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Mike Minor likely to be non-tendered today

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Mike Minor's history of shoulder troubles means he is likely to not be tendered a contract by the deadline tonight.

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For the last few months, there has been a fair amount of intrigue regarding Mike Minor and whether or not the Braves were going to tender him a contract for the 2016 season. Immediately after his shoulder surgery, many thought it was a foregone conclusion that he was non-tender candidate.

However, in the waning months of the season, the Braves indicated that they were not only thinking about tendering him a contract, but hopeful that he was going to be in the starting rotation based on the progress he had made during his rehab. However, in the last month or two, Minor has had a setback which has prevented him from throwing off the mound. The Braves then indicated that for him to be tendered a contract, they will have to see him throw off a mound to assure them that it was worth the risk. That makes today's news much less surprising

Minor has a career 4.10 ERA and 3.90 FIP while going 38-36 in 5 seasons with the Braves. He missed the entirety of last season after suffering a torn labrum and requiring surgery to repair it.

The Braves have until 11:59 PM tonight to make decisions on their arbitration eligible candidates, although the rest of the players have much less intrigue surrounding their offers.