Mike Minor

#66 SP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/L

Fantasy Points by Week

    SP Rank
    INJURY ALERT: DL | Shoulder | Expected to be out until at least May 14
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Royals' Mike Minor: Progressing in recovery

      Minor (shoulder) tossed three innings in an extended spring training game Friday, the Kansas City Star reports. While his activation from the DL is to be determined, general manager Dayton said of the left-hander, "...if everything continues to progress well, it'll happen probably in the next few weeks or so." After missing all of last season due to a torn labrum, Minor has built up his arm strength at the Royals' complex in Arizona, even firing some fastballs in the mid-90s during recent outings. Moore relayed that Minor can be expected to make regular appearances moving forward, but upon activation from the 60-day disabled list, he may require additional starts in the minors before the Royals consider him for the big league rotation.

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      Royals' Mike Minor: Touches 96 mph with fastball

      Minor touched 96 mph with his fastball and sat at 93 mph in his first extended spring outing Tuesday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports. He is on the 60-day DL, so he won't be ready to return until mid-to-late May at the earliest. That said, the Royals have succeeded in getting Kris Medlen back to being an effective starter after two Tommy John surgeries, so Minor could be the team's latest reclamation project. He could be worth a stash in AL-only leagues with DL spots, otherwise he's a pitcher to keep an eye on now that his stuff appears to be back to its former levels.

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      Royals' Mike Minor: Placed on 60-day DL

      Minor was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. The Royals made this move in order to make room for Dillon Gee on the 40-man roster. Minor is recovering from the shoulder surgery he had in May 2015 and will look to return to the majors for the first time since he posted a 4.77 ERA in 2014.

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      Royals' Mike Minor: Signs 2-year deal with Royals with mutual option

      Minor signed a two-year deal with a mutual option with the Royals on Friday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports. Minor seemed destined to be a building block for the Braves after a strong 2013 season, but shoulder woes derailed his 2014 season and cost him the entirety of 2015, leading to him being non-tendered by the Braves. If he is able to stay on the mound, he could be a decent buy-low value for the Royals, but that is a humongous if.

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      Braves' Mike Minor: Non-tendered by Braves

      Minor was non-tendered by the Braves on Thursday. The last news on Minor was that he had began a throwing program in October, as he was still trying to work his way back from shoulder surgery in May. Minor, who turns 28 on Dec. 26, did not pitch at all last year, and the Braves clearly did not think he was worth what it was going to cost to keep him in arbitration. He also did not really fit into the team's rebuilding plans, so it was probably best for both sides to part ways. Minor's 2013 season was the only time he has lived up to his prospect billing as a No. 3 starter, and while he could catch on with another organization, the days of him being a fantasy asset appear to be long gone.

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      Braves pitcher Mike Minor begins throwing program

      Braves pitcher Mike Minor (shoulder) began a throwing program recently, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Minor went under the knife for shoulder surgery in the middle of May, but was able to begin throwing in September and appears to be progressing well. He'll continue to throw over the offseason, and while the club is hopeful that the 27-year-old will be able to return early next year, it's unclear at this point if he'll be available to begin the season.

    • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

      Braves P Mike Minor has shoulder surgery, will miss rest of season

      Braves left-handed pitcher Mike Minor underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, the club announced. Previously, the Braves had placed Minor on the 60-day disabled list in June. Once Minor needed to opt for surgery, it became likely that he would be forced to sit out the rest of the year. Minor first began experiencing shoulder discomfort a year ago, which led to a 6-12 season with a 4.77 ERA. The Braves described Minor's shoulder procedure as "successful."

    • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

      Report: Braves' Mike Minor to have surgery, may be done for 2015

      Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor will undergo a surgical procedure to his left shoulder later this week, almost certainly preventing the left hander from returning in June, as had been targeted, sources have told MLB.com. Minor struggled with discomfort in his left shoulder last season, posting a disappointing 6-12 record in 25 starts with a 4.77 ERA. According to Bill Shanks of FOX Sports 1670 and Scout.com, the surgery will likely prevent Minor, who began the season on the disabled list, from pitching in 2015. Minor, 27, was shifted to the 60-day DL on May 2.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Braves move Mike Minor to the 60-day DL

      Braves pitcher Mike Minor won't be returning to the team until June, at the earliest. Minor opened the season on the 15-day disabled list, with shoulder inflammation that shut him down during spring training. The team shifted him to the 60-day DL on Saturday, opening up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Pedro Ciriaco, purchased from Triple-A. John Hart said, "There has not been any measurable improvements that you want to see. At this point, things havent progressed," per MLB.com. "We dont see him coming back anytime soon," Hart added.

    • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

      Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says no update on LHP Mike Minor

      Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had no update Tuesday night on starting pitcher Mike Minor, who's currently on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.Minor had been shut down during spring training with the shoulder issue.