Top Prospect Graham On DL; Tommy John Surgery For Venters

Braves Minor League Report: Thursday

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - by David Jenkins
J. R. Graham pitching for Mississippi Braves at AT&T Field last summer.
J. R. Graham pitching for Mississippi Braves at AT&T Field last summer.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Braves have placed No. 1 pitching prospect J.R. Graham on the Mississippi disabled list with a strain of the right shoulder. Graham removed himself from his last start after warming up for his third inning of work.

He reported the shoulder feeling much better the next day and has no history of arm trouble, so the DL stay looks at present to be more of a precaution.

----------

The Gwinnett Braves activated Jose Constanza from the disabled list (thumb) in time for Wednesday night's game and he responded with a stolen base.

Constanza missed spring training due to visa issues but has shown little effect, as he extended his current hitting streak to 12 games.

----------

With the Los Angeles Dodgers coming to Atlanta Friday, it's worth noting that Peter Moylan is not that far removed from joining the makeshift pitching staff. Signed as a free agent, the popular Aussie has been at Class AAA Albuquerque all season, where he has gone 2-1, 4.76 with a save in 13 games. He allowed only one run in a seven game span before struggling a little this week.

Moylan is a guy Braves fans will continue to be a guy Braves fans will root for.

----------

You'll hear this elsewhere, but we'll include it here: Thursday, Jonny Venters underwent  "Tommy John" surgery on his pitching elbow for the second time. His first procedue was in 2005 and because a major league pitcher in part from its success.

CLASS AAA

Gwinnett (16-26) 6, Pawtucket   4

WP: Poveda (3-2)  8 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.  Rasmus (Save, 7)  0.1 IP.
Cunningham 3-4, 2B, HR (2nd), 3 RBI; Terdoslavich 1-2, 2B (15th), R, 3 BB (.335); Boggs 1-3, 2B, R, RBI; Pastornicky 3-5, RBI (.308).  

CLASS AA

Huntsville 5, Mississippi (25-15) 4

SP: Northcraft 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K. LP: Egan (BS, 2-1)  1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
Martinez 1-2, HR (2nd), 2 RBI; M.Jones 1-4, 2 R, HR (1st), RBI; La Stella 2-5,SB; Russell 1-4, 2B; Salcedo 2-4, R, 2 SB.

ADVANCED CLASS A

Frederick 11, Lynchburg (21-17) 7   

SP: Hoyt 4 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 2 WP.  LP: Brewer (0-1) 2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 WP.
Lipka 3-5, 2 R; Hefflinger 3-5, 2 R, HR (9th), RBI; Reyes 1-5, 2 RBI (.298); Rohm 1-4, 2B, R (.318); Landoni 1-4, 2B, RBI (.355).

CLASS A

Rome (21-17) 11, Asheville 4 

WP: W. Perez (4-3) 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K.  C. Perez    2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.
Elander 2-5, 2 2B, 5 RBI; Anselment 3-5, 2B, R, RBI; Hyams 3-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB (.326); Brown 1-3, 2B, 2 R, SB.

 

Peter Moylan pitching for the Atlanta Braves.
Peter Moylan pitching for the Atlanta Braves.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Miguel Sano, 2015 ex-Lookout Third Baseman, Named AL Rookie Of The Month

Former Lookouts' third baseman and Minnesota Twins third baseman/designated hitter Miguel Sano has been named the American League Rookie of the Month after leading all AL rookies in runs, home runs, RBIs and walks in August. Sano played for the Chattanooga Lookouts until his promotion to the Twins in early July. While in Chattanooga much of the focus was on Byron Buxton who joined ... (click for more)

Hunter Hageman Named As Roadrunner Basketball Assistant

Tony Ingle, head basketball coach at defending NAIA National Champions Dalton State, announced Thursday that he has hired Hunter Hageman, 24, as an assistant. “He will be a great addition to our program,” said Ingle. Hageman comes to the Roadrunners from the National Association of Basketball Coaches office in Kansas City, MO. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Kansas ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center May Get Bankruptcy Trustee Who Would Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

Hutcheson Medical Center may be headed for appointment of a bankruptcy trustee, who would focus on the sale of the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital. An attorney told a bankruptcy court judge in Rome, Ga., on Wednesday afternoon that a buyer is discussing paying over $20 million for all the assets of the community hospital. Attorney Rob Williamson ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Unsecured Creditors Committee Asks Trustee Be Appointed For Fort Oglethorpe Hospital; Asks Bankruptcy Not Be Dismissed

The Unsecured Creditors Committee of Hutcheson Medical Center is opposing a motion by U.S. Trustee Guy Gebhardt for a bankruptcy judge to dismiss the bankruptcy for the financially-ailing Fort Oglethorpe hospital.   Instead, the group is asking Judge Paul Bonapfel to appoint a trustee to oversee the Hutcheson finances. In a 16-page motion, the committee said if the bankruptcy ... (click for more)

Who's Responsible For East Ridge's Stadium? - And Response

There just can be no excuse for East Ridge High School's stadium being in such dangerous condition that it has been condemned.   Where is responsible for this? I know there are a few other stadiums like this as well. And there is no excuse for this.  Building new and beautiful schools, state of the art technology. Top athletic facilities as well. Yet, East Ridge ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Five Straight Days Of Football

If I covered my first high school football game as a fledging sports when I was 16 years old, and I am now 66, I figure that’s darn near about a half-century of passes and punts. The mystifying part is that I still get as big of a kick hovering around the game as I did on my very first time so as we usher in the start of the college season with five straight days of games, here ... (click for more)