Braves Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Lagares homers, makes dazzling catch as Mets edge Braves

    New York Post "The present is pretty dim at Citi Field, with what looks like another wasted September ahead. But at least the small crowd in Queens on Tuesday got to see some potential bright spots for the future, as Juan Lagares continued his strong season with a go-ahead homer and diving catch in a 3-2 win..." August 27

  • EW: John Rocker to be on 29th season of Survivor "Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker will appear on the next season of the reality TV show "Survivor," according to an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly. The new season is called "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water" and will pit pairs instead of single contestants..." August 27

  • Expect B.J. Upton trade talks to be revisited

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves’ B.J. Upton-Edwin Jackson talks from a month ago with the Cubs are still getting a lot of play nationally. When this happens, it’s usually because someone from one or both teams continues to leak info in order keep the story to alive for one or more reasons: To show the fan base they’re..." August 26

  • Stanton not only choice for Red Sox this Offseason

    Boston Herald "Four years ago, midway through his final spring training as manager of the Atlanta Braves, Bobby Cox stood on the field before a game and joked that the only times he ever regretted his decision to retire were when he watched Jason Heyward take batting practice. “It’s like, ‘What the..." August 25

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Just a scheduled day off for Simmons, give him a couple of days to rest/treat ankle, etc. He said he feels OK, but will gladly take the rest

  • Leake's pitching, offense leads to Reds win over Braves

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds won. For the first time in a week, the Reds scored more runs than the other team. Sure, it was just one run, but that's all the Reds needed, beating the Braves 1-0 on Saturday, ending a seven-game losing streak. Mike Leake helped break the streak by scoring the game's only run and..." August 24

  • Report: Cubs rejected Edwin Jackson for B.J. Upton trade proposal "According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cubs rejected a trade offer that would have sent right-hander Edwin Jackson to the Braves for outfielder B.J. Upton. They were teammates while with the Rays a few years ago. The two sides discussed the deal before the trade deadline in July. A..." August 24

  • Status quo on Shae Simmons’ shoulder

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution " There was nothing new to report on the condition of Braves rooke reliever Shae Simmons, who was scratched from a scheduled rehab appearance Wednesday at Triple-A Gwinnett due to recurring soreness in his pitching shoulder." August 23

  • J. Upton’s 12th-inning homer gives Braves a 3-2 win over Reds

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Three weeks ago Mike Minor was extremely frustrated and even dismayed, wondering what he could do to get his disappointing season turned around so he could help instead of hinder the Braves’ playoff chances. On Friday night, he came within four outs of throwing a no-hitter against the Reds, at..." August 23

  • Braves score early and often in 8-0 rout of Reds

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After struggling against a good pitcher they were unfamiliar with Wednesday at Pittsburgh, the Braves on Thursday faced a Reds pitcher who had nothing in common with the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole other than being the same age. David Holmberg never stood a chance. The Braves chased the Reds..." August 22

  • 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