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."
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:13:58 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson will start the team's opening day game April 1 against the Philadelphia Phillies. He'll be followed in the rotation by SPs Paul Maholm, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and Julio Teheran. Hudson hasn't started on opening day since 2008.
Fantasy Tip: Hudson's valuable traits are slowly declining, and his drop in velocity will have side effects. He's more suited for inclusion in NL only leagues as rotation depth.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:11:35 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor allowed 10 hits and five runs while walking three in four innings Wednesday, March 20, after he allowed six hits, four runs and four walks in five innings in his last spring start. He has a 5.50 ERA after giving up 23 hits, 11 runs and 12 walks with 15 strikeouts in 18 innings in Grapefruit League action. He said he threw mostly fastballs and didn't go inside to many right-handers, something he'll do more of during the season. Minor is working on a two-seam sinking fastball, and manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't concerned.
Fantasy Tip: Minor needs to limit his fly-ball allowance, and that'll go a long way in sending his ERA in the right direction. The introduction of a two-seam fastball is encouraging in this arena. Don't let his spring results deter you from considering him.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:56:16 -0800
The Colorado Rockies have inquired about Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:24:48 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Juan Francisco was left off the Wild Card playoff roster. SPs Tim Hudson and Mike Minor are also on the roster backing Wild Card Game starter Kris Medlen.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:20:56 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team will use three starting pitchers (Kris Medlen, Tim Hudson and either Mike Minor or Paul Maholm), seven relievers and three catchers on the 25-man roster if they host a Wild Card game.