Mike Minor SP ATL 2 months ago

Minor underwent successful shoulder surgery Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season.

This is just a bookkeeping note, as we knew Minor was scheduled for surgery and it was anticipated that he would be done for the season. He will be an extremely cheap flier in drafts next season and is expected to be ready for 2016 spring training.

Mike Minor SP ATL 2 months ago

Minor will undergo shoulder surgery this week, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Renewed shoulder discomfort accompanied Minor's return to elevated ground last month, resulting in his transfer to the 60-day DL. As it turns out, he will need the shoulder operated on, and though nothing's definite, the lefty may very well miss the entire 2015 season as a result. Minor first began experiencing shoulder issues during 2014 spring training.

Mike Minor SP ATL 2 months ago

Minor (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL and the Braves do not expect him back anytime soon, SB Nation's Demetrius Bell reports.

Minor's season could be in jeopardy, as general manager John Hart did not sugarcoat the situation. It's starting to seem unlikely that we ever see the 2013 version of Minor again even if he is able to make it back as a starter.

Mike Minor SP ATL 3 months ago

Minor experienced more discomfort in his left shoulder when he threw off the mound during rehab, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Given the nagging nature of shoulder injuries, this could very well be a setback for Minor's return time. If he's behind schedule, his return pushes into May and leaves the Braves with a shallow rotation. When he does come back, he'll be a risky pick-up as he might not be 100 percent and could face re-injury.

Mike Minor SP ATL 3 months ago

Minor (shoulder) is still doing long-toss throwing sessions and has not thrown off a mound yet, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Minor is getting close to taking the mound, but Minor has not yet cleared that hurdle. It seems unlikely that he will be able to rejoin the Braves' rotation until at least May, as Minor will probably need a couple rehab outings before making his 2015 debut in the big leagues.

Mike Minor SP ATL 3 months ago

Minor (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 27, MLB.com reports.

Minor has started throwing in the past week and will need a lengthy rehab assignment once he's up to full speed. A return sometime in May appears to be the current target.

Mike Minor SP ATL 3 months ago

Minor (shoulder) completed two sets of 15 throws from 50 feet Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Tuesday marked Minor's first time throwing in three weeks, since he was shut down due to a sore shoulder. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Minor felt fine while throwing, and the team now plans to slowly ramp up his program. The lefty figures to need a lengthy rehab assignment once cleared to pitch in games, but a return sometime in May seems to be the target.

Mike Minor SP ATL 3 months ago

Minor (shoulder) is scheduled to begin his throwing program this week and hopes to be ready to rejoin the rotation in late-April/early-May, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

After being shut down for two weeks with shoulder soreness, it is good to hear that Minor plans to resume throwing this week. There is still a ton of risk here, as Minor was more of a flier option in mixed leagues when healthy given his sub-par 2014 season. Considering he should open the year on the disabled list, leagues with a DL spot would be the best places to stash him. With Minor out, Wandy Rodriguez, Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos are battling it out for the final two rotation spots to start the year.

Mike Minor SP ATL 4 months ago

Minor (shoulder) has no structural damage, but he'll be shut down for two weeks before being reevaluated, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Minor visited with Dr. James Andrews, who determined the pitcher isn't dealing with a major injury, just soreness in his rotator cuff. It's a relief for the Braves, though they'll still keep a very close eye on Minor, who has had shoulder issues in the past, over the next two weeks.

Mike Minor SP ATL 4 months ago

Minor (shoulder) will visit Dr. James Andrews next week to determine the extent of his left shoulder injury, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Minor was scratched from his scheduled outing Sunday due to tightness in his shoulder, and the need for a trip to see Dr. Andrews is never a good sign. However, given that it's a shoulder issue, it shouldn't require Tommy John surgery barring something unforeseen. More information on his situation should become available after the visit.