UPDATE: Unfortunately, the fears of the masses came to pass, as the team announced that Winkler has a fractured right elbow. No firm timetable exists for recovery at this point, but this is a long-term injury to be sure. Stay tuned.
#Braves announce that Daniel Winkler is out indefinitely with a fractured right elbow.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 10, 2016
The hits keep coming for the Atlanta Braves. Daniel Winkler left Sunday's game with the Cardinals after suffering an apparent elbow injury. Winkler threw a pitch behind Randal Grichuk and immediately went to the ground in pain while clutching his elbow.
Oh man, Dan Winkler just threw a pitch behind Grichuk....he's in a lot of pain and down in foul territory holding his elbow.— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) April 10, 2016
Scary scene as Daniel Winkler grabbed his elbow and fell to the ground after throwing a pitch. He had Tommy John in 2014.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) April 10, 2016
Winkler had an exceptional spring with the Braves and had been one of the team's most effective options out of the bullpen. He threw a scoreless inning in Sunday's game and has allowed no hits in three appearances so far this season.