Category: ‘Injuries’

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, 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, 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...