Jonny Venters
RP FA
8 months ago

Venters (elbow) will open the year on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Durham, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is working his way back from a third Tommy John surgery, so it's shocking that he is even still in professional baseball. It is unclear when he will be able to get into game action for the Bulls.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
8 months ago

Venters (elbow) re-signed with the Rays on a minor-league deal Thursay, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Venters has struggled to recover from three Tommy John surgeries, although he managed to throw pitches in professional action for Tampa's High-A Charlotte. His gradual recovery will continue with an organization who may find a role for him in due time should the 32-year-old recapture some of the promise he flashed early in his career -- perhaps the extreme groundball portion of his approach.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
1 year ago

Venters (elbow) suffered a torn UCL, Sam Blum of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Venters was dealt more devastating news as he will likely be shelved for a fourth consecutive season due to elbow injuries. A career 2.23 ERA pitcher over 229.2 innings in the majors, the 31-year-old now has another long road of recovery ahead of him.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
2 years ago

Venters will start Saturday's game with High-A Charlotte, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Venters first appearance during a regular season game at any level since 2012. The 31-year-old is attempting to come back from his third Tommy John surgery after undergoing the procedure in late August of 2014. Venters was an acclaimed set-up man for the Braves from 2010-12 and an All-Star in 2011.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
2 years ago

Venters, once a premier set-up man who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, is clocking 93 mph on his fastball in the Instructional League, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year old southpaw continues his comeback attempt from a third Tommy John surgery, which began when he signed a two-year minor league contract with the Rays in March 2015. Venters was a late-inning force for the Braves from 2010-12, during which he amassed a 15-10 record, 2.23 ERA, and 258 strikeouts over 229.2 innings.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
3 years ago

Venters has signed a two-year minor league contract with the Rays, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

An N.L. All-Star back in 2011 and one of MLB's premiere setup men from 2010-12, Venters has not appeared in a single game over the past two seasons and underwent his third Tommy John surgery last summer. Though he is unlikely to be ready to return to a mound during the 2015 season, the Rays hope the left-handed reliever is able to regain at least some of his previous form heading into 2016.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
3 years ago

Venters (elbow) was released by the Braves on Friday.

A few years ago, Venters was perhaps the best lefty reliever in the game, but he is now recovering from a third elbow reconstruction. The Braves designated him for assignment earlier in the week, and Venters no doubt asked to be released. At this point it is hard to envision the once great setup man ever returning to a prominent role in the major leagues over the course of a full season.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
3 years ago

Venters (elbow) has been designated for assignment by the Braves, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Venters has already had three elbow reconstruction procedures in his career, and it this point, it's unclear if he'll continue to rehab in the minors, or call it quits on his MLB career.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
3 years ago

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

Tommy John surgery was needed to repair a full UCL tear in Venters' elbow in late August, his third reconstructive elbow procedure. It's highly unlikely he'll pitch in 2015 and his future in major league baseball is uncertain.

Jonny Venters
RP FA
3 years ago

Venters will undergo a third Tommy John surgery, Kevin McAplin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

Venters was a back-end guy in the Braves' bullpen just a couple years ago, but has had terrible luck with his arm. He has decided to give his career another crack, however, and will receive a Tommy John surgery from the renowned doctor James Andrews.