Braves Rumors & News

  • Chipper tells Braves: ‘Not ready’ to be hitting coach

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "One of the most logical places for the Braves to look for their new hitting coach was the Double Dime Ranch in Texas, and they did, Chipper Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The former Braves third baseman said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez contacted him recently to gauge his interest..." October 17

  • John Hart turns down offer to be Braves' GM

    Yahoo! Sports "John Hart turned down the offer to be the Atlanta Braves' general manager, prompting the team to focus on current assistant GM John Coppolella and Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore as its top two targets, sources told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. Another name that has surfaced in internal Braves..." October 15

  • Schuerholz on report of Hart declining Braves GM job: “Not accurate”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves president John Schuerholz read a Yahoo Sports report that said interim general manager John Hart has turned down the Braves’ offer to take the job full-time, prompting the team to focus on assistant GM John Coppolella and Royals GM Dayton Moore as its primary targets for the..." October 15

  • Braves retain Fredi Gonzalez, name Bo Porter third base coach "On Friday, the Braves announced manager Fredi Gonzalez will return to the team in 2015. The club has also named former Astros manager Bo Porter their third base/outfield and baserunning coach. Gonzalez, 50, has been the Braves manager since 2011. The team is 358-290 (.552) under his watch,..." October 03

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Braves hitting coach Greg Walker steps down "Braves hitting coach Greg Walker has stepped down, the team announced. There is no word on his replacement yet. The Braves missed the postseason this year and had their first losing season (79-83) since 2008 due mostly to their offense -- they averaged only 3.54 runs per game, second lowest in..." September 30

  • Braves end rough season on a high note with 2-1 victory over Phillies

    Talking Chop "The only way that this would've been a more fitting end to the 2014 season for the Atlanta Braves was if they were the team getting shut out after getting all of their hits in the first inning. Instead, only the latter part of that first sentence was true: Yes, the Braves only got 3 hits on the..." September 29

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    It's been since 1900 in which 2 brother teammates homered & had an OF assist the same game - until the Uptons tonight (via @EliasSports)

  • Upton homers power Braves to 4-2 win over Phillies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than their hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014. B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin..." September 28

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves have scratched Alex Wood from Sunday start as precaution due to mild forearm strain.

  • Phillies 5, Braves 4

    CSN Philly "The Phillies mounted a three-run, two-out rally in the sixth inning and added the game-winner on a Marlon Byrd groundout in the seventh to edge past the Braves, 5-4, Friday night. The Phillies trailed by four headed into the fifth before reeling off five unanswered runs in the opener of the..." September 27

  • B.J. Upton claims Braves’ single-season strikeouts record

    Hardball Talk "B.J. Upton‘s second-inning strikeout against Phillies starter Jerome Williams marked number 172 on the season, breaking a tie with Dan Uggla for the Braves’ single-season record. His brother Justin, who has not struck out tonight as of this writing, has 169 strikeouts on the season. It’s a feat..." September 26

  • Pirates stomp Braves to move within 1 game of 1st

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With the start of the postseason less than a week away, there's bound to be debate about which pitcher should start the Pirates' opening game. Francisco Liriano was the Opening Day starter and has sizzled over the past month. Gerrit Cole is a beast and already has big-game experience. Either..." September 26

  • Wood, along with Teheran, shows he’s top-of-rotation starter

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While a figurative building has collapsed around them, Braves pitchers have been the room left standing, producing more quality starts than any other major league team despite getting run support that’s been almost historically awful. And to think, it was the pitching – particularly the..." September 26

  • Braves beat Pirates to snap skid, keep .500 hopes alive

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After the Braves stranded two runners in a scoreless first inning Wednesday, beleaguered manager Fredi Gonzalez and Atlanta fans alike might have thought along the lines of Dorothy Parker, what fresh hell is this? Ah, but things would turn out differently on this night. Mercifully so. The..." September 25

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Chris Johnson left tonights game with a lower back strain. He's day to day, as we all are. #Braves

  • Braves’ Venters tries new surgeon for third Tommy John

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves left-hander Jonny Venters decided to try a different surgeon for his third Tommy John surgery. Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache repaired the ulnar collateral ligament in Venters’ elbow last week in Los Angeles. Dr. James Andrews had performed Tommy John surgery on Venters in 2005 and 2013 and..." September 24

  • Sources: Braves offer John Hart full-time GM job

    Yahoo! Sports "Atlanta Braves interim general manager John Hart can drop the interim off his title if he wants. Braves president John Schuerholz offered Hart the option of taking over the team's GM duties full time, sources told Yahoo Sports. Before making a decision, Hart told Schuerholz he needed to give it..." September 24

  • Pirates defeat Braves to clinch NL playoff spot for 2nd consecutive season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Twenty-two years later, the spot where Sid Bream slid across home plate at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium is a parking lot. The physical evidence of one of the lowest points in Pirates history is gone. The Pirates washed away any haunting memories Tuesday with a champagne shower at Turner Field..." September 24

  • Braves fire GM Frank Wren; Fredi Gonzalez appears safe "The Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren, effective immediately, the club announced Monday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez, however, appears safe to retain his position, reports Jon Heyman of" September 22

  • Have the Braves quit on Fredi G. and themselves?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "One week ago, the Atlanta Braves opened a 10-game homestand against Washington and Stephen Strasburg, a team and a pitcher they’d come to own. They weren’t in great shape, playoff-wise, but they had a chance: They trailed Pittsburgh by four games for the second wild card. Take two of three from..." September 22

  • Mike Minor leaves start after one inning with shoulder discomfort "Braves left-hander Mike Minor left Saturday night's start against the Mets (GameTracker) after one inning with left shoulder discomfort, the team announced. He is heading for further evaluation. Minor, 26, missed spring training and the first few weeks of the season with shoulder inflammation. " September 21

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Heyward still has some swelling in thumb, can't grip bat enough yet to hit

  • Zack Wheeler hurls six scoreless innings as Mets, who will miss playoffs, shut out Braves

    New York Daily News "There will be no playoffs. There has not been a chance at 90 wins for weeks. The idea of a winning season is still a slim hope. The Mets, however, are adamant they still have plenty to play for in the eight remaining games of the 2014 season. Zack Wheeler went out and proved it Friday night,..." September 20

  • Bethancourt comes through, Braves beat Nats to snap 5-game skid

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt displayed his quick feet and rifle arm in the top of the sixth inning when he threw out Michael Taylor trying to steal third base for the second out, with two on and Washington ahead 1-0. But what the defensively gifted catcher did with his bat in the bottom..." September 18

  • Braves RF Heyward injures thumb, X-rays negative

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game Wednesday after he was hit on the left thumb with a pitch but he said X-rays were negative for a fracture. Heyward stayed in the game after Nationals reliever Ross Detwiler hit him in the sixth inning. He played his position in the top of the..." September 18

  • Braves shortstop Simmons leaves game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left the game Wednesday against the Nationals after he appeared to suffer an injury while running the bases in the first inning. The Braves had no immediate update on Simmons’ condition." September 17

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Gattis has a kidney stone, could be back in lineup in next day or two but not certain.

  • Nationals clinch NL East with victory in Atlanta

    CSN Washington "It wasn’t supposed to be this easy. Sure, the Nationals entered 2014 as consensus favorites to win the NL East on the heels of a disappointing, 86-win season. But most teams don’t just run away with a division title, certainly not when they’re deadlocked with their chief rivals as late as July..." September 17

  • Braves reveal 'SunTrust Park' name at stadium groundbreaking

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves didn't spare any of the "pomp" or "circumstance" in Tuesday's ostentatious groundbreaking ceremony for the new baseball stadium -- set for a 2017 launch -- rolling out a legion of local/regional/national dignitaries and promoting a circus atmosphere at the site of the Cobb..." September 16

  • Rookie helps Rangers complete first sweep of opponent since April

    Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of former playoff contender Atlanta on Sunday with a 10-3 win at Globe Life Park. It was the Rangers’ first series sweep since April 21-23, at Oakland. The Braves dropped to four games behind Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot in the National..." September 15

  • Rangers 3-2 win over Braves

    Dallas Morning News "One game cannot wipe away a season’s frustration for Rangers reliever Neal Cotts, but it is a start. With closer Neftali Feliz unavailable after having pitched twice in less than 44 hours, interim manager Tim Bogar used Cotts to lock up a 3-2 win over Atlanta on Saturday at Globe Life Park...." September 14

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Gattis will miss tomorrow's game, too

  • Rangers manufacture run in eighth inning to top Atlanta 2-1

    Dallas Morning News "In the eighth, RHP Phil Klein struck out Chris Johnson to end the inning with two runners on base. Klein got his first major-league win. The Rangers had been 0-13 in his appearances. .. LHP Derek Holland had his third consecutive start of seven innings with no walks allowed. The only other pitcher..." September 13

  • Braves avoid sweep with 6-2 win against Nats and Strasburg

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While Atlanta’s pleasantly surprising journeyman Aaron Harang got back to pitching as he had for most of the season, the Braves did what they’ve done to Stephen Strasburg since the Washington ace’s ballyhooed arrival in the majors. They beat him. The Braves scored first on a home run from..." September 11

  • Nats victorious in playoff-like atmosphere against Braves

    CSN Washington "You want tense, September pennant-race drama against a division rival? You got it tonight when the Nationals and Braves opened a big, 3-game series that will go a long way toward either moving the Nats a step closer to the NL East title or allow Atlanta to sneak its way back into the race. Doug..." September 09

  • Growing pains in Atlanta, or big changes coming?

    Fox Sports "Seven months ago, the Braves signed general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez to contract extensions of unspecified lengths. Now, in the wake of CEO Terry McGuirk’s "everybody is accountable" comment to Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jeff Schultz, is it possible that Wren..." September 09

  • Hand shines as Marlins blank Braves for series win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the fifth time in as many series, the Marlins entered Sunday a rubber-game victory away from winning two of three. To give the coming four-game set in Milwaukee added relevance, the Marlins needed to end their run of four consecutive rubber-game losses, and they did just that against one of..." September 08

  • Gattis homers for Braves in 10th for 4-3 win over Marlins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A 32-second review turned a triple into a game-winning homer for Evan Gattis in the 10th inning Saturday, as the Braves pulled out a 4-3 win that featured a couple of overturned calls that went to Atlanta in the last two innings. Gattis led off the 10th inning against Miami with a fly ball..." September 07

  • Marlins thump Braves in latest series-opening win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "If the Marlins could somehow convince themselves each of their remaining 23 games is a series opener, the postseason wouldn't seem like such a long shot. Friday, the Marlins for the ninth time in their last 10 series commenced with a win. The Braves, the only team since Aug. 1 to take a series..." September 06

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    RHP Gus Schlosser has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. He will join the team in Miami.

  • Braves start awful lineup, win 7-4 over Phils

    Talking Chop "Ervin Santana was more hittable than he has been for most of 2014 on Wednesday afternoon. Santana allowed four runs in six innings and the only way the Braves would be able to win was if the bullpen and offense picked up Santana. In a completely unexpected turn of events thats exactly what..." September 04

  • Braves plan formal ground-breaking for stadium this month

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Although work has been underway on the site of the new Braves stadium in Cobb County for months, the team has scheduled a formal ground-breaking ceremony for Sept. 16. The Braves said the cerenomy will mark the start of the construction phase of the project, “putting it on schedule to host fans..." September 02

  • Wood, Gattis lead Braves by Marlins, 1-0

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With a month left to find some entrance — back, front, hidden passage — to the playoffs, the Braves took a moment Sunday to do a little door-slamming of their own. In this season’s final Turner Field meeting with the nettlesome Miami Marlins, themselves wildcard campaigners, the Braves found..." September 01

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    COMBINED NO-HITTER FOR THE PHILLIES! Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, Jonathan Papelbon combine to no-hit Braves, 4th no-no of season.

  • Cosart tosses another gem for Marlins with win over Braves

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jarred Cosart hasn't merely been the Miami Marlins' best pitcher lately. He has kept their three-city trip from turning into a disaster. The right-hander, acquired from Houston in a trade-deadline deal, pitched the second of their three wins on the trip by shutting down the Braves for seven..." August 31

  • More heroics from Upton as Braves down Marlins

    Fox Sports "When starting pitcher Ervin Santana walked the bases loaded in the first inning, things didn't seem like they were going to go well for the Atlanta Braves. But Santana got out of that opening frame unscathed, and calmed down to hurl a good six innings of one-run baseball. The game was won in..." August 30

  • Bonifacio has 4 hits, Minor strong again in Braves 6-1 win over Mets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For those still skeptical of Braves pitcher Mike Minor after Friday at Cincinnati, where he took a no-hitter to the eighth inning, his seven-plus innings of four-hit ball Thursday against the Mets should help erase any lingering doubts. It was another impressive outing by the left-hander, who..." August 29

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Jonny Venters MRI revealed that he re-tore ligament in elbow. No word on next step but a third Tommy John is an option. #Braves

  • Sensational Simmons helps Braves hang on for 3-2 win over Mets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Julio Teheran got the decision Wednesday, but Braves shortstop supreme Andrelton Simmons won the game. Simmons made an extraordinary play to end the eighth inning and prevent the tying run from scoring in a 3-2 Braves win against the Mets at Citi Field. With a runner at third base and two..." August 28

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