The Braves have been anxiously awaiting the return of Minor, who was slowed during the early portion of Spring Training by a cranky left shoulder that was blamed on the month-long stretch of inactivity the pitcher experienced after undergoing a Dec. 31 urinary tract procedure.
When Minor is activated from the disabled list, David Hale will likely be the odd man out. Hale would either move to Atlanta's bullpen or go to Gwinnett to continue serving as a starter.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.