Braves Rumors & News

  • The Cameron Maybin conundrum

    Talking Chop "When the Braves traded Craig Kimbrel to the San Diego Padres, it was to get rid of Melvin Upton's albatross of a contract. It also brought them Cameron Maybin, who may be on his way to the best season of his career. That may just be my favorite storyline of Atlanta's 2015 season to date. As the..." July 06

  • Cesar Hernandez backing up confidence in big way with Phillies

    CSN Philly "Cesar Hernandez, a native of Venezuela, doesn't speak much English, therefore he's often quiet and low-key. But after accepting an interview request back on June 21, he had everyone's attention. And still does. “He definitely feels like he could be the second baseman of the future and..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06

  • Braves deliver fireworks on the Fourth of July as they defeat the Phillies, 9-5

    Talking Chop "There were plenty of fireworks on display around the city of Atlanta tonight, but most of them happened at Turner Field. The Braves scored four runs in the first and fourth inning, and those offensive explosions were enough to carry the Braves to a 9-5 victory over the Phillies. Atlanta wasted..." July 05

  • Maybin hopes Braves keep him around

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have Cameron Maybin under contractual control for the next two seasons but it’s uncertain if he’ll stay with the club as it transitions to the new ballpark in Cobb County for the 2017 season. Maybin said he hopes he’ll be part of the team’s future. After four years with the Padres,..." July 05

  • Braves Still Shopping Chris Johnson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have continued to look for a trade partner for third baseman Chris Johnson, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports in a series of tweets. In addition to deals for Johnson himself, Atlanta has also made proposals that would include Johnson along with another (more desirable) player, akin to..." July 05

  • Braves, Gonzalez relying heavily on MLB's youngest staff

    Fox Sports South "Manny Banuelos, cramping and dehydrated, left Thursday night's Braves-Nationals rubber match with 17 outs to his name -- 75 pitches spent running from a Cy Young frontrunner's shadow. The 24-year-old southpaw could barely control the ball by the final inning of his MLB debut, muscles in is left..." July 04

  • Juan Uribe and Jonny Gomes help lead Braves to 2-1 victory over Phillies

    Talking Chop "The Braves only scored two runs tonight, and they both came via the home run. Those two runs ended up being enough for a victory though, as Julio Teheran and company were able to keep the Phillies at bay for a 2-1 victory. After Julio Teheran fought his way out of a jam in the top of the second..." July 04

  • Maybin, Braves walk off on Max Scherzer and the Nats in the ninth, win 2-1

    Talking Chop "Last night's win was good. This one was better. Cameron Maybin made up for a costly missed catch earlier in the game with the walk-off hit in the ninth inning to beat the Nationals 2-1. Manny Banuelos debuted for the Braves opposite Max Scherzer and was very impressive. In 5.2 innings,..." July 03

  • Rays Acquire Garrett Fulenchek From Braves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced that they have traded minor league right-hander Garrett Fulenchek to the Rays in exchange for a pair of international bonus slots. The value of those slots comes out to roughly $494K. This marks the third separate trade that the Braves have made today in order to acquire..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Freddie Freeman says he will not return until after the All Star Break. #Braves

  • Pierzynski, Uribe go back-to-back; Braves snap losing streak to Nats with 4-1 win

    Talking Chop "It feels good to finally beat the Nats again. The Braves had their own four-run inning, and Matt Wisler earned his second win of the year in helping break Washington's nine-game winning streak over the Braves with one-hit ball over 5.1 innings, leading the Braves to a 4-1 win. Wisler looked..." July 02

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Dodgers sign RHP Trevor Cahill, 27-year-old groundball machine whom #Braves released on June 20.

  • Zimmermann stays in the zone as Nationals hold Braves at bay, 6-1

    Washington Post "Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller has been one of the most effective starters in baseball. When he faced the Nationals last week, he overpowered them. They chased his mid-90s fastball up and out of the strike zone and struggled to square up those he threw in it. But in the Nationals’..." July 01

  • Freeman return could be closer to All-Star break

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves are cautiously optimistic about getting Freddie Freeman back before too much longer, but their top hitter isn’t going to be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list this weekend and his return could be closer to or even after the July 13-16 All-Star break. Freeman is recovering..." July 01

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Wood silences Pirates' bats; Braves halt 5-game slide

    Fox Sports "Here are three random, but detailed takes from the Braves' 2-1 victory over the Pirates on Sunday -- Atlanta's first and only win from a brief road swing through Washington and Pittsburgh: 1. ALEX WOOD MADE UP FOR HIS SHORT OUTING AGAINST THE PIRATES FROM A FEW WEEKS AGO -- IN QUALITY AND..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • Pirates beat Braves

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen spun away from Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran’s inside fastball, but couldn’t dodge it. He wore 92 mph on his left elbow and doubled over, grimacing, as trainer Todd Tomczyk rushed out of the Pirates dugout. It was the first inning, and game over for McCutchen, the Pirates’..." June 28

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    #VoteBraves @Braves

    Williams Perez exited tonight's game in the 5th w/left foot contusion. Was seen by Pirates team doctor, x-rays were taken and are negative.

  • Pirates beat Braves, 3-2, in 10 innings

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jordy Mercer had been hitting the ball hard in recent weeks, but he hasn’t been collecting many hits. But manager Clint Hurdle never lost faith in Mercer despite the Pirates shortstop’s low batting average. Instead, he insisted Mercer was close to busting his season-long slump. Friday night,..." June 27

  • Freeman (wrist) receives PRP injection "It is still far too early to accurately project when Freddie Freeman will return to Atlanta's lineup. But the Braves are hoping the platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection Freeman received earlier this week will minimize the length of his stay on the disabled list. Freeman was placed on the 15-day..." June 26

  • A little redemption for Desmond as Nationals clip Braves in 11th

    Washington Post "The season’s first three months haven’t been easy for Ian Desmond. A key piece of the Washington Nationals the past three years, the three-time Silver Slugger winner leads the National League in errors (16, including one more Wednesday) and owns a .220 average, more than 40 points below his career..." June 25

  • Strasburg makes a triumphant return as Nationals top Braves, 3-1

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals’ vaunted rotation, the backbone of the roster, is finally whole again. After a three-week stint on the disabled list with neck spasms, Stephen Strasburg returned rejuvenated. He no longer needed to push through any nicks and bruises. The time away allowed him to recover..." June 24

  • Freddie Freeman heads to disabled list with wrist injury

    Sporting News "The Braves hoped a bit of rest would help Freddie Freeman get over the wrist injury that has bothered him the last several days. It turns out Freeman is in for a slightly longer spell on the shelf. Freeman landed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a wrist contusion, and the Braves..." June 24

  • Freeman likely headed to disabled list "Though the Braves have not officially made a decision, it appears first baseman Freddie Freeman will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday. The Braves have not released the results of the MRI exam Freeman underwent Monday to determine what has caused his recent right wrist discomfort. But the..." June 23

  • Freddie Freeman’s MRI must not have gone well

    Hardball Talk "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman‘s had an MRI on his sore right wrist yesterday, which has kept him out of action for four straight games. It must not have gone well, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Freeman did not take the flight to D.C. yesterday with the..." June 23

  • Ciriaco’s pinch hit sends Braves to victory

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves had done little against Mets right-hander Matt Harvey but manager Fredi Gonzalez turned to bench coach Carlos Tosca and made a prediction as catcher Ryan Lavarnway went up to bat in the seventh inning on Sunday." June 22

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Freeman's wrist was still sore when he swung a bat today. He might get an MRI tomorrow.

  • Toussaint acquisition a coup for Braves "That Braves general manager John Hart added another blue-chip prospect to his farm system Saturday night was no surprise. That he added D-backs 2014 first-round pick Touki Toussaint at the low, low cost of assuming roughly $9.5 million on Bronson Arroyo's contract and giving up Phil Gosselin was a..." June 21

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    Jim Callis @jimcallisMLB

    1st-rder Mike Soroka, @Braves agree on $1,974,700 (full 28 slot). Canada HS RHP, athletic, FB to 94, chance for three solid P. @MLBDraft

  • Braves scatter 6, take down visiting Mets

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves stretched 10 hits and plated six runs to beat the New York Mets, 6-4. The win knocked the Mets out of first place in the National League East. Currently, the Braves are two games behind the Nationals and 1 1/2 behind the Mets. Here are three observations from Atlanta's big..." June 21

  • Diamondbacks trade Bronson Arroyo, Touki Toussaint to Braves for Phil Gosselin

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks made a surprising salary dump on Saturday night, trading right-hander Bronson Arroyo to the Atlanta Braves to save $9.5 million but having to include highly regarded pitching prospect Touki Toussaint in the process. In return, the Diamondbacks received versatile infielder Phil..." June 21

  • Wisler, Peterson wreak havoc in Braves' rally win over Mets

    Fox Sports South "Here are three detailed takes from the Braves' 2-1 win over the New York Mets -- a thrilling comeback victory for Atlanta. 1. THE BRAVES' PRESENT AND FUTURE WONDERFULLY CONVERGED FOR ONE GRAND NIGHT AT TURNER FIELD Even if the Braves had lost 1-0 on Friday, it still would have been an..." June 20

  • Buchholz, Sox silence Braves in 5-2 win

    CSN New England "On Thursday, Clay Buchholz returned to the scene of the crime. It was last season that he was shelled for six runs in just three innings, his one and only career start in Atlanta's Turner Field. But there would be no such trouble this time around, as Buchholz controlled the Braves for the..." June 19

  • Braves Promote Matt Wisler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced tonight that top right-handed pitching prospect Matt Wisler will be promoted tomorrow and make his big league debut against the Mets. Righty Sugar Ray Marimon will be sent back to Triple-A Gwinnett to clear room on the 25-man roster, and the team has an open spot on its 40-man..." June 19

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    Simmons is back in #Braves lineup

  • Simmons on Gomes: ‘What he brings to the team, you can’t quantify’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "When Braves left fielder Jonny Gomes ran to his position in the middle of the second inning Monday, the Red Sox showed a highlight reel on the center-field video board that featured fist-pumping, muscle-flexing, helmet-flying moments from Gomes’ stint with the Red Sox, whom he helped win the 2013..." June 18

  • 7th inning rally sends Braves past Red Sox, 5-2

    Talking Chop "After the pitching staff was beaten up considerably on Tuesday in Boston, the Atlanta Braves well represented in that area by Alex Wood and the bullpen during Wednesday's contest. With that effective run prevention and a timely rally in the seventh inning, the Braves claimed control of the series..." June 18

  • Freddie Freeman’s games played streak to end due to wrist injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will no longer have the longest active streak of games played in the majors when he sits out Thursday because of a right wrist sprain. Freeman said he suffered the injury while taking a swing on Saturday at the Mets. He’d been in the lineup since then but..." June 18

  • Red Sox snap losing skid with 9-4 win over Braves

    CSN New England "It hardly makes up for a week-long losing streak, but for one afternoon at least, nearly everything went right for the Red Sox as they snapped a seven-game losing skid with a convincing 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Brock Holt, elevated to the leadoff spot with Dustin Pedroia sidelined..." June 17

  • Braves Catcher A.J. Pierzynski Admits to Drinking "Rally Beers," Playing Games Hungover

    Complex "Have you ever wondered how MLB players make it through, like, 16-inning games? Yes, yes, they make millions of dollars to play a game that little kids play and they should be grateful for it and blah blah blah. But seriously, how the hell do they just sit there and stare out on to the field hour..." June 17

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    #VoteBraves @Braves

    Roster move: Braves have selected the contract of INF Daniel Castro from the @GwinnettBraves. RHP Mike Foltynewicz has been optioned to GWI

  • Braves demote Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett, call up Lavarnway

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves' future behind the plate remains unclear. The organization demoted top catching prospect and expected everyday starter Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday following a series of defensive miscues and a lack of offensive production. In a corresponding move,..." June 15

  • Mets explode for 10 runs, roar back to stun Braves

    New York Post "Dillon Gee followed Saturday’s gut-punch loss by digging a five-run hole for his teammates. Boos exploded from the large Citi Field crowd, another series loss seemed inevitable. Negativity was everywhere — everywhere except the home dugout. “Everybody stayed positive,” rookie outfielder..." June 15

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred inclined to leave DH situation as is

    CBS Sports "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15

  • Maybin lifts Braves past Mets in 11 innings

    Fox Sports South "What started off as duel of two of the National League's premier young pitchers turned into the redemption of Cameron Maybin. Questionable base running by the center fielder in the eighth inning cost the Braves a potential run. He made up for it, delivering a one-run single in the ninth and the..." June 14

  • Mets continue beatdown of east with 5 staight over Braves

    New York Post "They haven’t accomplished much outside the division, but these Mets are still beasts of the East. So you can’t blame manager Terry Collins’ crew for rolling out a welcome mat for the Braves, long removed from their days of tormenting this franchise. On Friday night, the Mets made it five..." June 13