Sources: Minor to have shoulder surgery

Left-hander Mike Minor will likely be out the rest of the season.

Atlanta has learned Braves left-hander Mike Minor will undergo shoulder surgery and will likely miss the remainder of the 2015 season.

Minor has not pitched so far this season. He first dealt with shoulder issues last season, as he missed April and then ended the season a week early. There was hope entering spring training Minor would be ready to go for Opening Day but he continued to have setbacks.

It is not known yet the exact type of surgery Minor will have or the exact timetable for his return to a mound. Most shoulder procedures require significant rehab periods.

With Minor still a year away from free agency, this injury might spell the end of his career with the Braves. The team might decide to non-tender Minor this offseason rather than offer him another season in arbitration.

Minor was Atlanta's top pick (8th overall) in the 2009 amateur draft out of Vanderbilt. He first came up with the Braves in 2010 and has a 38-36 record in 111 games (110 starts).

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