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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...

Expect Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez, Frank Wren to Receive Contract Extensions
November 29th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren are entering the final year of their respective contracts in 2014, but don't be surprised if both get contract extensions. As frustrating as some of their moves have been, from Wren signing B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla to expensive contracts to...

Atlanta Braves Sign Jonny Venters to One-year Deal, Avoid Arbitration
November 14th, 2013 at 8:41 PM
The Atlanta Braves signed lefty reliever Jonny Venters to a one-year contract Wednesday, thus avoiding salary arbitration, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Venters received a one-year, $1.625 million deal that was identical to his 2012 salary. He missed the entire season with his second career Tommy John. "I'm pumped to be sticking around," Venters said...

“Fire Fredi Gonzalez” Crowd Apparently Didn’t Follow Atlanta Braves Much This Season
October 10th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
A lot of people are putting the blame for the Atlanta Braves' four-game exit from the National League Division Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers squarely on the shoulders of Fredi Gonzalez. A lot of those people are also calling for him to be fired. Stop it. Seriously, just stop. It was understandable...

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...

Bryce Harper’s Favorite Home Run So Far was Off Atlanta Braves’ Jonny Venters
July 16th, 2013 at 7:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the great things about the All-Star Game, this one being played Tuesday at Citi Field, is that interaction happens between people who normally don't talk to each other. Atlanta Braves' beat reporter Mark Bowman was around when Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper talked about his favorite homer so...

Atlanta Braves Express Interest in Chicago White Sox Reliever Matt Thornton
July 7th, 2013 at 9:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves, in need of a veteran bullpen arm, have expressed "limited" interest in Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton, Ken Rosenthal tweets.   Sources: #WhiteSox’s Thornton on long #RedSox list of possible bullpen targets. #Braves also inquired on Thornton; interest “limited.” — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 7, 2013 Thornton has posted a...

Atlanta Braves Expected to Pursue Chicago Cubs Kevin Gregg
June 27th, 2013 at 6:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves, as previously noted, could use another veteran arm in their bullpen. Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are among several teams who are likely to try to trade with the Chicago Cubs for Kevin Gregg. Luis Avilan and Jordan Walden have held down the fort with the big...

Atlanta Braves Have Gotten Better End of Jordan Walden, Tommy Hanson Trade
June 24th, 2013 at 7:53 PM
It's not even halfway through the 2013 season, and it's pretty obvious the Atlanta Braves got the better end of their trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to acquire Jordan Walden for Tommy Hanson. Walden has put together 10 straight scoreless appearances since coming off the disabled list on...

Report: Atlanta Braves in Market for Left-Handed Reliever
May 21st, 2013 at 12:30 PM
With the loss of lefty relief pitchers Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves are down to one left-handed arm in their bullpen in the form of Luis Avilan. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves are already shopping for a good southpaw for their bullpen...

Jonny Venters Speaks on Tommy John Surgery
May 17th, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Just a day after having the second Tommy John surgery of his career, Jonny Venters was back in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse, albeit with a splint on his left arm. ***VIDEO1*** Obviously, Venters was frustrated in the midst of yet another 12-month rehab. “I feel like this team has a chance to do...

Jonny Venters Has Second Tommy John Surgery
May 16th, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Jonny Venters was schedule to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday in his rehab process with a sprained left elbow. It turns out that instead of a regular checkup, the Atlanta Braves reliever ended up undergoing Tommy John surgery, braves.com reports. Andrews performed the procedure on Venters' torn ulnar collateral...

Jonny Venters Ends Mound Session Prematurely
May 9th, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Jonny Venters originally planned to throw 15-20 pitches off a mound at AT&T Park before Thursday's game between the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants, but the lefty reliever cut the session short with elbow discomfort, ajc.com reports. Venters stopped at 10 or 11 pitches when he felt the discomfort and...

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...

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...

Jonny Venters Update: Atlanta Braves “Hopeful” Lefty Can Return by End of May
April 2nd, 2013 at 7:43 PM
After Jonny Venters received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his bothersome left elbow from Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday morning, the Atlanta Braves are now saying they hope he can return by the end of May, braves.com reports. The language clearly indicates uncertainty surrounding the situation, during which Venters will be...

Jonny Venters Has Injection, Atlanta Braves Shut Him Down for Four Weeks
April 2nd, 2013 at 3:12 PM
The Atlanta Braves have shut down Jonny Venters for four weeks, according to a tweet sent out from @braves. The team also reported that he had an injection this morning in his sprained left elbow. ***PHOTO1*** Platelet-rich plasma injecitons are used to stimulate the growth and healing of soft tissue and bone,...

Atlanta Braves Could Lose Jonny Venters for at Least a Month
April 1st, 2013 at 10:56 PM
The Atlanta Braves are in serious limbo regarding the sprained left elbow of Jonny Venters. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, ajc.com reports, but stories differ on the diagnosis. Dave O'Brien reports that a source close to the situation said surgery hasn't been ruled out for Venters, but...

Atlanta Braves Place Jonny Venters on Disabled List and Call up Evan Gattis
March 31st, 2013 at 5:45 PM
With Sunday being Opening Day, the Atlanta Braves have officially placed Jonny Venters on the 15-day disabled list with his sprained left elbow and purchased the contract of Evan Gattis, the Washington Post reports. Venters will have his elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, which never bodes well for...