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Chris Withrow | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (20) / LA
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Chris Withrow tossed a perfect 11th inning and picked up his first big-league win since 2013 in Wednesday's victory over the Giants.
Withrow struck out two of the three batters he faced in the 11th inning, breezing through a perfect frame. He picked up the win once Freddie Freeman connected with a walk-off homer in the bottom of the same inning. The 27-year-old has been up and down from the minors twice already this year and has a 2.53 ERA in 10 2/3 innings. Jun 1 - 11:34 PM

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Braves recalled RHP Chris Withrow from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He'll be taking Casey Kelly's spot on the active roster. Withrow has been lights out in the minors, allowing just one unearned run over 8 1/3 innings for Gwinnett. He produced a respectable 3.86 ERA over 10 appearances for the Braves earlier this year.
May 26 - 5:55 PM

Braves optioned RHP Chris Withrow to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Withrow posted a 3.86 ERA and 4/5 K/BB ratio over seven relief innings with the big club. He'll get another shot eventually.
May 1 - 9:36 AM

Braves recalled RHP Chris Withrow from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He's taking John Gant's spot in the bullpen. Withrow missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Apr 10 - 10:51 AM

Braves optioned RHP Chris Withrow to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move comes as a mild surprise. Clearly the Braves don't think the hard-throwing right-hander is fully recovered yet from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Withrow will be up in the Atlanta bullpen soon enough.
Mar 14 - 8:46 AM

Braves and RHP Chris Withrow avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $610,000 contract.

Withrow was acquired from the Dodgers last May in a big six-player swap. He missed the entire 2015 season following Tommy John surgery, but the hard-throwing right-hander should carry a clean bill of health into 2016 and could become a prominent late-inning guy in Atlanta before the summer is through. Withrow, 26, owns a 2.73 ERA, 1.089 WHIP, and 71 strikeouts in 56 career major league innings.
Jan 14 - 4:00 PM

Braves activated RHP Chris Withrow from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Withrow missed 2015 following Tommy John surgery but should be ready for Opening Day next year and could be a factor in the Braves' bullpen.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:06:00 AM

Chris Withrow (elbow) is not expected to pitch this season.

Withrow, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the Alberto Callaspo-Juan Uribe deal, had Tommy John surgery last June and back surgery over the winter. He's making progress, but won't be a factor for the Braves until 2016.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Braves acquired RHP Chris Withrow and 3B Juan Uribe from the Dodgers for INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Eric Stults, LHP Ian Thomas, and RHP Juan Jaime.

Withrow underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last June and probably won't become an option for the Braves' bullpen until after the All-Star break. The 26-year-old right-hander had posted a promising 2.73 ERA, 1.089 WHIP, and 71 strikeouts in 56 career major league innings before tearing his right ulnar collateral ligament. He could be a nice find for Atlanta if he makes a full recovery.
Wed, May 27, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Chris Withrow on the 60-day disabled list.

This is nothing more than a procedural move to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Beachy who was signed on Saturday. Withrow is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected back until around midseason.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Chris Withrow had surgery last week to repair a herniated disk in his lower back.

Withrow has dealt with chronic back problems during his career and decided to get the issue addressed. He's currently in rehab mode from Tommy John surgery this past June, so it shouldn't delay his return to the mound. He's unlikely to contribute until around midseason next year.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Dodgers transferred RHP Chris Withrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Miguel Rojas. Withrow is out for the season following Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Chris Withrow will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday in Pensacola, Florida.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. The team announced last Thursday that Withrow was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, so Tommy John surgery was considered an inevitability. The 25-year-old owns a 2.73 ERA and 71 strikeouts over his first 56 innings in the majors, but he'll now be sidelined until around midseason in 2015.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 08:26:00 AM

Dodgers placed RHP Chris Withrow on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Withrow was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque last week, but he never reported to the team and the option has been rescinded after an MRI revealed a UCL tear. He'll undergo a second opinion, but Tommy John surgery is surely inevitable.
Fri, May 30, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Chris Withrow has been diagnosed with a torn UCL in his elbow and will likely need Tommy John surgery.

Withrow hadn't pitched in eight days at Triple-A Albuquerque -- an indication that something was up. If he undergoes Tommy John surgery, the 25-year-old right-hander will be sidelined through the middle of 2015. He had a 2.95 ERA in 20 appearances with the Dodgers before they sent him to the minors on May 21.
Thu, May 29, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
3Anthony Recker
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Erick Aybar
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Michael Foltynewicz
4Williams Perez
5Manny Banuelos
6John Gant
7Lucas Harrell
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Hunter Cervenka
6Chris Withrow
7Ian Krol
8Tyrell Jenkins
9Dario Alvarez
10Daniel Winkler
11Paco Rodriguez
12Andrew McKirahan
13Joel de la Cruz