Braves Rumors & News

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Gavin Floyd fractured his right elbow.

  • Power Hitting prospect Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba

    Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20

  • The union does not plan on pushing for or agreeing to a smokeless tobacco ban

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal spoke to Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA. The topic: smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn was a personal hero of Clark’s, and Rosenthal asked him if Gwynn’s death — almost certainly caused by smokeless tobacco use — was enough to get the union to either push for or agree to a ban on smokeless..." June 20

  • Phillies ride hot bats to road sweep of Braves

    CSN Philly "The heat can do funny things to the mind. So on a day when the temperature at Turner Field was 90 degrees and climbing at first pitch, you had to wonder: Is this real, or is it some shimmering mirage meant to tease fans who hope for a meaningful summer of baseball in Philadelphia? The..." June 18

  • Venters has platelet-rich plasma injection for sore elbow

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jonny Venters continued to have elbow soreness when he resumed his throwing program last week in Orlando, so he went to visit Dr. James Andrews for an MRI and to have his elbow evaluated. Venters said Wednesday that Andrews told him his elbow was structurally sound but gave him a platelet-rich..." June 18

  • Putting it all together, Phillies beat Braves again

    CSN Philly "Baseball is a game of adjustments, they say, and after getting tattooed all season long in the first inning, Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick made an adjustment to his pre-game warmup routine Tuesday night. Instead climbing the bullpen mound about 20 minutes before game time, Kendrick started..." June 18

  • Phils beat Braves in 13, improbably still in NL East race

    CSN Philly "Hard to believe that the Phillies could go 10 straight innings without scoring a run and still come out with a victory Monday night, but that’s the way it was at Turner Field. Ryan Howard homered in the second inning and drove in his team’s second run of the game in the top of the 13th..." June 17

  • Braves come from behind to beat Angels 7-3

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After using a four-run rally in the ninth inning to force extra innings in a loss to the Angels Saturday night, staring up at them from three runs down after five innings didn’t seem so daunting for the Braves on Sunday. The Braves simply strung together five straight hits in the sixth inning,..." June 16

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    1st round pick LF Braxton Davidson to be at Turner Field tonight, reports tomorrow to Fla for physical, signing, agreed at slot $1.705 mill.

  • It's a lucky 13th for the Angels against Atlanta

    Los Angeles Times "Dino Ebel was looking forward to filling in for Manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday night, a rare opportunity for the Angels bench coach to call the shots in a game against the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field. "It's fun when you get a chance to have the lineup card in your pocket," Ebel said..." June 15

  • Braves defeat Angels 4-3 in series opener

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Maybe the problem in Colorado was just a little too much altitude? The Braves came back down a little closer to sea level, yes, but back home. They made themselves comfortable again with a four-run first inning off Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson. Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer to jump start..." June 14

  • Game's over, but Walt Weiss isn't done fighting

    Denver Post "Manager Walt Weiss stomped out of a dugout at Coors Field, and if looks could kill, we would be holding a wake for Atlanta Braves pitcher David Carpenter right now. Weiss was ticked at a beanball he regarded as pure stupidity. At a depressing juncture of this baseball season, when the reeling..." June 13

  • Matzek wows the home crowd with a dominant debut, Rockies win 8-2

    Purple Row "In a year where starting pitchers have been dropping like flies, the Rockies were desperate for someone to step up. Tyler Matzek answered that call, and in his big league debut he absolutely shackled the Atlanta Braves. Thanks to his seven plus innings of two run pitching, the Rockies cruised to..." June 12

  • Braves get 7 in 1st inning, hang on to beat Rockies 13-10

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves had seven runs on seven hits including an Andrelton Simmons grand slam before making their second out Tuesday night. But nearly four hours later, Craig Kimbrel was closing the game in a save situation. It was that kind of night at Coors Field, like a game straight out of the late-90s..." June 11

  • Mike Matheny, John Farrell officially name All-Star Game coaching staffs "Managers Mike Matheny and John Farrell have officially named their coaching staffs for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held in Target Field, home of the Twins, on Tuesday, July 15. Matheny, the NL skipper by virtue of steering the Cardinals to the NL pennant last season, has named Pirates..." June 11

  • Floyd gets win as Braves take opener at Coors, 3-1

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "More than 20 months. That’s how long it had been since Gavin Floyd got a ‘W’ next to his name in a major-league game. After 11 starts, six losses, one complicated elbow surgery and a long rehabilitation, Floyd ended his drought Monday night — and did it at one of the toughest places to..." June 10

  • Diamondbacks' big 7th inning leads to series win against Braves

    Arizona Republic "Big league scouts may have yet to figure out a pair of the Diamondbacks' hottest rookies, but Chase Anderson and David Peralta are already quite well acquainted. The two spent time with Double-A Mobile before their respective call-ups — Anderson's at the beginning of May and Peralta's a week..." June 09

  • Diamondbacks rally to top Braves in 11 innings

    Arizona Republic "Showing shades of their 2013 selves, the Arizona Diamondbacks fought back from late deficits twice to defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in 11 innings on Saturday at Chase Field. After twice battling back from one-run deficits, rightfielder Gerardo Parra delivered a game-ending bloop hit to center..." June 08

  • Kimbrel gets saves record, Braves beat Dbacks 5-2

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "He did it while much of Braves Country slept, but Craig Kimbrel did it. He became the new Braves saves king late Friday on a night when Julio Teheran and Jason Heyward continued to sizzle in the desert. Kimbrel moved ahead of John Smoltz for sole possession of the franchise record with a..." June 07

  • Craig Kimbrel passes John Smoltz for save record with Braves

    Hardball Talk "Craig Kimbrel recorded four outs against the Diamondbacks last night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona to finish off a 5-2 victory for the Braves. This particular save had a little more meaning than usual, as it was the 155th of his career, surpassing John Smoltz for the franchise..." June 07

  • Braves second rounder Fulenchek latest find by Turner

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Right-hander Garrett Fulenchek, the Braves second round pick at No. 66 overall, might have been an unknown quantity to most. He is a high school pitcher from Howe, Texas, a town of about 2,600 people, and he didn’t make much of a splash until a fall showcase event. But Braves scouting director..." June 06

  • Braves use top pick on power bat, draft Davidson

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It says a thing or two about outfielder Braxton Davidson and the kind of hitter the Braves just drafted out of Asheville, N.C., when their top overall pick revealed late Thursday night where he’d spent that afternoon trying to calm his nerves. “My dad and I were hitting on the ball field,”..." June 06

  • Mariners deathspiral continues its reverse climb with win over Braves

    Lookout Landing "I read an article this morning that claimed scientists have found that our brains have been wired through thousands of years to function properly when we are engaged in positive thought. I'm not really sure how they arrived at that conclusion, or even how you measure positive thought, but I do..." June 05

  • Romero, Buck power M's to comeback victory

    Lookout Landing "Four in a row. The last time the Mariners played at Turner Field was June 22nd, 2008. The Mariners trotted out a lineup featuring Jose Vidro, Jeremy Reed, Jeff Clement, Miguel Cairo...and Willie Bloomquist. R.A. Dickey, Ryan Rowland-Smith, and Carlos Silva all pitched. Carlos Silva got to hit...." June 04

  • Did the Braves ‘slap’ Tim Hudson in the face?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "I don’t know exactly what the Atlanta Braves offered Tim Hudson last fall. Let’s assume it wasn’t the $23 million over two seasons that the Giants gave him, or else he wouldn’t have seen the need to play elsewhere. He made $9 million in 2013, in which he posted a 3.97 ERA — his highest in any..." June 03

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    Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

    The @Pirates have claimed RHP Wirfin Obispo off waivers from @Braves and have optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

  • Braves restore order in NL East with sweep of Marlins

    Fox Sports "Evan Gattis has a penchant for late-game heroics -- and for feasting on Marlins pitching in Miami. He added to both of those narratives Sunday, blasting a two-run home run to propel the Braves to a 4-2 win that gave Atlanta a three-game sweep. Gattis sent Steve Cishek's 90-mph sinker to deep..." June 01

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Justin Upton is out of the lineup today

  • Kimbrel ties Smoltz saves record in Braves’ 9-5 win over Marlins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez isn’t much for hugs in baseball, but he knows that his big first baseman most certainly is. Freddie Freeman is, in fact, known for starting the whole hug craze with the Braves, who have personalized versions of hugs for almost any time one of them has a home run or a..." June 01