The unfortunate start to the season for Venters has taken an even worse turn of events as the lefty has been placed on the 10-day injured list for what is being called a right calf strain announces the team.
The #Braves today placed LHP Jonny Venters on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain. A corresponding move will be made tomorrow.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 15, 2019
While Venters has racked up the strikeouts, possessing a 17 K/9, he has unfortunately been walking people at a 17 BB/9 rate as well. The sinker isn’t sinking much for Jonny either as he has a 37.5% FB% and an...incredible 75% hard hit percentage. To say the least it has been a very rough start to the 2019 season.
The move comes at a tough time as the Braves had just sent Arodys Vizcaino to the 10-day IL himself and announced Jacob Webb to take his spot in the pen. Some names you may see come up include Shane Carle, who made the Opening Day roster and was sent down to Triple-A earlier this season, and Grant Dayton.