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Braves show creativity by adding payroll flexibility in Olivera deal

...and that includes the $4.5 million buyout on his 2016 option.The Braves acquired Arroyo, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, in a previous deal along with pitching prospect Touki Toussaint. They bought the rest of Arroyo's salary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-08-01/braves-show-creativity-a
Braves: Olivera trade includes risks for both sides

...with the Dodgers, enough that the team included a $1 million option for a seventh year if Olivera's elbow requires Tommy John surgery. Most recently, he's been rehabbing a strained hamstring and should return soon. Peraza ceiling is capable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-07-30/braves-olive
Smoltz joins ex-teammates, manager in Hall of Fame

...pitcher who had five arm surgeries.Smoltz also delivered a message to parents of the players of tomorrow as the number of Tommy John surgeries continues to escalate."Understand that this is not normal to have a surgery at 14 or 15 years old," Smoltz...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2015-07-27/smoltz-joins-ex-t
Braves' bats come alive in win against Dodgers

...doubled in two runs for the Dodgers in the fifth.Beachy, making his second start for the Dodgers after his second Tommy John surgery, allowed four runs and five hits in four innings. Beachy was 14-11 in four seasons with the Braves.Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-20/braves-bats-come-alive-w
After World Series run, Royals proving rebuild was no fluke

...dependable starter in the Kansas City rotation. Young has been perhaps the best. And Medlen is coming off his second Tommy John surgery but could give Kansas City a big boost in the second half.Designated hitter Billy Butler became too expensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-15/after-world-series-run-r
Baseball union head Tony Clark critical medical records of NFL's Jason Pierre-Paul became public

...to sign left-hander Brady Aiken, the overall No. 1 selection, because of concern over his elbow.Aiken later had Tommy John surgery, went back into the draft and was selected by Cleveland with the 17th pick of the first round. He agreed to a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-14/baseball-union-head-tony
GreenJackets: Sy, Jones no longer in Giants system

...increased to 25 percent in 269 plate appearances this season. The 25-year-old was drafted as a shortstop but underwent Tommy John surgery just a few days into his first pro assignment in 2012. He was able to play all of 2013 at shortstop with Salem-Keizer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-07-18/greenjackets
John Smoltz defied odds by making Hall of Fame after Tommy John surgery

...player enshrined to have undergone Tommy John surgery.Likely, he won't be...several major-leaguer pitchers with Tommy John surgery on their resumes, and Orioles...surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John in 1974, it has become commonplace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-02/john-smoltz-defied-odds-
Rome Braves' Ricardo Sanchez comes back strong from disabled list stint

...pick of Day 1 at 75th overall, left-hander A.J. Minter, signed for slot value at $814,300. Before undergoing Tommy John surgery, Minter was considered a potential fast-riser and is seen as a high-upside pick late in the second round...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-20/rome-braves-ricardo-sanc
Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken left hand

...team anticipates the return Thursday of ace Jose Fernandez, who has been sidelined more than a year recovering from Tommy John surgery.Stanton signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract last November. At age 25 he has 181 career homers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-27/marlins-giancarlo-stanto