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Mike Minor | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (7) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Braves remain interested in re-signing Mike Minor.
The Braves non-tendered Minor last week rather than have him get another raise through arbitration (he made $5.6 million in 2015), but they hope to work out a new deal at a lesser rate. The southpaw is free to talk with all teams, but health questions will impact his market. He had labrum surgery in May and still isn't throwing off a mound regularly. Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:37:00 PM

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Braves general manager John Coppolella said the team has interest in re-signing Mike Minor.

"The collective decisions we made to non-tender all three players were difficult and we do have an interest in re-singing all three," Coppolella said of Minor, Pedro Ciriaco and Eury Perez. The team non-tendered Minor on Wednesday rather than pay him a raise on his $5.6 million salary earned in 2015 through arbitration. Minor underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in May. He has yet to throw off a mound on a regular basis.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Braves non-tendered LHP Mike Minor.

Minor made $5.6 million in 2015 and was headed to arbitration again this winter. Now that he's been non-tendered, he enters the free agent pool. The 27-year-old southpaw underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in May. It's been previously reported that the Braves are still interested in bringing him back into the fold at a cheaper price, but he's open to all offers for now.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Mark Bowman of writes that it's "seemingly certain" that Mike Minor will be non-tendered.

Minor is coming off surgery in May to repair a torn labrum and has yet to throw from a mound on a regular basis. The southpaw made $5.6 million via arbitration in 2015 and the Braves don't feel he's worth another hefty price tag. He could return at a lesser rate, but he'll have the ability to talk to 29 other teams if the Braves cut him loose.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 01:28:00 PM's Mark Bowman reports that Mike Minor's (shoulder) health status "will still be in question" before the date to tender contracts arrives.

Braves president of baseball operations John Hart said last month that Minor, who had surgery in May to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, was "all systems go" and ramping up his throwing program. However, it appears that he may have jumped the gun. Bowman says that the Braves still want to bring Minor back, but it sounds like they might try non-tendering him an retaining him on a lesser contract.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Braves activated LHP Mike Minor from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Minor missed the 2015 campaign after having surgery in May to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He's expected to be tendered a contract this winter and could be ready for Opening Day.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Mike Minor (shoulder) is still in the Braves' plans for 2016.

Minor missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, but Braves president of baseball operations John Hart said Monday that he's "all systems go" and ramping up his throwing program. The southpaw made $5.6 million this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the third time this winter. Because he was a Super Two player, he remains under team control through 2017.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Mike Minor (shoulder) is about three weeks away from resuming throwing off a mound.

Minor has been throwing on flat ground for a while and is nearly ready to try things from the bump. Also of note with Minor is that David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Braves plan to tender the left-hander a contract this winter. It wasn't a given in his second year of arbitration after having a torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired. Minor is making $5.6 million this season.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 08:04:00 PM

Mike Minor underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Minor will wind up missing the entire 2015 season, though he is expected to be ready for spring training in 2016. The left-hander was limited to 145 1/3 innings last year due to shoulder issues and registered a 4.77 ERA when healthy. He'll be a non-tender candidate this winter after winning $5.6 million via arbitration in February.
Thu, May 14, 2015 11:50:00 AM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the left shoulder surgery Mike Minor will have will be exploratory in nature.

In other words, the Braves won't know what all needs to be repaired until they cut him open. Thus, the timetable for Minor's rehab obviously isn't known yet. Even if the operation is relatively minor, the left-hander is still expected to miss the remainder of the season. Minor could be non-tendered by Atlanta this winter.
Tue, May 12, 2015 09:50:00 PM

Bill Shanks of reports that Mike Minor will have surgery on his left shoulder.

The specifics on the procedure aren't known at this time, but Minor is expected to miss the remainder of the 2015 season. The left-hander battled shoulder issues last season and he's never been able to get back on track after they cropped up again during spring training. Shanks speculates that Minor's Braves' career could be over, as the club might non-tender him rather than go to arbitration with him again after he earned $5.6 million this season.
Tue, May 12, 2015 07:36:00 PM

Braves transferred LHP Mike Minor from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

This allows the Braves to add Pedro Ciriaco to the 40-man roster. Minor's rotator cuff flared up in spring training and he suffered a setback when he resumed throwing in early April. It's the second year in a row Minor has been plagued by injuries. No timetable has been discussed for his return.
Sat, May 2, 2015 04:47:00 PM

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.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 01:31:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 05:45:00 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.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 09:30:00 AM

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