Braves Rumors & News

  • Phillies top Atlanta, 1-0

    Courier-Post "For the second straight game, the Phillies received a top-notch performance from their starting pitcher. This day, however, the Phillies did not let it go to waste. Ben Revere slapped a RBI single up the middle off Alex Wood — who had been fantastic up that point — in the eighth to plate..." April 17

  • Teheran’s 3-hitter, Gattis homer give Braves 1-0 win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While Ryan Howard breaking up Julio Teheran’s no-hit bid with a fifth-inning infield single was highly improbable, Evan Gattis hitting a home run at Citizens Bank Park was, at this point, entirely predictable. Gattis’ career-high four hits included his fifth homer in his past three games at..." April 17

  • Phils-Braves postponed, won't be made up this week

    CSN Philly "The second game of the Phillies' four-game series against the Braves has been postponed by rain. It began pouring in South Philadelphia around 10:30 a.m. and carried on throughout the afternoon. No makeup date has been announced yet, but the Phillies have already said the makeup game will not..." April 16

  • Mike Minor tentatively set to join rotation next week

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Mike Minor allowed one hit in five scoreless innings for Class-A Rome in his third minor league rehab start Friday, and the left-hander is tentatively set to join the Braves starting rotation April 23 or April 25. Gavin Floyd also made his third minor league rehab start Friday, allowing two..." April 15

  • Braves receiving racial letters regarding Hank Aaron's comments "Last week, MLB legend Hank Aaron was honored in Atlanta on the 40th anniversary of his breaking of Babe Ruth's career home run record. Around the same time, he was interviewed by USA Today and made the following comment that spread like wildfire around the Internet: "We can talk about..." April 15

  • Uggla’s 9th-inning grand slam gives Braves a wild win at Philly

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After seeing the Braves repeatedly fail with runners in scoring position Monday night, Evan Gattis left nothing to chance in the late innings when he a pair of home runs that provided a two-run lead for Ervin Santana against the Phillies. Then Dan Uggla and Andrelton Simmons followed Gattis’..." April 15

  • Braves complete sweep with blowout over Nats

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Officially, the Braves just finished what they started against the Nationals Sunday with a 10-2 win to complete a series sweep. Unofficially? They put the finishing touches on a demoralizing weekend for their NL East rival. While the Nationals spent three days making questionable decisions on..." April 14

  • Braves score 4 in 1st, beat Nats to clinch series

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Whether the Braves score a bunch of runs early or scratch out a few runs late, and whether they limit the Nationals to one run or allow eight, here’s what most recent games between the two teams have in common: The Braves win. B.J. Upton homered in a four-run first inning and Alex Wood wiggled..." April 13

  • J-Up homers to tie, then singles for Braves walk-off win over Nats

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Their offense has been the Braves’ primary weakness for the early part of the season, but it was shaky pitching and defense that threatened to do them in Friday night when they blew two leads against the Nationals. Fortunately for the Braves, Justin Upton’s bat has heated up quickly. Upton’s..." April 12

  • Young Jr., Murphy a powerful 1-2 punch in Mets’ 6-4 win

    New York Post "If the Mets can get this kind of production from the top, they might not be destined for the bottom. Eric Young Jr. and Daniel Murphy were a lethal 1-2 combo at the top of the order Thursday night, reaching base seven times between them to inject life into a previously dormant Mets..." April 11

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    Andrelton Simmons has been scratched from tonight's lineup with a jammed right wrist and replaced by Ramiro Pena.

  • Santana, Heyward lift Braves over Mets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Ervin Santana may have missed pitching the Braves’ home-opener by one day, but as far as introductions go, Wednesday night’s was hard to beat. The former All-Star pitcher for the Angels who signed a one-year $14.1 million contract to rescue the Braves from a rash of elbow injuries pitched eight..." April 10

  • Colon goes seven scoreless innings as Mets blank Braves

    New York Post "Hank Aaron’s 715th-home-run anniversary celebration wouldn’t have been complete without a Babe Ruth appearance Tuesday night. Bartolo Colon, belly hanging over his belt, looked the part at least. The Mets received a jumbo performance from the veteran right-hander and ruined the Braves’ home..." April 09

  • 9d
    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves pitching plans on 6-game homestand: Harang tonight, followed by Santana, Hale, Teheran on Fri, vs Nats), Wood, Harang.

  • Desmond leads Nats to win with HR, reveals personal struggle

    CSN Washington "With the Nationals and Braves locked in a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh on Sunday, Nats shortstop Ian Desmond walked to the plate looking to swing big on the first pitch. After allowing three straight hits to begin the game, Braves starter Alex Wood had settled in to dominate the Nationals..." April 07

  • 11d
    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves made it official, Santana will start Wed. vs. Mets. On homestand it'll go Harang, Santana, Hale, Teheran, Wood, Harang.

  • 12d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Gearrin has a partial ligament tear in his right elbow. It looks like he'll need TJ surgery. But he wants to get one more opinion

  • Braves win 4th in a row, beat Nats and Strasburg again

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves would never say it publicly, and neither would the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg. But for now, the team from Georgia clearly has the upper hand on the team from the nation’s capital and particularly its marquee pitcher. The Braves beat the Nationals and Strasburg again Saturday,..." April 06

  • Gattis homers in Braves’ 2-1 win over Nats to open series

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After Evan Gattis homered in the top of the fifth inning, reminding a sellout crowd at Nationals Park of why he warranted a splendid nickname as a rookie, the home team had a would-be inside-the-park home run overturned by an umpires’ review in the bottom of the inning. And so, things were..." April 05

  • Harang takes no-hitter to 7th, Johnson homers in Braves’ 1-0 win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "He’s 35 and working for his sixth different major league team in five years, but Aaron Harang hardly looked the part of journeyman Wednesday when he took a no-hitter to the seventh inning against the Brewers in his Braves debut. Chris Johnson’s two-out homer in the seventh inning was the first..." April 03

  • 15d
    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves claimed reliever Pedro Beato off waivers from Reds. Corresponding move to come Fri.

  • Freeman homers twice as Braves power past Brewers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman unloaded some of his and the Braves’ pent-up frustrations against the Brewers with a pair of home runs Tuesday on a night when Alex Wood didn’t need much more support than that. After Jason Heyward’s two-run, two-out homer in the fifth inning that gave the Braves their first lead..." April 02

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Brewers earn shutout victory on opening day

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When it came time to close the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-0 season-opening victory, manager Ron Roenicke had a surprise for the Atlanta Braves. As a matter of fact, it also surprised some of the Brewers. "I was (surprised)," said third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who drove in the only runs of the game..." April 01

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves OD lineup: Heyward 9 BUpton 8 Freeman 3 Johnson 5 JUpton 7 Uggla 4 Gattis 2 Simmons 6 Teheran 1

  • Braves hope to have Ervin Santana ready for mid-April start

    Fansided "With a shortage of pitchers, and seemingly more going down on a daily basis, the Atlanta Braves are of course anxious to get newly acquired starter Ervin Santana on the hill. But according to Braves GM Frank Wren, he won’t rush getting Santana in the mix. Santana, who the Braves picked up as a..." March 31

  • Mike Minor made his first spring appearance Saturday

    Hardball Talk "The Braves finally got a dose of favorable injury news on Saturday afternoon when left-handed starter Mike Minor made a one-plus inning appearance in the organization’s “Future Stars” game. Minor was expected to pitch longer, but his day was cut short by a 24-minute rain delay in the top of the..." March 30

  • Braves name David Hale their fourth starter

    Hardball Talk "The Braves have finalized their injury-depleted starting rotation and have named David Hale their fourth starter, Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. One through five, their rotation will be: Julio Teheran Ervin Santana Alex Wood David Hale Aaron..." March 30

  • Braves reliever Cory Gearrin might need Tommy John surgery "If you see a Braves fan walking around in the next few days, give him or her a hug. Then again, if you see a Braves pitcher, get away as quickly as possible, lest you injury your ulnar-collateral ligament in your elbow -- because it seems to be contagious. The latest Braves pitching victim is..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

  • 23d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Gearrin left today's game w/ a right elbow sprain. As you likely remember, that was the initial diagnosis for Medlen

  • 23d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Fredi is leaning toward batting B.J. second and Chris Johnson in the cleanup spot. Gattis would drop to sixth or seventh

  • Braves signed RHP Aaron Harang to a one-year contract.

    Rotoworld "FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report a deal would happen. It's a major league contract, as Harang will hold down a rotation spot for now until other Braves' pitchers get healthy, at which point he'll likely slide into a long relief role. The veteran right-hander held a 5.40 ERA, 1.35..." March 25

  • 24d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves have interest in Aaron Harang, who was released by the Indians today.

  • Braves Release Freddy Garcia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced today they have given righty Freddy Garcia his unconditional release. Earlier this month, Garcia told's Mark Bowman he'd retire rather than return to Triple-A. Garcia pitched in five games this spring, allowing nine earned runs in 17 innings. Garcia, 37, posted a..." March 24

  • Atlanta Braves place five pitchers on disabled list

    Fansided "The Atlanta Braves did what had been expected, and placed five pitchers on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. None of the names come as a surprise, but seeing the list all at once is a bit eye-opening. Starting pitchers Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen, who are both undergoing their second..." March 23

  • 25d
    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves reliever Walden hasn't pitched in a week because of a sore hamstring. Ran yesterday and will throw side session today.

  • Braves name Julio Teheran opening day starter in wake of injuries "The Braves officially named right-hander Julio Teheran their opening day starter on Saturday, according to's Mark Bowman. He will be the team's fourth different opening day starter in the last four years, joining Tim Hudson (2013), Tommy Hanson (2012) and Derek Lowe (2011). Teheran, 23,..." March 22

  • 28d
    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Beachy will have Tommy John surgery Friday in LA (not Andrews)

  • 31d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Medlen will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow. Beachy will head to Los Angeles to be further evaluated

  • 32d
    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Freeman had left thumb contusion. We're about to speak with him

  • Ryan Doumit leaves Braves game after foul ball off hand

    Fansided "It resonated like the sound of a no-doubter home run, but the leather of the ball did not hit the wood of the bat. In the bottom of the second inning of a Spring Training game between the Yankees and Braves, Julio Teheran tossed a 2-2 pitch to Pete O’Brien. O’Brien fouled it straight into home..." March 16

  • Braves plan to stand pat even if Beachy needs Tommy John surgery

    Fox Sports "As the Braves await word on whether Brandon Beachy will join Kris Medlen in requiring a second Tommy John surgery, the team is not considering adding another starting pitcher, general manager Frank Wren said. Wren, in a telephone interview Saturday morning, told Fox Sports that the signing of..." March 15

  • Braves’ Gattis had knee surgery in October

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves catcher Evan Gattis hadn’t caught consecutive games this spring until Thursday, and now we know why: He had knee surgery in October, and the team has been careful with his workload behind the plate. Gattis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he had arthroscopic surgery to remove..." March 15

  • 34d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    It sounds like Beachy might also have to undergo a second TJ surgery.

  • Kris Medlen a harsh reminder Tommy John surgery is not perfect "Although we are still awaiting official word of the final diagnosis, all signs point to Braves right-hander Kris Medlen undergoing his second career Tommy John surgery in the near future. He left Sunday's start holding his elbow and told reporters on Wednesday he is preparing to go under the..." March 13

  • Ervin Santana, Braves agree to deal "The Atlanta Braves and free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana have agreed to a one-year contract worth approximately $14 million, a source told ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas. The deal is pending a physical examination that will be conducted Wednesday at the Braves' spring training facility in Lake..." March 12

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Medlen said he knows what's coming, nothing official yet but he has accepted that he's almost certainly going to need TJ surgery