Braves right-hander Winkler suffers apparent arm injury

April 10, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Dan Winkler has left the Braves' game against St. Louis with an apparent arm injury.

Winkler threw a pitch behind Randal Grichuk in the seventh inning and immediately left the mound in obvious pain, holding his right arm to his chest. Winkler went down to his knees after crossing the first base line in front of the Braves' dugout and was then assisted to the dugout.

Winkler spent most of the 2015 season on the disabled list while recovering from Tommy John surgery in July 2014.

He made his major league debut late last season and allowed two runs in 1 2-3 innings.


The loss of Winkler would add to Atlanta's early bullpen woes. The team sent right-hander John Gant to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday and recalled right-hander Chris Withrow.