Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:41:12 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) will throw off a mound for the first time Wednesday, March 5, since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:27:50 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) will be cleared to throw off a mound with limited effort Wednesday, March 5. He hopes to join the team in late May or early June.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:33:06 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) and RP Jonny Venters (elbow), both of whom are recovering from Tommy John surgeries, are upbeat about their chances of returning this season. "So far, so good," said Venters, who has been long tossing from 120 feet for the past couple of weeks. "I couldn't ask to feel any better. Ball's coming out good, my arm feels 'lifey.'" The Braves are being a bit more cautious with Venters because it's his second surgery of the type. Floyd has been throwing from a mound since early January, and his last four bullpens have been for 70-75 pitches. He threw 75 pitches, including changeups, Thursday, Feb. 13, and will mix in curves Sunday, Feb. 16. Floyd isn't putting a timetable on his return.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:12:59 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) has been doing pain-free long toss and plans to get back on a mound soon. He's hoping to return in late May or early June.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:44:29 -0800
The Atlanta Braves re-signed RP Jonny Venters (elbow) to a one-year deal worth $1.625 million to avoid arbitration Wednesday, Nov. 13. He is expected to return early next season after recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:11:53 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) was cleared to begin playing catch form a distance of 30 feet Tuesday, Sept. 24. It was the first time Venters has thrown since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:55:44 -0700
The Atlanta Braves moved RP Jonny Venters (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, July 4.
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:27:55 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) will undergo his second Tommy John surgery of his career and will miss the rest of the year. He underwent the elbow reconstruction to fix the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow Thursday, May 16.
Fantasy Tip: Venters was used heavily out of the Braves' 'pen the last few seasons, and it has caught up to him. Craig Kimbrel is the unquestioned closer on this team, but Eric O'Flaherty and Jordan Walden will have bigger roles as setup men as a result.
Mon, 13 May 2013 15:45:17 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) will visit with Dr. James Andrews Thursday, May 16.
Fantasy Tip: Venters has had more discomfort while trying to throw, and his meeting with Andrews seems ominous. Tommy John surgery could be in Venters' future, which would end his season.
Fri, 10 May 2013 16:18:36 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) was still sore but threw 15 pitches off a mound Friday, May 10, and said the ball was coming out of his hand great.