Braves scratch Mike Minor from start with more shoulder problems


Uh oh. Braves left-hander Mike Minor, who missed time with shoulder problems last season and struggled when he was healthy enough to take the mound, has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start with shoulder soreness.

Minor started 32 games with a 3.21 ERA and 181/46 K/BB ratio in 205 innings for the Braves as a 25-year-old in 2013, but was limited to 25 starts last season and got knocked around for a 4.77 ERA with 21 homers allowed in 145 innings.

Sunday’s missed start is being called precautionary, but it’s obviously a bad sign that his shoulder is already an issue after a winter off. He’s under contract for $5.6 million after winning his arbitration hearing against the Braves in mid-February.