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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Braves pitcher Minor to have shoulder surgery

At least it would be “Minor” surgery.

The surgery could lessen the chances that Minor will not be offered a contract for next season by the Braves, who lost an arbitration hearing against him this season when the pitcher was awarded a $5.6 million salary.

A recent MRI of his shoulder again showed no structural damage, but if damage is found during surgery it would almost certainly be season-ending.

Presumably the only way Minor might return this seaosn is if no damage is found. Even then, it could be difficult for him to come back and pitch this season, given how much time he’s missed and the rehab and re-strengthening process he’d need to go through.

Arguably the Braves’ best pitcher in 2013, Minor struggled to a career-worst 6-12 record and 4.77 ERA in 25 starts in 2014 after missing most of spring training with what was diagnosed as shoulder tendinitis, which landed him on the disabled list to begin the season and caused recurring problems all season.

MRIs taken last year, this spring, and again early this season showed no structural damage, but Minor, who has been on the disabled list all of this season, has continued to experience pain or discomfort in the shoulder each time he has ramped up his throwing program.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 13, 2015 at 09:42 AM | 3 comment(s)
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