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Mike Minor | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Mike Minor (shoulder) pitched 2 1/3 innings in a relief appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett Tuesday, striking out four while allowing two runs (one earned).
Minor wasn't pleased with the results after giving up a hit and three walks, but the important part is that his shoulder felt good. He'll make a start with the Gwinnett club on Sunday, and he's on target for a return to the Braves on April 23 or 25. Apr 9 - 9:03 PM

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Mike Minor (shoulder) struck out five but allowed three runs on four hits over two innings in a rehab start for Double-A Mississippi Thursday.

Minor served up a double and a home run in the outing. While he was hit a little harder than you'd like, the Braves have to like that he got plenty of swings and misses. Minor needs to make a few more rehab starts before rejoining the Braves' rotation at the end of the month.
Apr 3 - 9:59 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) will make a rehab start for Double-A Mississippi Thursday.

It will come after he threw 1 1/3 innings against Braves minor leaguers over the weekend. Minor is feeling good physically but has some work to do to build up his stamina. He is expected to rejoin the Braves' rotation before the end of the month.
Apr 1 - 7:02 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings against Braves minor leaguers Saturday in the team's Futures Game.

The Braves Futures ended up winning 13-4. Minor, though, was effective in his start. According to the Augusta Chronicle's David Lee, he was right around 91 mph with his fastball. Now healthy, he still needs to build up endurance before joining Atlanta's rotation, probably in the last week of April.
Mar 29 - 6:54 PM

Braves placed LHP Mike Minor on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with shoulder soreness.

Minor won't be ready to join the Braves rotation until the end of April. With the plethora of injuries and misfortune that the Braves have endured in their rotation this spring, they'll play things extra cautiously with Minor instead of rushing him back.
Mar 23 - 4:33 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) won't be activated from the disabled list until the second half of April.

Minor is hoping to be ready by the end of the second week of April, but recent injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy have caused the Braves to exercise caution with their left-hander. The good news is that Minor has gone almost a month without any discomfort in his shoulder. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Minor could make his first start in a minor league game at the end of March while starting the season on the disabled list.
Mar 19 - 8:20 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) threw a successful live batting practice session Monday.

The left-hander thinks he could pitch in a game later this week, but he'll probably have one more live BP session instead. Minor is expected to begin the season on the disabled list but, assuming he has no setbacks, will likely be ready on April 12 when the Braves first need a fifth starter.
Mar 17 - 11:23 AM

Mike Minor (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Monday or Tuesday.

The young left-hander still hopes to be ready by April 12, which is the first time that the Braves would need to utilize a fifth starter. With their rotation already depleted by the losses of Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, expect the Braves to play it cautiously and not risk further injury by rushing Minor back into the fray.
Mar 15 - 10:20 AM

Braves general manager Frank Wren said he is hoping Mike Minor (shoulder) will return "near the end of the regular season's second week."

This hasn't changed from Wren's previous quotes. Minor felt some soreness in his shoulder at the start of camp, a byproduct of inactivity following a urinary tract procedure in December. With Atlanta's rotation taking a hit in lieu of news that Kris Medlen is heading for a consultation with Dr. James Andrews, Atlanta fans are hoping for an expeditious Minor recovery.
Mar 11 - 11:49 AM

Mike Minor (shoulder) threw 21 pitches Wednesday in his first bullpen session of the spring.

Minor felt some soreness in his shoulder at the start of camp, a byproduct of some inactivity following a urinary tract procedure on December 31, but he's beginning to make some real progress. He'll continue to throw off the mound every other day before advancing to live batting practice. As of now, the hope is that he could be ready to join Atlanta's rotation at the end of the second week of the season.
Mar 5 - 4:09 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) will throw his first spring training bullpen session on Wednesday.

Minor is behind the other Braves' pitchers due to some shoulder soreness, but he's coming along and has plenty of time to catch up. It's not clear when the left-hander will be ready for some Grapefruit League action, but he's not in danger of missing the start of the season as long as he can avoid setbacks.
Mar 3 - 7:01 PM

Mike Minor has battled some shoulder soreness this spring and is behind the Braves' other starters.

Minor underwent a painful-sounding procedure on his urethra December 31 and was unable to throw throughout January, so he was a bit off schedule when he arrived at Braves camp. Atlanta's medical staff is optimistic that the left-hander won't have to miss a regular season start. Minor is now throwing without pain from 120 feet and should soon step on a mound.
Feb 24 - 1:25 PM

Braves avoided arbitration with LHP Mike Minor by agreeing to a one-year, $3.85 million contract.

Minor qualified for arbitration eligibility this winter as a Super Two player. He earned the large raise after putting together a 3.21 ERA and 1.09 WHIP to go along with 181 strikeouts over 204 2/3 frames last season. The southpaw will have to be a key piece again in 2014 if the Braves want to repeat as NL East champs.
Jan 17 - 5:06 PM

Mike Minor was impressive in Friday’s victory over the Dodgers to even the NLDS at a game apiece, surrendering just one run on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Minor whiffed five in the ballgame while walking only one. The only blemish on his afternoon was an RBI double by Hanley Ramirez in the first inning. The Dodgers had several other chances to score against him, but Minor was able to bear down and get big outs when he needed to. With his success in this outing, and Kris Medlen’s struggles on Thursday, there could be a tough decision to make over who would get the ball in a potential Game 5 of the series should it be necessary.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 09:40:00 PM

Mike Minor pitched very well in a losing effort against the Phillies on Saturday, surrendering two runs on five hits over six strong innings.

Minor racked up six strikeouts on the night while walking three. All of the scoring against him came in the first inning, where Cameron Rupp delivered a two-run single. The 25-year-old southpaw took a major step forward this season, compiling a 13-9 record, 3.21 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 181/46 K/BB ratio in 204 2/3 innings. He'll be highly sought after in the middle rounds of next Spring's fantasy drafts.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 12:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Ryan Doumit
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Dan Uggla
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6David Hale
7Gavin Floyd
8Brandon Beachy
9Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Ian Thomas
7Gus Schlosser
8Jonny Venters
9Cory Gearrin