Kris Medlen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Young, Kris Medlen placed on 15-day disabled list

    Kansas City Star "The Royals placed 40 percent of their starting rotation on the disabled list on Thursday. They called on left-hander Danny Duffy to occupy one of the voids. The dominos, reinforcements and juggling of roles all came in the hours before a series finale at Yankee Stadium. The final ledger looked..." May 13

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Kris Medlen will start on Monday.

  • Royals activate Medlen from 60-day DL, option Pino

    Fox Sports Kansas City "The Kansas City Royals announced Monday that they have returned right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 60-day disabled list. In a corresponding roster move, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino to Triple A Omaha. Medlen will be in..." July 20

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves didn't offer contracts to RHPs Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, and Gus Schlosser. All free agents now.

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Medlen will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow. Beachy will head to Los Angeles to be further evaluated

  • Kris Medlen a harsh reminder Tommy John surgery is not perfect

    CBS Sports "Although we are still awaiting official word of the final diagnosis, all signs point to Braves right-hander Kris Medlen undergoing his second career Tommy John surgery in the near future. He left Sunday's start holding his elbow and told reporters on Wednesday he is preparing to go under the..." March 13

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Medlen said he knows what's coming, nothing official yet but he has accepted that he's almost certainly going to need TJ surgery

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Wren (if Medlen will see Dr James Andrews): "since Dr. Andrews did the surgery, that's likley, but haven't determined that yet. #Braves

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    kris medlen got $5.8M, reports @ajcbraves

  • Medlen: No desire to return to bullpen

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kris Medlen is the only one of the Braves’ current starting pitchers who has bullpen experience, but the right-hander hopes that doesn’t cause team officials to consider moving him back to the bullpen when starter Brandon Beachy comes off the disabled list this month. “I’ll let it be known that I..." June 11

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    left upper calf contusion for Medlen who is expected to be OK for his next start

  • Medlen ready after capping spring with strong outing

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kris Medlen’s dominant 2012 season was followed by some rough outings during spring training. They were only exhibition games but Medlen still was looking for some positives when he stayed behind in Florida to pitch in a minor-league game. The right-hander said he got what he wanted out of that..." April 04

  • Medlen struggles on blustery day; Venters, Laird updates

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Little has gone smoothly on the mound for Kris Medlen in this spring training, but Sunday things took a challenging turn of a different sort for the Braves pitcher. In 30 mph winds with gusts considerably stronger, Medlen gave up eight hits and six runs in five innings of a 9-3 loss to Washington..." March 25

  • Braves’ Medlen OK after being hit in arm

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kris Medlen gave the Braves a scare when Casey Kotchman’s line drive hit him in the back of his pitching arm in the fifth inning Wednesday against the Marlins, only the second hit against him but also the second that struck him. He left the game after the two-out single, but said there was only..." March 14

  • Medlen left too many over the plate

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kris Medlen got where he is today by being a strike-throwing machine. But as he pointed out Friday, there’s a difference between merely throwing strikes and throwing the kind of well-located pitches that are his staples. He threw 36 strikes in 49 pitches and was charged with three runs and five..." March 09

  • Just an exhibition, but Medlen feels butterflies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kris Medlen won consecutive National League Pitcher of the Month awards in August and September and started the Braves’ Wild Card game in October. Yet he still felt familiar butterflies before an exhibition game Monday against the Marlins. “I was nervous, but I did my whole routine -- peanut..." February 26

  • Medlen is accustomed to doubters

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "If he were 6-foot-4 and threw 98-mph fastballs, Kris Medlen knows he wouldn’t have as many doubters. Considering his body of work in three-plus years in the big leagues, there probably wouldn’t be many folks still questioning his viability as a top-of-the-rotation starter. But here is Medlen,..." February 23