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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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Mike Minor has been sent back to Atlanta to be examined after feeling renewed discomfort in his left shoulder when he resumed throwing off a mound.
Braves president of baseball operations John Hart said it's too soon to discuss Minor having exploratory shoulder surgery. Previous MRIs revealed only inflammation, but Minor just can't seem to get over the hump. More should be known about his status after the exam, but obviously we shouldn't expect to see him rejoin the Braves' rotation anytime soon. Apr 12 - 1:31 PM

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Friday that Mike Minor (shoulder) is close to resuming throwing off a mound.

Minor has been long-tossing without any issues and is nearing a return to the bump. The left-hander will be brought along slowly by the rebuilding Braves, so it's unclear how many bullpen sessions he might need before being cleared for a rehab assignment. Don't count on seeing Minor anytime this month.
Apr 10 - 5:45 PM

Braves placed LHP Mike Minor on the 15-day disabled list with left rotator cuff inflammation.

The 27-year-old hurler is working through the issue, and it's encouraging to note that an MRI revealed no structural damage in his shoulder. As long as he avoids any setbacks along the way, he should be able to return to the Braves rotation in early May.
Apr 4 - 9:30 AM

Mike Minor (shoulder) is scheduled to resume throwing this week.

Minor had to be shut down earlier this month after being diagnosed with inflammation in his left rotator cuff. He paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews, who found no structural damage. MLB.com's Mark Bowman says the Braves are optimistic Minor will be ready around late April or early May.
Mar 23 - 10:13 AM

Mike Minor was diagnosed with left rotator cuff inflammation and will be shut down for two weeks.

Minor was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, but no structural damage was found. However, he received an injection in the shoulder and will rest in hopes that the inflammation will subside. The southpaw will begin the season on the disabled list, but it sounds like things could have been much worse.
Mar 10 - 10:59 AM

Mike Minor (shoulder) was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Pensacola, Florida.

Andrews is known more for fixing elbows, but he looked at Minor's shoulder on this particular visit. The 27-year-old left-hander had to be scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League debut on Sunday due to renewed left shoulder tightness. The Braves are expected to discuss the results of the Andrews appointment on Tuesday.
Mar 9 - 4:06 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) is expected to see Dr. James Andrews early next week.

Minor was scratched from Sunday's start against the Astros due to tightness in his throwing shoulder and the Braves want him to get checked out. The southpaw dealt with shoulder issues last year en route to a disappointing 4.77 ERA, so this is a concerning development.
Mar 5 - 4:18 PM

Mike Minor has been scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League debut Sunday against the Astros due to tightness in his left (throwing) shoulder.

Yikes. There isn't much more information yet from the Braves, who will likely have Minor visit a specialist within the next few days. Minor put up a disappointing 4.77 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 25 starts last season, but the 27-year-old left-hander seemed like a decent bounceback candidate for 2015. He posted a 3.21 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 181/46 K/BB ratio across 204 2/3 innings in 2013. Atlanta owes him $5.6 million this year.
Mar 4 - 4:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Trevor Cahill
6Eric Stults
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Cody Martin
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ian Thomas
8Michael Kohn
9John Cornely
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons