Jonny Venters RP ATL 26 Days

Braves placed LHP Jonny Venters on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21.

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.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 1 Month

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.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 2 Months

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

It will be his first time off the bump since last 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.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 2 Months

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.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 2 Months

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.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 5 Months

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

No word yet on the value of the deal. Venters made $1.625 million in 2013 -- his first year of salary arbitration. He underwent Tommy John elbow surgery last May and is aiming to be fully recovered by June 2014.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 7 Months

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.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 10 Months

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.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 11 Months

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.

Jonny Venters RP ATL 11 Months

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.