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Manny Banuelos | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Manny Banuelos (elbow) is expected to make his next rehab appearance Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
Banuelos got shelled for five runs -- three earned -- over two innings Sunday with Low-A Rome. That was the first live appearance of the season for the 25-year-old former top prospect, who has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a left elbow injury. He's not on the fantasy radar. May 24 - 7:33 PM

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Braves placed LHP Many Banuelos on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow soreness.

The 25-year-old southpaw was terrible in Grapefruit League action before being shut down with the sore elbow. While a recent MRI showed no structural damage, there's no clear timetable for his return to the Braves rotation.
Apr 2 - 1:45 PM

Manny Banuelos is dealing with left elbow soreness.

Banuelos has pitched since he gave up five runs over 1 1/3 innings against the Astros on Tuesday. An MRI showed no structural damage, but it sounds like he's going to get a late start on the season.
Mar 30 - 2:27 PM

Manny Banuelos was yanked after giving up five runs in 1 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Astros.

Banuelos hasn't demonstrated great velocity this spring, and though he might be capable of succeeding in the high-80s, it definitely cuts down on his margin for error. With his ERA up to 12.15, his rotation hopes are hanging by a thread. It certainly didn't help matters that Mike Foltynewicz pitched well in front of him.
Mar 22 - 4:40 PM

Manny Banuelos pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen Thursday against an Astros split-squad.

Benuelos hasn't impressed in the velocity department as he works his way back from last year's elbow woes, but then, his velocity has been up and down frequently since he came back from Tommy John surgery and he has the secondary pitches to get outs while working in the high-80s. We're still at least another week away from knowing whether he'll have a spot in Atlanta's rotation.
Mar 17 - 5:43 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) is aiming to make his season debut on April 12.

That's the first day the Braves will need a fifth starter. Banuelos had arthroscopic elbow surgery last September to remove bone spurs and is behind other Braves pitchers in camp. He's been throwing off a mound for a few weeks, but there's no timetable for when he'll be cleared to appear in Grapefruit League action. The Braves believe Banuelos is finally pain-free after years of elbow issues.
Mar 6 - 2:22 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday without any issues.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez termed it, "about as good a bullpen I've seen him throw." The once highly-touted Yankees prospect has a good chance of securing a spot in the Braves' rotation as long as he remains healthy. He's coming off a disappointing 2015 season though in which he posted a troublesome 5.13 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 26 1/3 innings at the big league level.
Feb 20 - 1:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 04:35:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 04:57:00 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.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 04:45:00 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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:12:00 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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 02:31:00 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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:25:00 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.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 09:07:00 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.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 08:19:00 PM

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