Braves Rumors & News

  • 18h
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    A source said McKirahan apologized to his teammates yesterday and informed them he had used a cream during Spring Training. #Braves

  • Braves pitcher Andrew McKirahan releases as statement regarding his PED suspension

    Hardball Talk "We don’t always do a post about a suspended player’s statement or apology. But given the one coming from Braves lefty Andrew McKirahan actually admits that, yeah, he tried to take some stuff, it is rather novel. No “I have no idea how that stuff got in my system” from him. " April 20

  • Ex-ALers deliver, Braves take series from Jays

    Fox Sports "Jason Grilli put the finishing touches on the a successful trip to the Great White North, fanning Dalton Pompey on three pitches to give the Braves a 5-2 win over the Blue Jays and their closer a MLB-best six saves on the season. Here are three thoughts from Atlanta's win Sunday in Toronto. 1...." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Braves left-hander Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PEDs. Rule 5 pick from #Cubs. Claimed on waivers from #Marlins.

  • Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson hits game-winning walkoff homer against Braves

    Toronto Star "Considering how their first homestand of the season was going and how they have struggled in one-run games, Josh Donaldson’s 10th-inning, walkoff blast Saturday afternoon brought the Blue Jays relief, more than anything. “We definitely needed that,” manager John Gibbons said. “I don’t care what..." April 19

  • Late homers push Braves past high-powered Blue Jays

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night by giving them a late dose of their own medicine, hitting two eighth-inning home runs to secure an 8-7 win on the road. Here are three observations from the interleague fireworks show: 1. BRAVES DITCH SMALL BALL TO OUT-PACE BLUE..." April 18

  • Haren, Hechavarria lead Marlins to victory over Braves

    Fish Stripes "The Miami Marlins captured a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Wednesday. Dan Haren only allowed three base runners in seven innings and Adieny Hechavarria went 3-3. The Marlins' offense was on point, scoring six runs one night after scoring eight runs. Carter Capps has one of the most..." April 16

  • The Yankees are interested in the Braves’ top prospect, Jose Peraza

    Hardball Talk "George King of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have told the Braves that they’re interested in their top prospect, infielder Jose Peraza. They’re scouting him as well. Peraza, who is playing second base for the Braves’ Triple-A club, is actually a natural shortstop. He’s got the..." April 16

  • Offense perks up in Marlins win over Braves

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Through the season's first week and change the Marlins have been an untidy bunch on offense. Well before the start of Tuesday night's game against the Braves, they made another offensive mess. In an effort to wake up the bats, the Marlins strewed them about their clubhouse at Turner Field. They..." April 15

  • Braves hold off Marlins rally, win another game of small ball

    Fox Sports South "Atlanta scored a run in the fourth inning off heady base running, and two more in the fifth as once again the Braves' bats got hot all at the same time. Four consecutive hits -- three singles and a double -- turned into two runs as station-to-station baseball was in full effect in Monday's 3-2 win..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Bartolo Colon’s savvy pitching — and goofy hitting — save the Mets

    New York Post "Laugh all you want, but this was serious business. Bartolo Colon getting a hit is usually just a novelty item, good for chuckles and maybe the blooper reel. But the Mets held Colon’s first hit of the season in higher regard Sunday. It only helped them beat the Braves. “I just remember the..." April 13

  • 9d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Mike Minor experience more left shoulder discomfort after getting back on the mound this week. #Braves

  • Fifth-inning flurry helps Braves beat Mets, stay perfect

    Fox Sports Southwest "Here are some detailed takes from the Braves' 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday -- Atlanta's third consecutive win by a two-run spread. Oh, and the Braves are now 5-0 on the season. 1. IT'S ALMOST AN INSULT TO CHARACTERIZE THE BRAVES' 5TH-INNING SURGE AS SMALL BALL Three..." April 12

  • Gosselin’s hit lifts Braves to 5-3 win against Mets

    Fox Sports South "The Braves' rich past was on display, from Hank Aaron to Chipper Jones, as franchise luminaries took part in a pregame celebration of 50 years in Atlanta. As for the present, the expectations haven't been quite as joyous as what played on the jumbotron -- but the reality is a different thing..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Pierzynski's homer gives Braves a sweep of the Marlins

    Talking Chop "Shelby Miller, in his Braves debut, pitched five scoreless innings against the Marlins, but it was A.J. Pierzynski who was the hero today. His two-run homer in the seventh allowed the Braves to leave Miami with a 2-0 win and a three-game sweep. Miller held the Marlins to four hits, but had a..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Braves pummel Mat Latos, trounce Marlins 12-2

    Talking Chop "Braves hitters greeted Mat Latos rudely in his debut with his new team, knocking him out with seven first-inning runs en route to a 12-2 beatdown of the Marlins. Latos couldn't fool anyone in his brief start. He allowed six hits, three of them doubles, and walked two, the first being Eric Young..." April 08

  • Former MLB pitcher Jose Capellan dies at 34

    CBSSports.com "Former major league pitcher Jose Capellan died at 34 from an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, his wife Patricia Capellan told ESPN Deportes on Wednesday. Capellan was found dead in his bed approximately around 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Capellan's wife revealed that her husband had..." April 08

  • 13d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Braves re-signed Matt Capps to a minor-league deal after releasing him.

  • Braves take advantage of Marlins miscues to win on Opening Day

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It rained briefly in the second inning Monday at Marlins Park, where the roof didn’t close quickly enough to keep umpires from pulling the two teams off the field. For the Marlins, it didn’t pour until the seventh. That’s when, trailing 2-1 to a gutted Atlanta Braves outfit, they loaded the..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • 15d
    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    4/6 @Braves lineup vs MIA Young Jr. CF Peterson 2B Markakis RF Freeman 1B Bethancourt C Johnson LF Callaspo 3B Simmons SS Teheran P

  • 15d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    braves plan to DFA quentin. can help an AL team. doesnt belong in NL. just balanced the $ in trade.

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • Jason Grilli is going to be the Braves’ closer

    Hardball Talk "With Craig Kimbrel gone someone has to close the, oh, I dunno, 13 leads the Braves will have this year. That man will be . . . Jason Grilli, that is. He was great in the ninth for the Pirates in 2013, posting a 2.70 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 74/13 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. " April 06

  • Padres acquire Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Padres and Braves have an agreement in place for a trade that would send closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton to San Diego for Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck and the No. 41 overall pick in next year's draft, according to multiple reports...." April 06

  • 15d
    Anthony Castrovince @castrovince

    Fredi Gonzalez confirms @GrillCheese49 will be the #Braves' primary closer.

  • Quentin to be DFA’d; Maybin arrives for Braves opener

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Of the two veteran outfielders the Braves acquired from the Padres in Sunday’s big trade, one of them (Cameron Maybin) arrived in time for opening day and the other (Carlos Quentin) will not be arriving. The Braves will designate for assignment Quentin, 32, who hit just .177 with four homers..." April 06

  • D-backs trade Cahill to Braves

    MLB.com "The D-backs finalized a deal on Thursday night to send right-hander Trevor Cahill and $6.5 million to the Braves in exchange for Minor League outfielder Josh Elander. With the deal, the D-backs have saved $5.5 million of the $12 million owed to Cahill in 2015, the final year of his contract,..." April 04

  • 17d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves released a bunch of minor leaguers, with Jose Constanza and reliever Todd Coffey notable among them.

  • 17d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves aren't saying anything official about Stults yet, be obviously now is projected to fill a rotation spot.

  • 17d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Along with releasing Wandy Rodriguez today, the #Braves reassigned Chien-Ming Wang to Minor League camp and released Jesus Flores.

  • 17d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves have not ruled out the possibility of Folty beginning the year in Atlanta's pen.

  • 18d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Braves RHP Arodys Vizcaino suspended for 80 games for PEDs. Announcement expected sometime soon.

  • 18d
    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks have had conversations with Atlanta about RHP Trevor Cahill, according to GM Dave Stewart

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • 23d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    LHP James Russell has been released. The #Braves will owe him approximately $606,000.

  • Julio Teheran to start Opening Day for the Braves

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "As expected, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that pitcher Julio Teheran will be Atlanta's Opening Day starter on April 6 at Marlins Park, per the team's official website. The announcement came shortly after Teheran's spring outing against the Red Sox. The right-hander yielded two runs..." March 28

  • Veteran catcher John Buck set to retire

    MLB Trade Rumors "Catcher John Buck is retiring in order to spend more time with his family, the Braves announced. The veteran backstop had been in camp with Atlanta but did not figure to make the Opening Day roster. Buck, 34, has played in eleven big league campaigns, amassing over 4,000 plate appearances and..." March 26

  • 30d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves OF Markakis expected to make his spring debut Monday as a DH against Astros. Took 3rd straight day of BP today.

  • 30d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves 2B Peterson has infected pinky on throwing hand, from being stepped on few days ago. Says not serious (he made 2 great plays Sat.)

  • 30d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Contrary to one report on Twitter, I'm told #Braves aren't willing to go 6 yrs on Olivera. They're still involved in talks, but not 6 yrs

  • Wandy Rodriguez has Braves rotation spot secured

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Regardless of how Wandy Rodriguez pitched Friday night against the Marlins, the veteran left-hander had pretty much secured a spot in the Braves rotation, manager Fredi Gonzalez said before the game. But Rodriguez pitched as if he intended to erase any remaining doubt, tossing five hitless..." March 21

  • 33d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves released veteran reliever Jose Veras, a non-roster invitee to spring training.