Braves Rumors & News

  • D-backs blow lead before edging Braves in 11

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brandon Drury did not hit the longest of sacrifice flies, but his line drive to short left field was all the Arizona Diamondbacks needed for their second walk-off victory in three games. Atlanta left fielder Matt Kemp made a diving catch on Drury's liner with one out and the bases..." August 25

  • Braves send Jeff Francoeur to Marlins in a three-way trade also involving the Rangers

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro hears Marlins minor league catcher Matt Foley is also involved in the deal, though it’s not yet known to which team he’ll go. It’s also unknown if Foley does or does not live in a van down by the river. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Braves are sending..." August 25

  • Kemp's 8th-inning double lifts Braves past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- No matter the uniform, Matt Kemp fits right in at Chase Field. The Atlanta left fielder hit a two-run, bases-loaded double in a three-run eighth inning and also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the Braves' come-from-behind, 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Goldschmidt smashes D-backs past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The battle of the All-Star first basemen went to the one who had the last plate appearance Monday. Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt trumped Freddie Freeman's homer in the top of the ninth inning with a walk-off game-winning homer leading off the last of the ninth in the Diamondbacks'..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Zimmerman leads Nationals' hit parade in 11-9 win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Before Ryan Zimmerman was activated from the disabled list on Saturday, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker talked to him about forgetting his disappointing season and urged him to hit the reset button. Zimmerman, who entered the game hitting .222, took Baker's message to..." August 21

  • Braves win on Peterson's homer in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Jace Peterson's first walk-off homer couldn't have come at a better time for the Atlanta Braves. Peterson hit a misplaced 3-2 slider from Shawn Kelley over the right-field fence with two outs in the 10th inning for a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday...." August 21

  • Braves to Kemp: Get in better shape

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have told new left fielder Matt Kemp that he needs to get in better physical shape to reach his potential, general manager John Coppolella said during an interview with MLB Network Radio. “We see Matt Kemp as a player with a big upside,” Coppolella said. “He’s 31-years old. He is not..." August 21

  • Robinson's RBI single in 9th lifts Nationals past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange ATLANTA -- The Washington Nationals coughed up a five-run lead, but against the Atlanta Braves it didn't end up mattering. Clint Robinson singled in the tie-breaking run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Nationals won 7-6 Friday night for..." August 20

  • Lopez, Nationals shut down Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Rookie right-hander Reynaldo Lopez is joining right in to help the Washington Nationals continue their domination of the Atlanta Braves. Lopez struck out 11 over seven innings as the Nationals routed the Braves 8-2 on Thursday night, improving to 9-1 against them this season...." August 19

  • Joakim Soria, Eric O’Flaherty clear waivers

    Hardball Talk "Royals reliever Joakim Soria and Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty have both cleared waivers, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports. That means that the players’ respective teams can try to work out a deal with any interested team. Soria, 32, hasn’t had a particularly great season, compiling..." August 19

  • Dansby Swanson’s family missed his biggest phone call

    Larry Brown Sports "Like most other young minor league baseball players, Dansby Swanson couldn’t wait to call his parents and give them the life-changing news when the Atlanta Braves called him up to the big leagues on Wednesday. The call, however, did not go as he envisioned. Why? Because no one answered. In a..." August 19

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Gibson goes distance as Twins top Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson took a big step toward reversing his August troubles on Wednesday. Gibson threw his first career nine-inning complete game, lifting the Twins to a 10-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday at Turner Field. "That's a pretty good..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Twins snap seven-game slide against Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Ervin Santana got a victory against his former team and in the process helped the Minnesota Twins snap a seven-game interleague losing streak against the Atlanta Braves. Santana allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings, Joe Mauer homered as part of a three-hit game and the..." August 16

  • Murphy makes impact in Nationals' 7-6 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals used their speed and power to build a big lead against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Then they used their arms to preserve it. Daniel Murphy smacked a two-run homer and drove in four runs, rookie Reynaldo Lopez pitched seven innings for..." August 14

  • Braves get good news: No damage to Withrow’s elbow

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Examinations of Braves reliever Chris Withrow’s sore elbow showed no ligament or other damage, and the setup man will begin throwing again Tuesday. The right-hander went on on the 15-day disabled list Monday when his elbow remained sore three days after his last appearance. Because he missed..." August 14

  • Roark helps Nationals roll past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Another strong outing from consistent right-hander Tanner Roark helped the Washington Nationals secure a three-game series victory against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Roark pitched seven strong innings, Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer and Bryce Harper had an RBI double..." August 14

  • Braves' Julio Teheran: Set for rehab outing

    CBS Sports "Teheran (back) will make a rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Gwinnett, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports." August 13

  • Braves want Kemp to lose weight

    Today's Knuckleball "The Atlanta Braves are said to have concerns about Matt Kemp’s weight and will likely encourage an offseason workout program to get him back to his halcyon days. Weight loss was already on Kemp‘s own to-do list, say people close to him, so he and the team are on the same page. Kemp is listed..." August 12

  • Carter's 3-run shot carries Brewers past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Save for one 15-run outburst last weekend at Arizona, offense has been hard to come by for the Milwaukee Brewers since they traded All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy before the deadline 10 days ago. On Wednesday night, though, Chris Carter gave the Brewers all the offense they..." August 11

  • Braves Pull Jim Johnson Back After Waiver Claim; Jeff Francoeur Clears Revocable Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Outfielder Jeff Francoeur and right-hander Jim Johnson were both placed on revocable trade waivers by the Braves this week, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, though their placements had very different outcomes. Francoeur cleared waivers and is now free to be traded to any team, whereas Johnson..." August 11

  • Three homers help Brewers beat Braves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- After struggling to generate offense for more than a week, the Milwaukee Brewers snapped out of their funk Thursday afternoon and made history in the process. The Brewers became just the eighth team in baseball's expansion era to score in every inning, en route to a 11-3 romp..." August 11

  • Yankees Asked Braves for Mike Foltynewicz, Ender Inciarte in Brian McCann Deal

    The Comeback "The New York Yankees did well in their efforts at rebuilding in advance of last Monday’s trade deadline. With the impending retirement of Mark Teixeira and the release of Alex Rodriguez, their rebuild is going to be in an even better place. One highly-paid veteran that hasn’t been moved is..." August 11

  • Jenkins silences Brewers in Braves' victory

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The way Tyrell Jenkins was pitching, the last thing the Atlanta Braves -- themselves on a bit of a good run -- wanted Tuesday night was to send him home with a loss. It took a little while, but they finally found a way. Jenkins allowed just one run over six solid innings,..." August 10

  • Braves edge Brewers on 12th-inning sac fly

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- As far as highlights go, there's nothing glamorous about a sacrifice fly but when it comes on the road with the bases loaded in the 12th inning -- as Gordon Beckham did Monday night in Milwaukee -- it's about as beautiful a play one will see in baseball. "It is easier said than..." August 09

  • Early outburst enables Braves to breeze past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Growing up in Sterling, Ill., Mike Foltynewicz was a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan who adored pitcher Adam Wainwright. On Sunday, Foltynewicz beat the team and pitcher of his childhood dreams. Tossing six solid innings and even pitching in with a hit off Wainwright,..." August 07

  • Braves' homers help Hernandez to first win since 2015

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- As the best player on an Atlanta Braves team careening towards 100 losses, Freddie Freeman's rare struggles end up being magnified by the lack of production from his teammates. Saturday night, Freeman bounced back from a four-strikeout game on Friday night, and his teammates..." August 06

  • Hunter Cervenka acquired by Marlins from Braves

    CBS Sports "Cervenka was acquired by the Marlins on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports. Cervenka had been drawing interest from the Astros in recent weeks but will take his talents to Miami instead following the transaction." August 06

  • Braves take advantage of Pirates mistakes

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Atlanta manager Brian Snitker is willing to go along with some unorthodox base-running decisions if it means a win. All he could do was chuckle about the risky choice made by Adonis Garcia, which led to the deciding runs. Garcia turned a base-running gaffe into the go-ahead run in..." August 05

  • Garcia pitches, hits Cardinals past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- After knocking in the only run in his 1-0 shutout of the Atlanta Braves Friday night, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia was asked if he did that during his high school career. "I don't think so," he said, grinning. "I think I did it a bunch of times in Little League."..." August 05

  • Braves could reportedly pursue Yasiel Puig

    Yardbarker "Yasiel Puig has likely played his last game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and one team that might be able to afford taking on the restoration project is the Atlanta Braves. According to a report by Jim Bowden of ESPN on Thursday, the Braves could explore a pursuit of the mercurial outfielder...." August 05

  • Padres chairman calls Kemp's letter to Braves fans 'bunch of b.s.'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Executive Chairman Ron Fowler is the unscripted, unrestrained and unwavering voice of the plan the Padres began selling to ticket holders Wednesday night. The late-afternoon gathering at Petco Park started as a “town hall” meeting for fans following the dizzying selloff of recent months. The..." August 04

  • Pirates planning to bench Andrew McCutchen for entire Braves series

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night, when the Pirates opened their three-game series with the Braves in Atlanta, they did so without Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen was on the bench -- he didn't even pinch-hit -- in his club's 5-3 win (box score). The day off for McCutchen came after the Pirates had a team off-day..." August 04

  • Pirates' Frazier shines in Georgia homecoming

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Rookie Adam Frazier came through for the Pittsburgh Pirates in his first game back in his home state. Frazier, a native of Athens, Ga., had a two-run single in a four-run sixth inning after breaking up a no-hit bid with a double in the fifth, and the Pirates defeated the Atlanta..." August 03

  • Lingering soreness sends Braves starter Julio Teheran to 15-day DL

    Fox Sports South "On Sunday, a day removed from his five-inning outing against the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran felt lingering soreness in his right lat — discomfort that traced back to his previous start on July 22. The injury will force the 25-year-old right-hander to the 15-day..." August 03

  • Braves' Whalen earns first MLB victory

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- At first, it looked as though the major league debut of Atlanta pitcher Rob Whalen was going to be extremely brief. He allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates to bat around in the first inning and score four times. But after spotting the Pirates those four runs, Whalen settled down and did..." August 03

  • Jim Johnson drawing interest from Texas Rangers

    Talking Chop "Jim Johnson is perhaps the quintessential picture of a player that should be involved in trade rumors, and we can add another team to the list of potential suitors for the veteran right-hander. First, the New York Mets were reportedly linked to a pursuit of Johnson. " August 01

  • Money a factor in Braves' interest in Brian McCann

    ESPN "New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann could be returning to the Atlanta Braves -- if the price is right. The Braves are reportedly interested in trading for McCann, depending on how much of his contract the Yankees are willing to eat, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman. McCann's five-year,..." August 01

  • Hellickson wins what could be his last game with Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Regardless of whether Philadelphia decides to trade pitcher Jeremy Hellickson before Monday's deadline, the right-hander is certainly in a groove. Hellickson (8-7) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and drove in two runs in the Phillies' 9-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on..." July 31

  • Francoeur's blast helps Braves edge Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Jeff Francoeur is making the most of the second time with his hometown Atlanta Braves. Francoeur, once a rookie sensation with Atlanta, hit a two-run homer to the opposite field in the seventh inning and the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Sunday. "He's still..." July 31

  • Braves gamble on Kemp’s remaining value in salary dump trade with Padres

    SI "Proving that there is no such thing as an untradeable contract, two of the worst contracts in baseball were traded for each other Saturday evening as the Padres sent rightfielder Matt Kemp and a reported $10.5 million to the Braves in return for agreeing to eat the nearly $30 million remaining on..." July 31

  • Padres and Braves have discussed trade for Matt Kemp

    Talking Chop "Earlier today, the Braves search for offense, in particular out of the catcher’s position, led to rumors that they were interested in a possible reunion with Brian McCann as discussions with the Yankees, at least the introductory ones, took place. As it turns out, other teams are looking to..." July 30

  • Padres, Braves nearing Kemp-Olivera trade

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With less than 48 hours until Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the Padres and Braves are nearing a deal that would send outfielder Matt Kemp to Atlanta for infielder-outfielder Hector Olivera, sources familiar with the discussions said Saturday. The exchange of bad contracts likely will..." July 30

  • Braves contacted Yankees about McCann

    New York Post "The Yankees have had Brian McCann available in the trade market for weeks now, and the Braves have expressed interest in a reunion. But there are complications. 1. McCann has a full no-trade clause and consistently has expressed how much he loves playing for the Yankees. However, he does..." July 30

  • Braves' Jenkins beats Phillies for first MLB win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves rookie Tyrell Jenkins was so nervous about the prospect of winning his first major league game, that he couldn't even watch the last out on television. Jenkins admitted he was in the clubhouse during the ninth inning and was so fretful that he made himself a..." July 29