Jonathan William Venters was born March 20, 1985 in Pikeville, Ky. The Braves drafted Venters in the 30th round in 2003. Venters made his major league debut April 17, 2010 against Colorado. Venters pitched three innings of relief and allowed no runs and only one hit. Because of injuries, Venters did not pitch in the majors from 2013-17. Venters returned in 2018 with the Tampa Bay Rays, who traded him to the Braves on July 26. Venters was chosen National League Comeback Player of the Year in 2018.