Braves Rumors & News

  • Ken Giles steps into spotlight as Phillies keep rolling

    CSN Philly "Chalk up one for a wily vet bouncing back from an injury and the changing of the guard in the Phillies’ 4-1 victory over the Braves on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. On one side there was Aaron Harang, taking the mound for the first time in more than a month after a stint on the disabled..." July 31

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    To Dodgers: Wood, Latos, Morse, Avilan, Johnson, Peraza, Arroyo To Braves: Olivera, Paco, Bird, pick To Marlins: Brigham, Guzman, Araujo

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dodgers are paying Hector Olivera's entire bonus, meaning #Braves only on hook for $31.25 M over next 5 seasons, per @DOBrienAJC

  • Chris Tillman exceptional again, pitches Orioles to 2-0 win, sweep of Braves

    Baltimore Sun "When the Orioles were in the process of being swept at Yankee Stadium last week, manager Buck Showalter attempted to settle the mounting criticism of his team as underachievers by proclaiming, “The sky isn't falling.” After the Orioles' 2-0 victory Wednesday night that cemented a sweep of the..." July 30

  • Braves trade Alex Wood, Jose Peraza, others to Dodgers in 3-team, 13-player deal

    Alabama "The Atlanta Braves continue to show that no one in their organization is untouchable. The Braves are on the verge of consummating a 3-team, 12-player trade that will send starting pitchers Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo, relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan and infield prospect Jose Peraza to..." July 30

  • Dodgers and Marlins agree to trade, but deal held up, source says

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Marlins agreed Wednesday to trade pitcher Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse to the NL West-leading Dodgers for three minor league pitchers, but the deal apparently has been held up over player medical exams. The trade agreement between the teams was confirmed by's..." July 30

  • LA Dodgers on verge of 6-player haul in 3-team trade "The Dodgers' pending acquisition of starting pitcher Mat Latos and outfielder Michael Morse from Miami has turned into a three-team blockbuster. If the trade is completed, the Dodgers will reportedly receive Latos and Morse as well as Atlanta starting pitcher Alex Wood, closer Jim Johnson,..." July 30

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Player #Braves would get back if 3-way deal goes thru is Hector Olivera, who they scouted heavily out of Cuba, but saw sign with #Dodgers

  • 2d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Braves are third team in #Marlins-#Dodgers deal. Do not know further details.

  • 2d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Banuelos' MRI showed a bone spur on the posterior portion of his left elbow. Still a chance he'll pitch again this year. #Braves

  • 2d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Braves are also fielding some calls on A.J. Pierzynski and Jonny Gomes. Battled-tested, stretch drive acquisition types.

  • 2d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Braves are getting lots of play on Jim Johnson at the deadline. He has a 2.25 ERA and is only making $1.6M this season.

  • Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez rights himself, resembles first-half self after rough stretch

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles manager Buck Showalter jokingly asked Ubaldo Jimenez after his last outing if he had switched uniforms because he wasn’t the same guy Showalter had grown accustomed to watching every fifth day before the All-Star break. Jimenez had allowed seven runs in each of his first two starts..." July 29

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Manny Banuelos will be placed on the DL with left elbow inflammation. Folty will likely start in Banuelos' place tomorrow

  • Kevin Gausman throws best game Monday

    Baltimore Sun "Now it looks like he is in the rotation to stay, especially the way he threw Monday night. Gausman blanked the Atlanta Braves for 7 2/3 innings -- a big-league high for the 24-year-old -- allowing just six hits and a walk while striking out five. Teammates celebrate as Baltimore Orioles'..." July 28

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Teams have expressed interest in Maybin, but the Braves have made it clear they'll need to "be blown away w/ an offer" to deal him right now

  • Offense can't get it done for Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The lightning strike of improved offense that could have reversed the outcome of Sunday’s game isn’t going to change the urgency with which the Cardinals have to find a bat this week. The purpose of their search always has been to change games like Sunday’s. With less than a week before July’s..." July 27

  • Mets asked about Andrelton Simmons, Braves unwilling to move

    Talking Chop "With the trade deadline now just four days away, most have the Braves pegged as sellers. It appears, however, that not everybody is for sale, as just last week it was reported that the Braves would not be parting with Nick Markakis. Today, it's become clear that Andrelton Simmons won't be going..." July 27

  • Cards and Martinez outduel Braves and Miller

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ past, present and what would have been their future were all on display Saturday night at Busch Stadium in a tantalizing matchup of righthanded prodigies Carlos Martinez and Shelby Miller, Cardinals teammates until last November. They ceased being teammates through circumstance, a..." July 26

  • 4 greats ready for today's Hall of Fame induction "Sunday's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony is dominated by three of the greatest pitchers of their era, plus a versatile position player who ended his 20-year career, all in Houston, with 3,060 hits. The Class of 2015 is composed of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and..." July 26

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    Today’s roster moves (1/3): @FreddieFreeman5 has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and will join the team tonight in St. Louis.

  • Mets' Uribe on being dealt: I feel good 'because I got traded to another team that is a contender'

    The Score "Two players on a journey, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson became the most important players on the New York Mets overnight. When the Mets acquired the duo from division rival Atlanta, it was by no means groundbreaking. There was no big splash, and it wasn't the move of the deadline. But it was..." July 25

  • Grichuk homers again to lift Cards past Braves

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Having traded for Miami reliever Steve Cishek earlier in the day, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that not only was he satisfied with the club’s rotation he was quite pleased with it. Mozeliak noted the imminent return of injured lefthander Jaime Garcia and, then discussing emerging..." July 25

  • Offense-needy Mets land Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson from Braves

    New York Post "In an attempt to deepen their lineup choices, the Mets acquired Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen. So, the Mets were able to find useful bats that will give manager Terry Collins more options for his batting order and..." July 25

  • Mike Bolsinger lasts long, Dodgers get last laugh in Atlanta

    True Blue L.A. "At a time when they needed it most, Mike Bolsinger pitched seven strong innings to lead the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Braves to salvage a win on getaway day Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta. Bolsinger allowed just three singles and a walk, with four strikeouts...." July 23

  • 9d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    As scheduled, #Braves 1B Freddie Freeman headed to Florida to work out in preparation for minor-league rehab assignment.

  • Chris Johnson, Alex Wood help Braves to 4-3 win over Dodgers

    Talking Chop "Chris Johnson drove in a pair of runs and Alex Wood battled into the seventh inning as the Atlanta Braves handed the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 loss. For the second straight game, Atlanta gave its starting pitcher some early runs to work with. The Dodgers struck first however when Justin Turner..." July 22

  • Which MLB Stadium Has The Cheapest Beer?

    Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22

  • Does the second wild card ruin the trade deadline?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22

  • Frustrated Chris Johnson hopes Braves trade him

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves third baseman Chris Johnson didn’t complain publicly for three months while he played sparingly, relegated to starts mostly against left-handers in a year when the Braves have faced far fewer lefties than usual. But this week, with July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaching, Johnson’s..." July 22

  • 10d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman expected to go to Fla. tomorrow for 2-3 days of working out, then rehab assignment. Could come off DL on trip, maybe Philly

  • At least on Monday night, Peterson and Simmons break out of slumps

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "At least for one night, the bats of Andrelton Simmons and Jace Peterson are back. The Braves’ middle infielders combined to go 4-for-8 in Atlanta’s 7-5 win against the Dodgers Monday night. They scored or knocked in five of the team’s seven runs. Both entered the series against Los Angeles..." July 21

  • 11d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman felt great today hitting off tee and 2 rounds soft-toss. Could begin rehab assignment in next day or two

  • Jon Lester, Cubs get recharged in 4-0 win against Braves

    Chicago Tribune "Nearly lost in the goofy circumstances of the Chicago Cubs’ 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves Saturday night was Jon Lester’s dominance. Lester snapped a 10-start winless streak thanks to early run support that supplemented his 7 1/3 innings of two-hit pitching. This marked the ninth time in his..." July 19

  • Perez lifts Braves to 4-2 win over Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "This is where it’s supposed to start getting easier for the Cubs. Fresh from a much-needed break. Seventeen games in a row against sub-.500 teams. Second coming of Kyle Schwarber. So what in the name of Herman Franks is going on around here? Despite three hits from slugging prospect..." July 18

  • Braves extend manager Gonzalez, coaching staff through 2016 season

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves ended speculation concerning the future of manager Fredi Gonzalez on Friday afternoon, announcing extensions for the franchise's entire coaching staff. The Braves extended Gonzalez, who has served as Atlanta's manager since the 2011 season, through the 2016 season with a club..." July 18

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    #Braves announced today that they have extended the contract of manager Fredi Gonzalez through the 2016 season, with a club option for 2017

  • John Smoltz says Mets' rotation 'way better' than Braves of 1990s

    ESPN New York "John Smoltz will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26, one year after his former Braves teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were enshrined in Cooperstown. The trio led what is widely considered one of the greatest starting rotations in baseball history, yet Smoltz apparently..." July 17

  • 15d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves rehabbing Williams Perez starts tonight for Triple-A Gwinnett at Syracuse

  • MLB Will ‘Heavily Discuss’ 154-Game Schedule When Current CBA Expires

    NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Jason Frasor to #Braves.

  • 5 impact players who could be traded this month "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16

  • Braves' Freeman (wrist) reportedly could be sidelined until August

    Fox Sports "Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will be sidelined longer than originally believed because of a bone bruise in his right wrist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He initially had been projected to return immediately after the All-Star break. "It's more serious than we..." July 16

  • 16d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman might not be back by 1st week of Aug., John Hart told AJC's Schultz. Wrist injury isn't healing as they hoped.

  • Mike Trout shines as the AL beats the NL 6-3 in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred sees expansion in MLB's future

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14

  • Mike Foltynewicz headed back to Triple-A

    Talking Chop "The Atlanta Braves optioned pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A Gwinnett following Sunday's loss to the Colorado Rockies. He will return to Gwinnett's starting rotation after a short stint in Atlanta's bullpen. We discussed this possibility a bit yesterday. The Braves think Foltynewicz could..." July 13

  • Rockies complete four-game sweep of Braves at Coors Field

    Denver Post "Over the last four days, the Rockies provided a tantalizing taste of the kind of baseball they are capable of playing. Sunday afternoon at sun-soaked Coors Field, in their final game before the all-star break, the Rockies hammered out a season-high tying 17 hits to beat the Atlanta Braves,..." July 13

  • Yost, Bochy reveal starting lineups for MLB All-Star Game

    The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13

  • Braves, Indians discussed swapping Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson

    Fox Sports "Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson reportedly nearly traded teams earlier in the season. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians were in discussion in early June about a deal that would send Swisher to Atlanta and Johnson to Cleveland. The report details..." July 13