Mike Minor diagnosed with shoulder inflammation


Braves left-hander Mike Minor exited his Saturday start after one inning with shoulder soreness and the team announced that he’ll skip his final turn in the rotation following a diagnosis of inflammation.

Minor took a step backward following a breakout 2013 season, posting a 4.77 ERA in 25 starts while allowing 21 homers in 145 innings. Last season he allowed 22 homers in 205 innings and posted a 3.21 ERA.

David Hale will start in Minor’s place Thursday against the Pirates.