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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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'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

Mike Minor was tagged for five runs in five innings by the Padres in a loss Friday.

It's Minor's third lousy outing in his last four starts, with the only decent effort coming against the Padres last week. He's actually had a really weak schedule of late, yet his ERA has risen steadily anyway, landing at 5.42 for the moment. The Braves need to seriously consider sending him down in an effort to get him turned around. David Hale could serve as a stopgap starter or Cody Martin could be given an opportunity.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 01:28:00 AM

Mike Minor allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

Minor needed a start against the offense-deficient Padres to get back on the right track, and even then it wasn't spectacular. Minor gave up eight hits, including two home runs, on the day. He also struck out six while walking one. Fortunately for Minor, he gets to pick on the Padres again next week, this time in San Diego. He'll take a 5.23 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into that start.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 09:54:00 PM

Mike Minor left the game without recording an out in the fourth inning against the Marlins, taking his sixth loss after allowing six runs in three-plus innings on Tuesday.

Minor's struggles continued on Tuesday, as the Marlins banged out 10 hits and drew two walks en route to a win. The lefty allowed the first three batters he faced in the fourth inning to reach base (double, single, ground-rule double) before manager Fredi Gonzalez replaced him with David Hale. Minor struck out only one in the effort, and his ERA went up to 5.32. There is good news for Minor's dwindling fantasy owners, however: he'll face the Padres' frail offense at home in his next start on Sunday.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Mike Minor was knocked around for six earned runs in six innings Saturday by a weak Cubs team.

Minor took a step in the right direction Monday against the Mets, allowing only two runs and two hits over seven strong innings, but his struggles returned Saturday at Wrigley Field. Chicago managed 11 hits off him -- including five doubles -- but the Atlanta offense was even better and netted him a victory. Minor has a disappointing 4.86 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 07:19:00 PM

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2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Zoilo Almonte
2Jonny Gomes
3Eury Perez
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jose Constanza
3Joe Benson
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5David Hale
6Manny Banuelos
7Wandy Rodriguez
8Chien-Ming Wang
9Tyrell Jenkins
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3Shae Simmons
4James Russell
5Luis Avilan
6Jim Johnson
7Juan Jaime
8Arodys Vizcaino
9Michael Kohn
10Josh Outman
11Ian Thomas
12Mauricio Cabrera
13Donnie Veal
14Brandon Cunniff