Jonny Venters 39 | Pitcher

Atlanta Braves

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Fri. Aug 29, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Venters will undergo a third Tommy John surgery, Kevin McAplin of the Braves Radio Network reports. Impact: 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.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 28, 2014
News: Venters has a full UCL tear in his left elbow according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Impact: A UCL tear for Venters was confirmed Wednesday, but the severity of the tear had not been disclosed prior to Thursday evening. A full tear is clearly bad news, as Venters will miss a calendar year at the minimum, but considering that it would be his third Tommy John surgery, extended rehab seems like a likely possibility. Whether he chooses rehab or retirement remains to be seen.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 28, 2014
News: Venters (elbow) was diagnosed with another tear of his UCL and has been ruled out for a return this season,'s Mark Bowman reports. Impact: It's not known if the tear is a partial or full one, but either way, Tommy John surgery would likely be necessary for Venters. The left-hander was in the process in recovering from his second Tommy John operation before suffering this latest setback, and it would be difficult to blame him if he chose to retire rather than set forth on yet another arduous rehab process. It's a sad development for 29-year-old Venters, who was one of the game's top middle relievers from 2010 to 2012.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Venters has been shut down again to renewed elbow soreness, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Impact: The left-hander recently tried to ramp up this throwing program but the decision to do so was ill-fated, as he's now scheduled for another visit to Dr. James Andrews. Venters' recovery from May 2013 Tommy John surgery -- his second career Tommy John surgery -- has been interrupted by several setbacks and if a third such procedure is needed, it may very well jeopardize the 29-year-old's career.(RotoWire, )
Jonny Venters
2014 Season
No 2014 Stats Available
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 200  Age: 29
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 3/20/1985, Pikeville, Kentucky
College: Indian River (FL) CC
Debut: 2010
Salary: $1,625,000
Injury Status
ON 60-DAY DL (Recovery from left elbow surgery)