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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Braves Injury Update: Kris Medlen could return by June

By on 12/02/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Atlanta Braves finished 17 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East this past season. With a lot of ground to make up over the winter, the Braves particularly need to improve an offense that was 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. While most likely looking for help outside the organization to boost the offense, the pitching staff should get assistance by mid season from within the organization. Kris Medlen, who missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery, could be ready to return by June.

David O'Brien, who covers the Braves for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, tweeted the following update on Medlen.
When Medlen returns, he'll join an Atlanta staff that currently consists of Julio Teheran, Shelby Miller, Mike Minor, Alex Wood and David Hale.

Medlin, a 29-year old right-hander, was 15-12 with a 3.11 ERA in his first full season as a starter in 2013. In 197 innings, he allowed 194 hits, walked  47 and struck out 157.  Medlen has a career record of 34-20 with a 2.95 ERA.

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