Braves Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Atlanta Braves receiving ‘strong’ interest on Jim Johnson

    Today's Knuckleball "Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jim Johnson is drawing “strong” trade interest, league sources tell Today’s Knuckleball. It’s unclear how close a deal is, but one source says that the Braves are “a phone call away with a couple of clubs.” Since coming off of the disabled list in June, Johnson has..." July 29

  • Marlins eyeing Volquez, Shoemaker, Teheran

    Fish Stripes "As the Marlins continue searching for starting pitching help, the club has expressed interest in Edinson Volquez, Matt Shoemaker and Julio Teheran, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. The Marlins are hoping to add at least one starter in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline..." July 29

  • Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Freddie Freeman had a chance in the eighth inning on Wednesday to establish a new career high in both single-game hits and RBIs. But after working ahead in the count, the Minnesota Twins chose to walk him instead. Freeman settled for matching his career bests with four hits..." July 28

  • Franco, Phillies power past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Maikel Franco continues to be a road warrior for the Philadelphia Phillies. The third baseman maintained his hot hitting away from home by slugging a three-run homer in the first inning, one of three smashed by the Phillies in a 7-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday at..." July 28

  • Rangers Acquire Lucas Harrell, Dario Alvarez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have added some depth to their rotation and bullpen, announcing the acquisition of right-handed starter Lucas Harrell and left-hander reliever Dario Alvarez from the Braves in exchange for minor league second baseman Travis Demeritte. Texas has designated infielder Matt Duffy for..." July 28

  • Braves scratch out 2-0 win over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Lucas Harrell doesn't have the biggest name among pitchers who could be traded before Monday's non-waiver deadline, but the Atlanta Braves right-hander showed again Tuesday why he could be a sought-after piece. Harrell pitched six shutout innings and got just enough support to..." July 26

  • Colorado's Story has a rookie HR record tale to tell

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trevor Story added to his burgeoning rookie lore Saturday night for the Rockies, hitting two home runs to set a record and driving in a career-high five runs as Colorado beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4. The Rockies have won nine straight games from the Braves at Coors Field dating to..." July 24

  • Rockies complete sweep of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story continued their home run duel Sunday as the Colorado Rockies walloped the Atlanta Braves 7-2 to sweep the teams' four-game series. Arenado hit a three-run homer, his 25th of the season, in the first inning, when the Rockies jumped on Braves starter..." July 24

  • Braves 'aggressively' shopping Aybar, Francoeur

    The Score "The last-place Atlanta Braves are expected to continue their rebuild by making a number of veterans available at the non-waiver trade deadline. Among the names the Braves are looking to deal are infielder Erick Aybar and outfielder Jeff Francoeur, who rival executives say are are being..." July 24

  • Rockies pull out victory over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies hit two rapid-fire two-run homers Friday night but had to survive a tense ninth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3. Nolan Arenado, rested after not playing Thursday, hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and two batters later, Trevor Story hit a two-run..." July 23

  • Braves pitcher leaves game due to lat tightness

    Talking Chop "Julio Teheran left Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning due to injury. Teheran appeared to suffer the injury when he lunged while trying to field a ground ball off the bat of Colorado’s Mark Reynolds. However, it was a bit unclear as to what the injury actually was...." July 23

  • Rockies bounce back, belt Braves

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Chad Bettis restored order on the mound for the Rockies, and Carlos Gonzalez belted a timely three-run homer Thursday night as Colorado beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3. The Rockies' victory came after consecutive lopsided losses to the Tampa Bay Rays by scores of 10-1 and 11-3, defeats..." July 22

  • Coppolella says he won't trade Teheran

    MLB.com "Julio Teheran will continue to draw interest from teams looking to add a frontline starting pitcher before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline. But Braves general manager John Coppolella contends he will not be influenced to trade his All-Star pitcher. "I have told about 12 different general..." July 22

  • Royals have interest in acquiring Markakis

    Royals Review "We are a little over a week away from the August 1 trade deadline, and while fans debate whether or not the Royals should be sellers or buyers, the rumors seem to suggest the Royals are looking to be buyers. Despite the great need for starting pitching, there are persistent rumors the Royals are..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Inciarte's 11th-inning sac fly lifts Braves past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds both reside in last place in their respective divisions and are in full rebuilding mode. So, while an 11-inning, three-hour, 38-minute marathon resulted in a 5-4 win for the Braves on Tuesday night, both clubs came away feeling good about..." July 20

  • Reds' Barnhart, Votto homer as DeSclafani stops Braves

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Anthony DeSclafani is a silent assassin. It never seems like the Reds right-hander is dominating a game, until you look up at the scoreboard. "He just keeps throwing strikes," said catcher Tucker Barnhart. "It's overwhelming for hitters. He doesn't give them a chance to..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Keith Law ranks Braves farm system No. 1 in his midseason system rankings

    Talking Chop "The Braves farm system has gotten nearly endless accolades and praise this season. Between the wealth of talent in the system and and the exciting young players that the Braves have acquired in the 2016 draft including Ian Anderson, Joey Wentz, and Kyle Muller plus high-end IFA signings, in..." July 19

  • Votto homers, knocks in 3 as Reds top Braves

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Joey Votto batted .229 in April, and things got even worse in May when he hit .200. However, over the course of a six-month season, good hitters always seem to hit their stride at some point. That time might be now for the Cincinnati Reds first baseman. "I've had seasons..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Braves win on d'Arnaud's RBI in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Chase d'Arnaud came through in dramatic fashion to make sure that the Atlanta Braves were not swept in a series at home by the Colorado Rockies for the first time since 1997. D'Arnaud delivered an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Braves a 1-0 victory that..." July 17

  • Braves' Arodys Vizcaino: Likely headed to disabled list

    CBS Sports "Vizcaino is dealing with an oblique injury, and manager Brian Snitker indicated the setback will land Vizcaino on the disabled list, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports." July 16

  • Freddie Freeman has cancerous mole surgically removed

    CBS Sports "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman recently had a scare with cancer, but he's instead been given a clean bill of health. Per the Associated Press, Freeman had a mole surgically removed from his back earlier this week. He learned Friday that "abnormal cells were present" but that with the mole..." July 16

  • Braves trade rumors: Club seeking starting catcher

    MLB Daily Dish "Atlanta is hoping to add a starting catcher for 2017 before the non-waiver trade deadline, according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. The Braves were discussing possibilities before Tyler Flowers went down with a hand fracture, Bowman notes. Although Milwaukee has not made clear whether Jonathan..." July 16

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • Tyler Flowers to miss 4-6 weeks with broken hand, per report

    Talking Chop "Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers has been one of the few bright spots for the major league club this season, but the veteran has suffered an injury setback that will reportedly cost him the next 4-to-6 weeks of availability. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that Flowers will be out..." July 12

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Braves GM: ‘We aren’t trading’ Julio Teheran

    Sportsnaut "In the midst of one of their worst seasons in recent history, the last-place Atlanta Braves figure to be sellers between now and the trade deadline early next month. Without much in terms of capital on the Big League club, the central focus of rumors surrounding the Braves have involved..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Braves' Tyler Flowers: Leaves game with strained left hand

    CBS Sports "Flowers exited Saturday's game with a left hand strain. The 30-year-old catcher came out of the game in the second inning Saturday and was replaced by A.J. Pierzynski." July 10

  • Foltynewicz strikes out 10 as Braves blank White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Mike Foltynewicz showed he has bounced back from dealing with bone spurs in his elbow - in a big way. In front of family and friends, the right-hander struck out a career-high 10 batters in seven innings as the Atlanta Braves posted a 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on..." July 10

  • Frazier leads White Sox past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Third baseman Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox is swinging a hot bat, but that will not necessarily translate into success in next week's home run derby. "That's a totally different swing," Frazier said with a smile. "Different bat, too." On Saturday, Frazier's regular..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Flowers' single in 11th lifts Braves past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- After going hitless in his first four at-bats Thursday, Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers knew he needed to change his approach at the plate. A brief talk with Braves hitting coach Kevin Seitzer steered Flowers out of trouble. "I was trying to figure out what the heck I..." July 08

  • Jeff Francoeur: Players overwhelmingly want stiffer PED penalties

    ESPN "Atlanta Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur estimated that 90 percent of Major League Baseball players are in favor of stronger penalties for performance-enhancing drug use. He also said changes to the game's drug testing agreement might be necessary as a disincentive to players who are "cheating the..." July 08

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Galvis' two-run homer powers Phillies past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis was hitless in his last seven at-bats coming into Wednesday's contest and was batting 1-for-16 in five games during the homestand. None of that mattered, though, when he stepped into the box with a runner on third and the Philadelphia Phillies down a run in the..." July 06

  • Braves reportedly copying Dan Snyder’s terrible parking plan

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Braves new home of SunTrust Park will open in 2017, but it will not be without controversy. It will cut into money that had previously been allocated for public parks. It will also be replacing Turner Field, which was only built in 1996. Fans in cities like Oakland and Tampa Bay..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

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