Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:38:37 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen (elbow) is highly likely to require a second Tommy John surgery. The right-hander said he felt it during his third-to-last pitch in his start Sunday, March 9, but threw two more pitches because he didn't want to face reality and come out of the game.
Fantasy Tip: The Ervin Santana signing indicates that the Braves have joined Medlen in accepting what's about to come. Medlen's fantasy owners should line up alternatives and be prepared to drop him upon hearing the news. He should be removed from all cheat sheets, as well.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:02:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen's (elbow) MRI revealed damage around the right elbow ligament but was difficult to decipher because of Medlen's previous Tommy John surgery. The club will seek another opinion and wait a few more days to make a move regarding Medlen's status.
Fantasy Tip: This report points more directly toward the notion that Medlen could miss the entire 2014 season. Keep posted here for more, but fantasy owners who are drafting in the near future will want to avoid him unless he's a final-round stab.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:49:29 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen's (forearm) MRI test results showed "some involvement of the ligament." He'll receive a second opinion and additional testing.
Fantasy Tip: While this report isn't entirely clear, anything involving bad news with a ligament doesn't sound promising. It's looking like he'll start the season on the disabled list, at least, if not have to go on a dreaded visit to Dr. James Andrews. The Braves will start planning ahead on SP alternatives.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:47:59 -0700
The Atlanta Braves are dealing with several injuries to their rotation, and if SPs Brandon Beachy (elbow), Kris Medlen (forearm) and Mike Minor (shoulder) are all not ready for the regular season, SP David Hale might find himself breaking camp with the team and opening the regular season in the starting rotation.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:22:26 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen (forearm) underwent an MRI exam Monday, March 10, but it's unclear when the team will now the results of the tests.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:13:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen (forearm) has a strained right forearm. He will be re-evaluated Monday, March 10.
Fantasy Tip: His reaction on the mound wasn't pretty. At the very least, this puts his status for the start of the season very much in jeopardy. His departure would create an opening for David Hale, who could be useful in NL-only leagues. We don't want to spread a big cloud of negativity, but we would suggest treading carefully if drafting Medlen.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:16:40 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen (arm) left his start against the New York Mets Sunday, March 9, after suffering an apparent arm injury. Replays showed him grabbing his elbow on the pitch before the injury.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:01:07 -0800
The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with SP Kris Medlen Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $5.8 million deal.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:09:06 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has not yet made his rotation official for the National League Division Series, but his alignment for the rest of the regular season indicates the team might be positioning SP Kris Medlen to start Game 1 of the NLDS.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:27:49 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy will start against the New York Mets Tuesday, Aug. 20, with SP Alex Wood starting Wednesday, Aug. 21. Both pitchers were moved up one day because SP Kris Medlen was used in relief Saturday, Aug. 17. They will each be pitching on their normal five days' rest because of an off day Monday, Aug. 19.