Jonny Venters has major surgery

Updated: May 16, 2013, 4:21 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters will be out at least a year after undergoing the second major elbow operation of his career on Thursday.

The left-hander had Tommy John surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, the team said. The procedure was performed in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews.

Andrews also performed the first Tommy John surgery on Venters when he was a minor leaguer in 2005.

The usual recovery time is around 12 months, ...

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