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Jonny Venters | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Braves placed LHP Jonny Venters on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a left elbow injury.
Venters won't be ready to rejoin the Braves bullpen for a couple of months still, as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. Mar 23 - 4:37 PM

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Jonny Venters (elbow) threw off the mound Wednesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

"It felt like [the ball] was coming out decent," said Venters. "Obviously, the first time on the mound, the timing seems a little bit different. But overall, I was pleased with everything -- the way my arm responded and the way the ball was coming out." Venters, who had the second Tommy John surgery of his career last May, is likely around two months away from joining the Braves' bullpen.
Mar 5 - 4:06 PM

Jonny Venters (elbow) will do some light throwing off a mound on Wednesday.

It will be his first time off the bump since last May's Tommy John surgery. Venters, who underwent the operation for the second time, is aiming to rejoin the Braves' bullpen in late May or early June. He didn't make an appearance last year before going under the knife.
Mar 2 - 10:55 AM

Jonny Venters (elbow) will throw flat-ground pitches Sunday as part of his recovery from a second Tommy John surgery.

The pitches are the next step for Venters, who had his second major elbow surgery last May. If all goes well, the left-hander will then throw his first bullpen session March 5. The 28-year-old hasn't pitched since May 16 but recently began playing long toss. Assuming no setbacks, Venters should be back in the Braves bullpen by late May.
Feb 22 - 4:36 PM

Jonny Venters (elbow) has been long-tossing without pain.

Venters, who had Tommy John surgery last May, hopes to get back on the mound soon. If all goes well, he could be ready to join the Braves by late May or early June.
Feb 11 - 12:14 PM

Braves and LHP Jonny Venters avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.625 million contract.

Venters made the same amount of money ($1.625 million) in 2013 -- his first year of salary arbitration. He underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May and is aiming to be fully recovered by June 2014.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 04:45:00 PM

Jonny Venters (elbow) was cleared to begin playing catch from 30 feet on Tuesday.

It's the first time he's thrown since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May. Venters is hoping to be ready to rejoin the Braves' bullpen next June.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 09:17:00 PM

Braves transferred LHP Jonny Venters from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Venters underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-May and won't be ready to appear in games again until the early part of the 2014 regular season. This was a procedural move to clear a roster spot for the arrival of young outfielder Joey Terdoslavich.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 03:40:00 PM

Jonny Venters underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday afternoon.

It's the second time he's had the procedure in his baseball career. Venters can now be ruled out for the remainder of the 2013 season and is also likely to miss the first couple months of the 2014 campaign. It's obviously a pretty big loss for the Atlanta bullpen.
Thu, May 16, 2013 02:27:00 PM

Jonny Venters (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews on Thursday.

Venters was able to throw a 15-pitch bullpen session on Friday, but he's still feeling some soreness in his left elbow. It's possible the southpaw will require a second Tommy John surgery. Even in a best-case scenario, he's not going to return to the Braves' bullpen for a while.
Mon, May 13, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Jonny Venters (elbow) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session on Friday and claimed that the ball came out of his hand great.

Venters acknowledged that he's still experiencing soreness in his left elbow, and will wait to see how he feels tomorrow before deciding the next course of action. It's certainly more encouraging news than having to stop his bullpen session on Thursday due to the elbow discomfort, but he's still a long way from returning to the bullpen.
Fri, May 10, 2013 08:21:00 PM

Jonny Venters had to stop Thursday's bullpen session halfway through due to soreness in his left elbow.

Not good. Venters was scheduled to throw 15-20 pitches, but he made it only halfway through before shutting things down. The Braves were hoping that a platelet-rich plasma injection would do the trick, but the southpaw might be facing season-ending surgery.
Thu, May 9, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Jonny Venters (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound Thursday for the first time since he was shut down in early April.

Venters was diagnosed with a left elbow sprain at the end of spring training and received a platelet-rich plasma injection in early April. He's aiming for a return around the end of May, but we'll know a lot more about his timeline as he builds up his workload.
Wed, May 8, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Jonny Venters (elbow) could be cleared to throw off a mound next week.

Venters has already resumed a throwing program and is getting closer to returning from the disabled list. He received a PRP injection last month in an attempt to avoid surgery and is hoping for a late-May return.
Sat, May 4, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Jonny Venters (elbow) played catch at a distance of 60 feet Tuesday and reported feeling fine.

It was his first game of catch since landing on the disabled list March 27 with a left elbow sprain. Venters received a platelet-rich plasma injection in early April and is hoping to avoid a surgical procedure.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 03:49:00 PM

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2B1Dan Uggla
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SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1B.J. Upton
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S1Julio Teheran
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4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6David Hale
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Ian Thomas
7Gus Schlosser
8Jonny Venters
9Cory Gearrin