Braves Rumors & News

  • Braves take care of Marlins in 6-1 win

    Talking Chop "After two frustrating losses the Braves put together one of their more complete victories in a 6-1 win over the Marlins. Ervin Santana was on top of his game for Atlanta as he went 7 1/3 innings, allowing only one run and striking out ten Marlins. Freddie Freeman delivered the big blow with a..." July 24

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 24

  • Marlins hold off Braves' late rally bid to win third straight

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "ATLANTA Turner Field hadn't proved fertile ground for the Marlins' offense. Over their first four games here they totaled seven runs on 28 hits. Tuesday, they just missing matching that combined run total and they needed every one of those scores to clinch no worse than a split of the four-game..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Koehler-Teheran pitching duel ends with Marlins' 10-inning win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Bases loaded in the ninth of a 1-1 game and the Marlins couldn't score. They weren't about to let it happen twice. In the 10th with the bags packed again, this time with one out instead of none as was the case an inning earlier off Craig Kimbrel, the Marlins got a two-run single from Garrett..." July 22

  • 3d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    As expected, #Braves activated Gattis from 15-day DL and optioned Bethancourt to Triple-A.

  • 3d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Uggla to #SFGiants.

  • 4d
    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Fredi says barring any setbacks, he expects to have Gattis activated tomorrow. #Braves

  • 4d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves JUpton left game after triceps tightened from getting hit. Day to day

  • Two runs enough for 'filthy' Hamels in Phils' win over Braves

    CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg is not known for being the master of quips, but he did get off a pretty good one after Cole Hamels picked up his fourth win of the season in a tight 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. “He wanted run support, we’ll give him run support,” the Phillies' manager..." July 20

  • Braves looking to get rid of B.J. Upton 'at almost any cost' "After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked. The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75..." July 20

  • 5d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Braves not actively looking to upgrade their starting rotation, source says. So it appears they are not a serious suitor for Price.

  • 5d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Source: #Cubs, #WhiteSox #Braves #Giants among the teams interested in Cuban OF prospect Rusney Castillo:

  • Braves 6, Phillies 4

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "You can’t ask for better two-out results. The Braves had nine of 10 hits and five of six runs come with two outs en route to a 6-4 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night at Turner Field. The victory, coupled with the Washington Nationals’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers,..." July 19

  • 5d
    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    I can confirm that Dan Uggla is under consideration for #SFGiants. He's being talked about.

  • 6d
    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Hearing #Braves are releasing Dan Uggla

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • 10d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 10d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Braves need lefty help

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Catcher Evan Gattis was expected to have a fourth consecutive workout day Sunday at Single-A Rome, where he’s been taking batting practice, running and throwing in preparation for a rehab assignment that could begin as soon as Tuesday after an off day in Rome’s schedule Monday. Gattis has been..." July 14

  • Minor homers, snaps winless streak as Braves pound Cubs

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the wind blowing out Saturday at Wrigley Field, pitcher Mike Minor didn’t give up any home runs and hit one himself. It was a good day to be a Brave. Chris Johnson hit a pair of two-run homers in his first two at-bats, including one that drove in the first runs of a six-run fourth inning..." July 13

  • 11d
    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    If you're wondering, it was #Braves, not MLB, who suspended Uggla. I'm hearing it was for tardiness, but not confirmed yet.

  • Braves are expected to designate Dan Uggla for assignment

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves recalled hot-hitting infielder Phil Gosselin from Triple-A Gwinnett late Saturday, and when a corresponding roster move is announced Sunday it’s possible veteran second baseman Dan Uggla could be designated for assignment or traded. Uggla has hit .162 with two home runs and 40..." July 13

  • 12d
    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Cuban catcher Yenier Bello, whom #Braves signed in spring, has finally cleared all his visa paperwork, will report to minor league camp...

  • Cubs in celebratory mode after 5-4 victory over Braves

    Chicago Tribune "For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field. They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the Final Vote balloting. There was extended happiness later when Justin..." July 12

  • Harang steps up, Braves snap skid with 3-1 win over Mets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Saddled with a four-game losing streak and facing the possibility of being swept by the Mets a four-game series for the first time since 1989, the Braves had the right guy on the mound Thursday in veteran Aaron Harang. And who could’ve imagined saying that when the Braves signed him off the..." July 11

  • Dillon Gee returns to mound as Mets top Braves 4-1 for four-game winning streak

    New York Daily News "Dillon Gee was anxious. He has spent parts of five seasons in the big leagues, but the righthander nervously took the mound at Citi Field Wednesday night like it was his major-league debut. It was not the first time the Gee had missed time. He was shut down for the second half of 2012 due to a..." July 10

  • DeGrom’s gem helps Mets earn 3rd straight win

    New York Post "Fittingly, Jacob deGrom’s final pitch Tuesday froze Dan Uggla for strike three to end the seventh inning. DeGrom sprung from the mound, the finest pitching performance of his young major league career complete, and was allowed to watch comfortably as the Mets finished off a rare laugher. The..." July 09

  • Ruben Tejada's base hit gives Mets win over Braves in 11 innings

    New York Daily News "It felt like deja vu all over again. There was the sinking feeling, the helplessness and then there was a little anger. For the second time in a week the Mets blew a lead in the eighth inning to the Braves, but Monday night they battled back for a 4-3 win in the 11th inning at Citi Field. “We..." July 08

  • Diamondbacks win series finale to end Braves' streak

    Arizona Republic "Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run off the left-field foul pole and LHP Wade Miley turned in his second consecutive solid start as the Diamondbacks avoided a sweep on Sunday with a win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Diamondbacks finished their nine-game trip through San..." July 07

  • Braves’ winning streak at 9 after 10-4 win against Arizona

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The streaking Braves had made winning look so simple lately, maybe they wanted to challenge themselves Saturday by spotting the Diamondbacks three runs. How else to explain two errors by Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons in a three-run Arizona first inning? Well, actually that was the..." July 06

  • No HRs, no problem — Braves beat D-backs 5-2 to push win streak to 8

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A sellout crowd filled Turner Field on Friday night and had a grand time watching the Braves do what they’ve done a lot lately – pitch extremely well, manufacture runs without benefit of homers, and win. They scored four runs in the first two innings and pitcher Ervin Santana was strong into the..." July 05

  • 20d
    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Blue Jays have scouted Martin Prado, Aaron Hill & Chase Headley heavily but none are playing well and all overpaid for production #3BSearch

  • 2-out hits key Braves’ 5-4 win over Mets, their 6th in a row

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves got plenty of timely hits and scored all of their runs with two outs Tuesday, extending their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 5-4 win against the Mets. But on a night when Andrelton Simmons had a two-run single in a three-run fourth inning that put the Braves ahead..." July 02

  • Four-run 8th lifts Braves past Mets for 5th straight win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "As encouraged as the Braves were in winning six of seven games against last-place teams to complete an 8-3 road trip Sunday, it couldn’t be overlooked that they hit just .211 in the last nine games of that trip. And while they fattened up their road record with that 6-1 tear through Houston and..." July 01

  • 24d
    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    #Braves still waiting on results of Evan Gattis' MRI. Fredi still holding out hope he won't need a DL stint.

  • Braves complete doubleheader sweep of Phillies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Talk about picking yourself up and dusting yourself off. On a trip that started with a series split in Washington to fall out of first place and was nearing a close with Saturday’s day-night doubleheader against a Phillies team that just swept them at home, the Braves responded with a sweep of..." June 29

  • Gattis leaves with back spasms, listed as day-to-day "Before Friday night's Braves-Phillies game, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that the chemistry between pitcher Julio Teheran and catcher Evan Gattis wouldn't be an issue. He was right for the wrong reason. Gattis left Friday night's contest with a right rhomboid spasm before he could catch a..." June 28

  • Braves open Phillies series with 4-2 win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have had a week to stew over their sweep at the hands of the Phillies in Atlanta, and they arrived at Citizens Bank Park ready to do something about it. At least, Freddie Freeman did. With the first two pitches that he saw, Freeman drove in four runs – on a three-run home run in..." June 28

  • Wood lifts Braves to 4-0 win over Astros

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Just six days after Gavin Floyd fractured his elbow, the Braves showed why they didn’t flinch – because they still had Alex Wood in their back pocket. On the same day Floyd underwent surgery to have screws inserted in his elbow, Wood rejoined the Braves rotation and pitched like he’d never..." June 26

  • Freeman’s out of slump, just in time to wreck Nats

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Nationals pitchers must’ve cringed when they went over the Braves scouting reports entering this series and noticed that Freddie Freeman had begun to heat up after a rare extended slump by the big first baseman. So much for their hopes of facing a struggling Freeman and getting through a series..." June 25

  • Gavin Floyd scheduled to undergo surgery for fractured elbow Wednesday

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday morning for a fractured right elbow, according to a person familiar with the situation. Floyd suffered the break Thursday night in Washington, while pitching a two-hit shutout against the Nationals. He fractured the..." June 24

  • Nationals defeat Braves, 4-1, split series with division rival

    Washington Post "Forget for a moment all those losses to the Atlanta Braves since the start of the 2013 season, and the Washington Nationals’ past two games bring a small measure of delight. After being beaten down in every way for more than a year by their fiercest division rivals, including in the first two..." June 23

  • 32d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Now Justin Upton has joined CJ in the Land of the Ejected. Just three #Braves players had been tossed this year before today.

  • Doug Fister and Nationals dominates Atlanta in 3-0 victory

    Washington Post "The Atlanta Braves had defeated the Washington Nationals through every means baseball makes available, and at the expense of every quadrant of their team. But the Braves had never confronted the force coming at them Saturday night. They had not faced the alpha pitcher from Merced, Calif., who can..." June 22

  • 33d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The doctor told J. Upton his dizziness is a product of sinus pressure. He's taking decongestants and hopes to play w/in the next couple days

  • Braves beat Nationals again, this time in 13 innings

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Nationals, their fans, and surely pitcher Stephen Strasburg keep thinking this is the game, this is the series, when the tables will be turned against the Braves. But even after Craig Kimbrel gave up a two-run, game-tying homer by Anthony Rendon in the ninth inning to blow a save Friday,..." June 21

  • Braves blank Nats 3-0, but Floyd re-injures elbow

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With one pitch in the seventh inning Thursday, Gavin Floyd’s night went from dominant to devastating when the Braves pitcher left a 3-0 win against the Nationals with a fractured right elbow. Floyd was tossing a two-hit shutout when he threw a curveball to Jayson Werth to start the seventh..." June 20

  • 34d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Gavin Floyd fractured his right elbow.