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FEB 26, 1:50p ET | Jay Clemons
Rotowire: Feb 20 / 9:37a ET
News: Minor won his arbitration case with the Braves and will receive a one-year, $5.6 million contract for 2015, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Jornal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Minor and the Braves went to arbitration over just $500,000, so this doesn't carry any major financial ramifications for either side. This was Minor's second go-around in arbitration, and he will receive more money as he moves further into the process until he reaches free agency in 2018.
StatsLLC: Feb 19 / 12:00a ET
News: Minor has won his salary arbitration case against the Atlanta Braves, leaving players and teams tied at six wins apiece with two hearings remaining.
Impact: Minor was awarded a raise from $3.85 million to his $5.6 million request. The 27-year-old left-hander was 6-12 with a 4.77 ERA in 25 starts last year, when he missed the first month of the season because of shoulder soreness. He went 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA in 2013.
Rotowire: Jan 23 / 5:43p ET
News: Minor (shoulder) didn't experience any discomfort while playing catch this week, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.
Impact: Minor is expected to get in some work off the mound in the near future and should be well on his way to being fully healthy before the beginning of spring training. The Braves shut him down late last season due to concerns about him experiencing shoulder discomfort, but it was mostly a precautionary measure. Even though he was able to make 25 starts last season, it's fair to wonder if Minor was pitching through injury for much of the campaign, as he saw a sizable uptick in his home-run rate en route to a career-worst 4.77 ERA. The Braves will be counting on him for a bounce back in 2015, likely as the No. 4 starter in their rotation.