Gerald Laird C ATL 1 Month

Gerald Laird (back) is nearly ready to return to Grapefruit League games.

Laird has been out for a week with a lower back strain, but he caught a few side sessions on Wednesday and woke up Thursday without any major discomfort. He should be 100 percent by the start of the regular season.

Gerald Laird C ATL 2 Months

Gerald Laird (back) will be sidelined at least a few more days.

Laird left Thursday's game with a lower back strain and his back remains an issue. There's no reason for the Braves to push him at this point, as he has plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day.

Gerald Laird C ATL 2 Months

Gerald Laird left Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers with a lower back strain.

The Braves are calling him "day-to-day." Laird could need a week or so of rest, but he should have no problem catching up before the start of the 2014 regular season.

Gerald Laird C ATL 8 Months

Braves activated C Gerald Laird from the 15-day disabled list.

Laird missed the last couple weeks while recovering from a procedure to remove a kidney stone. He'll return to being Brian McCann's backup.

Gerald Laird C ATL 8 Months

Gerald Laird (kidney stone) will come off the disabled list on Sunday.

Laird underwent a procedure to remove a kidney stone on July 31. He's been rehabbing with Triple-A Gwinnett in recent days. Todd Cunningham will be demoted to Triple-A to make room for Laird on the 25-man roster.

Gerald Laird C ATL 8 Months

Gerald Laird (kidney stone) will catch and bat second Friday in a rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Laird underwent a procedure last week to remove a kidney stone, but he's feeling back to normal. If all goes well, he could be activated from the DL as soon as Saturday.

Gerald Laird C ATL 8 Months

Gerald Laird (kidney stone) could be activated from the disabled list as early as Saturday.

Laird on Wednesday will either take batting practice or possibly begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Rome. He'll play for Triple-A Gwinnett Friday before likely returning Saturday.

Gerald Laird C ATL 9 Months

Braves placed C Gerald Laird on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26, with a kidney stone.

Laird underwent a procedure Wednesday to remove his kidney stone but still needs a few more days to recover. He should be a candidate to rejoin the team next week when first eligible.

Gerald Laird C ATL 9 Months

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Gerald Laird (kidney stone) needs a few more days to recover.

Laird waited three days to pass the stone before Wednesday's procedure to remove it. He will not travel with the team to Philadelphia. With Brian McCann and Evan Gattis behind the dish, Atlanta has the luxury of waiting for Laird to recover without placing him on the disabled list.

Gerald Laird C ATL 9 Months

Gerald Laird underwent a procedure Wednesday to remove his kidney stone.

Laird will likely need to miss a few days, but he will not require a trip to the disabled list. The Braves should be fine with Brian McCann and Evan Gattis behind the dish.