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Braves' Venters to see Andrews about ailing elbow

ATLANTA (AP) - Braves reliever Jonny Venters will have his ailing left elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews.

Team officials say Venters will see the noted orthopedic surgeon Wednesday after the pitcher felt tightness in the elbow during his last spring training appearance.

Venters had to come out of Tuesday's game against Detroit and likely will start the season on the disabled list, clearing the way for the Braves to keep Cristhian Martinez and Anthony Varvaro on the 25-man roster. Both are out of minor league options.

Andrews performed elbow-ligament replacement surgery on Venters' elbow in 2005. Venters recovered from to become 1 of Atlanta's most reliable setup relievers.

Last season, Venters went 5-4 with a 3.22 ERA in 66 games.

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