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52 Jordan Walden RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/250 | Birthdate: 11/16/1987 | Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: Grayson County College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $541,500 | Owned/Started%: 6/3 | Average Draft Position: 298.14
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Craig Kimbrel dealing with shoulder soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is dealing with shoulder soreness, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Kimbrel wasn't used in a save situation Monday even though he hadn't pitched in Sunday's game, and it turns out he's dealing with an injury that's thought to be minor. The team would likely turn to Jordan Walden if Kimbrel needs a break, though Walden was unavailable Monday after pitching the previous three days.


Jordan Walden pitches scoreless inning in return to action


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Braves pitcher Jordan Walden saw his first game action in nine days Monday, pitching a scoreless eighth inning in his team's 7-5 loss to the Astros.

Walden had been out since March 15 while dealing with a sore hamstring, but he'll break camp with the team as long as he doesn't suffer another injury. He's given up three earned runs on seven hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out five this spring.


Jordan Walden sidelined by sore hamstring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Braves reliever Jordan Walden hasn't pitched in a week because of a sore hamstring, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He ran Saturday and will throw a side session Sunday.

Braves, Jordan Walden avoid arbitration


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) The Braves have avoided arbitration with pitcher Jordan Walden, with the two sides agreeing to a one-year, $1.49-million deal, 1500ESPN.com reports. Walden, 26, went 4-3 with a 3.45 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 54:14 K:BB ratio in 47 innings last season, his first with the Braves.

Braves tender lengthy list of arbitration candidates


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) Faced with a bevy of arbitration-eligible players ahead of Monday's non-tender deadline, the Braves opted to bring back all but three of them. Only one was actually signed to a contract, as the team agreed to undisclosed terms on a one-year deal with infielder Ramiro Pena, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The team also tendered contracts to nine other players, whose salaries for 2014 will be determined by the arbitration process, unless contracts can be agreed upon. Pitchers Craig KimbrelBrandon Beachy, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and Jordan Walden; infielders Freddie Freeman and Chris Johnson and outfielders Jason Heyward and Jordan Schafer will all return to the team next season. 


Jordan Walden throws in instructional league game


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden threw an inning in an instructional league game and didn't feel bothered by lingering groin or shoulder injuries, MLB.com reports. 

Walden did not make the Braves' NLDS roster due to the injury concerns, but he could be an option for the NLCS or World Series should the club advance. Walden posted a 3.45 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 47 innings.


Jordan Walden allows two runs in return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Braves pitcher Jordan Walden returned to action Saturday after a successful bullpen session Friday, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits, one wild pitch and a throwing error on a pickoff move while recording two outs (both via strikeout) in his team's 5-4 loss to the Phillies.

Walden is expected to throw again Tuesday, either in an instructional-league game in Florida or in a simulated game in Atlanta, before the team determines whether to include him on the postseason roster for the divisional round, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Walden has surrendered six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings over four appearances during September. He is 4-3 with a 3.45 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 54:14 K:BB ratio in 47 innings.


Jordan Walden could be ready to return Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden completed a bullpen session without any discomfort prior to Tuesday's game against the Marlins. Walden could be used as early as Thursday afternoon, according to MLB.com.

Jordan Walden to throw bullpen session Tuesday


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden is slated to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Walden, dealing with a groin injury, is expected to need multiple bullpen sessions before he can return to game action.

Jordan Walden out 5-7 more days


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden tried to throw in the bullpen Monday, but it wasn't a good session as he hasn't fully recovered from a groin injury. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Walden will be sidelined another 5-7 days.

Jordan Walden dealing with groin tweak


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Braves pitcher Jordan Walden tweaked his groin while jogging last weekend, MLB.com reports. The injury isn't expected to affect is timetable, as the team is hoping he'll return Thursday or Friday.

Walden has rebounded nicely in Atlanta after struggling a bit with the Angels last season, going 4-2 wtih a 2.47 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 52:13 K:BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings with the Braves.


Jordan Walden dealing with leg discomfort


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden is dealing with leg discomfort, and could miss a few days, according to MLB.com

Walden should need a day or two of rest before he's ready to return to action. He has a 2.47 ERA in 43 2/3 innings.


Jordan Walden returns after week-long absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden was able to make his return to the mound Saturday against the Nationals, his first action since taking a line drive off his hand a week earlier.

 Walden worked the eighth inning with the Braves down 6-4, and only extended their deficit. He allowed a solo home run by Ryan Zimmerman, the lone hit allowed in his one inning of work. He also walked one batters, while throwing 11 of 21 pitches for strikes.


Jordan Walden plays catch


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden played catch Tuesday, according to 680 The Fan.

Walden hopes to play catch again Wednesday, and hopes to be available Friday. Walden has been out since early August. He has a 2.50 ERA in 39 2/3 innings.


Jordan Walden could play catch Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) Braves pitcher Jordan Walden, who was struck in the right hand by a line drive Saturday, has received treatment for his injured hand over the last two days and may be able to play catch Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Walden remains day-to-day with the hand injury and will likely need a few days before he's available to pitch.

Jordan Walden unsure how much time he'll miss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden was slated to meet with doctors Sunday after taking a line drive off his right hand Saturday against the Marlins. X-rays were negative, but Walden is unsure how long he will be sidelined.

"I haven't looked at it yet," Walden said, per MLB.com. "It's a little stiff."


X-rays negative on Jordan Walden's hand


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Braves pitcher Jordan Walden took the loss as the Braves fell to the Marlins, 1-0, giving up the only run of the game on two hits while striking out one in the ninth inning.

Walden had to leave the game before recording the final out of the inning after being struck on the hand, but X-rays on the hand were negative, and Walden is expected to avoid the disabled list, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The run Walden surrendered was his first in five August appearance. He owns a 4-2 record, 2.50 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 47:12 K:BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.


Jordan Walden picks up first save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden earned his first save of the season Monday in Washington. Walden got the call in the ninth with a 3-2 lead. 

He gave up a hit but retired three batters on just nine pitches for his first save. Walden lowered his ERA to 2.37. 

With Craig Kimbrel likely unavailable due to pitching the last three games, Walden got the job done on this night. He is 1 for 2 in save chances this season. 


Braves activate Jordan Walden


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) The Braves activated reliever Jordan Walden from the disabled list Wednesday, just one day after his rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett began.

Walden had been on the disabled list since May 12. The team optioned Cory Rasmus to Triple-A to make room on the active roster.  


Jordan Walden starts rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden (shoulder) began his minor-league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Walden, who has been on the disabled list since May 12, pitched a perfect inning as he struck out one against Syracuse. He is expected to be activated at some point this week, according to MLB.com.

"He'll check back with us on whether he needs another outing, or whatever he feels," manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Jordan Walden completes pain-free bullpen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden (shoulder) completed a pain-free bullpen session at Citi Field before Friday's game against the Mets. It was his first session off a mound since going on the disabled list.

"Everything feels good," Walden told MLB.com. "I've got to see how I feel tomorrow."

Walden is expected to start his rehab assignment next week. He is expected to be activated soon after, baring setbacks.

Jordan Walden expected next week


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2013) The Braves are not expected to activate Jordan Walden from the disabled list when he is first eligible Monday, but that does not mean his return is far off. According to MLB.com, Walden should be active at some point next week.

Walden made it through a few sessions of long toss Tuesday without pain, and said his shoulder is feeling better.

"[My shoulder] is strong right now," Walden said. "I played catch today and it was better than it has been almost all season."

Walden is expected to go through a bullpen session and at least one minor-league rehab assignment before he is activated. The Braves could really use the help in the bullpen, after placing two pitchers on the disabled list with season-ending elbow surgery in the last week. 


Jordan Walden not expected to be ready Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden (shoulder) is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday, but manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday he probably will need more time, according to MLB.com. Walden is 1-1 with a 4.85 ERA in 14 relief outings.

Jordan Walden feeling better


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2013) Braves reliever Jordan Walden said his injured shoulder is feeling "pretty good" after playing catch Monday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Walden hopes to return off the DL when eligible Monday in Toronto.

“That’s what we’re shooting for, but it’s got to be feeling good,” Walden said. “…I just need to make sure I’m fully healthy when I come back because we already have great guys down there still. I just want to be part of it down there. I want to be able to help out Craig (Kimbrel) a little bit.”

Jordan Walden hits the shelf


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2013) 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.