Jordan Walden RP ATL 3 Months

Jordan Walden picked up his third save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

It was just a day of rest for Craig Kimbrel, who had pitched in three consecutive ballgames. Walden had no issues, retiring the Mets in 1-2-3 fashion with two strikeouts. The right-hander has been a solid contributor out of the 'pen for the Braves, now carrying a 2.70 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and a 33/12 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 3 Months

Braves activated RHP Jordan Walden from the 15-day disabled list.

Walden wound up missing a little over a month with a strained left hamstring. The right-handed setup man will be available out of the Braves' bullpen Tuesday night.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 3 Months

Jordan Walden (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Walden, out since early May with a strained left hamstring, threw a scoreless rehab inning Sunday with Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, but Alex Wood could be sent to the minors to be stretched out as a starter.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 4 Months

Jordan Walden (hamstring) threw a scoreless rehab inning Sunday at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Walden struck out two of the four batters he faced. "I felt good out there, hamstring felt good," the right-hander said after his outing. "I didn't have any issues with it again, so that was a positive." He is expected to rejoin the Braves on Tuesday in Colorado.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 4 Months

Jordan Walden's (hamstring) scheduled rehab appearance on Saturday has been pushed to Sunday.

There's no problems, the Braves just wanted to give the right-hander an extra day. With the move, Walden will now likely rejoin the club in Colorado on Tuesday instead of Monday as originally hoped. Either way, he's close to a return.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 4 Months

Jordan Walden (hamstring) will make his second minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, and if all goes well he'll rejoin the Braves bullpen on Monday in Colorado.

Walden has been sidelined for nearly a month with the hamstring issue, as the Braves have taken things slowly and cautiously in his recovery process. He posted a 2.92 ERA and fanned 19 in his first 12 1/3 innings before going on the shelf.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 4 Months

Jordan Walden (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

He should only need a few appearances before rejoining the Braves' bullpen. Walden posted a 2.92 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 12 1/3 relief innings before landing on the DL a month ago.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 4 Months

Jordan Walden (hamstring) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

It was his third bullpen session since going down a month ago with a strained hamstring. The next step could be a minor league rehab assignment.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 4 Months

Jordan Walden (hamstring) began throwing off a mound this week at the Braves spring training complex.

The team has received good reports thus far, but will still take things slowly with his recovery. He isn't expected to rejoin the Braves bullpen until some point in mid-June.

Jordan Walden RP ATL 4 Months

Jordan Walden (hamstring) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list until mid-June.

Walden has felt good while long-tossing, but the Braves want to be extra careful given how much stress his delivery puts on his left leg. He won't throw off a mound for another couple weeks. "Especially with his delivery, that left leg is very important because it's the one he lands on," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "So, we've got to make sure that's right because if it's not, that's what could lead to something else."