Craig Kimbrel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Craig Kimbrel wins first Trevor Hoffman Award

    CBSSports.com "Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that a new award would be handed out on an annual basis to the best relief pitcher in each league. The NL version of the award is now known as the Trevor Hoffman Award, and the first winner of it is Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. The announcement was..." October 22

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Craig Kimbrel's four-year deal includes a 2018 option. With Freeman and Teheran extensions, been a costly -- and excellent -- offseason.

  • Braves heading to arbitration with three of their best players

    CBSSports.com "The Atlanta Braves are heading to salary arbitration with their three most high-profile arb-eligible players: All-Stars Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward. The deadline to exchange figures for salary arbitration was earlier Friday, and though clubs and their respective..." January 19

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    Craig Kimbrel @kimbrel46

    Hmmmm.... pic.twitter.com/xL7nWVHmtJ

  • McCann homers, Kimbrel gets 100th save in Braves’ 6-3 win at S.F.

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Off the disabled list and back in the middle of the Braves’ lineup, Brian McCann says he’s thinking only about helping the team win now, not looming free agency or his uncertain future in Atlanta beyond 2013. In Thursday’s series opener at San Francisco, he did that. The veteran catcher had a..." May 10

  • Reds stun 5-4 Braves with back-to-back homers in 9th

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With the Reds down to their last strike, Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit back-to-back home runs off of Braves closer Craig Kimbrel to give the Reds a 5-4 victory over the Braves at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. Kimbrel had a full count on Mesoraco when the pinch-hitter hit a shot to..." May 08

  • Can Kimbrel meet his own standards?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The secret to being a good closer lies in the ability to shake off the inevitable ugly outing and move on unbowed to the next challenge. Early in the process of making himself into the Braves most consistent, reliable asset — it was the night of Sept. 9, 2011, to be precise — Craig Kimbrel..." March 30