Mike Minor to have Shoulder Surgery - Fueled by Sports

Mike Minor to have Shoulder Surgery

Atlanta Braves lefty Mike Minor will undergo shoulder surgery and will most likely miss the rest of the 2015 season, according to Bill Shanks of Atlanta Dugout.  Mark Bowman of MLB.com said the surgery will take place this week.

Minor, 27, hasn’t pitched this year and has been dealing with a shoulder injury since last season, the Braves placed him on the 60-day disabled list earlier this month.  He posted an ERA of 4.77 while going 6-12 last year, which is a major decline compared to what he did in 2013, when he went 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA.

According to Shanks the exact type of surgery is not known and the same goes with his timetable to return to the mound.

The Braves still control Minor for one more year, so you can expect to see Minor back on the mound for Atlanta at sometime.  The 2009 seventh overall pick won his arbitration hearing during the offseason, winning the hearing and coming a way with a $5.6 million salary.  The Braves had filed for $5.1 million.

Atlanta will now have to rely on Mike Foltynewicz, Trevor Cahill, or Eric Stults to fill the void the rest of the season.

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