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.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:30:50 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (illness) felt good after throwing for five minutes off a mound Thursday, March 6, and he'll throw another bullpen session Friday, March 7.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:40:00 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (illness) will throw his first bullpen of the spring Wednesday, March 5.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:52:45 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) will have his spring debut delayed a week or two after he had surgery Dec. 31 on his urinary tract, which then led to some shoulder soreness when he resumed throwing. He's currently doing long toss from 120 feet without difficulties. Manager Fredi Gonzalez thinks Minor can avoid being put on the disabled list to start the year. Doctors told Minor that there is a 50 percent chance his urinary tract problem could return down the road.
Fantasy Tip: As O'Brien notes, the Braves could skip Minor's turn in the rotation a few times to open the season without adding someone to the rotation. Minor's injury doesn't appear to be very serious, so it shouldn't affect his draft stock much.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:07:54 -0800
The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with SP Mike Minor Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.85 million deal.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:25:47 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (undisclosed) will not make his start Sunday, Aug. 25, and instead that game will be started by SP Mike Minor. Beachy will visit with Dr. James Andrews Monday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Tip: This looks like it's a setback in Beachy's recovery from Tommy John surgery, although the Braves have yet to say what Beachy's specific injury is. Anytime you go to see Andrews, though, it's not good news. Check back to find out more on Beachy's ailment.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:29:17 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Paul Maholm will make the start against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 22, to give SP Mike Minor extra rest.
Fantasy Tip: This will probably only be a spot start for Maholm in order to ease up on Minor down the stretch. The start against the Cardinals isn't intriguing for a stream option, either.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 23:30:38 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor allowed a run and six hits, struck out six and walked three while helping the Braves gain a split of the four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Minor is 5-0 with a 1.76 ERA over his last seven starts, and Atlanta's rotation has yielded four runs in 37 1/3 innings spanning the team's last six games.
Sun, 05 May 2013 10:28:42 -0700
Atlanta Braves SPs Paul Maholm, Kris Medlen and Mike Minor will start against the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game series beginning Monday, May 6.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:55:30 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor gave up five runs and three homers in five innings Monday, March 25, and his sinker is still a work in progress right now. Minor has allowed 16 hits and five walks in nine innings in his last two starts. His ERA now stands at 6.26 in six starts. "I need to work on it more in the bullpen and pick my spots to throw it," he said. "I wanted to see it against hitters. It was a lot better today, but I had a couple that were straight — and they went straight out of the ball park. But overall I felt a lot better. Started throwing in, started jamming a lot of guys and throwing some curveballs and sliders."