Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:35:31 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) will have his shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews early next week, according to the team. An exact date has not been set, though.
Fantasy Tip: Until there is an official word on the severity of the complications Minor is dealing with, it is impossible to view him as anything more than a late-round flier in mixed drafts. There is upside for a bounce-back campaign, but he has to be healthy. Continue to check back for updates.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:06:10 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) will be shut down indefinitely and will visit with a specialist in the next few days, according president of baseball operations John Hart. The team is taking a proactive approach, and they're hoping it's not a season-ending injury. Hart also said Minor might have another MRI exam on his shoulder. SPs Eric Stults, Wandy Rodriguez, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos are competing for the fifth rotation spot, but if Minor isn't ready to start the season, the Braves could go with two of those pitchers in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The Braves are definitely hoping this injury is minor. But after Minor's frustrating 2014 season in which he dealt with plenty of shoulder woes, this can't be a good sign early in spring. Minor was considered a sleeper candidate before this news after being just a year removed from a 13-9 season in which he posted an ERA of 3.21 and a K/9 of 8.0 in 32 starts. Minor might still be worth a late-round stab in mixed leagues, but definitely keep an eye on the results of his shoulder tests.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:59:02 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) will not start Sunday, March 8, because of left shoulder tightness, the team announced.
Fantasy Tip: Minor is a just a year removed from a 13-win, 181-strikeout season with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP, but he battled shoulder issues throughout the 2014 season. Missing the start isn't shocking news, though, as the Braves are likely being cautious. Make sure to check back for updates on Minor's progression through the spring. He remains a solid late-round option in drafts, as a likely bounce-back candidate this season, if there aren't further setbacks during camp.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:31:13 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) said he's completely healthy this year after dealing with recurring left shoulder problems in a 2014 season that saw him go a career-worst 6-12 with a 4.77 ERA in 25 starts. "I started earlier, just to make sure everything was good," Minor said. "I started around Dec. 5 maybe. I usually wait till around Christmas time, but I wanted a couple of weeks to kind of ease into it and make sure everything was good."
Fantasy Tip: Minor's 2014 was a far cry from his spectacular 2013 season in which he went 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA in 32 starts. Expect Minor to bounce back this year, assuming his shoulder doesn't give him anymore problems. That makes him a nice sleeper pick in the late rounds to fill out your pitching staff.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:45:07 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor won his arbitration case, and he'll make $5.6 million this year instead of the $5.1 million that the team offered.
Fantasy Tip: Minor comes into the 2015 season as a true sleeper candidate for the Braves with a guaranteed spot in the starting rotation. Look to take a chance on him in the latter rounds of your mixed league drafts to shore up your pitching depth.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:32:17 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor's arbitration case has been set for Feb. 19.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:38:26 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor, who is set to go to an arbitration hearing this year, is not on the trading block, according to general manager John Hart.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:19:33 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor still appears to be heading towards an arbitration hearing with the team.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:11:08 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) has not had any shoulder discomfort while playing catch and hopes to start throwing off a mound Friday, Jan. 23.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:43:38 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor is asking for $5.6 million in arbitration, while the Braves countered with $5.1 million.