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36 Mike Minor SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/220 | Birthdate: 12/26/1987 | Birthplace: Chapel Hill, TN | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: Atlanta | College: Vanderbilt | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $505,000 | Owned/Started%: 95/7 | Average Draft Position: 98.25
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Mike Minor throws 80 pitches in final rehab start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:21 pm ET) Braves pitcher Mike Minor threw 80 pitches in what should be his final rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett Saturday, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits while striking out four.

Minor got a late start to the season after dealing with a urinary tract infection during the offseason and subsequent shoulder soreness this spring. He's expected to make his regular-season major-league debut either Friday or Saturday against the Reds.


Mike Minor likely to make season debut Friday or Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:52 pm ET) Braves pitcher Mike Minor is likely to make his season debut on Friday or Saturday, depending on how many days of rest the team decides to give Ervin Santana, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Minor is scheduled to make his final rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett this Saturday as he recovers from a sore shoulder. Santana is on the mound for the Braves Saturday. The team doesn't play Thursday, so one of the two pitchers is going to have a full week off between starts.


Mike Minor washed out Friday, nearing a return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:36 am ET) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor was supposed to make his next minor-league rehab assignment for Triple-A Gwinnett Friday, but rain washed his outing out. He will instead pitch Saturday, as he continues his comeback from shoulder soreness and a urinary tract infection that delayed his season.

Minor could be nearing the end of his rehab assignment if he gets through Saturday's outing without incident. MLB.com reported Friday he could be brought off the DL as early as Wednesday against the Marlins, though manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team won't push him if he needs more time.

"If Mikey says [he'd] like to get another, it wouldn't be a problem," Gonzalez said. "We're thinking he is going to get through this start and be great. Then we have got to come up with a decision."


Mike Minor expected to rejoin rotation next week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor is tentatively expected to rejoin the team's major-league rotation on April 23 or April 25, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports.

Minor threw five one-hit innings Sunday, and he's expected to make his final rehab start this Friday, unless he feels he needs another outing before his return. The team has yet to determine who will be bumped from the rotation when Minor returns.


Mike Minor goes five scoreless in rehab start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor (shoulder) made another rehab appearance with Class A Rome on Sunday.

Minor looked sharp, surrendering only one hit and one walk while striking out four over five shutout innings. He has allowed four earned runs in 9 1/3 innings pitched through his first three rehab outings (two starts).

Braves schedule changes for Sunday rehab starts for pair


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) The Braves have shifted their plans in regard to their Sunday rehab outings for Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd, per MLB.com.

Minor, who has been following Floyd in the most recent appearances, will start for Gwinnett. Floyd will start for Rome.

Floyd might return to the Braves after the Sunday start. Minor is expected to require at least a couple more minor league outings before coming back.


Mike Minor throws 65 pitches in rehab outing Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor made another rehab appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett Tuesday, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and three walks in 2 1/3 innings and striking out four while throwing 65 pitches.

Minor struck out five but gave up three earned runs in two innings in his rehab debut last week. He should need another few rehab appearances before joining the Braves rotation.


Mike Minor struggles in first rehab outing


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor made his first rehab appearance for Double-A Mississippi Thursday, as part of his recovery from a shoulder injury. He pitched just two innings, striking out five and walking none, though he gave up three runs on four hits in the outing as well.

Minor is aiming to join the rotation later in the month, but his next step will be pitching four innings for Triple-A Gwinnett Tuesday. 


Timeline getting clearer for Mike Minor, Gavin Floyd


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) The Braves have a general timeline for the possible returns of two starting pitchers who have begun the season on the disabled list, though nothing concrete has been agreed upon.

According to MLB.com, Mike Minor (shoulder) and Gavin Floyd (elbow) could join the rotation some time after April 21, though no further de tails are yet known. Both pitchers will take the mound Thursday looking to complete three innings of work, with Minor working in Double-A Mississippi and Floyd in Triple-A Gwinnett.

If bother pitchers make it through their next outings without issue, the are scheduled to pitch together April 8 in Gwinnett for four innings each. 


Mike Minor's first rehab start set for Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor will throw his first rehab start Thursday.

Minor will pitch for Double-A Mississippi. He's looking at a possible April return depending on how he performs during rehab. It's unknown how many rehab starts Minor will throw before the team is ready to bring him back up.


Mike Minor retires four batters vs. Braves Futures squad


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor (shoulder) got the start and threw just 14 pitches before a 24-minute rain delay in an exhibition game against the Braves Futures squad on Saturday. He retired his first four batters before the delay.

"It felt good to actually play in a game without the L-screen," Minor said, per MLB.com. "It felt good. … The game atmosphere of everything rolling, umpires and guys behind me playing defense, it felt good."

Minor was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21. He's hoping to join the rotation by the end of the first month of the 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.


Mike Minor might be out until at least late April


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday starting pitcher Mike Minor (shoulder) will throw at least one more live batting practice session. He might not pitch in a game until the end of March and might not join the rotation until late April.

Mike Minor, Ervin Santana throw live batting practice


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Braves starting pitchers Mike Minor (shoulder) and Ervin Santana each threw live batting practice Monday. Both said they felt good after throwing BP, and Santana added he might pitch in a spring game by the end of the week, per MLB.com.

Mike Minor taking major step forward


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Braves left-hander Mike Minor plans on throwing his first live batting practice Monday or Tuesday as he works his way back from a shoulder issue, the Atlanta Journal Constitution has reported.

Minor hopes to return to game action by April 12, but the Braves could be more cautious with him given the injuries that have knocked Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen out of the rotation.

His availability and health have grown in importance. He blossomed in 2013 with a 13-9 record and career-best 3.21 ERA. He yielded just 46 walks and fanned 181 in 204 1/3 innings.


GM hoping Mike Minor can return after two weeks


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Braves general manager Frank Wren hopes pitcher Mike Minor will return two weeks into the regular season, according to MLB.com.

Minor has been recovering after having some shoulder soreness during camp. He came into camp recovering from urethra surgery, and pushed himself too hard trying to come back. Minor posted a 3.21 ERA in 204 2/3 innings last year.


Braves unsure if Mike Minor will be ready for start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (shoulder soreness) could make his spring debut within a week, but the Braves aren't sure if the left-hander will be ready by opening day, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"He feels good," Braves general manager Frank Wren said. "We’ve still got to play it by ear (on whether be ready to start season). It’s going to be close. But we’re not going to do anything foolish to speed it up for one start to make it work. We’ll do what’s right for him and for us."

Minor hasn't faced hitters yet and will likely throw batting practice before he appears in a spring game. The Braves won't need a fifth starter until April 12, so it could afford Minor the opportunity to get ready for the start of the season.

"It’ll be close," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "The good thing that we have going for us is that we could bump him all the way to the back to buy us some time."


Mike Minor able to get through first bullpen


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor was able to get through his first bullpen session Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Minor made it through the session without experience any pain in his shoulder. His shoulder gave him problems early in camp due to inactivity. Minor couldn't throw for a while during the offseason after undergoing surgery on his urethra. Minor will continue to increase his workload in the coming weeks, and could join the club two weeks into the regular season.


Mike Minor, Gavin Floyd scheduled to throw Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor will throw his first bullpen of the spring Wednesday, while pitcher Gavin Floyd will face hitters in bating practice Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Minor is getting a late start after undergoing surgery on his urethra this offseason. Floyd is unlikely to be back before May but has look good during his rehab so far.


Mike Minor behind schedule, but should be ready for season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor is a few weeks behind schedule because he had to rest for a month after undergoing a procedure in late December to repair scarring around his urethra, according to MLB.com and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He underwent a procedure known as cystoscopy.

Minor dealt with some shoulder soreness at the beginning of camp when he started throwing, but he's now throwing from 120 feet without any issues. Minor believes he will be ready for the start of the season.


Braves, Mike Minor agree to one-year deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Braves and pitcher Mike Minor have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.85 million, MLB.com reports.

Minor was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason as a Super 2 player. He made strides across the board in 2013, going 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 181:46 K:BB ratio in 204 2/3 innings over 32 starts with the Braves.


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. 


Mike Minor earns the win in postseason debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor turned in an impressive performance against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Division Series, as he became the fourth starter in franchise history to win his postseason debut Friday night.

Minor allowed a run-scoring double to Hanley Ramirez in the opening frame before settling down. He yielded only one run on eight hits and one walk while striking out five in a 4-3 victory.

Mike Minor stays sharp in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor turned in a quality start in a losing effort Saturday night against the Phillies. He allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings of a 5-4 defeat.

Minor allowed eight runs combined over his final three starts (19 innings). He finished the year 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and a 181:46 K:BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings.