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June 2, 2015 04:23 PM
Braves choose three to non-tender
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Braves non-tendered three players prior to Monday's deadline, allowing reliever Cristhian Martinez and infielders Elliot Johnson and Paul Janish to walk as free agents.  

June 2, 2015 08:12 PM
Cristhian Martinez undergoes shoulder surgery
by R.J. White |

Braves pitcher Cristhian Martinez underwent surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday. The procedure was termed a "clean-up" of the shoulder by the team and was done by Dr. James Andrews.

The expected recovery time for Martinez is seven to eight months, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

June 2, 2015 08:19 PM
Cristhian Martinez suffers setback in recovery
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez was back in Atlanta Tuesday, as he has suffered a setback during his minor-league rehab assignment. Martinez was visiting with team doctors after feeling discomfort in his shoulder during two rehab appearances with Double-A Mississippi last week, according to

Martinez has been out since April with a shoulder strain. 

June 2, 2015 09:53 AM
Cristhian Martinez struggles in rehab debut
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez was able to make his rehab debut Tuesday for Double-A Mississippi, his first appearance since suffering a sprained right shoulder early in the season.

Martinez tossed one inning, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk. He struck out one batter, while throwing 24 pitches.

June 2, 2015 11:00 AM
Cristhian Martinez ready for mound work
by Bill Passonno |

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Sunday that pitcher Cristhian Martinez is scheduled to continue rehabbing his ailing right shoulder at the team's spring training complex this week, reports. Martinez, who was placed on the disabled list April 11 with a strained right shoulder, is expected to work in the bullpen and throw batting practice.

June 2, 2015 11:01 AM
Cristhian Martinez has no clear timetable
by Igor Mello |

Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain, has no timetable for his return, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Martinez has been out since April 12. He allowed two runs and five hits in 2 2/3 innings before getting hurt.

June 2, 2015 11:25 AM
Shoulder issue sends Cristhian Martinez to DL
by Bill Passonno |

The Braves placed relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a right shoulder sprain and no clear timetable is set for his return. Martinez was replaced on the active roster by Luis Ayala, who was acquired from Baltimore earlier this week.

June 2, 2015 11:43 AM
Wirfin Obispo up for Atlanta bullpen spot, too
by Jeff Lippman |

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said following Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers that Wirfin Obispo is a candidate for one of the last remaining bullpen spots, reports 

Obispo went an inning against the Tigers Tuesday and struck out two with a hit. The 28-year-old has not allowed a run this spring over five innings with seven Ks. He joins Cristhian Martinez and Anthony Varvaro as possibilities for the last remaining bullpen spot. 

June 2, 2015 11:43 AM
Braves looking to finalize bullpen spots
by Jeff Lippman |

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez continues to insist that Jordan Walden, who missed a month of the Grapefruit season due to a bulging disk in his back, will be in the bullpen on opening day against Philadelphia. 

Should that actually come to pass, one but not both of Anthony Varvaro and Cristhian Martinez can make the team. Both would make it with Walden on the shelf. Atlanta could look into trading one of the relievers if Walden is definitely healthy, reports, as both relievers are out of options and would have to pass through waivers to remain with the organization if sent down. 

Martinez could have the advantage in remaining with the Braves as he has proven his ability to work in multiple different roles over the last two years. Varvaro, however, has had an excellent spring up until Monday's outing. 

June 2, 2015 12:00 PM
Martinez gets one-year deal
by Jeff Lippman |

The Braves avoided arbitration with reliever Cristhian Martinez on Friday, signing him to a one-year contract.