Braves Rumors & News

  • Braves blow out Brewers 10-1

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves scored seven runs in the seventh inning, turning what had been a 1-1 pitchers’ duel into a blowout in a 10-1 win over the Brewers to open a four-game series at Turner Field. Julio Teheran (4-1) allowed just two hits, one run and one walk with eight strikeouts in seven innings, and the..." May 22

  • Perez hands Braves more than expected, propels Atlanta to win

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves got a gutty starting performance from rookie Williams Perez on Wednesday and found a way to make two runs on just five hits hold up to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1. Five different hitters collected hits while five pitchers combined to hold Tampa Bay to one run on eight hits...." May 21

  • Bullpen makes sure Rays rally stands up at Turner field

    Tampa Tribune "Jake McGee made his season debut Sunday in Minnesota, but that was in the seventh inning of a seven-run game and simply provided the left-hander with an opportunity to acclimate himself to pitching in a big-league game. But Tuesday night at Turner Field against the big lefties in the Atlanta..." May 20

  • Braves sign Nick Masset; option Cody Martin to Gwinnett

    Talking Chop "The Braves moved swiftly in an attempt to upgrade the bullpen, signing veteran right-hander Nick Masset for the remainder of the 2015 season. The Atlanta Braves have had some upheaval in their bullpen this season, and on Tuesday, that movement continued with the signing of 33-year-old Nick..." May 19

  • Braves sign Masset, option Martin to Triple-A

    Fox Sports South "Having gotten a look at Nick Masset during last weekend's trip to Miami, the Braves were confident in signing him Tuesday after the right-handed reliever was designated for assignment by the Marlins. "We liked him," said manager Fredi Gonzalez. "They liked him too, and they had to make a move..." May 19

  • Rafael Furcal announces his retirement after 14 seasons

    Hardball Talk "Three-time All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal has decided to retire at age 37 after injuries derailed numerous comeback attempts in recent years. Furcal debuted for the Braves in 2000, winning the Rookie of the Year award, and spent the next decade as one of the league’s best all-around..." May 19

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Phil Gosselin will be placed on the disabled list. Specifics of his left thumb injury will be revealed later today. #Braves

  • Miller loses no-hit bid, but Braves complete sweep of Marlins

    Fox Sports South "One out away. Shelby Miller had a date with history, but Justin Bour had other ideas, breaking up his no-hitter with two outs in the ninth in the Braves' 6-0 victory. It was a dominating outing that wrapped up a dominating weekend. From Miller's latest gem to Atlanta's perfect getaway spot..." May 18

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Phil Gosselin exited with a left thumb sprain. Landed awkwardly when he dove for Hechavarria's grounder in the third inning.

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Fredi G says Williams Perez will start Wed vs Rays. Eric Stults to the pen

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves lineup at Marlins

  • Peterson HR helps Braves ride mastery of Marlins in Miami

    Fox Sports South "A second-inning grand slam from second baseman Jace Peterson -- his first career bomb -- was all the offense Atlanta needed to hold off the Marlins in Miami on Saturday. Alex Wood threw seven strong innings as the Braves won 5-3 over the Marlins for the second time in as many days. Here are..." May 17

  • Cunningham arrives, lifts Braves over Marlins

    Fox Sports South "Here are three random, but detailed takes from the Braves' 5-3 win over the Marlins on Friday -- a back-and-forth victory that included clutch performances from a few non-regulars: 1. JULIO TEHERAN RIPPED A SMALL PAGE OUT OF ALEX WOOD'S TWO-WAY PLAYBOOK FROM LAST WEEKEND Forget about..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Iglesias' efficient pitching leads Reds over Braves

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Raisel Iglesias started for the Reds Wednesday because of the rainout/doubleheader over the weekend opened a slot in the rotation. It was a one-time deal. The schedule is back to normal. In fact, the Reds have two off days next week. The plan was to send Iglesias right back to..." May 14

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    hear ryan doumit, who hit .264 with 104 HRs in 10-yr career, considers his playing career over now.

  • Reds rally past Braves with Mesoraco walk-off double

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Not only did Devin Mesoraco get a chance to contribute, he got a chance to contribute something he never had in the majors. Mesoraco lined a double to the wall in left to drive in pinch-runner Michael Lorenzen and lift the Reds to a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Atlanta Braves before a crowd of..." May 13

  • Braves To Sign Wil Nieves

    MLB Trade Rumors "Catcher Wil Nieves has agreed to a minor league deal with the Braves, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports on Twitter. Nieves opened the year as the Padres’ backup receiver, but elected to become a free agent rather than accepting an outright assignment with the club. Nieves, 37, contributed..." May 13

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves pitcher Mike Minor, who's been on DL all season for shoulder issue, is going to have surgery

  • Gosselin, Braves beat Reds on Chapman's wild pitch

    Fox Sports South "The Braves may lead the majors when it comes to producing with runners in scoring position, but this was all Phil Gosselin -- with a little help from Aroldis Chapman. After stealing third base in the top of the ninth, the pinch-hitting utility infielder took advantage of a wild pitch by the..." May 12

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Kohn was placed on Triple-A Gwinnett's disabled list with a right shoulder strain. There was a chance he might've been recalled this week.

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Grilli feeling much better, should be ready to pitch tonight

  • Nationals’ Wilson Ramos makes his presence felt in win over Braves

    Washington Post "When Wilson Ramos plays, he hits. That the Washington Nationals’ 27-year-old catcher had the ability to produce consistently at the plate was never a doubt. Whether he could play enough games to do so, troubled by injuries of all shapes and equally frustrating sizes, was the question. So far..." May 11

  • 11d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Grilli back spasms, day to day

  • 11d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Fredi said #Braves closer Grilli is "day to day" and progressing well, but wouldn't specify injury other than to say it's not arm-related

  • Harper homers again, lifting Nats to walk-off win against Braves

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper knew as soon as he hit it, giving him plenty of time to stand and watch as his walk-off home run soared into the right-center field stands. Yunel Escobar knew a split second later, watching about halfway between first and second, in plenty of time to throw his right fist in the air as..." May 10

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    #Braves in DC: Markakis 9, Simmons 6, Freeman 3, K Johnson 7, Callaspo 5, Peterson (birthday boy) 4, Bethancourt 2, Maybin 8, Teheran 1

  • Harper homers twice; Nats hammer Braves 9-2 to return to .500

    Washington Post "The routine goes something like this: Bryce Harper swings and follows through, then stands tall, with both hands still gripping the bat. He takes a few steps toward first, bat in hand, then tosses it away before he jogs the rest of the 360 feet most of his hits have required lately. He can afford..." May 09

  • Braves attendance is down so far this season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A month into the season, the Braves rank 25th among Major League Baseball’s 30 teams in attendance per home game, according to figures compiled by Through 16 games at Turner Field, Braves attendance is down an average of 6,137 per game compared to last season, the..." May 07

  • Top of the order leads Braves to 7-5 win over Phillies

    Talking Chop "The Atlanta Braves are, suddenly, looking like an explosive offensive club, at least in the short term. After a 9-run output in a win on Tuesday evening, the Braves scored seven runs against the Phillies in the follow-up, and that was enough to secure a victory and a series win by the final score..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

  • Braves’ Miller fires 3-hit shutout in rout of Phillies

    Talking Chop "Shelby Miller put together a phenomenal start against the Phillies on Tuesday night as the Braves cruised to a 9-0 win. On his 99th pitch of the game, Miller struck out Ryan Howard on a rising fastball to get Atlanta back to within one game of .500. Per ESPN Stats & Info, this was the first..." May 06

  • Teheran stymies Reds, vaults Braves to easy home win

    Fox Sports South "Prior to Sunday, Teheran had been mired in a three-game funk, enduring only 15 innings and posting a woeful ERA of 7.20. As part of that, there were whispers of the Braves ace being injured (knee tweak from two weeks ago), fatigued or even despondent about his control issues -- which some have..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

  • Reds break out the big bats, beat Braves 8-4

    Red Reporter "Jay Bruce is warming up into May Bruce, as he struck two triples on the game tonight, driving in two runs and scoring one of his own. A hot streak from Bruce, which was missing from all of 2014, will likely not be enough on its own to power the Reds to postseason glory. But still, when he’s on,..." May 03

  • Braves only team to use different lineup combo every game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez now stands alone in his penchant for mixing up his lineup. Gonzalez sent out his 25th different lineup combination for his team’s 25th game on Sunday, making the Braves the only team in the majors to use a different a different lineup combination in every game (not..." May 03

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    To make room for Ciriaco on 40-man, #Braves moved LHP Minor (shoulder) to 60-day DL

  • Chris Johnson out 3-6 weeks with fractured hand "Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson will miss three to six weeks while recovering from a hand injury that he initially wasn't aware of. Johnson was diagnosed with a fractured left hand after undergoing X-rays following Thursday's loss to Cincinnati. A follow-up MRI on Friday revealed..." May 02

  • Foltynewicz a two-way hero in Braves' rally win over Reds

    Fox Sports South "Here are three detailed takes from the Braves' 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday -- a slide-busting win that helped young Mike Foltynewicz achieve five firsts at the highest level: First start in the majors. First appearance with the Braves. First MLB victory. First base hit...." May 02

  • Mike Leake tosses gem - and homers - in Reds' 5-1 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake didn't beat the Braves all by himself - but he was close. Leake homered and threw eight shutout innings as the Reds beat the Braves 5-1 in front of an announced crowd of 15,744 at Turner Field on Thursday. Leake's blast gave him a three-run lead in the seventh, an inning after the..." May 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Carlos Quentin in process of retiring. Will receive rest of $8M salary. #Braves had released him from guaranteed major-league deal.

  • Trevor Cahill has been demoted to the bullpen. For now.

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves demoted right-hander Trevor Cahill to the bullpen after three lackluster starts but manager Fredi Gonzalez said Cahill won’t necessarily stay there. Cahill won’t make his scheduled start on Friday after he pitched two innings in relief on Thursday against the Nationals. Gonzalez said..." May 01

  • Jordan Zimmermann delivers at the plate and on the mound in 13-4 win over Braves

    Washington Post "With two outs in the fourth inning of the Washington Nationals’ 13-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night, starter Jordan Zimmermann headed to the plate, ready to take his turn at what seemed like an inopportune moment. The Nationals trailed by a run but had loaded the bases with..." April 30

  • Uggla's blast caps Nationals' historic rally over Braves

    CSN Washington "Where to begin with this one? Guess we need to start at the beginning, with A.J. Cole making his major-league debut and getting beat up to the tune of nine runs in only two innings, a painful way to be introduced to the world. Who would've believed that would be a footnote by night's end? The..." April 29

  • Emotions run high as Braves jump on slumping Nationals

    Fox Sports South "What's a rivalry without some heat? Andrelton Simmons slid into third base, where Yunel Escobar waited to apply the tag. But the Braves shortstop came in high, his foot hitting Escobar's glove hand and knocking the ball out. The Nationals would get their retribution in the seventh inning..." April 28

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman flipped helmet after making last out. Not immediately ejected by ump Welke but tossed later.

  • Howard powers Phillies past Braves

    Delco Times "yan Howard went 3-for-4, including a first-inning home run, as the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, Sunday afternoon. Jerome Williams picked up the win after pitching into the seventh inning." April 27

  • Miller stays hot, lineup tweaks pay off as Braves take out Phillies

    Fox Sports South "With the first two spots in the lineup struggling, Fredi Gonzalez revamped his lineup and the results paid off -- for nearly everyone involved. Dropped down to eighth after hitting leadoff for 11 games, Eric Young Jr. delivered the go-ahead double in a three-run seventh as the Braves broke out..." April 26