|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||76.20||5.00||3.00||2.00||2.23||1.24||86.00||37.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 15-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|
|06/12/2013||Sean Marshall, RP CIN||Jonny Venters, RP ATL|
|06/09/2013||Joaquin Benoit, RP DET|
Slade Heathcott, CF NYY
Robinson Cano, 2B NYY
Jonny Venters, RP ATL
|Jayson Werth, RF WAS|
Albert Almora, OF CHC
|06/08/2013||Juan Uribe, 3B LAD|
Donald Lutz, LF CIN
Jeff Samardzija, SP CHC
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B SF|
Jonny Venters, RP ATL
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
|Last 10 Games|
|Jonny Venters has Tommy John surgery|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Braves reliever Jonny Venters underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday for the second time in his career. He first had the surgery after the 2005 season.
The list of players who have successfully come back from two Tommy John surgeries is not encouraging, and Venters will face a tough road back to the majors. Joakim Soria has yet to return from his second Tommy John surgery. Brian Wilson is looking for a team. The only pitcher to return effectively from two Tommy John surgeries is Chris Capuano.
The timetable after Tommy John surgery is typically at least a year after surgery. It could take longer since it's the second time he's undergone the procedure.
|Jonny Venters to see Dr. James Andrews|
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Braves reliever Jonny Venters is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Venters, who has yet to pitch this season, experienced soreness in his elbow after throwing 15 pitches off a mound Friday.
|Johnny Venters throws 15 pitches off mound|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Braves reliever Johnny Venters threw 15 pitches off a mound Friday and said the ball came out of his hand "great," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He is still dealing with soreness and will be re-evaluated Saturday.
|Johnny Venters returns to the mound, briefly|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Braves reliever Johnny Venters threw off a mound for the first time since being shut down in late March, but he had to cut his session short. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Venters was set to throw 15-20 pitches off the mound, but had to cut it short due to soreness.
"It just didn't feel very good," Venters said.
It is not clear when he will try to take the mound next. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left elbow early in April, and has been throwing over the last few weeks.
|Jonny Venters ready to throw off mound|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Braves reliever Jonny Venters will throw off a mound Thursday for the first time since being shut down to rest his elbow in late March, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Venters has been on the 15-day disabled list all season.
|At this time a year ago, some wondered if Craig Kimbrel, who recorded a rookie record 46 saves in 2011, was really the best reliever in the Braves bullpen. That's because Jonny Venters himself was coming off an All-Star performance in which he compiled a 1.84 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings in an MLB-leading 85 appearances. Unfortunately, the only one of those numbers that improved for him last year was the strikeout rate, which jumped to 10.6 per nine innings. Otherwise, he was as much of a disappointment as a middle reliever can be in Fantasy, giving up oodles of hits as he struggled with his command. His velocity also suffered at times, which only fortified the belief that his struggles were in response to overuse in 2011. After spending more than two weeks on the DL with an elbow impingement in mid-July, Venters returned to post a 1.71 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over his final 26 appearances. The chances of a bounce-back season for the left-hander are high enough that he's still worth drafting in leagues where middle relievers are worth drafting, but not quite at last year's price tag. Rest assured, Kimbrel's job is safe for the foreseeable future. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/18/13||NYM||7:10 pm||Zack Wheeler|
|6/19/13||NYM||7:10 pm||Shaun Marcum|
|6/20/13||NYM||7:10 pm||Jonathon Niese|
|6/21/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|6/22/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm|| |
|6/23/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Alfredo Figaro|
|6/25/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
= probable start