013 at 7:35 PM
Brian McCann still probably won't play until mid-April, but Atlanta Braves orthopedic surgeon Dr. Xavier Duralde gave him a good report on his surgically repaired right shoulder Saturday, braves.com reports. McCann had been restricted to hitting off a tee recently, but he was finally cleared to hit soft toss on his long...

Brandon Beachy to Begin Rehab Throwing Program
February 16th, 2013 at 2:05 PM
Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will finally throw off a mound next week in his effort to comeback from Tommy John surgery, Yahoo! Sports reports. With a 12-14 month rehabilitation period, Beachy is expected to return in late June or early July. "I've thought about it a lot for a long time," Beachy...

Brian McCann Likely Out for First Half of April
February 12th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Now that Brian McCann has reported to Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves, it seems he has finally accepted that his offseason shoulder surgery will probably keep him out of the first two weeks of the season. McCann underwent a procedure Oct. 16 that inserted anchors into the posterior portion of McCann's...

Paul Janish Has Shoulder Surgery, Should Return in April
October 26th, 2012 at 8:32 AM
Paul Janish joined Brian McCann on the list of Atlanta Braves players who needed shoulder surgery this offseason. The operation was to his left, non-throwing shoulder, and he should ready to go by April, ajc.com reports. Janish has a history of shoulder subluxations, but he dislocated he shoulder severely enough on...

Brandon Beachy Begins Throwing Program After Tommy John Surgery
October 23rd, 2012 at 8:17 PM
Four months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy has finally begun a throwing program in his rehab efforts, ajc.com reports. Beachy had the ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction performed on June 21 and was able to lob a ball about 30 feet with team physical therapist Lloyd Van...