Braves Rumors & News

  • Robles helps Mets preserve victory over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- With their bullpen already stretched thin, it was Hansel Robles who came to the rescue again. The right-hander came out of the bullpen with another timely long-relief appearance to save the New York Mets for the second time this week, helping preserve an 8-6 victory over the..." June 24

  • The Red Sox have inquired on a couple of Braves pitchers

    Hardball Talk "Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Red Sox have inquired on Braves pitchers Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino. It’s a matchup that makes sense, though Bowden says that “there is no traction to a trade at this time.” The sense part is that the Red Sox could use a starter and Teheran looks like..." June 24

  • Braves' Vizcaino drawing intense interest

    Talking Chop "There’s been plenty of trade talk surrounding the Atlanta Braves this season, and today the rumors have been flying all over the place. Julio Teheran will continue to be the biggest name that we hear about in trade rumors, and there was a fresh rumor today that Bud Norris is drawing interest on..." June 24

  • Garcia's 8th-inning blast pushes Braves past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are glad to have the power of Adonis Garcia back in the starting lineup. The third baseman celebrated his return with a game-winning, two-run homer in Atlanta's 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the New York Mets on Thursday at Turner Field. "I'm very..." June 23

  • Marlins Among Teams With Interest In Bud Norris

    MLB Trade Rumors "Braves righty Bud Norris had a dismal start to the season, but he’s righted the ship over the past seven weeks or so and is drawing trade interest from multiple clubs, including the Marlins, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). Norris, 31, isn’t exactly a marquee trade chip but..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Marlins shut down Braves behind Conley

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Adam Conley has "days when his stuff is really good and other days when it's not as sharp." Wednesday was one of those good days. Conley, a 26-year-old left-hander, pitched eight scoreless innings and Justin Bour blasted a two-run homer..." June 22

  • Mallex Smith (broken thumb) could miss at least 6 weeks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the Braves off Monday there was no update on Mallex Smith, but the rookie outfielder seemed likely to miss at least six weeks after his left thumb was broken when hit by a pitch during Sunday’s series-clinching win against the Mets. Smith will go on the disabled list and a replacement..." June 21

  • For starters, Atlanta should look to deal its closer

    Fox Sports "It would be something of an upset if the Braves kept right-hander Julio Teheran, considering how often rival executives claim to hear his name floated in trade discussions. Yet, Braves general manager John Coppolella seemingly was not bluffing when he told me last month that he would need to be..." June 21

  • Braves' Teheran is trade deadline's best target, but will he be dealt?

    SI "The Braves haven’t had much to cheer about this season, but on Sunday, Julio Teheran provided a highlight by spinning a one-hit shutout against the Mets at Citi Field. The gem completed Atlanta’s three-game sweep of the defending NL champions, and it no doubt raised the stakes with regards to the..." June 21

  • Mallex Smith has fractured thumb after being hit by pitch

    Talking Chop "After being hit by a pitch in the left hand in Sunday's game, X-rays revealed that Mallex Smith suffered a fracture of his left thumb. Smith remained in the game to run the bases in the top half of the seventh inning, but was removed from the game after that, and the X-rays were administered at..." June 19

  • Braves' Teheran records one-hit shutout vs. Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Remakes are all the rage in Hollywood these days. On a sunny Father's Day afternoon at Citi Field, Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran almost brought the remake to baseball. Teheran threw the first one-hit shutout of his career Sunday, when he faced one batter over the..." June 19

  • Gant gets first win as Braves top Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves right-hander John Gant didn't have to collect any souvenirs Friday night from his first major league win. But a ball or lineup card wouldn't have been able to do justice to the particularly neat fashion in which Gant achieved a lifelong dream. Gant, pitching..." June 17

  • Julio Teheran, Freddie Freeman likely staying put

    Talking Chop "With the Draft out of the way, the focus for the Atlanta Braves will be on the trade deadline and who might be available. Atlanta has a few veteran options that they could look to unload for prospects but it appears that two of their bigger name players will be sticking around. Today’s..." June 17

  • d'Arnaud's hit lifts Braves to marathon win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It isn't often that a player will hit for the cycle and not be the star of the game. But that was the case on Wednesday, when Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman hit for the cycle and took a back seat to Chase d'Arnaud, who came up with the hit to complete the unlikely winning..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins called up by Atlanta Braves

    Fox Sports "The Braves apparently added a news-breaker in their 2016 draft class with Texas A&M outfielder J.B. Moss. The seventh-round pick broke early Thursday that Tyrell Jenkins was called up to the majors for the first time ahead of Atlanta's series finale against the Reds. "That boy..." June 16

  • Braves' Freddie Freeman hits for first cycle in 2016

    Yahoo! Sports "Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman became the first major-league player to hit for the cycle in the Braves wild, 9-8, 13-inning win against the Reds on Wednesday night. Freeman needed the extra frames to complete the feat. He was a single shy leading up to his at-bat in the 11th inning,..." June 16

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Braves Agree To Terms With Joey Wentz, Kyle Muller

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have agreed to terms with a trio of recently-drafted lefties, per Jim Callis of (Twitter links). Competitive balance Round A selection Joey Wentz, second-round choice Kyle Muller, and third-rounder Drew Harrington will all land above-slot bonuses. Wentz will receive a $3.05MM..." June 14

  • Bruce homer propels Reds over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Jay Bruce, a potential trade chip for the Cincinnati Reds later this summer, is doing nothing except increase his value. Bruce hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Atlanta right-hander Julio Teheran and the Reds made it stand up despite an ultra-scary ninth inning for a..." June 14

  • Bases-loaded walk in 9th lifts Reds past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Cincinnati Reds continued their rebound from an 11-game losing streak by adding to the Atlanta Braves' miseries. Tyler Holt drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the ninth inning to force in the decisive run as the Reds improved to 10-6 since the losing skid with a 9-8..." June 13

  • Lester, Cubs get last laugh in rout of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Chicago Cubs were a comedy of errors defensively with Bill Murray on hand for the final two games against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Cubs won both in laughers anyway, making the actor-comedian happy and improving the team's major league-best record to 43-18...." June 12

  • Norris strong as Braves down Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- When veteran Bud Norris exited April with an 8.74 ERA, there were some who believed the right-hander would be released. Now, a month later, he's on the verge of returning to the starting rotation. Norris took another step toward reclaiming his spot among the Atlanta Braves'..." June 11

  • Arrieta, Cubs overpower Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Chicago Cubs didn't have batting practice on Saturday, an afternoon game with temperatures in the mid-90s, in the aftermath of a night game. It didn't really matter. The refreshed Cubs smashed four home runs and pitcher Jake Arrieta claimed his 10th victory in an 8-2 victory..." June 11

  • Braves select pitcher Ian Anderson with third pick in MLB draft

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Atlanta Braves added to their stockpile of young arms on Thursday, selecting right-handed pitcher Ian Anderson with the third overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft. Anderson pitches at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, New York, and is in the midst of a state semifinal run with the..." June 10

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Rumors: Cubs acquiring starter Julio Teheran from Braves?

    Sportsrageous "Chicago Cubs’ ace Jake Arrieta suffered his first regular season loss in nearly a year on Sunday, June 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It’s not the time to panic but the latest MLB rumors suggest that the Cubs are looking to add another starting pitcher and it could be Julio Teheran from the..." June 09

  • Padres' Myers delivers walk-off single

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Padres, who know something about tough losses, handed a killer to the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night at Petco Park. Down 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Padres tied the score on a solo home run by Derek Norris then won in four hitters later on a walk-off single by..." June 08

  • Braves stop six-game slide with 4-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Julio Teheran was brilliant Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park. The right-hander held the Padres to two Wil Myers home runs over eight innings and was 2-for-4 with an RBI single to lead Atlanta to a 4-2 victory. The Braves snapped a six-game losing streak in the finale of the..." June 08

  • Mets Acquire Kelly Johnson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have struck a deal to acquire utilityman Kelly Johnson from the Braves, as Adam Rubin of reports on Twitter. Minor league righty Akeel Morris heading back in return. New York and Atlanta are division rivals, but that didn’t stop them from linking up last summer on a..." June 08

  • MLB Draft: A rundown of the latest Braves draft rumors

    Talking Chop "With information, mock drafts, rumors, leaks, etc. about the draft coming fast and furious now, here is some of the information about the Braves and the MLB draft, in particular what they are going to do with the 3rd overall pick. 1.) First, to the surprise of exactly no one, the Braves have..." June 08

  • Padres' Friedrich freezes Braves

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Christian Friedrich remembers last March 3. That was the day the San Diego Padres signed the 28-year-old, 6-foot-4 left-hander to a minor league contract after he was cut by the Colorado Rockies. "It was a blessing I came over here," Friedrich said Monday night after he..." June 07

  • Freddie Freeman suffering through flu-like symptoms

    MLB Daily Dish "No one is surprised that the Braves are where they are right now - last in the NL East, buried under an 18-game deficit from first place, and still seeking their 17th win in early June. The last few weeks have been particularly taxing (literally), with news surfacing of the team's new stadium..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • New Braves stadium drains Cobb County of funds for public parks

    The Comeback "Any time a new professional sports stadium is being constructed, the amount of money the residents of the community have to pay remains a key issue. Those residing in Cobb County, the future home of the Atlanta Braves, will be asked to take a $40 million tax increase to help make up for funds..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Dodgers, Kershaw overpower Braves

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw looked like a mere mortal at times on Saturday night, but in the end he stayed true to form, outdueling Bud Norris to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw (8-1) pitched six shutout innings for his sixth..." June 05

  • Dodgers complete sweep of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A day after the Los Angeles Dodgers let their pitching do the talking, their bats exploded in a 12-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of Atlanta and earned their second consecutive home sweep, as they took three..." June 05

  • Seager powers Dodgers past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager said it was simply his night to be a shining star. "You're just locked in. You see everything. It clicks," Seager said. Seager homered three times, including the go-ahead home run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves..." June 04

  • Foltynewicz goes on DL for bone spurs in elbow

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has bone chips in his elbow and was placed on the 15-day disabled list late Friday after deciding he didn’t feel comfortable pitching through the injury and making his scheduled start Saturday. Bud Norris will move from the bullpen to make Saturday’s start..." June 04

  • Looking For A Match In A Julio Teheran Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves entered the season amid a full rebuild, so it’s hardly a surprise that they’ve shown a willingness to ship away veterans during their National League-worst 16-37 start. Two months into the season, Atlanta has already moved a pair of right-handers, starter Jhoulys Chacin and reliever..." June 04

  • Literally everyone but Freddie Freeman on the Braves is up for grabs

    MLB Daily Dish "If you had to pick one team who was going to sell off everything that isn’t nailed down this summer it would probably be…..the A’s, because, duh, Billy Beane. But if you had to pick two, the other would have to be the Braves, who are tied with the worst record in Major League Baseball. Jon..." June 04

  • Braves and Brewers make a tiny trade

    Hardball Talk "This is a pretty insignificant trade but it’s a pretty uneventful Friday morning, so who cares? The Braves have acquired lefty Jed Bradley from the Brewers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. You rarely see a one or the other in those things. I wonder which is worse? Like, if..." June 04

  • Giants' Bumgarner beats Braves with arm and bat

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Madison Bumgarner will miss pitching and hitting at Turner Field. Bumgarner smashed the first of San Francisco's three fifth-inning homers and allowed just four hits over 7 2/3 innings as the Giants salvaged a split of their four-game series against the Atlanta Braves with a 6-0..." June 02

  • Peavy, Giants one-hit Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Pitcher Jake Peavy proved on his 35th birthday that he's still able to perform at a very high level. The veteran right-hander celebrated his birthday by throwing seven scoreless innings, getting a hit and scoring a run in the San Francisco Giants' 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves..." May 31

  • Blue Jays to acquire Jason Grilli from Braves

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are on the verge of adding a veteran arm to their under-performing bullpen. The Blue Jays will acquire 39-year-old right-hander Jason Grilli from the Atlanta Braves, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The FAN confirmed Tuesday. Grilli has a long track record as an..." May 31

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

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