Mike Minor
Mike Minor

Mike Minor (SP,RP)

Kansas City Royals

Bats: R   Throws: L

Minor will have time to begin a throwing program before a decision is made on whether or not the team will sign him for 2016. Most expect a non-tender but Minor is a fighter and has a chance to recover nicely. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He has a steep mountain to climb but he has the tenacity to do it so keep him on your long-term radars. Those in keeper leagues will have a decision to make but I don't imagine many will allot space for him.

Category: Injury Updates

Mike Minor will have season-ending surgery soon, details of which are still emerging. This perhaps is the end of his Braves tenure, as the team will most likely non-tender him after signing him through arbitration this year for $5.6M. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Whatever was left of Minor's fantasy value just plummeted, even for those in keeper leagues. He'll have a long road back in order to prove he can be relied upon again.

Category: , Injury Updates

Braves have moved Minor to the 60-day DL in order to put Pedro Ciriaco on the 40-man roster for infield depth. Minor's rotator cuff flared up in Spring Training and it was still a problem in early April. There is no timetable for his return.

Fantasy Impact: Those still holding Minor may want to proceed with other alternatives.

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He had been throwing off of flat ground just fine, but when he started to stretch it out from the mound he felt discomfort. He is to see Dr. Duralde in Atlanta to get a prognosis. Surgery is not out of the question. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is bad news for both Minor and the Braves. Before making a roster decision, wait to see how this will be handled.

Category: , Injury Updates

Minor (shoulder) has been playing long-toss for a while now and manager Fredi Gonzalez said today that he would throw from the mound soon. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Braves won't rush Minor and there was no word on how many bullpen sessions he will have before a rehab assignment. Look for a May return.

Category: , Injury Updates

Atlanta Braves left hander Mike Minor was officially placed on the 15-day Disabled List with left rotator cuff inflammation. (Source: CBSSports.com)

Fantasy Impact: An MRI on Minor's shoulder revealed no structural damage, so he will continue to work through the ailment. Minor could be a decent back of the rotation option this season if he is able to return without any setbacks, but the Braves' lack of offense will limit his wins total throughout the season.

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He'll be shutdown for two weeks after receiving an injection today, and then evaluated after that. It's a big disappointment for both Minor and the Braves. But the news could have been worse. He will start the year on the DL. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: I'd hold off on drafting him until he is able to prove himself on the mound. Sure, you could take a late round flier on him but that would bear the risk of a wasted pick.

Category: , Injury Updates

This dark cloud will be hovering over Minor and the Braves for at least next several days until Andrews reveals the results of the exam. Minor had the same ailment last year with dismal results. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Those hoping to pick Minor up as a backend pitcher should watch this developing situation closely. Minor had hoped to regain his 2013 form this year, but now that appears doubtful.

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This is troubling news as Minor had been considered a prime bounce-back candidate after last year's poor showing. Minor was hoping to regain his 2013 form when he had a 3.21 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 181/46 K/BB ratio. Last year his ERA ballooned to 4.77 with a 1.44 WHIP. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Those hoping that Minor could enhance the back of their rotation need to watch this closely. More news should be coming out after a medical evaluation.

Category: , Injury Updates

Minor had a dismal campaign last season after having a great 2013 season. He had a 4.77 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP last year over 25 starts. He was shutdown in September due to shoulder discomfort. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Minor has the talent to be among the best SP in baseball, as he was in that elite class in 2013. Fantasy drafters will have to monitor reports to see how he preforms and feels as year unfolds.