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Mike Minor | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Braves LHP Mike Minor has been awarded $5.6 million through arbitration.
He and his agent bested the club, which was offering $5.1 million. It's a nice raise in his second year of arbitration for Minor, who made $3.85 million last season. The left-hander will try to bounce back in 2015 after putting up a disappointing 4.77 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 2014. Feb 20 - 12:26 PM

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The Braves and Mike Minor had their arbitration hearing Thursday.

The decision should be announced Friday. Minor requested $5.6 million and was offered $5.1 million by the Braves when figures were exchanged last month, so the arbitration panel will decide on one salary or the other for 2015.
Feb 19 - 4:38 PM

Mike Minor's arbitration hearing with the Braves is still on for February 19.

Minor requested a $5.6 million salary for 2015 and was offered $5.1 million by the Braves when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The three-person panel of arbitrators will pick one salary or the other. We should know a decision by the end of the week.
Feb 18 - 9:44 AM

Mike Minor's arbitration hearing with the Braves is scheduled for February 19.

That is the day before Braves' pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report. Minor requested a $5.6 million salary for 2015 and was offered $5.1 million by the Braves when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. It's a small difference in baseball terms to have to go through the awkwardness of a hearing, but the Braves are a "file and trial" team.
Feb 4 - 1:57 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) is scheduled to begin throwing off a mound on Friday.

Minor posted a rough 4.77 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 25 starts last season for the Braves before being shut down in September with shoulder discomfort. The left-hander was among the best starting pitchers in baseball in 2013, so maybe he can pull off a big bounceback in 2015. He should be fully healthy for Opening Day.
Jan 22 - 3:12 PM

Mike Minor requested $5.6 million and was offered $5.1 million by the Braves when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The Braves filed right at MLBTradeRumors.com's projection of $5.1 million. It's not a sizable gap, so the two sides seem likely to work a deal out.
Jan 16 - 6:04 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) won't pitch again this season.

Minor lasted just one inning on Saturday before experiencing shoulder discomfort and the Braves don't want to risk making it any worse. An MRI was taken and showed no structural damage. David Hale is going to make a spot start for Atlanta on Thursday against the Pirates. Minor will look forward to a bounceback 2015 after posting a rough 4.77 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 25 starts this year.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Mike Minor lasted just one inning Saturday because of shoulder discomfort.

Minor missed the first month of the year because of shoulder tendinitis, and he was inconsistent for most of the year before suddenly turning it on last month. Now it seems likely that his season is done, but with the Braves collapsing, he was just about finished regardless.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 08:37:00 PM

Mike Minor was knocked around by the Rangers Sunday, giving up five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss.

The Rangers got to Minor for runs in the second and fourth innings, but it was a six-run fifth inning that ended Minor's afternoon. The loss was his third in a row, but none have been as disconcerting as Sunday. He fell to 6-11 with the loss, and he's got a 4.74 ERA through 24 starts. Minor will look to get back on the horse Saturday against the Mets.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Mike Minor held the Phillies to three runs over 7 1/3 innings but took a loss as the Braves were shut out 4-0 on Tuesday.

For the second day in a row, the Braves were blanked. Though, to their credit, they did record three more hits on Tuesday than the zero they racked up on Monday. Minor pitched reasonably well, holding the Phillies to seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. Minor is on a roll, having notched a quality start in his last five trips to the mound. He'll try to make it six when he takes on the Nationals on the road on Monday.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Mike Minor earned his 6th win of the season after limiting the Mets to one run over seven innings as the Braves enjoyed a 6-1 victory on Thursday.

Minor, who flirted with a no-hitter in his previous start against the Reds, retired the first 12 Mets he faced. He blanked the Mets through seven innings, but allowed a double followed by an RBI single before being relieved in the eighth inning. Overall, he yielded only four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Minor now owns a 4.70 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a 111/36 K/BB ratio. His next task will come on Tuesday at home against the Phillies.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 09:54:00 PM

Mike Minor pitched seven and two-thirds innings of one-run ball against the Reds on Friday.

As the teams went extras, Minor did not factor into the decision. He was almost perfect in his time on the mound, allowing just one hit and striking out five. Really the only critique one could make of this start is that Minor walked four batters. Despite the stellar outing, Minor's numbers are still a little all over the place, as he boasts an ERA of 4.90 and a WHIP of 1.47. He will work on developing some consistency as he faces off with the Mets in his next start.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:43:00 AM

Mike Minor racked up seven strikeouts over seven innings of two-run ball in Sunday’s victory over the Athletics.

The hard-throwing southpaw surrendered just four hits and a pair of walks on the evening. The only damage against him came on a pair of solo home runs off the bat of Nate Freiman. Now 5-8 on the season, he’ll carry a 5.16 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 101/32 K/BB ratio into Friday’s start against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:05:00 PM

Mike Minor took his eighth loss of the season in Tuesday's start against the Dodgers, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Minor pitched well after having his previous start skipped, but Dodgers lead-off man Carl Crawford had his number, drawing a walk, hitting a single, and doubling in four plate appearances against the lefty. Overall, Minor allowed eight hits, walked one, and struck out seven. Due to a shaky season, Minor stands with a 5.33 ERA, a 1.58 WHIP, and a 94/30 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Athletics at home on Sunday night.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 10:12:00 PM

The Braves decided to skip Mike Minor's next start after he was rocked for five runs in five innings on Friday.

Minor won't be back to the rotation until at least August 12th (against the Dodgers). Until then, the Braves plan on possibly using him out of the bullpen as he attempts to sort out his issues. Over his last ten starts, Minor has a 7.33 ERA and batters are hitting .358 off him. "Minor was good with it. He understood completely," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He goes, I suck." At least Minor isn't in denial.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
3John Buck
4Jesus Flores
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jace Peterson
4Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Zoilo Almonte
2Jonny Gomes
3Eric Young Jr.
CF1Melvin Upton
2Eury Perez
3Joe Benson
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Eric Stults
8Manny Banuelos
9Chien-Ming Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3James Russell
4Luis Avilan
5Jim Johnson
6Juan Jaime
7Arodys Vizcaino
8Michael Kohn
9Josh Outman
10Ian Thomas
11Donnie Veal
12Matt Capps
13Jose Veras
14Shae Simmons