#Braves agreed to terms w/ reliever Jonny Venters on a 1-yr deal, avoiding arb. Coming back from 2nd TJ surgery, should be back April/May.
Braves just announced Venters underwent TJ surgery today to repair a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. Had first in 05. More to come
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves reliever Jonny Venters underwent a second ligament transplant surgery on his pitching elbow Thursday in Pensacola, Fla. A visit to Dr. James Andrews confirmed he would need “Tommy John” surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament, the same surgery Venters had after his 2005 season in..." May 16
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jonny Venters hasn’t recovered from an elbow injury sustained in the final week of spring training, and the Braves reliever is headed back for another visit with Dr. James Andrews. He’ll see the renowned orthopedic surgeon Thursday in Pensacola, Fla. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez declined to..." May 14
#Braves Venters 1st time off mound since injection in elbow; shut it down halfway through 15-20 scheduled pitch session because of soreness.
Venters set to throw off the mound Thursday in San Fran for first time since shutting down to rest elbow and get PRP injection
Venters felt no discomfort while throwing at a distance of 60 feet today. First time he has played catch since going on the DL in March
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters will not throw at all for a period of four weeks after getting a platelet-rich plasma injection in his injured left elbow Tuesday. Venters, who was diagnosed with a sprained left elbow after leaving a spring-training game one week ago, was given the injection..." April 02
Jonny Venters' visit with Dr. Andrews was moved to today. We could have some information later this afternoon
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Regardless of what comes before or after it, the phrase “going to see Dr. Andrews” ranks near the bottom of things any pitcher wants included in the same sentence with his name. Jonny Venters is going to see Dr. Andrews. The Braves reliever will have his sore left elbow checked out by orthopedic..." March 29
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For the Braves, seeing reliever Jonny Venters staring at his sore left arm before being pulled from Tuesday’s game against Detroit put a damper on the last week of spring training. He was diagnosed with a sprained elbow and presumably will open the season on the 15-day disabled list. “We’ll..." March 27
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In the final days of spring training, seeing reliever Jonny Venters looking at his left elbow before being pulled from Tuesday’s game against Detroit put a damper on things for the Braves. Venters was diagnosed with a sprained elbow and will presumably open the season on the disabled list...." March 26
Venters left game with left-elbow sprain, according to Braves
Talking Chop "People around baseball have been talking about how good the Atlanta Braves bullpen could be this year, and how stacked they are with power arms, and relievers who could close out games. The Braves front office wouldn't want to weaken that in any way, would they? Rosenthal! Yep, ole K-Ros always..." March 06