Category: ‘Injuries’

Brian McCann Exits Early with Hamstring Injury
September 15th, 2012 at 6:14 PM
Brian McCann only caught two innings for the Atlanta Braves in their game with the Washington Nationals on Saturday before leaving and being replaced by David Ross. McCann grounded out in his only atbat, and the club says he has hamstring tendonitis, Dave O'Brien reports. McCann is currently considered day-to-day.

Andrelton Simmons to Be Activated by Atlanta Braves Monday
September 8th, 2012 at 7:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves will finally get their rookie shortstop back on Monday when Andrelton Simmons is done with his rehab assignment and joins the team in Milwaukee, reports. Simmons, who broke his hand on July 8, will play with Advanced-A Lynchburg in the Carolina League's championship series on Saturday and...

Brian McCann Should Be in Lineup Tonight
September 5th, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has missed three straight games since getting a cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder Saturday night, but reports that he should return to action tonight against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. McCann, who has been diagnosed with a cyst and a frayed labrum...

Andrelton Simmons Gets the Nod to Resume Baseball Activities
September 1st, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Andrelton Simmons has been on the disabled list since breaking his hand in July, but he was cleared Friday night to resume all baseball related activities by Dr. Gary Laurie in his road to rejoin the Atlanta Braves, reports.   "It was a big relief," Simmons said. "I've been getting stalled...

Jack Wilson Released by Atlanta Braves, Andrelton Simmons Nears Rehab Assignment
August 31st, 2012 at 11:13 PM
One year to the day of the Atlanta Braves acquiring shortstop Jack Wilson, they released him as reported by Wilson had been placed on the 15-day disabled list July 15 with a dislocated pinky finger and was close to returning, but the club couldn't find a role for him in...

Atlanta Braves Place Ben Sheets on Disabled List with Shoulder Inflammation
August 25th, 2012 at 5:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves had to end their use of the six-man rotation about a week early Saturday when they placed Ben Sheets on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. After a nearly two year retirement, the Braves signed Sheets after the All-Star break. Though he allowed just five runs in...

Matt Diaz Out for Season with Thumb Surgery
August 14th, 2012 at 2:59 PM
Though Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz has been attempting to allow the wound to his right thumb to heal on its own since being placed on the disabled list on July 21, reports that he will have season-ending surgery on Wednesday. The decision was made Monday afternoon by Braves hand specialist...

Tommy Hanson Makes Strong Rehab Start in Triple-A
August 13th, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson may come back from the disabled list Friday after he threw five shutout innings for Triple-A Gwinnett. Hanson scattered three hits over five innings on Sunday, providing the Braves with the problem everyone wants to have - having too much pitching. Atlanta could go with a...

Jair Jurrjens to Start Minor League Rehab Monday
August 5th, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Plagued Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens will start his minor league rehab stint Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett. It just happens that he has no idea when or in what capacity he will pitch for the G-Braves. Jurrjens was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained groin to make...

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. 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, 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

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, 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, 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, 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...