Braves Rumors & News

  • Braves’ Miller fires 3-hit shutout in rout of Phillies

    Talking Chop "Shelby Miller put together a phenomenal start against the Phillies on Tuesday night as the Braves cruised to a 9-0 win. On his 99th pitch of the game, Miller struck out Ryan Howard on a rising fastball to get Atlanta back to within one game of .500. Per ESPN Stats & Info, this was the first..." May 06

  • Teheran stymies Reds, vaults Braves to easy home win

    Fox Sports South "Prior to Sunday, Teheran had been mired in a three-game funk, enduring only 15 innings and posting a woeful ERA of 7.20. As part of that, there were whispers of the Braves ace being injured (knee tweak from two weeks ago), fatigued or even despondent about his control issues -- which some have..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

  • Reds break out the big bats, beat Braves 8-4

    Red Reporter "Jay Bruce is warming up into May Bruce, as he struck two triples on the game tonight, driving in two runs and scoring one of his own. A hot streak from Bruce, which was missing from all of 2014, will likely not be enough on its own to power the Reds to postseason glory. But still, when he’s on,..." May 03

  • Braves only team to use different lineup combo every game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez now stands alone in his penchant for mixing up his lineup. Gonzalez sent out his 25th different lineup combination for his team’s 25th game on Sunday, making the Braves the only team in the majors to use a different a different lineup combination in every game (not..." May 03

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    To make room for Ciriaco on 40-man, #Braves moved LHP Minor (shoulder) to 60-day DL

  • Chris Johnson out 3-6 weeks with fractured hand

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson will miss three to six weeks while recovering from a hand injury that he initially wasn't aware of. Johnson was diagnosed with a fractured left hand after undergoing X-rays following Thursday's loss to Cincinnati. A follow-up MRI on Friday revealed..." May 02

  • Foltynewicz a two-way hero in Braves' rally win over Reds

    Fox Sports South "Here are three detailed takes from the Braves' 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday -- a slide-busting win that helped young Mike Foltynewicz achieve five firsts at the highest level: First start in the majors. First appearance with the Braves. First MLB victory. First base hit...." May 02

  • Mike Leake tosses gem - and homers - in Reds' 5-1 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake didn't beat the Braves all by himself - but he was close. Leake homered and threw eight shutout innings as the Reds beat the Braves 5-1 in front of an announced crowd of 15,744 at Turner Field on Thursday. Leake's blast gave him a three-run lead in the seventh, an inning after the..." May 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Carlos Quentin in process of retiring. Will receive rest of $8M salary. #Braves had released him from guaranteed major-league deal.

  • Trevor Cahill has been demoted to the bullpen. For now.

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves demoted right-hander Trevor Cahill to the bullpen after three lackluster starts but manager Fredi Gonzalez said Cahill won’t necessarily stay there. Cahill won’t make his scheduled start on Friday after he pitched two innings in relief on Thursday against the Nationals. Gonzalez said..." May 01

  • Jordan Zimmermann delivers at the plate and on the mound in 13-4 win over Braves

    Washington Post "With two outs in the fourth inning of the Washington Nationals’ 13-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night, starter Jordan Zimmermann headed to the plate, ready to take his turn at what seemed like an inopportune moment. The Nationals trailed by a run but had loaded the bases with..." April 30

  • Uggla's blast caps Nationals' historic rally over Braves

    CSN Washington "Where to begin with this one? Guess we need to start at the beginning, with A.J. Cole making his major-league debut and getting beat up to the tune of nine runs in only two innings, a painful way to be introduced to the world. Who would've believed that would be a footnote by night's end? The..." April 29

  • Emotions run high as Braves jump on slumping Nationals

    Fox Sports South "What's a rivalry without some heat? Andrelton Simmons slid into third base, where Yunel Escobar waited to apply the tag. But the Braves shortstop came in high, his foot hitting Escobar's glove hand and knocking the ball out. The Nationals would get their retribution in the seventh inning..." April 28

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman flipped helmet after making last out. Not immediately ejected by ump Welke but tossed later.

  • Howard powers Phillies past Braves

    Delco Times "yan Howard went 3-for-4, including a first-inning home run, as the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, Sunday afternoon. Jerome Williams picked up the win after pitching into the seventh inning." April 27

  • Miller stays hot, lineup tweaks pay off as Braves take out Phillies

    Fox Sports South "With the first two spots in the lineup struggling, Fredi Gonzalez revamped his lineup and the results paid off -- for nearly everyone involved. Dropped down to eighth after hitting leadoff for 11 games, Eric Young Jr. delivered the go-ahead double in a three-run seventh as the Braves broke out..." April 26

  • Phillies 1, Braves 0

    CSN Philly "Aaron Harang spun a two-hitter through eight innings Friday night at Citizens Bank Park against the Atlanta Braves, but it was only good enough for a no-decision. Instead, the Phillies needed to cash in on errors by the top fielding team in baseball to eek out a 1-0 victory. Ben Revere got..." April 25

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source confirms: #Braves calling RHPs Michael Kohn and John Cornely up to majors today.

  • Unstoppable Mets finish historic homestand with win over Braves

    New York Post "Bring on the Yankees — the ’27 Yankees. In 19 seasons of interleague play, the Mets have never been higher emotionally heading into a Subway Series. One of these days they will lose, but such talk seems fictitious for now. “It’s a lot of fun to be a Met,” Daniel Murphy said after his team..." April 24

  • Mets officially the best team in baseball as win streak hits 10

    New York Post "Now the Mets are in big-boy territory with this winning streak. After six straight seasons of doing almost nothing right, the Mets have entered a bizarro world in which they can do no wrong. Their good fortune continued Wednesday night, when the Mets scored twice in the late innings and beat..." April 23

  • Mets win ninth straight, matching epic 1986 start

    New York Post "Life has gone from good to Grandy at Citi Field. The only thing really missing during this wild Mets winning streak and early first-place surge was a few hits from their $60 million right fielder. But Curtis Granderson joined the party Tuesday night and made those hits count. Granderson went..." April 22

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    A source said McKirahan apologized to his teammates yesterday and informed them he had used a cream during Spring Training. #Braves

  • Braves pitcher Andrew McKirahan releases as statement regarding his PED suspension

    Hardball Talk "We don’t always do a post about a suspended player’s statement or apology. But given the one coming from Braves lefty Andrew McKirahan actually admits that, yeah, he tried to take some stuff, it is rather novel. No “I have no idea how that stuff got in my system” from him. " April 20

  • Ex-ALers deliver, Braves take series from Jays

    Fox Sports "Jason Grilli put the finishing touches on the a successful trip to the Great White North, fanning Dalton Pompey on three pitches to give the Braves a 5-2 win over the Blue Jays and their closer a MLB-best six saves on the season. Here are three thoughts from Atlanta's win Sunday in Toronto. 1...." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Braves left-hander Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PEDs. Rule 5 pick from #Cubs. Claimed on waivers from #Marlins.

  • Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson hits game-winning walkoff homer against Braves

    Toronto Star "Considering how their first homestand of the season was going and how they have struggled in one-run games, Josh Donaldson’s 10th-inning, walkoff blast Saturday afternoon brought the Blue Jays relief, more than anything. “We definitely needed that,” manager John Gibbons said. “I don’t care what..." April 19

  • Late homers push Braves past high-powered Blue Jays

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night by giving them a late dose of their own medicine, hitting two eighth-inning home runs to secure an 8-7 win on the road. Here are three observations from the interleague fireworks show: 1. BRAVES DITCH SMALL BALL TO OUT-PACE BLUE..." April 18

  • Haren, Hechavarria lead Marlins to victory over Braves

    Fish Stripes "The Miami Marlins captured a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Wednesday. Dan Haren only allowed three base runners in seven innings and Adieny Hechavarria went 3-3. The Marlins' offense was on point, scoring six runs one night after scoring eight runs. Carter Capps has one of the most..." April 16

  • The Yankees are interested in the Braves’ top prospect, Jose Peraza

    Hardball Talk "George King of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have told the Braves that they’re interested in their top prospect, infielder Jose Peraza. They’re scouting him as well. Peraza, who is playing second base for the Braves’ Triple-A club, is actually a natural shortstop. He’s got the..." April 16

  • Offense perks up in Marlins win over Braves

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Through the season's first week and change the Marlins have been an untidy bunch on offense. Well before the start of Tuesday night's game against the Braves, they made another offensive mess. In an effort to wake up the bats, the Marlins strewed them about their clubhouse at Turner Field. They..." April 15

  • Braves hold off Marlins rally, win another game of small ball

    Fox Sports South "Atlanta scored a run in the fourth inning off heady base running, and two more in the fifth as once again the Braves' bats got hot all at the same time. Four consecutive hits -- three singles and a double -- turned into two runs as station-to-station baseball was in full effect in Monday's 3-2 win..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Bartolo Colon’s savvy pitching — and goofy hitting — save the Mets

    New York Post "Laugh all you want, but this was serious business. Bartolo Colon getting a hit is usually just a novelty item, good for chuckles and maybe the blooper reel. But the Mets held Colon’s first hit of the season in higher regard Sunday. It only helped them beat the Braves. “I just remember the..." April 13

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Mike Minor experience more left shoulder discomfort after getting back on the mound this week. #Braves

  • Fifth-inning flurry helps Braves beat Mets, stay perfect

    Fox Sports Southwest "Here are some detailed takes from the Braves' 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday -- Atlanta's third consecutive win by a two-run spread. Oh, and the Braves are now 5-0 on the season. 1. IT'S ALMOST AN INSULT TO CHARACTERIZE THE BRAVES' 5TH-INNING SURGE AS SMALL BALL Three..." April 12

  • Gosselin’s hit lifts Braves to 5-3 win against Mets

    Fox Sports South "The Braves' rich past was on display, from Hank Aaron to Chipper Jones, as franchise luminaries took part in a pregame celebration of 50 years in Atlanta. As for the present, the expectations haven't been quite as joyous as what played on the jumbotron -- but the reality is a different thing..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Pierzynski's homer gives Braves a sweep of the Marlins

    Talking Chop "Shelby Miller, in his Braves debut, pitched five scoreless innings against the Marlins, but it was A.J. Pierzynski who was the hero today. His two-run homer in the seventh allowed the Braves to leave Miami with a 2-0 win and a three-game sweep. Miller held the Marlins to four hits, but had a..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Braves pummel Mat Latos, trounce Marlins 12-2

    Talking Chop "Braves hitters greeted Mat Latos rudely in his debut with his new team, knocking him out with seven first-inning runs en route to a 12-2 beatdown of the Marlins. Latos couldn't fool anyone in his brief start. He allowed six hits, three of them doubles, and walked two, the first being Eric Young..." April 08

  • Former MLB pitcher Jose Capellan dies at 34

    CBSSports.com "Former major league pitcher Jose Capellan died at 34 from an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, his wife Patricia Capellan told ESPN Deportes on Wednesday. Capellan was found dead in his bed approximately around 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Capellan's wife revealed that her husband had..." April 08

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Braves re-signed Matt Capps to a minor-league deal after releasing him.

  • Braves take advantage of Marlins miscues to win on Opening Day

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It rained briefly in the second inning Monday at Marlins Park, where the roof didn’t close quickly enough to keep umpires from pulling the two teams off the field. For the Marlins, it didn’t pour until the seventh. That’s when, trailing 2-1 to a gutted Atlanta Braves outfit, they loaded the..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

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    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    4/6 @Braves lineup vs MIA Young Jr. CF Peterson 2B Markakis RF Freeman 1B Bethancourt C Johnson LF Callaspo 3B Simmons SS Teheran P

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    braves plan to DFA quentin. can help an AL team. doesnt belong in NL. just balanced the $ in trade.

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06