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Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Mike Minor is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Saturday, according to the organization’s official Twitter account.

Minor has been slowed this spring due to shoulder tendinitis which flared up after he underwent a successful urinary tract procedure on December 31. He’s not expected to be ready until mid-April at the earliest, which means he will start the regular season on the 15-day disabled list.

The Braves are eagerly awaiting his return after they lost both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery. The Braves signed Ervin Santana on March 12, released Freddy Garcia and signed Aaron Harang on Monday. Julio Teheran was named the Opening Day starter for…

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