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Jonny Venters Needs a Third Tommy John Surgery
August 29th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
When the Atlanta Braves shut down Jonny Venters in his second Tommy John rehab earlier this week, it seemed reasonable to fear the worst. Those fears were confirmed for Venters, who was diagnosed with a torn UCL again and faces his third Tommy John surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Venters already had Tommy John surgery...

Atlanta Braves Shut Down Jonny Venters’ Tommy John Rehab
August 27th, 2014 at 9:23 PM
The Atlanta Braves have officially shut the door on any comeback attempt this season on reliever Jonny Venters, who has been experiencing elbow discomfort during Tommy John rehab, braves.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Venters had his second Tommy John surgery last year and has been battling elbow pain for the last month. He ended...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy’s Elbow Expected to Be Full Strength by Spring Training
December 5th, 2013 at 11:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves hope Brandon Beachy can arrive for Spring Training fully recovered from his 2012 Tommy John surgery, and it seems he's confident he can pull that off. Beachy's road back from Tommy John was stymied in June, when his first start back was pushed into July after experiencing elbow discomfort....

Atlanta Braves’ Tim Hudson to Be Back at Full Strength by November
October 6th, 2013 at 1:27 PM
He'll technically be a free agent by then, but Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson will be completely healthy by early November, mlbtraderumors.com reports. Hudson went 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA before having his ankle gruesomely broken when Eric Young, Jr. of the New York Mets accidentally stepped on it while Hudson...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp Out for National League Division Series, Entirety of Playoffs
September 30th, 2013 at 8:26 AM
The Atlanta Braves won't have to worry about facing Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who is out for the rest of the season with a left ankle injury, the Associated Press reports. Kemp has already missed 52 games while being on the disabled list because of said ankle, but an...

Brian McCann Listed as Day-to-day by Atlanta Braves with Strained Groin
September 27th, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Brian McCann only lasted until the second inning of the Atlanta Braves' 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday when he was forced to leave with a strained groin. The positive note is that the Braves could have him back as soon as the weekend. "Worst-case scenario is we don't...

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, ajc.com 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, braves.com 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...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy to Resume Throwing Program
September 15th, 2013 at 2:59 PM
After being shut down again with inflammation in his pitching elbow, Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will start his throwing program again Monday or Tuesday, braves.com reports. An MRI last month showed no additional structural damage in Beachy's elbow after he was shut down after just five starts in his Tommy...

Jason Heyward Takes Batting Practice with Atlanta Braves
September 13th, 2013 at 9:29 PM
For the first time since having his jaw broken Aug. 21, Jason Heyward took batting practice with the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on Friday. Heyward, who is finally able to eat solid foods, has been regaining strength and shagged flyballs during the first round of BP before hitting with a helmet...

Atlanta Braves Starter Brandon Beachy Still Feeling Discomfort
September 12th, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy, sidelined since August 20 with discomfort in his right elbow, has abandoned his daily throwing regimen for the time being, but still hopes to return to the team before season's end. Since returning from Tommy John surgery on July 29, Beachy had pitched in five games  for...

Atlanta Braves Reliever Scott Downs not Deterred by Broken Finger
September 11th, 2013 at 9:58 AM
Scott Downs, the Atlanta Braves relief pitcher acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels on July 29, is not expected to miss any playing time after being hit with a line drive Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** The 36 year-old left hander was hit with a Chase Utley comebacker in Saturday's loss to the...

Atlanta Braves Activate Reed Johnson from Disabled List, Still not 100 Percent
September 11th, 2013 at 7:57 AM
The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Reed Johnson from the disabled list just before Tuesday's win over the Miami Marlins, but he's still only available in emergency situations. Johnson, who has been out since July 29, has been hitting and throwing for several weeks, but his Achilles tendinitis has largely prevented him from...

Justin Upton Exits Atlanta Braves – Miami Marlins Game After Fouling Ball Off Right Knee
September 10th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton has exited Tuesday's game in the fourth inning after fouling a ball off his right knee. Upton fouled a 2-2 fastball from Miami Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler off his back leg before drawing a two-out walk on a full count. Showing obvious discomfort, Upton was checked...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden to Throw Bullpen Session Tuesday
September 10th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Jordan Walden has been out since Aug. 21 with a sore groin, but the Atlanta Braves hope that his bullpen session Tuesday at Marlins Park will be the next step toward returning from a nagging groin injury. ***VIDEO1*** After believing Walden would just need a few days of rest, he admits that...

Jason Heyward to Take Batting Practice with Atlanta Braves Friday
September 9th, 2013 at 8:37 PM
Good news abounds with Jason Heyward. The Atlanta Braves outfielder had his braces and rubber bands removed from his mouth today, and he is expected to take batting practice with the team on Friday, Kevin McAlpin reports.   Frank Wren says Jason Heyward will take BP on Friday. #Braves — Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin)...

Atlanta Braves Don’t Expect Freddie Freeman to Miss Time After Running into Fence
September 8th, 2013 at 9:20 PM
Freddie Freeman limped around when he banged into the fence at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday after attempting to catch a popup in foul territory, but the good news is that the Atlanta Braves don't expect him to miss any time. If anything, Fredi Gonzalez said Freeman may get a day...