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Gearrin (elbow) signed a minor league contract with the Giants on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

A fourth-round pick in 2007, Gearrin flashed brilliance during his time with Atlanta, but shoulder issues derailed his 2013 season and he missed all of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. His rehabilitation figures to push at least into May, but the possible reward was worth the minimal risk for San Francisco.

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Gearrin (elbow) was released by the Braves on Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Shoulder issues plagued Gearrin's 2013 campaign, and he missed all of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in early April. Apparently, the Braves decided they couldn't afford to wait for the right-hander to get healthy, and Gearrin will likely have to prove himself before another club thinks about extending him a serious offer.

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Gearrin (elbow) has been activated from the 60-day DL.

There's a very good chance Gearrin ends up back on the DL to open 2015, but the Braves had to activated him with the 60-day luxury not afforded in the offseason. Gearrin underwent Tommy John surgery in early April, after battling shoulder tendinitis throughout 2013.

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Cory Gearrin will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery.

The right-hander made the decision Tuesday after getting a second opinion on the partial ligament tear in his right elbow. He's already on the 60-day disabled list and will be sidelined through early 2015.

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Braves transferred RHP Cory Gearrin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made to clear room on the 40-man roster for Pedro Beato. Gearrin's injury has been described as a sprained elbow, but there's a good chance he'll wind up having Tommy John surgery. Even in a best-case scenario, the Braves obviously won't have him for a couple months.

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Braves placed RHP Cory Gearrin on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Braves general manager Frank Wren said Saturday that Cory Gearrin's elbow injury has shown "ligament involvement." Of course, Wren used the same terminology when talking about Kris Medlen, who required Tommy John surgery this spring. Gearrin will get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews next week, but it sounds like he could be headed for season-ending surgery.

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Cory Gearrin (elbow) will likely start the season on the disabled list.

Gearrin left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with elbow pain, and he's since been diagnosed with with a sprained right elbow. He'll be further evaluated by team doctors in Atlanta, but it's highly likely that he'll be placed on the disabled list to start the year. The 27-year-old reliever had a 3.77 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 31 innings of work last season.

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Cory Gearrin left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with a right elbow sprain.

Not good news. The Braves will likely send Gearrin for an MRI, but it's very likely that he could begin the year on the disabled list.

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Cory Gearrin left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with an apparent injury.

Gearrin gave up a single and induced a double play on his first two batters and left in the middle of a 2-0 count to his third batter. The Braves should pass along an update soon.

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Cory Gearrin was charged with six runs -- five earned -- in just one-third of an inning of relief Thursday against the Cardinals.

This may undo a lot of the good work he's done this spring; he had allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Gearrin spent the first half of last year in the majors and was very successful in April and May (5 R in 25 IP) before wearing down, getting demoted and then going on the minor league DL with shoulder tendinitis. Gearrin is out of options, and if he's healthy, he'd be worthy of a spot in some team's bullpen. The Braves, though, have nice depth with or without him.