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Manny Banuelos | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Manny Banuelos had a bone spur removed from his left elbow on Thursday.
Banuelos went for a visit to Dr. James Andrews after being scratched from a start last Friday due to a lingering elbow issue. Fortunately, it wasn't a major surgery and he's expected to be ready for spring training next year. While the southpaw posted an underwhelming 5.13 ERA and 19/12 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings as a rookie this season, he figures to be in the mix for a rotation spot in 2016. Sep 17 - 4:35 PM

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Manny Banuelos has been scratched from his start Friday versus the Mets due to lingering elbow trouble.

Banuelos missed all of August with discomfort in his left elbow and is now off to visit Dr. James Andrews again. The 24-year-old southpaw is probably done for the season, no matter what Dr. Andrews finds. He's sitting on a 5.13 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 19/12 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings.
Sep 9 - 4:57 PM

Manny Banuelos poured in a disappointing outing in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, allowing seven runs (six earned) on five hits in two-plus innings.

Five runs scored against Banuelos in the second inning, on a two-run double by Michael Taylor and a three-run homer by Jayson Werth. Bryce Harper would add a solo home run an inning later to finish off the earned runs on his line. This marks back-to-back starts in which he's been unable to last at least three innings. He was just activated from the disabled list on September 1, so it's possible he's simply feeling a little bit of rust. Regardless, the 24-year-old southpaw now holds a 5.13 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 19/12 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings. A home start against the Mets shows next on his schedule.
Sep 6 - 4:45 PM

Manny Banuelos didn't last long in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins, allowing three runs in 2 2/3 innings.

The Marlins plated a pair of runs in the first inning, then rallied for another run with two outs in the third inning to chase Banuelos. The lefty threw 52 pitches, allowing six hits and a walk without recording a strikeout. He was effective in three of four starts prior to his elbow injury, but it remains to see if he can recapture that before the end of the season. Banuelos has a 3.33 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a 16/11 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Phillies in a road match-up next.
Sep 1 - 10:12 PM

Braves activated LHP Manny Banuelos from the 15-day disabled list.

Banuelos has been out for the count over the last few weeks as he rehabbed from a bout of inflammation in his pitching elbow. In his first rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, he walked two and allowed a hit in two scoreless innings. The southpaw will return to a 2.49 ERA over 21 2/3 innings (four starts, one relief appearance). The Braves will undoubtedly be monitoring his pitch counts closely in the early going.
Sep 1 - 2:31 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list to start on Tuesday against the Marlins.

Banuelos went just two innings in a rehab start last Thursday, so he figures to be on a relatively limited pitch count Tuesday. The left-hander has missed the last five weeks of action with inflammation in his pitching elbow.
Aug 31 - 10:25 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) tossed two scoreless innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Banuelos walked two and didn't recorded any strikeouts, but he yielded just one hit. The left-hander will make at least a couple more rehab starts before hopefully rejoining the Braves' bullpen at some point in September.
Aug 28 - 9:07 AM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) has resumed a throwing program.

Banuelos has been on the shelf for three weeks with inflammation in his pitching elbow. The Braves are hopeful that he'll be able to rejoin the big club sometime next month.
Aug 17 - 8:19 PM

An MRI taken Wednesday on Manny Banuelos' left elbow showed a posterior bone spur.

The hope is that he will be able to pitch again this season, but there are no guarantees. Banuelos was placed on the disabled list earlier this week.
Jul 29 - 4:43 PM

Braves placed LHP Manny Banuelos on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 25, with left elbow inflammation.

Banuelos allowed a career-high four runs over five innings last Friday against the Cardinals and apparently didn't come out of the start feeling good. Of course, Banuelos has had Tommy John surgery in the past, so the Braves aren't taking any chances. Mark Bowman of writes that Mike Foltynewicz will likely be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Wednesday against the Orioles.
Jul 28 - 2:18 PM

Manny Banuelos gave up four runs over five innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

Banuelos was tagged for six hits (including a two-run homer to Randal Grichuk) and three walks. The rookie southpaw needed 92 pitches to get through his five innings of work. It was his worst outing to date, as he had allowed one earned run or fewer in each of his previous three starts. He'll look for a bounceback performance next week when he faces the Orioles on the road.
Jul 25 - 12:10 AM

Manny Banuelos held the Brewers to one run over 5 1/3 innings to earn his first major league win, a 4-3 victory, on Tuesday.

The second batter of the game, Jonathan Lucroy, hit a solo shot off Banuelos, but the southpaw locked it down after that. Banuelos scattered five hits and three walks on the evening. The 24-year-old has been effective, if brief, in his two major league starts, throwing a combined 11 innings while allowing just the one run. A date with the Rockies in Colorado on Sunday may not be so friendly to Banuelos.
Jul 8 - 12:11 AM

Manny Banuelos was forced to leave his major league debut against the Nationals on Thursday due to cramping and dehydration.

Banuelos was magnificent until the cramps hit him in the sixth innings, causing him to hit two consecutive batters before departing. He racked up seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of work, walking none and allowing just two hits. The talented young left-hander should be good to go the next time his spot comes up in the rotation, which will be on Tuesday against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Jul 2 - 9:15 PM

Manny Banuelos was forced to leave his major league debut in the sixth inning on Thursday with an apparent injury.

Banuelos was visited by the trainer and pulled after consecutive hit batsmen in the sixth inning. He had been absolutely dealing prior to that point, hurling 5 2/3 shutout innings while allowing just two hits and striking out seven. The Braves should have an update on his status soon.
Jul 2 - 9:03 PM

Braves recalled LHP Manny Banuelos from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Banuelos will make his major league debut Thursday in the Braves' series finale against the Nationals. The 24-year-old former top prospect has registered a strong 2.29 ERA and 69/38 K/BB ratio over 82 2/3 innings this season for Gwinnett but probably isn't worth the one-time stream in most fantasy leagues. If he gets an extended look, that may change.
Jul 2 - 11:25 AM

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