Braves Rumors & News

  • Walk-off victory caps Cole’s return to Pirates rotation

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates got a walk-off sacrifice fly from Gaby Sanchez Wednesday night at PNC Park to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 win in a game in which their young ace returned to the mound. Gerrit Cole was a sight for sore eyes in his return from a lengthy stint on the disabled list,..." August 21

  • Braves push win streak to 5 with 11-3 rout of Pirates

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Two weeks ago the Braves flew home Seattle after a miserable 0-8 road trip that left them two games over .500 and pretty much dead in the water, in the view of many. The Pittsburgh Pirates might have a hard time believing that today. The Braves pounded the skidding Pirates for the second night..." August 20

  • Braves win fourth straight with huge first inning, beat Pirates 7-3

    Talking Chop "This is such a nice way to start a road trip. The Braves scored six first-inning runs off Vance Worley and Ervin Santana was just good enough to win Atlanta's fourth straight game by a final score of 7-3. Three pitches into the game, Jason Heyward sent a home run over the scoreboard in right..." August 19

  • Venters continues to throw off mound

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jonny Venters continues his rehabilitation from a second ligament-replacement surgery and hopes to face live batters in the near future. The left-handed reliever threw about 30 pitches off a mound Friday – at an estimated 80 percent. He was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday and..." August 17

  • Braves 4, A’s 3

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For the second straight game – against the best team in baseball – the Braves’ bats supported a quality performance from their starting pitcher. On Saturday night, Julio Teheran was the beneficiary. The Braves supported their ace with just enough runs en route to a 4-3 victory over the A’s..." August 17

  • Braves sign Donnie Murphy

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves signed free agent Donnie Murphy and assigned the infielder to Triple-A Gwinnett Saturday. " August 17

  • Medlen confident he’ll pitch in ‘15, hopes it’s with Braves

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Five months after having a second reconstuctive elbow surgery and wondering if he’d ever make it back again, Braves pitcher Kris Medlen is back to being Kris Medlen — full of energy, and counting the days until he’s cleared to pick up a baseball in 2 ½ weeks and begin throwing again. “Night and..." August 16

  • 4 Braves hit homers, Wood sharp in 7-2 win over A’s

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman said before Friday’s game that the Braves couldn’t wait any longer to get their offense going, that they had to start playing better now if they hoped to catch the Nationals. He talked the talk, then he and the Braves walked the walk, smashing four homers in a 7-2,..." August 16

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Simmons getting treatment for an abscessed tooth

  • Dee Gordon helps get Dodgers going in 6-4 win over Atlanta Braves

    Los Angeles Times "These days, when Dee Gordon doesn't hit, he doesn't panic as he once did. He knows he's bound to play the kind of game he played Thursday, when he scored four runs in the Dodgers' 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. "I think I'm doing a better job of not going outside of my..." August 15

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Luis Avilan recalled by #Braves as expected

  • Braves beat Dodgers, apocalypse imminent

    Talking Chop "The Braves made it as painful as possible, allowing the Dodgers to load the bases in the ninth but Craig Kimbrel induced a timely double play to nail down the Braves first win over the Dodgers in 8 games. Ervin Santana was very strong, the bullpen solid, and the offense did just enough to give the..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves J Upton leaves game with apparent injury after slide into 3rd. B.J. on to pinch run

  • Haren, Crawford continue turnaround in Dodgers' 4-2 win over Braves

    Los Angeles Times "Silence the alarm bells. Dan Haren is fine. So is Carl Crawford. Haren won his second consecutive start Tuesday night, as Crawford reached base four times and scored a run in the Dodgers' 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. For the Dodgers, it was their sixth win in eight..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Simmons tests ankle on field, nearing return "Just before the Braves began Monday afternoon's batting practice at Turner Field, Andrelton Simmons jogged through the clubhouse, grabbed a pair of spikes and provided clear indication that he was not worried or burdened by the left ankle sprain he suffered last week. Any lingering concerns the..." August 12

  • Atlanta fans irate with Bryce Harper for scuffing Braves logo

    USA Today "Bryce Harper quickly became the least popular person in Atlanta Saturday night after he repeatedly scuffed the script ‘A’ behind home plate at Turner Field. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Harper walked across the Braves logo in each of his first three trips to the plate, dragging..." August 11

  • Nats outlast Braves, 4-1, in rain-delayed marathon

    CSN Washington "They were all set to play at Turner Field on Friday night. Pitchers warmed up. Players stretched. They sang the national anthem. And then at 7:03 p.m., 7 minutes before scheduled first pitch, they rolled out the tarp in anticipation of heavy rain which arrived a few minutes later. Little did they..." August 10

  • Braves being hurt by shortage of leaders

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There’s a famous scene in the movie “Bull Durham” when the team is mired in some hellish losing streak and one of the players turns to Crash Davis and says, “We need a night off just to stop our losing streak. We need a rainout.” So Crash tells the guys, “I can get us a rainout,” and, late that..." August 09

  • Braves 7, Nationals 6

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Nationals were just what the free-falling Braves needed. Yes, the first-place Nationals and their star Stephen Strasburg. The Braves snapped an eight-game losing streak by using four home runs to defeat the Nationals 7-6 Friday night in their return to Turner Field. The Braves improved..." August 09

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Fredi Gonzalez doesn't expect Andrelton Simmons to play this weekend. #Braves

  • Mariners play big boy baseball, sweep season series from Braves

    Lookout Landing "When Logan Morrison hit his three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning, something strange happened. The strange thing I'm referring to is not the fact that Logan Morrison hit a ball in the air that wasn't caught, or dropped, or sent back above the Safeco Field press box. No, the strange..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Simmons on crutches, Fredi G said they're hoping he'll avoid DL but it swelled after stopped icing it last night

  • Hernandez dominates Braves in Mariners' 4-2 win

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Felix Hernandez has been on a record-setting pattern over the past three months and Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon wants to make sure it continues when it means a lot more. Hernandez (12-3) went eight innings, allowed one run, struck out eight and walked one in the Mariners 4-2..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • Padres sweep Braves

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A week of change for the Padres – change in personnel, change in attitude, at least a temporary change in fortunes at the plate and in the win column – came to an end Sunday. One thing they definitely do not want to change, though. That Sunday thing at Petco Park. For the third time this..." August 04

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Twins have claimed CF Jordan Schafer off waivers from Atlanta

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Venters felt good in light, 15-pitch bullpen session Friday. 1st time off mound since PRP injection. And felt good today, day after

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Simmons not in #Braves lineup, Pena at short

  • Venable delivers walk-off hit in 12th over Braves

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On a windy Saturday night, there was no repeat of what had transpired less than 24 hours earlier at Petco Park. There was no blowout of the Braves, no 20-hit laugher for the Padres. Instead, a contest dictated by pitching droned on past the four-hour mark. At last, in the bottom of the 12th, the..." August 03

  • Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren passes away after battle with cancer

    Hardball Talk "Sad news to pass along this morning, as the Braves have announced that longtime broadcaster Pete Van Wieren has passed away following a long battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. Nicknamed “The Professor,” Van Wieren called Braves games on television and radio for 33 seasons from 1976-2008...." August 02

  • Padres loudly support Stults with 20 hits against Braves

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A meeting of struggling pitchers was called Friday night. A pair of beleaguered left-handers shared a lonely mound of dirt at Petco Park, supposedly baseball’s most forgiving venue. The stakes supplied the difference: one southpaw throwing to keep his team in a playoff race, the other throwing to..." August 02

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Heyward says he started to feel some relief in his back tonight. Might return to the lineup on Saturday.

  • Dodgers complete sweep of Atlanta Braves in 2-1 win

    Los Angeles Times "AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez drove in his team-leading 71st run, doubling to right-center field in the first inning to score Yasiel Puig from first base to move the Dodgers in front, 1-0. Gonzalez ranks second in the National League in runs batted in. Puig doubled the Dodgers' lead to 2-0 in the..." August 01

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves haven't announced the roster moves to make room for Bonifacio and Russell. They're expected to option Shreve and DFA Schafer

  • 21d
    Bruce Miles @BruceMiles2112

    #Cubs get C Victor Caratini from #Braves for Russell,Bonifacio and a cash consideration

  • Matt Kemp hits a pair of two-run home runs to lead Dodgers past Braves

    L.A. Daily News "Yes, the Dodgers swept three games over the weekend at San Francisco to move past the Giants into first place in the NL West. That doesn’t mean Los Angeles can rest on its laurels. “One of the things that I kind of continue to talk about is, that series is over; there’s a lot of baseball ahead..." July 30

  • Braves need to be thrifty as Deadline approaches "Like many other legitimate postseason contenders, the Braves have a few areas they would like to improve before heading into this season's stretch run. But their dire need to mend their fractured starting rotation during Spring Training has left them with essentially no financial flexibility with..." July 29

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates, Braves have scouts at tonight's Bartolo Colon vs A.J. Burnett start. @FOXSports1

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves say Heyward left game with "lower back soreness"

  • Jason Heyward leaves game with back injury

    Hardball Talk "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left this afternoon’s game what the team is calling lower back soreness. Heyward has played 103 of the Braves’ first 106 games, hitting .260 with nine homers, 12 steals, and a .729 OPS, including a career-low .379 slugging percentage. He was replaced in..." July 28

  • Braves 5, Padres 3

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Keep the line moving. It’s the Braves’ offensive mantra. Well, they did just that all the way through the lineup in the fourth inning of a 5-3 victory over the Padres Saturday night. The four-run outburst was all the support ace Julio Teheran would need - even if he wasn’t his dominant self..." July 27

  • In Hahn's return, Padres offense strong against Braves

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In their current state of reconstruction, the Padres are a mishmash of potent arms and mostly anonymous bats, capable of shutdown performances and shutout losses, often all at once. Their most recent confluence, then, has been a surprise. While Friday’s 5-2 victory over the Braves featured the..." July 26

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25

  • Braves take care of Marlins in 6-1 win

    Talking Chop "After two frustrating losses the Braves put together one of their more complete victories in a 6-1 win over the Marlins. Ervin Santana was on top of his game for Atlanta as he went 7 1/3 innings, allowing only one run and striking out ten Marlins. Freddie Freeman delivered the big blow with a..." July 24

  • Marlins hold off Braves' late rally bid to win third straight

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "ATLANTA Turner Field hadn't proved fertile ground for the Marlins' offense. Over their first four games here they totaled seven runs on 28 hits. Tuesday, they just missing matching that combined run total and they needed every one of those scores to clinch no worse than a split of the four-game..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23