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54 Kris Medlen SP
Height/Weight: 5-10/190 | Birthdate: 10/7/1985 | Birthplace: Artesia, CA | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Atlanta | College: Santa Ana (CA) JC | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $2,600,000 | Owned/Started%: 8/0 | Average Draft Position: 139.00
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Kris Medlen begins light throwing for first time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen is nearly six weeks removed from his second Tommy John surgery, and his recovery has gone as expected so far.

Medlen begin light throwing for the first time Tuesday since the surgery, and he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution he felt great while doing so. Medlen underwent the surgery in late March, and will likely not return to game action until April or May of next season. 


Kris Medlen transferred to 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) The Braves have transferred pitcher Kris Medlen to the 60-day disabled list.

Medlen was initially placed on the 15-day DL, but he's not expected back anytime soon due to Tommy John surgery. Medlen is expected to miss the entire 2014 season.


Braves place five pitchers on 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) The Braves announced Sunday they placed five pitchers on the 15-day disabled list. All moves were retroactive to March 21.

Two of the pitchers going on the disabled list were Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen, who are both out for the season following Tommy John surgery. The three other pitchers going on the DL are Mike Minor (left shoulder tendinitis), Gavin Floyd (right elbow) and Jonny Venters (left elbow).

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Minor and Floyd could join the rotation by late April, if they suffer no setbacks. Floyd is scheduled to pitch two innings in a minor-league game Friday, and Minor will do the same Saturday.


Kris Medlen undergoes Tommy John surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) The Braves announced Wednesday starting pitcher Kris Medlen underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Medlen will miss the 2014 season.

Kris Medlen scheduled for Tommy John surgery Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday after Monday's meeting with Dr. James Andrews, MLB.com reports.

This will be Medlen's second Tommy John surgery. He pitched a career-high 197 innings in 2013 while posting a 15-12 record, 3.11 ERA and 157:47 K:BB ratio. He'll miss the entire 2014 season while recovering.


Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen to see Dr. James Andrews


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Braves pitchers Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen will see Dr. James Andrews Monday, according to MLB.com.

Medlen is expected to need a second Tommy John surgery after initial tests showed damage to his elbow. Beachy's visit to Dr. Andrews is more concerning. Beachy has been dealing with some arm tightness, and forearm issues, and the team is worried about his status. Beachy missed most of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.


'High likelihood' Kris Medlen needs Tommy John surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen didn't have a promising update for the media Wednesday. Medlen told reporters he spent the last few days coming to grips with the reality he will likely need season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Braves general manager Frank Wren also stated there is a "high likelihood" Medlen will need to undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Medlen is expected to visit with Dr. James Andrews in the next few days before making a decision about surgery. Medlen said he felt the injury on a curveball he threw to Curtis Granderson during Sunday's game against the Mets, but stayed in the game and threw two more pitches to Matt Clark before exiting the field.


Kris Medlen's MRI shows 'some involvement of the ligament'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen's MRI showed "some involvement of the ligament," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Medlen will seek a second opinion and further evaluation. General manager Frank Wren confirmed there was damage around Medlen's elbow ligament. He said the team doesn't know the severity of the injury, which is why Medlen will go for more tests. Medlen left Sunday's game in the fourth inning due to elbow discomfort. Last season, he posted a 3.11 ERA in 197 innings. 


Kris Medlen update expected soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen is expected to have an update soon, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Medlen left Sunday's game due to an elbow injury, and was evaluated Monday. The team has not revealed the results of Medlen's MRI. Medlen met with the team's medical officials Tuesday, and is expected to have an update on his status shortly. 


Kris Medlen to have MRI evaluated Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Doctors will evaluate the MRI on Braves pitcher Kris Medlen Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Medlen suffered a forearm injury Sunday and the Braves are preparing in case Medlen will have to miss significant time, though more will be known after Tuesday's evaluation. With Brandon Beachy also suffering an injury Monday and Mike Minor attempting to be ready for the beginning of the regular season after offseason surgery, the Braves rotation is looking pretty thin.


Kris Medlen awaits results after undergoing MRI


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen (forearm) underwent an MRI exam Monday afternoon. However, it's not clear whether the Braves' doctors will evaluate the results Monday night or Tuesday morning, per MLB.com.

Kris Medlen dealing with forearm strain, to be evaluated Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen has been diagnosed with a forearm strain, according to MLB.com.

Medlen will be evaluated Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Medlen left Sunday's game in the fourth inning due to the injury. Medlen posted a 3.11 ERA in 197 innings last year.


Kris Medlen leaves start with undisclosed injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen had to cut his spring outing short Sunday against the Mets because of an apparent injury. Medlen left the game in the top of the fourth inning with two outs and a 1-1 count on Matt Clark.

It's not known what was bothering Medlen, but the Mets' bench spotted the right-hander looking at his arm as he walked off the field, per ESPN. 

Medlen was charged with one run on three hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out two. Medlen has a 2.08 ERA this spring.


Kris Medlen goes three scoreless innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen was able to toss three scoreless innings in his second spring start.

Medlen gave up a double to Ian Desmond in the first inning, but settled down moving forward. He managed to strikeout three Nationals, including Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa. Medlen posted a 3.11 ERA in 197 innings last year.


Kris Medlen decent in brief spring debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen made his spring debut Thursday against the Tigers, tossing two innings in a 5-2 loss.

Medlen faced nine batters and retired six, with one out coming via strikeout. He allowed one run in the first inning, while surrendering two hits and a walk in his two innings of work.

Medlen is coming off a solid first season as a starter, posting a 3.11 ERA in 197 innings over 31 starts. He is locked into a spot in the starting rotation for spring training. 


Braves, Kris Medlen avoid arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen has avoided arbitration with the club.

Medlen is set to make $5.8 million next year. He's coming off a season in which he posted a 3.11 ERA in 197 innings.


Braves have yet to reach agreement with a number of players


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Braves still have a number of players who have not settled on a contract for 2014.

The club is in the process of exchanging arbitration numbers with the players, and both sides likely want to avoid an arbitration hearing. Much of the team's core is still unsettled, with Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Mike Minor and Kris Medlen among the players still in need of a contract. All those players are still under team control, so there's no risk Atlanta will lose them. But they need to agree on a figure for next season. Arbitration hearing are scheduled to take place beginning in February, so the team still has a few weeks to figure out the issue.


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. 


Kris Medlen to start potential Game 5


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Braves starter Kris Medlen would get the ball in a potential Game 5 of the NLDS, the Braves Radio Network reports Sunday. 

Medlen took the loss in Game 1 as he allowed five runs over four innings despite four strikeouts against one walk. He finished the season with a 3.11 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 197 innings.


Kris Medlen surrenders five earned runs in Game 1 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen was chased from Game 1 of the National League Division Series Thursday after putting the first two batters of the fifth inning on. He took the loss after surrendering five earned runs on nine hits and one walk with four strikeouts as the Braves fell to the Dodgers, 6-1.

Medlen surrendered a total of five earned runs in the six starts leading up to the postseason and looked to be peaking at the right time. Thursday's loss was just the third time Medlen has given up five earned runs or more this season. Despite the setback, he'll be likely to get the ball in Game 5 if necessary.


Kris Medlen collects win No. 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) Braves starter Kris Medlen turned in a dominant outing as he picked up the win in his final start of the regular season Friday night against the Phillies. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven over eight innings of a 1-0 victory.

Medlen allowed only one run over his final 22 2/3 innings. He finished the year 15-12 with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 197 innings pitched.


Kris Medlen settles for no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen tossed seven-plus strong innings Saturday, but ran into late and got little help in a 3-1 loss to the Cubs.

Medlen opened the outing with seven shutout innings, but was chased from the game in the eighth, after giving up a one-out single. The relievers called on to bail Medlen out could not do so, allowing his inherited runner, along with two more, to score before the inning was out.

Medlen was charged with one run on six hits and two walks over his 7 1/3 innings of work. He struck out six batters, while throwing 71 of 106 pitches for strikes. Medlen settled for a no-decision.

Medlen is 14-12 on the season with a 3.24 ERA heading into what should be his final start, Thursday against the Phillies. 


Kris Medlen wins fourth straight decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2013) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen (14-12) turned in another strong effort as he won his fourth consecutive start Saturday night against the Padres. The right-hander yielded four hits and two walks while striking out five over 7 1/3 innings of a 2-1 victory.

Medlen has allowed only three earned runs combined over his last four starts (27 2/3 innings). He is scheduled to make his next start Friday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He is 6-6 with a 4.27 ERA in 14 starts away from home.

Kris Medlen improves to 13-12 on the year


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Atlanta starting pitcher Kris Medlen got the start Monday in Miami. Medlen was fairly sharp on the night and was able to come away the winning pitcher against the Marlins.

Medlen improved his record on the season to 13-12 as he allowed just two earned runs on six hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings in a quality outing. He struck out six over 108 pitches as his ERA is down to 3.46 on the year.

The 27-year-old starter has won his last three outings to get back over .500. He's on a roll right now and looking to finish strong for the Braves. Medlen doesn't currently have his next start set in stone. That said, he's likely to take the mound next on Saturday against San Diego.

Kris Medlen Ks nine in win over Mets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) Braves pitcher Kris Medlen (12-12) turned in an impressive performance as he earned his 12th win of the season Tuesday night against the Mets. The right-hander yielded only one run on seven hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings of a 3-1 victory.

Medlen has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his last five starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Monday at Miami. He is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts against the Marlins.