DENVER — Braves reliever Jonny Venters is set to begin light throwing Tuesday, four weeks after he was shut down after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his injured left elbow.
He hopes to return at some point in mid-May, but the Braves haven’t given a timetable. Until he starts throwing again and stressing the elbow, it won’t be known for certain whether Venters can avoid surgery.
“Tuesday’s the day,” he said of his return to throwing. “It’ll be real easy stuff at first. I think the first day is two sets at 45 feet. Hopefully it moves along quickly.
“I’m not sure exactly what the program is, but hopefully by that second week I’ll be stretching it out and throwing hard.”
The Atlanta Braves delivered their pitch to real estate developers Friday, formally opening the search for a partner on a proposed $400 million mixed-use development adjacent to a new Cobb County stadium.
Atlanta Braves executives will return to work from their Thanksgiving travels Monday, still thankful for $300 million in public funding for a new stadium but aware that last week’s vote by the Cobb County Commission signaled the start of an unforgiving timetable to get the ballpark built by 2017.