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  1. Braves release reliever Cory Gearrin post-Tommy John surgery

    Nov 11, 2014, 9:50 PM EST

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    It looks like the Braves decided that Gearrin, who once made eight appearances in 10 days in 2013, was all used up.

  2. Braves are leaning towards bringing back Kris Medlen

    Nov 9, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    Kris Medlen is coming back from Tommy John surgery, but the Braves are still considering making him a part of their 2015 rotation.

  3. Francisco Liriano still undecided about Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer

    Nov 9, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

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    Francisco Liriano is deliberating whether or not to accept the Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer.

  4. Braves will make a qualifying offer to Ervin Santana

    Nov 2, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

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    The Braves will make a $15.3 million qualifying offer to starter Ervin Santana.

  5. Henderson Alvarez leaves start with stiff right elbow

    May 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

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    The elbow injury epidemic simply can’t be stopped. CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Wednesday night against the Nationals after experiencing stiffness in his pitching elbow.

  6. Astros’ Jose Cisnero needs Tommy John surgery

    May 13, 2014, 10:58 PM EST

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    He doesn’t quite carry the profile of a Kris Medlen or Jose Fernandez or A.J. Griffin or Matt Moore, but you can add Astros reliever Jose Cisnero to the long list of young pitchers requiring Tommy John surgery. CSN Houston’s Julia Morales reports that Cisnero is scheduled to undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure next week in Texas.

  7. Ivan Nova diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:49 AM EST

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    Yankees starter Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow — an injury that almost always leads to Tommy John surgery.

  8. Gavin Floyd to make at least two more rehab starts

    Apr 19, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    The Braves could get Gavin Floyd back in early May after he makes at least two more rehab starts.

  9. Cory Gearrin needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 8, 2014, 5:07 PM EST

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    Another day, another Braves pitcher headed for Tommy John elbow surgery. This time it’s reliever Cory Gearrin, who has decided to go under the knife after getting three different opinions that confirmed his torn ulnar collateral ligament.

  10. Cory Gearrin may undergo Tommy John surgery with partial ligament tear in right elbow

    Apr 5, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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    The Braves have been sending a lot of pitchers to the operating table. What’s one more?

  11. Braves name David Hale their fourth starter

    Mar 29, 2014, 11:15 PM EST

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    The Braves have finalized their injury-depleted starting rotation and have named David Hale their fourth starter, Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. One through five, their rotation will be: Julio Teheran Ervin Santana Alex Wood David Hale Aaron Harang Teheran will start on Opening Day, March 31, in Milwaukee against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo. Newcomer Ervin…

  12. Cory Gearrin could be headed for Tommy John surgery

    Mar 29, 2014, 2:10 PM EST

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    The Braves already lost starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery this spring and it now looks like it will claim one of their relievers. Cory Gearrin left Tuesday’s Grapefruit League game with a right elbow injury and Braves general manager Frank Wren told David O’Brien of the Altanta Journal-Constitution this morning…

  13. Kris Medlen’s new Twitter avatar is pretty great

    Mar 25, 2014, 2:37 PM EST

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    Sometimes in life, if you can’t laugh, you’ll surely cry. Glad to see that Kris Medlen is taking his second Tommy John surgery in stride. His new Twitter avatar: Closer: Of course at this point maybe Tommy John should change his avatar to a picture of Kris Medlen.  

  14. Julio Teheran to start Opening Day for Braves

    Mar 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that right-hander Julio Teheran will start Opening Day for the Braves when they take on the Brewers on March 31. Kris Medlen was originally expected to get the call for the Braves, but he underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week, leaving Teheran as the obvious choice for the assignment.…

  15. Brandon Beachy to have Tommy John surgery Friday

    Mar 20, 2014, 9:31 PM EST

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    In news that was all but inevitable, the Braves confirmed today that right-hander Brandon Beachy will undergo season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery tomorrow. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttache in Los Angeles. Like teammate Kris Medlen, who went under the knife earlier this week, this will be the second Tommy John…

  16. Kris Medlen to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday; Brandon Beachy going for second opinion

    Mar 17, 2014, 7:59 PM EST

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    The following news doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s now official. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Braves right-hander Kris Medlen will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery tomorrow. This will be the second Tommy John surgery of Medlen’s young career. He previously had the procedure in August of 2010 and made it back to…

  17. Ryan Doumit, Freddie Freeman okay after injury scares

    Mar 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

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    The Braves haven’t had a very fun spring. Starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy succumbed to injuries, forcing GM Frank Wren to make an emergency signing of free agent Ervin Santana. They had two more injury scares in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Yankees. First baseman Freddie Freeman was hit hard in his left (glove)…

  18. Mike Minor to throw batting practice Monday for the first time this spring

    Mar 15, 2014, 4:19 PM EST

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    Mike Minor fell behind in his offseason training program after a painful-sounding surgery for a urinary tract infection in late December and showed up to camp with some shoulder soreness, but he’s beginning to make some progress. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Minor is scheduled to throw live batting practice Monday for the first…

  19. The Braves aren’t adding another starting pitcher

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:42 AM EST

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    The Braves bolstered their suddenly shaky rotation earlier this week when they signed right-hander Ervin Santana to a one-year, $14.1 million contract, but general manager Frank Wren told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal this morning via phone that he isn’t planning to add another starter even with Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy potentially headed for another…

  20. A’s send injured starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin to doctors

    Mar 14, 2014, 4:40 PM EST

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    It’s been a rough day for the A’s starting rotation, as expected Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin are both headed for the disabled list to begin the season. Parker has a forearm injury and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he’s traveling to Alabama on Monday to be examined…

  21. More bad news for the Braves: Brandon Beachy could need Tommy John surgery too

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

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    The Braves better hope there’s a two-for-one sale at Dr. Andrews’ office, because in addition to Kris Medlen almost certainly needing a second Tommy John surgery, it appears as though Brandon Beachy is heading in that direction too. Previously it was assumed that Beachy’s problem was merely muscle soreness — in his biceps specifically —…

  22. Kris Medlen expects to have another Tommy John surgery

    Mar 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    There’s been no official announcement yet because he’s seeking a second opinion, but Braves right-hander Kris Medlen told reporters today that he expects to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery. Medlen injured his elbow on a pitch Sunday and actually remained in the game for two more pitches, but eventually exited after bouncing a ball to…

  23. The Braves to sign Ervin Santana to a one-year deal, announcement coming this morning

    Mar 12, 2014, 7:44 AM EST

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    Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Atlanta Braves are completing a deal with Ervin Santana. Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that an announcement by the team is scheduled for later this morning. Multiple reporters are saying it’s a one-year deal, though the money has not yet been revealed. UPDATE: It’s a one-year,…

  24. Brandon Beachy will miss next spring start, maybe more, due to soreness in throwing arm

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:31 PM EST

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    From MLB.com beat reporter Mark Bowman … LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed on Tuesday that Brandon Beachy will not make his next scheduled Grapefruit League start. Beachy exited Monday’s start against the Phillies after grueling through two innings during which he was burdened by tightness around his right elbow and biceps muscle. Beachy…

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