Braves Rumors & News

  • Colon gets 220th career win as Mets defeat Braves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The baseball used to get the final out of Bartolo Colon's 220th career victory disappeared in the time it took the New York Mets to go from the field to the clubhouse late Monday night. No big deal. Colon will probably reach another milestone soon enough anyway. The Mets..." May 02

  • Teheran's effort sets up Braves for win over Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Julio Teheran may be showing the way forward as the Atlanta Braves seek to dig out after a wretched start. The right-hander had no decision in the Braves' 4-3 10-inning Sunday victory -- Nick Markakis' sacrifice fly in the 10th drove in the decisive run -- but tossed seven shutout..." May 01

  • Braves reportedly want to 'buy' draft picks, here are the best trade partners

    CBS Sports "The Braves come into Sunday with baseball's worst record at 5-18, though that is not exactly a surprise. Atlanta is in the middle of a massive rebuilding process and they were expected to be terrible in 2016. As part of their ongoing rebuild, the club is reportedly looking to acquire additional..." May 01

  • Braves accidentally call up ineligible player

    The Score "Nothing is going right for the Atlanta Braves this season. Not even routine transactions. After Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs was rained out, the Braves optioned right-hander Chris Withrow to Triple-A Gwinnett, and called up veteran utility man Emilio Bonifacio. The 31-year-old's..." May 01

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Braves rumors: Fredi Gonzalez likely to be fired

    MLB Daily Dish "The Braves were supposed to be bad in 2016. They were expected to finish near the bottom of the league in nearly every category worth counting, and would use this season as a spring board for 2017. With a new ballpark set to open next year, the plan was to get young players the experience they..." April 30

  • Szczur's slam helps Cubs win fourth straight game

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Matt Szczur's exuberance as he rounded the bases perfectly matched the impact of his first career grand slam on Friday. The Chicago Cubs left fielder put an exclamation point on a five-run eighth inning as Chicago went on to a 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Braves end eight-game slide behind Markakis

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Nick Markakis finally solved his Clay Buchholz riddle at Fenway Park on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox continue to try to do the same thing. Markakis, 6-for-41 with three RBIs lifetime against Buchholz, went 3-for-4 with three RBIs against the enigmatic right-hander..." April 28

  • Greg Maddux Used To Wipe His Ass With His Teammates’ Jerseys Before Returning Them

    BroBible "It’s always the quiet ones that you have to be wary of. While everyone’s paying attention to the loud and obnoxious dude in the clubhouse pretending his baseball bat is his dick, no one is paying any attention to the quiet guy with glasses in the corner who is pissing in the Gatorade. Which is why..." April 28

  • Go ahead and fire Fredi Gonzalez, but don't blame him for Braves' 4-17 start

    Sporting News "The buzzards are circling for Fredi Gonzalez. It should hardly come as a surprise that the manager of a 4-17 team would face speculation about his job, but that also does not mean it makes complete sense. Columnist Mark Bradley sounded the klaxon on his blog for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution..." April 28

  • Pedroia helps power Red Sox past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- There's really no telling what Steven Wright's role with the Boston Red Sox would have been at the start of the season had it not been for an injury to Eduardo Rodriguez. But given the chance to join the rotation, Wright has been the club's most consistent starter -- even more..." April 27

  • Price strikes out 14 as Red Sox rout Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- After getting hammered in his last start, Boston pitcher David Price admitted he needed something positive to happen on Tuesday night. Price recovered from one of the worst starts of his career to match his career high with 14 strikeouts and help the Boston Red Sox to an 11-4..." April 26

  • Porcello pitches Red Sox past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Boston Red Sox right-hander Rich Porcello added to Atlanta's offensive woes, improving his record to 4-0 at the expense of the Braves on Monday. Porcello allowed just four hits over 6 1/3 innings and Jackie Bradley Jr. broke up a pitching duel with Julio Teheran by homering in the..." April 25

  • 45 MLB players have more home runs than the Atlanta Braves

    USA Today "Bryce Harper hit his ninth home run of the 2016 season on Sunday. The Atlanta Braves, combined, have three. Bryce Harper has three times more home runs than the Atlanta Braves this season. The Braves’ number of homers is the square root of Bryce Harper’s number of homers. There are a lot of..." April 25

  • The Braves have tried to, hahahaha, trade Hector Olivera

    Talking Chop "When Hector Olivera was placed on administrative leave following his arrest on domestic violence charges, I'm sure that I wasn't the only one who figured that the Braves would be more than a bit hesitant to even want to bring the 31-year-old Cuban left fielder back on their roster once his legal..." April 25

  • It's been two weeks since the Braves last hit a home run

    CBS Sports "The Braves lost to Mets on Sunday by a score of 3-2. Coming into the 2016 season, the Braves expected to be very bad, and their most recent defeat puts them on pace for 126 losses in 2016. They will not lose that many games, very probably, but they will indeed be lousy. On the general subject..." April 25

  • Mets complete sweep of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The New York Mets did not need to continue their home run blitz to make Jacob deGrom a winner in his return to the mound Sunday. DeGrom worked into the sixth inning and the Mets won for the seventh straight time at Turner Field, completing the weekend sweep and 7-2 road trip with..." April 24

  • Matz helps Mets continue mastery of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Steven Matz continues to pitch like a veteran rather than a guy who has had only nine starts in his major league career. The left-hander scattered nine hits over seven innings and the New York Mets won their seventh straight game at Turner Field with an 8-2 victory over the..." April 23

  • Granderson's grand in Mets' victory over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- While the New York Mets were in the midst of an offensive surge, Curtis Granderson has been struggling. But his performance Friday showed why manager Terry Collins kept writing the veteran right fielder's name in the lineup. Granderson, who entered the game hitting .175,..." April 23

  • Blue Jays, Bourn agree to minor-league deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have signed veteran outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor league contract, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Friday. Bourn, a left-handed hitter, played all three outfield positions in 2015, but struggled at the plate, batting .238 with a .592 OPS for the Indians and..." April 22

  • Grandal's double lifts Dodgers over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Los Angeles Dodgers didn't mind playing two extra-inning games against the Atlanta Braves in less than 24 hours. They won them both. Yasmani Grandal delivered an RBI double in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers a 2-1 victory over the Braves on Thursday afternoon following a..." April 21

  • Dodgers pull out win over Braves in 10th inning

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- In the fourth inning, Justin Turner hit a ball almost as far as possible in Turner Field and came away empty. In the 10th, he hit one about 200 feet that turned out to be the difference in the game. Turner drove in the go-ahead run with a double into shallow left-center field to..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Braves may complain to union about condition of Turner Field infield

    ESPN "Unhappy over the conditions of the Turner Field infield, Atlanta Braves players are considering contacting the players' union to see if they can pressure their own club to make improvements, a source within the organization told ESPN on Thursday. The source speculated that with the Braves..." April 21

  • Family of Roswell man who died in fall at Turner Field files suit

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Greg Murrey stood up in the upper deck of Turner Field last August to help Braves fans boo the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, who had come out to pinch-hit. But Murrey lost his footing, fell from his second row seat and then plunged 40 feet to his death. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, his family..." April 20

  • Flowers powers Braves past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- When the Atlanta Braves were losing their first nine games, they scored a total of 24 runs. In winning their last four, they scored 26. "They stick their nose in there," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Funny things happen when you put the ball in play." Tyler Flowers..." April 19

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Williams Perez starts for the #Braves tonight.

    Julio Teheran pushed back to Wednesday.

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Hector Olivera’s Administrative Leave Extended By Two Weeks

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has extended the paid administrative leave period of Braves outfielder Hector Olivera by two weeks to allow further investigation of his arrest for alleged domestic violence, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (Twitter links). Olivera is facing charges in Virginia for..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Braves place INF Gordon Beckham on 15-day DL (strained left hamstring) retro to 4/17; recall RHP Ryan Weber from Triple-A Gwinnett.

  • Unlikely hero Smith allows Braves to down Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- With a .130 batting average, Mallex Smith makes for an unlikely hero. But the rookie outfielder, a native of Tallahassee, Fla., came back to his home state and delivered a game-winning RBI single in the top of the 10th inning on Sunday as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami..." April 17

  • Markakis carries the load as Braves win again

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI – Why wait? That's what Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was thinking with right fielder Nick Markakis. The Braves got off to a horrendous 0-9 start, and Markakis was one of the few Atlanta hitters producing. Gonzalez figured it was time to make a change and he moved..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Braves snap nine-game slide to start season

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Atlanta Braves won't have to worry about a connection with historic futility. Adonis Garcia drove in three runs and the Braves snapped a nine-game losing streak to start the season with a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday. The Braves avoided a 0-10 start that..." April 15

  • Braves GM John Coppolella frustrated by team's 0-9 start

    ESPN "Saying winning is "everything," Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella expressed frustration over the team's 0-9 start this season. "The Braves are a gold-standard organization, and to start out the season in this manner is embarrassing and unacceptable," Coppolella told MLB.com on..." April 15

  • Braves closing in on worst start in club history

    The Score "The Atlanta Braves can't buy a win. With a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night, Atlanta fell to 0-8 to start the season for the third time in franchise history (1919, 1988)." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Giants sign RP Alex Torres to minor-league deal

    Today's Knuckleball "Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online reports that the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a minor-league deal with relief pitcher Alex Torres. Torres pitched well for the pennant-winning New York Mets last season, pitching to a 3.15 ERA (albeit with a 5.73 FIP) in 34.1 innings, although he did not..." April 14

  • The Braves released Michael Bourn

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves released Michael Bourn yesterday, tweets David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The veteran center fielder had previously been designated for assignment just prior to Opening Day, and the Braves were unable to find a trade partner for him during the 10-day DFA window. The..." April 14

  • Braves’ Hector Olivera charged with assault, battery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves left fielder Hector Olivera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery for his alleged involvment in a domestic dispute at the team hotel in Arlington, Va. The 31-year-old Cuban rookie was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball per its..." April 14

  • Nick Swisher Eyes Return to the Yankees

    Baseball Essential "The New York Yankees are hoping that a little nostalgia can resurrect the career of a former fan favorite player. At the age of 35, Nick Swisher is close to signing a minor league deal that would bring the switch-hitter back to the Bronx. What Yankee fan could possibly forget Nick Swisher’s..." April 14

  • Braves fall to 0-8 after loss to Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- A quote attributed to boxing great Muhammed Ali was on the dry erase board in the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse on Wednesday: "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." That is the challenge these days for the Braves, who are struggling on and off the..." April 13

  • Braves’ Hector Olivera arrested in Va., accused of assault

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves left fielder Hector Olivera has been arrested for alleged involvment in a domestic dispute at a hotel in Arlington, Va., and placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball per its domestic-violence policy. Police were called to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City at 6:51..." April 13

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    MLB spokesperson: Hector Olivera has been placed on administrative leave and the commissioner’s office has begun an investigation.

  • Hector Olivera arrested for dispute with woman at Ritz Carlton in Arlington

    ABC7 "Atlanta Braves player Hector Olivera has been arrested for a dispute with a woman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Arlington, police sources have told ABC7's Jeff Goldberg. The Braves are in town for a four-game series against the Washington Nationals. Police sources say the female victim called..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Ramos' 4-hit night powers Nats past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Max Scherzer, making his home debut after a memorable 2015 in which he threw a pair of no-hitters, endured a rough outing Monday. Scherzer didn't have no-hit stuff -- he gave up two hits in the first inning and three in the second -- but batterymate Wilson Ramos helped coax his..." April 11

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