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July 21, 2012

Braves disable Diaz with recurring thumb injury | Atlanta Braves

by @ 2:20 pm.   Filed under braves

Two years after undergoing surgery on his right thumb, Matt Diaz has had a similar problem crop up again. The Braves placed Diaz on the 15-day disabled list Saturday and activated reliever Jonny Venters from the disabled list, in the hopes that rest will allow Diaz to avoid surgery again.

But an MRI taken Monday revealed two foreign bodies in his thumb – which could be similar to fragments of a palm frond he had removed in 2010. Diaz said they will have to be surgically removed at some point, but he and the Braves are hoping to put off surgery until after the season.

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Braves activate Venters from DL | Atlanta Braves

by @ 2:15 pm.   Filed under braves

Jonny Venters returned from the disabled list after only one of two scheduled minor league rehabilitation outings for Gwinnett to give the Braves another arm for their doubleheader against the Nationals Saturday.

The Braves had originally planned for him to pitch again Sunday in Gwinnett, but activated him and brought him to Washington after just one inning Friday, a six-pitch perfect inning. He took Matt Diaz’s roster spot, who was placed on the DL Saturday with a thumb injury.

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Venters pitches scoreless inning in Gwinnett | Atlanta Braves

by @ 9:31 am.   Filed under braves

Reliever Jonny Venters pitched a perfect inning for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday night in the first of what’s expected to be a two-game outing in a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Venters threw six pitches, five for strikes, while coaxing two fly-outs and a groundout. If all goes well Sunday, Venters is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday or Wednesday in Miami.

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On any given night … | SweetSpot Blog – ESPN

by @ 8:34 am.   Filed under braves

When trying to tell you why the NFL is so great, football fans will trot out the old “on any given Sunday” axiom. The idea being that the league’s unpredictability stands above its peers.

The thing is, the Major League Baseball season has 10 times as many games as the NFL, and as we saw on Friday, you can see something you’ve never seen before on any given night. In other words: baseball rules.

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