Fansided "The Atlanta Braves starting pitching rotations looks like something from a MASH unit. From Kris Medlen possibly having ligament damage to Brandon Beachy having elbow issues, the Braves are simply in damage control right now doing what they can to keep the wheels from falling off. They’ve..." March 11
Wren (if Medlen will see Dr James Andrews): "since Dr. Andrews did the surgery, that's likley, but haven't determined that yet. #Braves
Brandon Beachy said he experienced "discomfort" in right biceps. Said he was unable to finish and locate pitches as he wanted.
Hearing from person connected to Royals that #Braves could be making a run at Santana.
Fansided "In the middle of his outing against the New York Mets, Kris Medlen threw a pitch and immediately walked off the mound. He had pitched 3.2 innings when he left the game. This could be bad news for the Braves, as he was seen looking at his elbow as he departed and, according to MLB.com’s Mark..." March 09
Hardball Talk "utfielder B.J. Upton and second baseman Dan Uggla had miserable 2013 campaigns for the Braves, finishing with a .557 and .671 OPS, respectively. Both players finished with batting averages well under the Mendoza Line with 150-plus strikeouts. It was ugly. As the Braves flipped the calendar over..." March 09
Last word from Rick Ankiel was that he was waiting to see if right situation came along, but Cards broadcast says he has retired.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "On the January day when Eric O’Flaherty signed with Oakland and officially became an ex-Brave, the superb lefty reliever told me how difficult it would be to leave behind all the Atlanta teammates and coaches he’d become close to. The ever-modest “O” said they’d do just fine without him, making it..." March 05
Venters will begin throwing off a mound w/ limited effort on Wednesday. Hoping to return from his 2nd TJ surgery in late May or early June
Hardball Talk "Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that the Braves have signed Cuban catcher Yenier Bello to a minor league deal. Sanchez adds that the deal includes a signing bonus and an invitation to spring training. The Braves have a surplus of catching with Evan Gattis, Gerald Laird, Christian..." March 02
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After enduring two elbow surgeries in 15 months, Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy entered spring training with a plan to ease back and not let pride or ego get in the way of the bigger purpose, staying healthy and building toward the regular season. That said, it wasn’t enjoyable giving up five..." March 01
Fredi says Justin Upton had a good round of BP today. He’ll workout in Orlando tomorrow & could be in lineup as early as Sunday. #Braves
USA Today "Carlos Gomez has a message for Paul Maholm: He's sorry. The Milwaukee Brewers center fielder, one of the most gregarious players in the majors, turns contrite when discussing the incident that linked him last season to Maholm, then pitching for the Atlanta Braves and now with the Los Angeles..." March 01
Justin Upton scratched from today’s lineup with soreness in his right side. Nothing major. Been bothering him for a day or two. #Braves
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
#Braves Minor had a procedure done on urethra Dec. 31, couldn't throw in Jan., was a little sore at start of camp. So...
Fox Sports "Call them the Atlanta Young Millionaires Club. All seem like great kids. All deserve their new deals. But one of the risks is that the money will spoil, distract or otherwise affect them. "I'm not going to let it happen," said Braves center fielder B.J. Upton, who knows something about the..." February 24
#Braves scouted 23-yr-old Cuban INF Aledmys Diaz multiple times, like him at right $. Yanks, Giants, Cards, Phils could push price too high.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jonny Venters will take another step in his return from a second Tommy John elbow surgery when the Braves left-hander throws flat-ground pitches Sunday. Then in two weeks, he’s scheduled to throw from a mound for the first time since surgery. “Bullpen on (March) 5th,” he said, smiling. “Slowly..." February 22
ESPN.com "The Atlanta Braves continued their signing spree Thursday, inking Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a seven-year contract. Terms weren't disclosed but Fox Sports reported the contract is worth $58 million. Simmons, 24, joins first baseman Freddie Freeman, right fielder Jason Heyward,..." February 20
Hardball Talk "The Braves have announced that they have extended the contracts of general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez. The team did not divulge the length of the extensions, but both Wren and Gonzalez were in their final year under contract before today. Wren has been the GM since John..." February 19
#Braves released corner INF/OF Mat Gamel, who reinjured his surgically repaired knee last week doing workouts on his own.
Hear #Braves want to sign Simmons long term but sides differ on offensive value now/future. Hitting pays huge, defense doesn’t.
Fansided "Coming off of having just extended Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran, and Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren went on Front Office on MLB Network Radio to discuss another player that got an extension. Jason Heyward signed a two-year extension in early February worth $13.3..." February 16
Craig Kimbrel's four-year deal includes a 2018 option. With Freeman and Teheran extensions, been a costly -- and excellent -- offseason.
Heyward reported to camp today. A couple weeks ago, he confirmed he will again wear the protective guard on his batting helmet.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Alex Wood bounced between the minors and majors a couple of times as a Braves rookie, and then from Atlanta’s bullpen to its starting rotation last summer and back to the ‘pen during the September playoff race. So he knows how quickly things can change and that he shouldn’t assume anything at..." February 15
MLB.com "Barring injuries or other unforeseen developments, Ryan Doumit will likely not see much time behind the plate with the Braves this season. But contrary to some speculation that developed a few weeks ago, the versatile utility man has no objection to continue handling the catching duties when..." February 15
USA Today "It's a familiar-looking team the Atlanta Braves will put on the field this season, but there's plenty they'd like to look different. The Braves are defending National League East champions, but they realize they'd be tempting the odds to go through another season trying to work around..." February 15
Fansided "The question most fans in Braves Country have is “Who’s next?” Over the last two weeks, the Atlanta Braves have locked up Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran, ensuring that they are the faces of the franchise for years to come. Could they keep the Extension Train rolling? Club president John..." February 15
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Low-level Braves minor league catcher Orrin Sears was suspended 50 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Sears hit .247 with just one home run, seven walks and 22 strikeouts in 81 at-bats last season for the Braves’ Gulf Coast rookie-league affiliate. The 22-year-old..." February 15
Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves' multi-year extension spree went one step further on Friday morning, as the team announced its six-year deal with 23-year-old starting pitcher Julio Teheran. The contract runs through the 2019 season and includes an option for the 2020 campaign. The deal is worth $32.4..." February 15
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
Gavin Floyd threw 15 changeups during today's 75-pitch mound session. He'll throw breaking balls off the mound for the first time on Sunday.
Pastornicky (ACL) will likely be restricted from some activities during the early part of ST. But he says the knee is strong. #Braves
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12
Fox Sports "You may have noticed that spring training is about to begin, yet baseball still has not banned home-plate collisions. Both the players and owners want to enact such a rule to protect catchers, but the issue -- somewhat like expanded replay -- is more complicated than it appears. As Hall of..." February 12
Fox Sports "Pete Rose, who remains banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his years as a player and as a manager, said Monday that his transgression isn’t quite as bad as using performance-enhancing drugs. “They’re both bad. I think in my case, I know I didn’t do anything to alter..." February 11
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman’s salary in the Braves first baseman’s record-breaking eight-year, $135 million contract jumps to more than $20 million annually for the last five years of the deal, coinciding with the Braves’ planned move to Cobb County. Two days after the deal was announced, details were..." February 06
Hardball Talk "They locked up Freddie Freeman for eight years and Jason Heyward for two. Now the Braves are looking at some of their other young guys. Seems smart for a team that isn’t going to be a big free agent player and — if you believe them — will be able to spend more on salaries once they move into..." February 06
Freeman contract is 8 yrs and $135 million, far and away largest in #Braves history
SI.com "Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to play baseball, saying to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that the attempt is “not a gimmick.” McGrady retired from the NBA in August and it has been reported that he can throw a 90 MPH fastball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic..." February 05
Bleacher Report "Freddie Freeman should feel special on this fine day in February, as the word is he's the first $100 million player in Atlanta Braves history. Good for him, but even better for the Braves. They just locked up a young, talented player who's on the rise for money that's really not all that absurd..." February 05
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The dirt road that Texas Rangers scouts and officials navigated to reach the home of coveted prospect Jairo Beras has been altered by progress the past few years. An overpass, part of the major road improvements designed to make a tourist’s two-hour commute from Las Americas International..." February 05
SB Nation "Freeman was the Braves' best offensive performer in 2013 and looks to keep improving as he enters his prime. The Atlanta Braves and first baseman Freddie Freeman have agreed to a multi-year deal, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports first reported a deal was close. The..." February 04
MLB Trade Rumors "Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that Heyward's deal will pay him $13.3MM over the next two seasons. The Braves have issued a press release to announce the signing of right fielder Jason Heyward to a two-year contract. The contract, which covers the 2014-15 seasons, prevents Heyward and the..." February 04
Hardball Talk "The Braves’ winter full of arbitration cases was an indication of the problems lurking just beyond the horizon — their core of young, talented players is starting to get very expensive, and inching ever closer to free agency. The organization has been among the more thrifty in Major League..." February 03
Fansided "The Atlanta Braves famously relied on a boom or bust lineup in 2013. They counted on hitters such as Dan Uggla, Justin Upton, and B.J. Upton who hit a lot of home runs and also strike out quite frequently. Uggla and B.J. Upton, in particular, bottomed out last year. Upton’s failure was..." January 30
Fox Sports "Chipper Jones bailed out the Atlanta Braves plenty of times during his playing days. It looks like he's still doing it in retirement, albeit with a much different uniform. Rocking a camo snow outfit, the former Braves star hopped on his 4-wheeler to save stranded Atlanta first baseman..." January 29