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Jack Wilson Progressing Slowly in Rehab for Injured Finger
August 4th, 2012 at 9:14 PM
It was originally thought that Atlanta Braves shortstop Jack Wilson would be able to spend the minimum time out when he was placed on the 15-day disable list on July 15 when he dislocated his right pinkie finger, but it seems his progress is coming more slowly than anticipated. Braves.com reports...

Andrelton Simmons Has Cast Removed, May Be Out Until September
August 3rd, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons had the cast on his right hand removed Friday and his fractured right pinky placed in a removable splint, braves.com reports. It looks, however, that his return time may be closer to eight weeks from the original injury sustained on July 9, putting his timetable...

Brandon Beachy Regains Full Range of Motion in Elbow
August 2nd, 2012 at 8:26 PM
Thursday is officially six weeks since Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery, and he has regained the full range of motion in his right elbow. Beachy was leading the majors with a 2.00 ERA when his elbow was injured in June. "I feel great," Beachy told braves.com....

Atlanta Braves Place Jair Jurrjens on Disabled List with Strained Groin
August 1st, 2012 at 10:57 PM
In yet another turn to a tumultuous year for Jair Jurrjens, the Atlanta Braves have placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin. Jurrjens injured his groin while pitching an inning in relief during the Braves' 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, though Fredi Gonzalez...

Atlanta Braves Place Tommy Hanson on Disabled List with Strained Lower Back
July 31st, 2012 at 7:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves have placed starting pitcher Tommy Hanson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back, rotowire.com reports. The injury is not serious, and Hanson should be able to come off the DL as scheduled. Kris Medlen, who is starting tonight against the Miami Marlins, will fill Hanson's...

Atlanta Braves Activate Jonny Venters, Place Matt Diaz on Disabled List
July 21st, 2012 at 6:00 PM
In need of a bullpen arm for Saturday's doubleheader with the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves have activated Jonny Venters from the disabled list early. His roster spot was made available by the Braves also placing Matt Diaz on the DL with an open would to his right hand containing...

Jonny Venters Throws Scoreless Inning in Rehab Appearance
July 20th, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw a perfect inning for Triple-A Gwinnett Friday in the first of his scheduled two rehab appearances, ajc.com reports. Venters needed only six pitches, five strikes, to induce two flyouts and a groundout. He is scheduled to pitch again Sunday. If all goes according to plan, Venters should be...

Jonny Venters to Makes Weekend Rehab Appearances
July 18th, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Injured Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters will make rehab appearances with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday and Saturday before he returns from the disabled list, ajc.com reports. Venters threw 39 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday and will throw another on Wednesday. He was placed on the 15-day DL on July 5...

Jonny Venters Has Positive Results in Throwing Sessions
July 12th, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw on Wednesday for the first time since going on the disabled list July 5 with an elbow impingement. After positive results then, he also threw Thursday. The lefty felt "great" after his flat ground throwing sessions.   "My arm felt like it was coming out good," Venters told...

Atlanta Braves Place Andrelton Simmons on Disabled List
July 9th, 2012 at 8:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves made the inevitable and unenviable move of placing rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons on the 15-day disabled list on Monday. He injured his right hand on a headfirst slide during the Braves' win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Simmons was examined by Dr. Gary Lourie and was confirmed...

Atlanta Braves Place Jonny Venters on Disabled List
July 5th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
The Atlanta Braves have added yet another disappointment for 2012 in the story of Jonny Venters by placing him on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow impingement. The Braves have called up Luis Avilan to fill Venters' vacated roster spot. Venters, who had struggled to a 4.45 ERA and a...

Peter Moylan Pitches in First Rehab Game
June 30th, 2012 at 5:42 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Peter Moylan pitched in a game for the first time since September in a rehab stint in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday, braves.com reports. Moylan, who had surgery for a torn rotator cuff and labrumlast October, threw just seven pitches to the Yankees' GCL team in a perfect inning...

Atlanta Braves Interested in Chicago Cubs’ Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza
June 25th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
With the recent loss of Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves' rotation is currently a question mark. The Braves are rumored to be interested in Chicago Cubs' starters Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. Garza earns $9.5MM this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this offseason. He...

Brandon Beachy Has Successful Tommy John Surgery
June 21st, 2012 at 8:19 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, ending his season and starting a year-long healing process. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Gulf Breeze, Fla., replacing Beachy's ulnar collateral ligament.  "It's tough," general manager Frank Wren told mlb.com. "He was really doing everything that you...

Brandon Beachy to Undergo Tommy John Surgery Thursday
June 20th, 2012 at 5:50 PM
With the Atlanta Braves riding high after their big win over the New York Yankees, manager Fredi Gonzalez had to bring down everyone's spirits with the announcement everyone expected and no one wanted to hear. Brandon Beachy will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. James Andrews confirmed what team doctors had...

Brandon Beachy Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament
June 19th, 2012 at 8:03 AM
God help the Atlanta Braves. Right in the middle of a three-game losing streak, the club has announced that an MRI performed on Brandon Beachy and his troublesome right elbow has revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Beachy will see the dreaded Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday...

Atlanta Braves Put Brandon Beachy on 15-Day Disabled List
June 17th, 2012 at 2:06 PM
After coming out of the game on Saturday evening with soreness in his elbow, the Braves didn't waste any time in reaching a decision on what to do with Brandon Beachy. He'll go to the 15-day disabled list and Jair Jurrjens will return to the Atlanta rotation. Beachy said Sunday before...

Atlanta Braves Activate Chipper Jones from Disabled List, Option Jose Constanza to Triple-A
June 10th, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Chipper Jones couldn't convince Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to let him stay in town for the John Smoltz's number retirement, but after two rehab games with Class-A Rome, Chipper has been activated from the disabled list in time for the series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jones will bat third...

Tim Hudson Scratched from Sunday Start, Julio Teheran to Make Spot Start
June 9th, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson was slated to start Sunday's series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays at Turner Field, but a bout with bone spurs in his left ankle has caused Fredi Gonzalez to scratch him from the start, calling up Julio Teheran from Triple-A Gwinnett instead. Hudson had...

X-Rays on Freddie Freeman’s Finger Turn Out Negative
June 7th, 2012 at 9:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves averted disaster when they learned that first baseman Freddie Freeman did not, in fact, have a broken left index finger. X-rays on Freeman's finger were negative, meaning Freeman would not miss as much time as he had originally feared. "I really don't know how I got out of there...