|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||38.10||3.00||3.00||1.00||3.05||1.28||46.00||17.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least early June|
|vs LHB|| 9.0||0||0|| 4.00||0||2||14|
|vs RHB|| 4.0||0||0|| 6.75||0||1||2|
|05/14/2013||Huston Street, RP SD|
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
Justin Upton, LF ATL
Matt Cain, SP SF
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|Billy Hamilton, SS CIN|
Jordan Walden, RP ATL
Todd Frazier, 3B CIN
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Francisco Peguero, LF SF
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|05/12/2013||Pablo Sandoval, 3B SF|
Shaun Marcum, SP NYM
Jordan Walden, RP ATL
|Jose Veras, RP HOU|
Eric Chavez, 3B ARI
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
|05/12/2013||Jake Westbrook, SP STL|
Dioner Navarro, C CHC
|John Buck, C NYM|
Tim Wheeler, CF COL
Jordan Walden, RP ATL
|Last 10 Games|
|Jordan Walden hits the shelf|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) The Braves placed reliever Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list Friday, due to right shoulder inflammation. Walden has not pitched since May 11, after allowing runs in three outings in a row.
It is not clear at this time how long he is expected to be out. Walden has a 4.85 ERA in 13 innings of work in his first season in Atlanta.
|Jordan Walden in line for holds|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/13) With Jonny Venters sidelined, Braves reliever Jordan Walden should become the team's primary eighth inning option.
Walden struggled with back issues during the spring, but that hasn't impacted his performance to start the regular season. The Braves should present plenty of situations for holds, so Walden could be a good buy in leagues where holds matter.
|Braves looking to finalize bullpen spots|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(3/26/13) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez continues to insist that Jordan Walden, who missed a month of the Grapefruit season due to a bulging disk in his back, will be in the bullpen on opening day against Philadelphia.
Should that actually come to pass, one but not both of Anthony Varvaro and Cristhian Martinez can make the team. Both would make it with Walden on the shelf. Atlanta could look into trading one of the relievers if Walden is definitely healthy, reports MLB.com, as both relievers are out of options and would have to pass through waivers to remain with the organization if sent down.
Martinez could have the advantage in remaining with the Braves as he has proven his ability to work in multiple different roles over the last two years. Varvaro, however, has had an excellent spring up until Monday's outing.
|Jordan Walden getting back into shape|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(3/23/13) Braves relief pitcher Jordan Walden permitted just a hit in a scoreless seventh inning of Atlanta's 3-2 Grapefruit League victory over Houston on Saturday. Walden, who had a strikeout, has made two appearances over the past four days to alleviate concern about his back.
The right-hander is on target to be ready for opening day after dealing with a bulging disk during the early part of the spring. "Ever since I got that epidural shot, I haven't even felt it," Walden told MLB.com this week. "I'm feeling good now. I've just got to get my command and everything with pitching back on track."
|Opener in sight for Jordan Walden?|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/20/13) Braves reliever Jordan Walden, who has been sidelined by a back injury, returned to action during Wednesday's spring game against the Pirates. Walden allowed one run on one hit and two walks in one inning. He struck out one.
While Walden is back pitching in games, his status for the start of the season remains in doubt, but manager Fredi Gonzalez seems to be a bit more optimistic after watching Walden throw Wednesday.
"I wouldn’t rule out opening day yet," Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
|Jordan Walden began 2012 as the Angels' closer, but he recorded only one save before ceding the job to Scott Downs, who eventually gave way to Ernesto Frieri. Even though Walden saved 32 games for them as a rookie in 2011, the Angels were never completely satisfied with him in the role and were click to pull the plug on him after what ended up being his only blown save April 26. Out of the spotlight as a middle reliever, Walden posted a 2.86 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings in his final 39 appearances. He was especially effective after returning from a strained biceps in mid-August, posting a 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 14 appearances. Fantasy owners may not have noticed, but the Braves did, dealing former ace Tommy Hanson for the right-handed reliever this offseason. Despite the heavy price tag, Walden doesn't figure to have an increased role in a bullpen headed by Craig Kimbrel, but he could be a nice source of ERA, WHIP and strikeouts in deeper Rotisserie leagues. (Updated 1/2/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||LAD||1:35 pm||Matt Magill|
|5/20/13||MIN||7:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|5/21/13||MIN||7:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|5/22/13||MIN||12:10 pm||Vance Worley|
|5/24/13||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Jeremy Hefner|
|5/25/13||@ NYM||7:15 pm||Dillon Gee|
|5/26/13||@ NYM||8:05 pm||Shaun Marcum|
= probable start