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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: 5 | Salary: $505,000 | Owned/Started%: 11/0 | Average Draft Position: 205.03
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Braves P Mike Minor has shoulder surgery, will miss rest of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Braves left-handed pitcher Mike Minor underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, the club announced. 

Previously, the Braves had placed Minor on the 60-day disabled list in June. Once Minor needed to opt for surgery, it became likely that he would be forced to sit out the rest of the year. 

Minor first began experiencing shoulder discomfort a year ago, which led to a 6-12 season with a 4.77 ERA. 

The Braves described Minor's shoulder procedure as "successful."


Report: Braves' Mike Minor to have surgery, may be done for 2015


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor will undergo a surgical procedure to his left shoulder later this week, almost certainly preventing the left hander from returning in June, as had been targeted, sources have told MLB.com. 

Minor struggled with discomfort in his left shoulder last season, posting a disappointing 6-12 record in 25 starts with a 4.77 ERA.

According to Bill Shanks of FOX Sports 1670 and Scout.com, the surgery will likely prevent Minor, who began the season on the disabled list, from pitching in 2015. 

Minor, 27, was shifted to the 60-day DL on May 2.


Braves move Mike Minor to the 60-day DL


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Minor won't be returning to the team until June, at the earliest. 

Minor opened the season on the 15-day disabled list, with shoulder inflammation that shut him down during spring training. 

The team shifted him to the 60-day DL on Saturday, opening up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Pedro Ciriaco, purchased from Triple-A. 

John Hart said, "There has not been any measurable improvements that you want to see. At this point, things havent progressed," per MLB.com.

"We dont see him coming back anytime soon," Hart added. 


Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says no update on LHP Mike Minor


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/14/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had no update Tuesday night on starting pitcher Mike Minor, who's currently on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.

Minor had been shut down during spring training with the shoulder issue.

Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) experiences pain after throwing


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) Braves starter Mike Minor returned to Atlanta to be examined after experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder after throwing off a mound earlier in the week, per MLB.com. 

Minor had gone through flat-footed throwing exercises without any pain, but when throwing off a mound, continued to have a re-occurance of the injury that has sidelined him since March. 

Braves general manager John Hart said it was too soon to explore any kind of surgery for Minor, who wasn't expected back into the team's rotation until May. 


Braves SP Mike Minor getting closer to throwing off mound


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor continues to long toss in his recovery from a shoulder injury, manager Fredi Gonzalez said Friday. Gonzalez added Minor is getting closer to throwing off a mound, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Braves officially place Melvin Upton Jr., Mike Minor on 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Braves outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. (left foot) and pitcher Mike Minor (left rotator cuff) on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, according to the team's official website. Both transactions were retroactive to March 27.

Braves' Mike Minor (shoulder) feels good after throwing Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that pitcher Mike Minor was feeling good after throwing from 60 feet Tuesday, the Braves Radio Network reports.

It was the first time Minor has throw since being shut down with shoulder tightness earlier in March. He completed two sets of 15 throws in the session. He's scheduled to open the season on the disabled list and may be able to rejoin the rotation by early May.


Braves SP Mike Minor on track for early May return?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) If all goes well in his recovery from shoulder tightness, Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor could be back in the major-league rotation by early May. Although, Minor is not set to put any timetable on his return.

"I think it's really going to be about seeing how I feel every day," Minor said. "If I feel strong, and I think I can progress, I think they're going to let me. I've already done all that work. I know taking the time off is a big deal, too. So, it's just a matter of how much strength did I keep and how quickly I can get back into throwing shape."

After being evaluated by Dr. James Andrews earlier in March, Minor was prescribed multiple stretching exercises to help with the range of motion in his shoulder. Minor has been shut down since experiencing tightness in his left shoulder while throwing live batting practice on March 3.


Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) to begin throwing this week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (shoulder) is scheduled to begin his throwing program this week, MLB.com reports.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Monday that Minor will begin light throwing from 60 feet soon, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The pitcher was shut down earlier in March due to shoulder inflammation. He'll open the season on the disabled list but is still hoping to return by late April.


Report: Braves' Mike Minor to open season on disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Minor will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list despite avoiding structural damage in his pitching shoulder, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Minor had an MRI and an injection from Dr. James Andrews Monday and will rest for two weeks before being re-evaluated to see if he can resume throwing. Andrews told Minor that too much weighlifting and certain other excersies likely contributed to tightness in his upper body.

"I went to him for another opinion," Minor said. "He kind of gave me the same kind of idea that our doctor was saying, besides the fact that, hey, let’s just shut down the upper-body lifting because you’re getting tight every time you’re lifting and that could be contributing to the pinch in the top. So if I just stretch and keep my shoulder strong, but not doing any push-ups or chest exercises, even the back exercises, kind of keeping them at bay to be a bit free-and-easier, then maybe it won’t pinch as much up there. There’s nothing wrong with the MRIs and stuff, so there’s no surgical procedures or anything (required). It’s just frustrating, more or less."

With Minor to miss the beginning of the season, the Braves will be looking to fill two holes in the rotation this spring.


Braves' Mike Minor to miss two weeks with shoulder inflammation


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Minor will be shut down for the next two weeks as he recovers from inflammation in his rotator cuff, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

While there was no structural damage in his shoulder, Minor did need an injection and he'll be reevaluated in two weeks.


Braves' Mike Minor meeting with Dr. Andrews Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Minor is meeting with Dr. James Andrews Monday in Pensacola, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Minor was scratched from his previously scheduled start due to tightness in his right shoulder. The team isn't expected to announce anything regarding Monday's meeting until Tuesday.


Braves' Minor doesn't appear to be overly concerned about injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor appeared confident Friday his shoulder injury is not serious, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Minor doesn't have a date yet on when he will meet with Dr. James Andrews next week, but he is hoping Andrews can clarify what is wrong with his shoulder.

Minor said his shoulder started to get sore after throwing batting practice last week, and the soreness increased following a second batting practice session.

“Like I said, I’m not too concerned,” Minor said Friday. “It would really surprise me if there was something majorly wrong. Last year there was a lot more pain than right now. I was throwing all year, trying to make every start. I could throw (now), I could pitch and potentially I don’t think anybody would even notice if I didn’t say anything.”


Gonzalez: Braves SP Mike Minor to meet with Dr. Andrews


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday he believes starting pitcher Mike Minor will meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Minor was scratched from his spring start Sunday due to tightness in his left shoulder.

Braves' Minor scratched from start with tightness in left shoulder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) The Braves announced Wednesday starting pitcher Mike Minor was scratched from his spring debut Sunday against the Astros due to tightness in his left shoulder. The Braves said Minor had been fine until feeling tightness Tuesday, which forced them to scratch him from Sunday's start for precautionary reasons.

Shoulder injuries are nothing new for Minor, who missed the first month of the 2014 season due to shoulder soreness.


Braves' Mike Minor looks good in first bullpen session


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Minor received rave reviews following his first bullpen session of the spring, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Minor didn't start last season on time due to shoulder issues. That injury led to a down year, as Minor posted a 4.77 ERA over 145 1/3 innings. If camp is any indication, he's ready for a bounce back.

"Man, oh man, he threw a side (session) today — mid-season form, he really was," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He’s strong, he looks good, his arm is working great." Gonzalez went on to call Minor's performance the highlight of the day. He added that he fully expected a rebound from Minor in 2015. "He looked healthy, looked strong. I’m really, really encouraged."

The 27-year-old Minor is expected to open the year as one of the team's top starters.


Mike Minor will make $5.6M after winning arbitration case vs. Braves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor won his arbitration case against the club, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of Friday. Minor, who was eligible for arbitration for the first time, will receive the $5.6 million he originally asked for. Atlanta offered $5.1 million.

Minor went 6-12 in 2014 with a 4.77 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 145 1/3 innings pitched for the Braves.


Report: Braves, Mike Minor set arbitration hearing date


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) The Braves and pitcher Mike Minor have set an arbitration meeting date for Feb. 19, the day before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 Minor originally asked for $5.6 million while Atlanta was willing to offer $5.1 million. Minor went 6-12 in 2014 with a 4.77 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 145 1/3 innings pitched for the Braves.


Braves' Minor not experiencing any shoulder discomfort


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor, who was shut down in late September due to shoulder inflammation, said he has not experienced any discomfort while playing catch, per MLB.com. He hopes to throw off a mound starting Friday.

Minor went 6-12 with a 4.77 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 25 starts last season.


Braves, Mike Minor exchange arbitration figures


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Minor filed for $5.6 million in arbitration while the team filed for $5.1 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reported Friday.

Minor is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He went 6-12 with a 4.77 ERA and 120:44 K:BB ratio in 145 1/3 innings in 2014.


Mike Minor shut down, David Hale to start Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) The Braves will skip Mike Minor this week and shut the pitcher down with shoulder inflammation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

David Hale will fill Minor's spot Thursday against the Pirates. Minor was removed from his last start Saturday after just one inning with the shoulder issue. He finishes the season with a 4.77 ERA and 120:44 K:BB ratio in 145 1/3 innings.


Mike Minor pulled from start with shoulder discomfort


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor lasted one inning Saturday due to shoulder discomfort.

Minor walked the first batter he faced, and hit the second. With two men on, he induced a flyout, putting both runners in scoring position. A sac fly brought home one run, but Minor was able to escape the inning without any more damage. The club did not provide an immediate update on Minor's status. 

Minor is slated to take on the Pirates in his next start if he's healthy enough to go. 


Mike Minor has major issues in loss to Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Braves starter Mike Minor had major problems Sunday in Texas. He surrendered five runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings to lower his record to 6-11 as the playoff chances of his team continued to dwindle.

Minor was hanging in there until a brutal fifth inning in which he allowed three singles, two doubles, one walk and six runs - all after retiring the first two batters. He finished with three walks and one strikeout. Minor, who was coming off six straight quality starts, will try to turn it around Saturday against the Mets.


Mike Minor pegged with tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Braves pitcher Mike Minor turned in a solid outing, but was not backed by much run support in a tough-luck loss to the Nationals on Monday, dropping to 6-10 on the year. He allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings of a 2-1 defeat.

Over his last five starts covering 35 innings, Minor has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 4.58 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over 23 starts (139 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at Texas.