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Brian McCann Comes Off Disabled List, Atlanta Braves Option Tyler Pastornicky to Minors
May 6th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
With All-Star catcher Brian McCann coming off the disabled list in time for the series opener with the Cincinnati Reds, the Atlanta Braves have made room for him by optioning Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett, ajc.com reports. McCann appears ready after offseason shoulder surgery, having gone 8-for-23 with a double and...

Atlanta Braves to Activate Brian McCann from Disabled List Monday
May 5th, 2013 at 5:05 PM
The Atlanta Braves will finally have their regular starting catcher on Monday, when the team plans to activate Brian McCann from the disabled list, ajc.com reports. McCann went 0-for-1 in his final rehab game on Sunday with Triple-A Gwinnett, putting him at 8-for-23 with four homers in seven rehab games between...

Jonny Venters Plays Catch, Makes Progress in Elbow Rehab
May 1st, 2013 at 3:37 PM
Jonny Venters threw a baseball for the first time since April 2 on Tuesday by playing catch at a 60-foot distance, braves.com reports. The Atlanta Braves reliever is rehabbing a sprained elbow in an attempt to avoid Tommy John surgery. ***VIDEO1*** Venters received a platelet-rich plasma injection from Dr. James Andrews on...

Atlanta Braves Place Luis Ayala on Disabled List with Anxiety
April 30th, 2013 at 11:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves put reliever Luis Ayala on the 15-day disabled list before their game Tuesday with an anxiety disorder, braves.com reports. Ayala took two trips to the emergency room with high blood pressure last week while the Braves were in Denver. He gave up a run on two hits in...

Jason Heyward Still Fatigued from Appendectomy
April 30th, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Jason Heyward made an appearance in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse on Monday, a week after he had his appendix removed in an emergency procedure in Denver. Though present, Heyward was obviously still fatigued and sore from the procedure. ***VIDEO1*** The operation only took 15 minutes, but Heyward is still unable to do...

Brandon Beachy May Start Minor League Rehab Next Week
April 28th, 2013 at 10:00 PM
It seems Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy may be a little ahead of schedule in his Tommy John rehab, and he might even begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as next week. Braves.com reports that Beachy is schedule to throw two or three more live batting practice sessions before...

Brian McCann, Brandon Beachy Take Big Steps in Rehab
April 27th, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Brian McCann and Brandon Beachy both reached milestones in their rehab for the Atlanta Braves on Friday. ***VIDEO1*** McCann started his minor league rehab assignment by hitting two home runs for Single-A Rome in their 10-6 win over Greensboro. McCann went 2-for-3 and caught for the first six innings. Though McCann could play...

Jonny Venters to Start Throwing Program Tuesday
April 25th, 2013 at 4:03 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters will being his throwing program on Tuesday in an effort avoid a second Tommy John surgery. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves shut down Venters for four weeks after he had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left elbow in an effort to stave off surgery. “Tuesday’s the day,” Venters told...

Atlanta Braves Call up Tyler Pastornicky, Jason Heyward Recovering After Surgery
April 23rd, 2013 at 4:13 PM
The Atlanta Braves called up Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday to take the place of Jason Heyward while he's on the disabled list, braves.com reports. Pastornicky has mostly played second base in the minors this year but has also played shortstop and even some corner outfield during Spring Training....

Jason Heyward Has Appendix Removed, Likely Headed to Disabled List
April 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Atlanta Braves outfield Jason Heyward had an emergency appendectomy late Monday night. He will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** Braves.com reports that Heyward experienced discomfort in his abdomen for the entirety of the weekend series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. When he still had pain Monday morning, he visited...

Freddie Freeman to Return to Atlanta Braves Monday
April 22nd, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Freddie Freeman will rejoin the Atlanta Braves for Monday's series opener with the Colorado Rockies, weather permitting, after a stint on the disabled for a strained oblique. According to a recent tweet from @FreddieFreeman5, it seems the first baseman couldn't be happier. ***PHOTO1*** Over three games with Triple-A Gwinnett on his rehab...

Luis Avilan Throws Bullpen Session, Atlanta Braves Stay Cautious
April 20th, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Avilan threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday afternoon at PNC Park, braves.com reports. Though the lefty was encouraged with his progress, the team is still on the fence with whether he will need time on the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** "[The bullpen session] was just okay, nothing that you're going...

Freddie Freeman Feeling Good, on Schedule in Oblique Rehab
April 18th, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is feeling good after working out with Triple-A Gwinnett, Freeman tweeted from @FreddieFreeman5. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman was placed on the disabled list April 7 with a strained oblique, though he had originally injured it on March 31. The current plan is for Freeman to play with Gwinnett on...

Luis Avilan not Likely to Need Time on Disabled List
April 18th, 2013 at 11:57 AM
It looks like the Atlanta Braves won't be without left-handed reliever Luis Avilan for any extended amount of time, even after he fell to the ground in a heap on Tuesday with a hamstring injury, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Braves general manager Frank Wren says Avilan will probably not need to go on the...

Brian McCann to Start Catching in Rehab Games
April 18th, 2013 at 8:34 AM
The wrist injury Brian McCann sustained in his rehab for his shoulder was apparently not a big deal, as he'll start catching extended Spring Training games for the Atlanta Braves either Thursday or Friday, braves.com reports. McCann traveled back to Atlanta earlier this week to have his wrist examined, but after...

Freddie Freeman to Start Minor League Rehab Thursday
April 17th, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Freddie Freeman hopes to be able to rejoin the Atlanta Braves when he is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday when the Braves start their series with the Colorado Rockies, braves.com reports, but he'll have to make it through a three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Gwinnett. ***VIDEO1*** Freeman was shut...

Brian McCann Injures Wrist While Rehabbing Shoulder
April 17th, 2013 at 3:32 PM
Apparently, coming back from just a shoulder injury was too simple for Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann. Braves.com reports that McCann has cut short his rehab on his surgically repaired right shoulder to have his right wrist examined. ***VIDEO1*** McCann had been in Orlando at extended Spring Training but has gone back...

Luis Avilan Leaves Game with Hamstring Injury
April 16th, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Avilan left after crumpling into a heap in the team's 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Avilan strained his left hamstring while attempting to make a pitch with two outs in the ninth inning. Avilan pulled up short on the pitch to a pinch-hitting Billy Butler, balking a...

Atlanta Braves Place Cristhian Martinez on Disabled List
April 12th, 2013 at 3:51 PM
In a rather suspect move, the Atlanta Braves have placed Cristhian Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, Dave O'Brien tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Placing Martinez on the move makes room for the newly acquired Luis Ayala, for whom the Braves got from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. It allows the...

Brian McCann Progressing in Shoulder Rehab
April 10th, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Brian McCann took another step over the last week in returning to the Atlanta Braves. He increased his long toss distance to 180 feet in his rehab from shoulder surgery, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** McCann is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and has still not been cleared to make aggressive throws to...