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.”