Winkler (elbow) will see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to see if there's any ligament damage, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Early indications seem to say that there isn't ligament damage, but given Winkler's history of elbow issues, the Braves wanted to play it safe and check for ligament damage anyway. Winkler's rehab process will likely hinge on what Dr. Andrews says, so Wednesday's appointment could affect how long the right-hander is forced to sit out.
Winkler (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday. This comes as no surprise, as Winkler has been diagnosed with a fractured right elbow and is out indefinitely. This development could keep him out a good chunk of the season given his history of elbow issues in recent years, but things should become clearer when he and the Braves decide what route to go in order to get him healthy again.
Winkler fractured his right elbow during Sunday's game and will be out indefinitely, Kevin McAlpin of Braves Radionet reports. Winkler fractured the elbow on a wild pitch during Sunday's game. He immediately fell to the ground, and was taken back to the clubhouse. It's likely he will face a stint on the disabled list, and given his injury history, his season may be in jeopardy as well. More updates on his status will likely come once the team decides what to do.
Winkler suffered an apparent elbow injury during Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Winkler threw a wild pitch and fell to the ground clutching his elbow, then headed to the clubhouse. This is concerning, as Winkler had Tommy John surgery in 2014. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but look for an update on his status within the next few days.
Winkler officially made the Braves' Opening Day roster Saturday, David O'Brien of the AJC reports. The former Rule 5 pick from 2014 earned his way onto the Braves' roster with a strong showing in spring training, racking up 16 strikeouts in 10.0 innings of work and finishing the spring with a 2.70 ERA. Winkler will work out of the bullpen to start the year, likely as a lower-leverage option given his lack of experience at the big league level.