Braves Rumors & News

  • Brewers edge Teheran, Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- A career-best 12 strikeouts by Julio Teheran wasn't enough to get Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker a victory in his first home game Tuesday night. Scooter Gennett drove in the tie-breaking run with a two-out single off reliever Bud Norris in the eighth inning and the..." May 24

  • Braves acquire Brian Matusz from Orioles, and in essence purchase another draft pick

    CBS Sports "The Orioles announced Monday they have traded left-hander Brian Matusz to the Braves in exchange for minor-league pitchers Trevor Balicek and Brandon Barker. As well, the Braves will receive the Orioles' Competitive Balance Round B pick (76th overall) in the upcoming June MLB Draft. Matusz, 29,..." May 24

  • Phillies' Eickhoff shuts down Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Manager Pete Mackanin said Saturday he thought his Philadelphia Phillies team looked a little down after dropping two straight games to the Atlanta Braves. Nothing like a 13-hit performances to lift the spirits. The Phillies got some much needed offense and avoided a..." May 22

  • Braves Sign Lucas Harrell, Rob Wooten To Minor League Deals

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have signed a pair of right-handers – Lucas Harrell and Rob Wooten – to minor league contracts, the team announced. Harrell is a client of Frontline Athlete Management, while the Ballengee Group represents Wooten. A former starter for multiple teams, primarily the Astros, Harrell has..." May 22

  • Chipper Jones hasn’t ruled out managing Braves

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "On Atlanta's 680-AM The Fan this morning, Chipper Jones had "no comment" when asked about his interest in being the Atlanta Braves manager. The former Braves slugger appeared with Sandra Golden and Brian Finneran on their "Front Row" show. (Co-host Steak Shapiro was away in Vegas.) Chipper..." May 21

  • Sean Burnett Opts Out Of Braves Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "Left-handed reliever Sean Burnett has opted out of his minor league contract with the Braves, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (via Twitter). The 33-year-old is now a free agent, joining fellow southpaw Neal Cotts as an experienced southpaw available to clubs in need of some left-handed..." May 20

  • Polanco provides pop in Pirates' victory over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- This was not the first time Jeff Locke got to admire and benefit from Gregory Polanco's power and speed. "It's fantastic," the Pittsburgh starter said Thursday night after Polanco hit a two-run homer and tripled, providing some of the run support for Locke in an 8-2 victory..." May 19

  • Braves' Erick Aybar sedated, has chicken bone removed from throat

    ESPN "Erick Aybar's tough 2016 season didn't get any better Thursday. According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Braves shortstop was taken to a doctor after a chicken bone got stuck in his throat at lunch. Aybar was sedated and had the bone removed." May 19

  • The top 8 Braves managerial candidates

    MLB Daily Dish "Fredi Gonzalez became the first manager fired this season when he was let go by the Braves yesterday, meaning Atlanta will immediately begin to consider a wide array of candidates to become the team's next manager. Triple-A skipper Brian Snitker was named interim manager, and will run the team for..." May 19

  • Braves finally get 10th win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The way Julio Teheran had been pitching was one thing. His record was another. Staked with some run support -- finally -- the Atlanta starter turned in another strong outing as the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Wednesday. "Finally, I got my win, but I was trying..." May 18

  • Pirates hang on to beat Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Brian Snitker couldn't have himself in a tougher spot in his first game as a major league manager with his Atlanta Braves trailing 9-0. It looked like Snitker might end up having a debut for the ages, though, when the Braves cut the deficit two runs in the seventh inning, but..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Report: Fredi González Found Out He Was Fired Via An Email About A Flight Reservation

    Deadspin "Fredi González was officially fired by the Atlanta Braves this morning after the team lost in Pittsburgh last night to bring their record down to 9-28. The game was the first of a four-game road series, and, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, González first found out something was up..." May 18

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Braves fire Fredi Gonzalez as manager

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves fired manager Fredi Gonzalez on Tuesday, after one of the worst half-seasons in the franchise’s 140-year history was followed by its worst-ever start to a season. They have a majors-worst 7-28 record. An announcement of the firing and his replacement was expected from the team later..." May 17

  • Joyce powers Pirates in win over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- When traffic got heavy, Jon Niese slowed down. Niese pitched six effective innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-5 win over Atlanta Braves on Monday night while Matt Joyce had a home run among his three hits and drove in three runs, Gregory Polanco had three hits and..." May 16

  • Morales' 13th-inning homer lifts Royals over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kendrys Morales was 0-for-5 on the day with two strikeouts, his average dripping below .200, when he came to the plate in the 13th inning Sunday. He then delivered in the clutch. Morales blasted a two-run homer to straightaway center with two outs, and the Kansas..." May 15

  • Perez, Volquez pace Royals over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez got the clutch hit for the insurance runs, while Edinson Volquez pitched deep into the game, which is what the Kansas City Royals needed. Perez drove in two runs with an eighth inning single and Volquez allowed one run over seven innings as the Kansas City..." May 14

  • Pierzynski becomes 10th catcher to play 2,000 games

    Today's Knuckleball "Upon stepping onto the field Thursday evening against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves’ A.J. Pierzynski became just the 10th catcher in major league history to appear in 2,000 career games. With Thursday marking his 2,000th career outing and his 135th as a member of the Braves, the..." May 13

  • Rupp gets key hit in Phillies' 10-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Cameron Rupp proved to be the unlikely hero on Thursday. The burly catcher stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning having made an out in each of his previous four at-bats in this game and eight straight at-bats over two days. With a .228 batting..." May 12

  • Nick Swisher prefers Minor Leagues to playing with Braves

    Sportsnaut "Nick Swisher was released by the Atlanta Braves days before the beginning of the season. Now that the season is more than a month old and the Braves look like a potentially historically bad team, Swisher is pleased that Atlanta showed him the door, saying as much to Tim Casey of Vice..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Braves top Phillies for rare home win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Williams Perez was masterful in his return from the minors and the struggling Atlanta Braves got to celebrate an ultra-rare home victory Wednesday night. Perez, starting in place of the traded Jhoulys Chacin, faced just a batter over the minimum in eight innings and the Braves..." May 11

  • Angels Nearing Trade For Jhoulys Chacin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels are working to finalize a deal to acquire righty Jhoulys Chacin from the Braves, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter). The return remains unreported. Chacin is owed $1.1MM on the minor league deal he signed with Atlanta this winter. That makes..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Atlanta Braves Trade Starting Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin To Angels For…

    Tomahawk Take "The Atlanta Braves have traded Jhoulys Chacin to the Angels as reported by Braves beat writer Mark Bowman. Chacin was suppose to be the Braves starting pitcher for tonight’s game against the Phillies. To make the move possible, the Braves will likely call up Williams Perez to start on Wednesday..." May 11

  • Morgan, Phillies drop Braves to 1-16 at home

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It took Adam Morgan four tries, but he finally beat his hometown team. Morgan, who grew up in the northwest Atlanta suburb of Marietta, pitched seven strong innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at Turner Field. The..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Atlanta Braves Being Mentioned in Trade Talks

    Tomahawk Take "The Vultures are already Circling… but should Atlanta give up on the season this soon? Two items of interest this weekend were repeated at the MLB Trade Rumors site: JULIO TEHERAN Many scouts and front offices feel Julio Teheran will be made available before the trade deadline. The Braves..." May 09

  • Braves infielder Beckham coming off DL

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves plan to activate veteran infielder Gordon Beckham from the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday’s series opener against Philadelphia. Outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo would be dropped from the 25-man roster to open a spot. Beckham, who’s been on rehab assignment for a strained hamstring,..." May 09

  • Herrmann's two homers send D'backs past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA – Chris Herrmann called his mother on Sunday morning to wish her "Happy Mother's Day." He didn't promise her a hit, much less a home run, but he should have. The catcher hit a pair of home runs, including a two-run shot in the 11th inning, to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-3 win..." May 08

  • Miller finally earns first win with Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It took a trip back to Atlanta for Shelby Miller to get his first victory with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Miller allowed four hits in six innings against his former team and the Diamondbacks added to the Braves' woes with a 4-2 victory on Saturday night. "It feels nice to..." May 07

  • Diamondbacks loosen up, end six-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Arizona Diamondbacks, riding a six-game losing streak, decided to change their luck with a different approach. They loosened up the atmosphere in the clubhouse and put their best pitcher on the mound. Both decisions worked out. Outfielder David Peralta selected the..." May 07

  • Buddy Carlyle named the Braves new replay assistant

    Hardball Talk "The Braves have been terrible with respect to replay challenges this year. Almost improbably terrible. Fredi Gonzalez has challenged calls seven times and he’s been unsuccessful on all seven challenges. Given how these things work, it’s likely because he’s getting bad advice from the Braves..." May 06

  • When Fredi Gonzalez is fired, it won't just be for what happened this year

    Talking Chop "Fredi Gonzalez's days as manager of the Atlanta Braves are more than likely coming to an end in the very near future. The rumors have been steady and strong ever since the extremely early days of the season, which is when oddsmakers named him as the favorite to be the first manager fired this..." May 05

  • Eddie Perez likely to be Braves’ interim manager if Fredi Gonzalez is fired

    Hardball Talk "There’s been a lot of rumbling that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will soon get the pink slip. His team is 7-20 entering Thursday’s action. Historically, front offices — particularly those of rebuilding/restructuring teams — respond to that by making coaching and/or managerial changes. Per..." May 05

  • Report: MLB extends Hector Olivera's leave while investigation continues

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Braves outfielder Hector Olivera while the league continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding his April arrest on misdemeanor assault and battery charges. Olivera's arrest stemmed from a dispute with a woman at a Virginia..." May 05

  • Report: Braves considering firing manager Fredi Gonzalez

    Sportsnaut "Fredi Gonzalez is on the hot seat with the Atlanta Braves, as the team is reportedly considering firing the manager. Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported that the Braves are “embarrassed” over their MLB worst 7-19 start to the season. In this, they are giving some serious thought to..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Bud Black seen as "heavy favorite" to be Atlanta Braves manager in 2017, per report

    Talking Chop "Fredi Gonzalez might get fired during the 2016 season and, at the very least, few people expect the manager of the Atlanta Braves to keep his job when it comes to the 2017 campaign. While the speculation will continue until an actual decision is made on Gonzalez's future with the club, a report..." May 04

  • Wisler, Braves fire one-hitter against Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Matt Wisler could have spent the ninth inning on the mound. Instead, he spent the final inning getting prepared for his next start. Wisler pitched eight outstanding innings and combined with Arodys Vizcaino on a one-hitter as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-0 Tuesday..." May 03

  • The Atlanta Braves are playing like one of the worst teams in MLB history

    Fox Sports "The Atlanta Braves are bad. Really bad. They're in the basement of the NL East after just 25 games and sit 12 games back of the first-place Washington Nationals. Nothing has gone right for the rebuilding squad this season as Atlanta has given its fans very little to cheer about just one year..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Colon gets 220th career win as Mets defeat Braves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The baseball used to get the final out of Bartolo Colon's 220th career victory disappeared in the time it took the New York Mets to go from the field to the clubhouse late Monday night. No big deal. Colon will probably reach another milestone soon enough anyway. The Mets..." May 02

  • Teheran's effort sets up Braves for win over Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Julio Teheran may be showing the way forward as the Atlanta Braves seek to dig out after a wretched start. The right-hander had no decision in the Braves' 4-3 10-inning Sunday victory -- Nick Markakis' sacrifice fly in the 10th drove in the decisive run -- but tossed seven shutout..." May 01

  • Braves reportedly want to 'buy' draft picks, here are the best trade partners

    CBS Sports "The Braves come into Sunday with baseball's worst record at 5-18, though that is not exactly a surprise. Atlanta is in the middle of a massive rebuilding process and they were expected to be terrible in 2016. As part of their ongoing rebuild, the club is reportedly looking to acquire additional..." May 01

  • Braves accidentally call up ineligible player

    The Score "Nothing is going right for the Atlanta Braves this season. Not even routine transactions. After Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs was rained out, the Braves optioned right-hander Chris Withrow to Triple-A Gwinnett, and called up veteran utility man Emilio Bonifacio. The 31-year-old's..." May 01

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Braves rumors: Fredi Gonzalez likely to be fired

    MLB Daily Dish "The Braves were supposed to be bad in 2016. They were expected to finish near the bottom of the league in nearly every category worth counting, and would use this season as a spring board for 2017. With a new ballpark set to open next year, the plan was to get young players the experience they..." April 30

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