|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||49.00||4.00||2.00||2.00||2.39||1.27||55.00||24.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season|
|vs St. Louis|| 3.2||1||0|| 4.91||0||2||2|
|vs LHB|| 21.2||0||0|| 2.08||0||8||30|
|vs RHB|| 37.0||0||0|| 3.89||0||20||39|
|Last 10 Games|
|Jonny Venters will have third Tommy John procedure |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/29/14) Braves pitcher Jonny Venters will undergo Tommy John surgery for the third time the team announced Friday, as he has been diagnosed with yet another torn ligament in his elbow.
Venters has not pitched in the majors since 2012, but the 29-year-old will attempt yet another comeback. He is unlikely to be ready to pitch in the majors again until the start of the 2016 season, at the earliest, at this point.
|Jonny Venters diagnosed with torn elbow ligament |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/28/14) Braves reliever Jonny Venters has a torn ligament in his elbow, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Venters is now facing a third Tommy John surgery. He'll have to decide whether he wants to continue his career or have surgery. Venters has not pitched in the majors since 2012.
|Jonny Venters shut down with elbow soreness |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/26/14) Braves reliever Jonny Venters has been shut down from throwing yet again, as the team announced he is still dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired elbow Tuesday. Venters will visit with Dr. James Andrews in the coming days to determine the source of the soreness, and no further details are known at this point.
Venters has been dealing with pain and discomfort while throwing in recent weeks. He has not pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012.
|Jonny Venters still feeling pain on mound |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/14) Braves reliever Jonny Venters still feels discomfort in his elbow when he throws off the mound at about 80 percent effort, per MLB.com. But he still plans on throwing to live hitters next week.
Venters has been sidelined since 2012 after having undergone Tommy John surgery.
|Jonny Venters feels good after Tuesday bullpen session |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/6/14) Braves pitcher Jonny Venters felt good after throwing 20 fastballs in a bullpen session Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
Venters hasn't pitched since 2012 due to elbow issues, but he appears to be relatively close to getting back on the field. He remains without a specific timetable for return, however.
|The 2013 season was over before it even started for Braves reliever Jonny Venters. The left-handed setup man hurt his elbow late in spring training and tried to rehab the injury before ultimately succumbing to Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. Venters first had the surgery in 2005. Though, the good news is that Venters successfully bounced back from the surgery the first time, so there is plenty of hope he will be as successful returning from the procedure a second time. Venters has emerged as one of the top setup men in the majors, recording 20-plus holds for three straight seasons from 2010-12. However, Luis Avilan, Jordan Walden and David Carpenter all emerged as viable setup men in Venters' absence last season, so he might have to prove healthy and productive before being placed in late-inning situations again. We know Venters has upside, but there could be risk to drafting him in leagues that reward for holds since the opportunities could be limited in a loaded Braves bullpen.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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