Minor has signed
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo has learned the Mike Minor has officially signed with the Braves and will now receive his $2.42 million signing bonus.
When the Braves make this official, we’ll learn more about the immediate plans for the 21-year-old left-hander, who was taken with the seventh overall selection in this year’s First-Year Player Draft
Today’s Odds and Ends:
Tim Hudson was thinking about throwing a bullpen session today. But pitching coach Roger McDowell said that the right-hander has decided to push this session back a few more days because he’s still feeling some discomfort around the left groin muscle that he strained last Friday.
Ryan Church said that he didn’t have any problems with his right elbow while recording two hits during Wednesday’s win over the Padres. Church had missed the previous six games while allowing his hyper-extended elbow to heal. During that span, he received a total of three cortisone shots.
“I don’t think it’s going to be a problem anymore,” Church said.
Omar Infante went 1-for-3 during his first two Minor League rehab games with Class A Rome this week. While that is encouraging, Braves manager Bobby Cox indicated that Infante needs at least one more week and possibly longer to get reacclimated to the speed of the game. The veteran utility player has been out since May 20 with a broken left hand.
Buddy Carlyle will be activated from the disabled list on Friday and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to get some more innings over the next week or so. The Braves haven’t set a timetable for the right-handed reliever’s return to the Atlanta bullpen.
Singles jackpot: When the Braves recorded 14 singles in Wednesday’s win, it marked the first time since Aug. 19, 1993 that they had at least 14 hits in a game without an extra-base hit. The Braves lost that game against the Dodgers.
The most recent 14-hit performance without a extra-base hit in a win had occurred on June 23, 1986, a game also played against the Dodgers.
Nate McLouth 8
Martin Prado 4
Chipper Jones 5
Brian McCann 2
Yunel Escobar 6
Garret Anderson 7
Matt Diaz 9
Adam LaRoche 3
Derek Lowe 1