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Posted: April 2, 2013 5:09 p.m.

Venters receives injection in sprained elbow

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left-hander Jonny Venters will be shut down for a month after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sprained pitching elbow.

The team announced Tuesday that Venters was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed ligament-replacement surgery on Venters' elbow in 2005. The pitcher felt tightness in his elbow during his last spring training game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

The Braves say Venters will be shut down for four weeks, then begin a throwing program.

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