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33 A.J. Minter RP

Atlanta Braves

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January 15, 2021 02:08 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: No arbitration necessary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter and the Braves agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Minter didn't add to his 20 career saves last season but still had quite a strong campaign. He allowed just two earned runs in 21.2 innings, good for a 0.83 ERA, while his 28.2 percent strikeout rate was his best mark since his 15-inning debut back in 2017.

October 17, 2020 05:00 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Starting Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter will start Game 5 of the NCLS against the Dodgers on Friday, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

Atlanta will employ a bullpen game as they attempt to close out the series, and Minter will be the first man to take the mound. The left-hander had a 0.83 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 24:9 K:BB over 21.2 innings during the regular season, and he's given up a solo homer with three strikeouts and one walk across 2.1 postseason frames.

August 31, 2020 04:16 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Credited with win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter (1-0) was perfect over 1.2 innings Sunday, striking out four and earning the win versus the Phillies.

Minter was the third pitcher of the game for the Braves, and he was able to finish off the fourth inning cleanly. He then pitched a clean fifth and was credited with his first victory of the year. The 26-year-old reliever has a stellar 0.73 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 15 strikeouts through 12.1 innings this season. Minter has added three holds.

July 27, 2020 12:12 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Opens season in middle-relief role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter worked a scoreless seventh inning in his season debut in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Mets, working around a hit and striking out two.

Minter entered the contest with the Braves trailing 2-1 and was able to acquit himself well in the 20-pitch frame. The hard-throwing lefty saved 15 games for the Braves back in 2018, but control issues and injuries have resulted in him moving down the bullpen pecking order since then. Mark Melancon is beginning the season as the Braves' closer, and Will Smith (illness) will loom as the next man up once he's activated from the COVID-19 injured list.

March 9, 2020 03:00 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

Minter struggled in the majors last season with a 7.06 ERA and 2.01 WHIP over 29.1 innings, which resulted in a trip to the minors. The 26-year-old will begin 2020 with Triple-A Gwinnett due to the Braves' abundance of bullpen options, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Minter back in the major-league bullpen if injuries occur.

March 8, 2020 01:16 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Makes spring debut
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Minter (shoulder) retired two of the four hitters he faced in his spring debut Saturday in the Braves' 1-1 tie with the Rays. He struck out one and allowed an unearned run on a base hit and a walk.

Minter has been eased into workouts this spring after he concluded a rough 2019 on the 60-day injured list due to a bout of left shoulder inflammation. His appearance Saturday signals that he's healthy, but Minter may find himself on the outside looking in for a spot in the Braves' Opening Day bullpen. Per Mark Bowman of, six pitchers are already assured spots in the Braves' projected eight-man bullpen, and Minter may be somewhat redundant as a second left-handed option behind Will Smith. A healthy Minter does have the arm talent to be a high-leverage weapon, however.

March 2, 2020 01:56 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Scheduled to debut Saturday
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Minter (shoulder) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut Saturday, Mark Bowman of reports.

Manager Brian Snitker provided an update on Minter on Friday saying that he was healthy and throwing well, and he's now on tap to debut Saturday. The 26-year-old was shut down at the end of last season with shoulder inflammation, and the Braves have brought him along slowly this spring as a precautionary measure. Minter isn't a lock to make the Opening Day roster, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the majors at some point in 2020, even though he may not play a prominent role in the bullpen.

February 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Getting eased into spring
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Manager Brian Snitner said Thursday that Minter (shoulder) is healthy and throwing well, but the lefty isn't expected to make his Grapefruit League debut until next week, Mark Bowman of reports.

The Braves are bringing Minter along slowly coming off a tough 2019 season that concluded in early September, when he was shut down with shoulder inflammation. While it's encouraging that Minter has seemingly moved past that injury, the 26-year-old doesn't look like he'll be entrusted with a key role out of the Atlanta bullpen right away, even if he cracks the Opening Day roster. Minter still has two minor-league options remaining, so he could be a candidate to open the season at Triple-A Gwinnett.

September 12, 2019 06:36 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday with left shoulder inflammation.

Minter dealt with a shoulder injury at the start of the season and has struggled since, posting a 7.06 ERA and 2.01 WHIP across 29.1 innings while bouncing between the majors and minors. He struck out 35 batters during that stretch but also walked 23. This move ends the southpaw's season while freeing up a spot on the 40-man roster for Grant Dayton (toe), who was reinstated from the 60-day IL in a corresponding move.

September 3, 2019 05:36 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Minter has struggled to a 7.24 ERA and 1.98 WHIP with a 33:23 K:BB over 27.1 innings this season in the majors, but after rosters expanded Sunday, he'll get another shot with Atlanta. He began the year in the closer's role, but he's unlikely to see many chances over Mark Melancon over the final weeks of the regular season.

August 1, 2019 05:36 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Optioned to Triple-A
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Minter was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Minter has struggled to a 9.00 ERA, 2.50 WHIP and 4:7 K:BB in six innings since the All-Star break, so he'll head back to the minors for the time being to smooth out some kinks. Chris Martin (back), who was acquired from the Rangers earlier in the week, will take his place on the active roster.

July 15, 2019 12:20 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Notches fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against San Diego on Sunday to earn the save.

Minter retired the first two batters he faced before Fernando Tatis Jr. stroked his fourth single of the game, but Atlanta's backup closer -- Luke Jackson had recorded saves the previous two days -- responded by getting Eric Hosmer to fly out to end the game. While he stills holds an unsightly 6.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP on the season, Minter has been much better since returning to the majors June 11, holding opponents scoreless in 10 of 14 appearances while racking up 14 strikeouts in 12.1 innings.

June 27, 2019 12:44 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Records fourth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter struck out two through 1.1 hitless innings to record his fourth save in a win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Minter struck out a batter to get the Braves out of a jam in the eighth inning and cruised through a hitless ninth inning to nail down the save. Minter has a 2-0 record with a 2.54 ERA through eight appearances since returning from the minors.

June 24, 2019 03:12 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Picks up win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter (2-4) earned the win Sunday against the Nationals, recording a walk and a strikeout in a scoreless inning.

Minter worked around a walk and a stolen base to pick up his second win in as many days. The southpaw has now notched four holds and a pair of victories in seven appearances since returning from the minors, compiling a 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 6:6 K:BB in the process.

June 11, 2019 07:16 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Returns to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Minter was sent down to the minor leagues just over a month ago after posting a disastrous 9.82 ERA with 16 punchouts over 11 innings, but he'll get another shot out of the bullpen after impressing at Triple-A. Kevin Gausman (foot) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

May 22, 2019 06:48 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Finding form at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter has a 0.00 ERA and 5:2 K:BB through 3.1 innings over three appearances for Triple-A Gwinnett.

The left-hander earned his demotion with a 9.82 ERA and 7.36 BB/9 through 11 innings to begin the season for Atlanta, so the walks are still concerning, but he is at least getting better results at Gwinnett. With Luke Jackson blowing his last two save chances, Minter's return to the big-league bullpen could be coming soon.

May 10, 2019 06:00 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

The path was clear for Minter to claim the closer job after Arodys Vizcaino underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in mid-April, but he failed to pitch at remotely the required level, posting a 9.82 ERA and a 2.36 WHIP in 11 innings. Luke Jackson appears to have the inside track on saves in Atlanta for now. Jonny Venters (calf) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.

May 2, 2019 12:04 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Looks good in non-save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday during a 5-1 win over the Padres.

The southpaw has only been scored upon in three of 12 appearances this season, but the trio of meltdowns have led to one blown save, an 0-3 record and an 8.38 ERA. Minter remains in the late-inning mix for Atlanta, but he might need a couple more strong efforts in non-save situations before he gets entrusted with ninth-inning duty again.

April 28, 2019 02:12 PM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Blows first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter (0-3) blew his first save of the season and took the loss Saturday as Atlanta fell 9-5 to Colorado. He struck out two but was tagged for four runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning.

The southpaw has yet to go more than a few appearances this season without some kind of meltdown, and Minter's inconsistency has saddled him with a ghastly 9.72 ERA through 8.1 innings. His 11:4 K:BB highlights his upside if he can get straightened out, but for now he'll be tough to rely on as a dependable source of saves, especially as the pressure mounts on the Atlanta front office to bring in bullpen reinforcements.

April 25, 2019 12:48 AM
Braves' A.J. Minter: Nails down third save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minter struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his third save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Reds.

The southpaw has had a couple of rough appearances this season, leading to a 5.87 ERA through 7.2 innings, but Minter's 9:4 K:BB is solid and he's 3-for-3 in converting save chances. With Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) done for the year, Minter will have a long leash in the closer role for Atlanta.

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09/24vs MIAL 2-41.01102
09/22vs MIAW 11-11.03001
09/18@ NYMW 15-21.00010
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Atlanta Braves
Texas A&M
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