Braves put Jonny Venters on DL

Updated: July 5, 2012, 6:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves placed struggling reliever Jonny Venters on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because a sore left elbow.

Venters said no MRI is planned. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he believes Venters just needs to rest and also can benefit from the mental break.

"I feel really good when the 15 days are up we'll have him back," Gonzalez said.

Venters gave up his sixth homer of the season to Jeff Baker in Wednesday night's 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs. The left-hander ...

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