Braves Rumors & News

  • Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry has woken up from his medically induced coma

    The Comeback "A procedure like a colonoscopy is supposed to be simple and relatively safe. For Matt Marksberry, it was anything but, as the Braves pitcher ended up having to be put in a medically induced coma due to complications during the procedure. Luckily, he has now been woken up from the aforementioned..." October 21

  • Braves pitcher Marksberry hospitalized in Florida

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry was being treated for severe dehydration in an Orlando-area hospital Wednesday after going in for a procedure unrelated to baseball. A Facebook post from his brother Wednesday afternoon said that Marksberry was on life support. Others familiar with the situation..." October 20

  • Diamondbacks Interested In Eddie Perez For Managerial Job

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have interest in Braves first base coach Eddie Perez for their managerial opening, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets. Perez interviewed for the Braves managerial job that ultimately went to Brian Snitker, and he’s reportedly also recently attracted interest..." October 15

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Braves Name Brian Snitker Manager, Hire Ron Washington As Third Base Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced on Tuesday morning that they’re dropping the “interim” label from Brian Snitker’s title and naming him their full-time manager. Additionally, the Braves announced that Ron Washington has been hired as the team’s new third base coach, as Bo Porter will become a special..." October 11

  • Brian Snitker Considered Front-Runner For Braves' Job

    Real GM Baseball "Brian Snitker has emerged as the front-runner to become the next manager of the Atlanta Braves. Snitker guided the Braves to a 59-65 record as the team's interim manager this season. " October 10

  • Braves’ TV ratings plunge 35 percent to fourth lowest

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves’ improvement on the field in the second half of the season didn’t carry over to their TV ratings. Historically one of baseball’s more popular teams on television, the Braves finished near the bottom of the major leagues in local ratings this season, showing a continued decline..." October 09

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Braves managerial decision down to three

    Today's Knuckleball "The Atlanta Braves appear to have their managerial decision down to three finalists – former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and interim Brian Snitker. A decision is expected this coming week, perhaps early. Washington knows Braves honcho John..." October 09

  • Braves part ways with pitching coach McDowell "Roger McDowell's 11-season tenure as the Braves' pitching coach ended on Friday, when he was informed the club would not exercise his option for the 2017 season. Veteran pitchers have lauded McDowell as a great pitching coach and many young pitchers have thrived under his tutelage. But as the..." October 07

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Braves To Interview Ron Washington, Bud Black

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves will interview Ron Washington and Bud Black for their managerial vacancy,’s Mark Bowman (all Twitter links). At last check, the Braves had already interviewed four internal candidates: interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez and..." October 04

  • Braves To Interview Ron Washington, Bud Black

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves will interview Ron Washington and Bud Black for their managerial vacancy,’s Mark Bowman (all Twitter links). At last check, the Braves had already interviewed four internal candidates: interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez and..." October 03

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Teheran helps Braves close out Turner Field in style

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves said so-long to Turner Field in style. Right-hander Julio Teheran made one run stand up and outdueled Justin Verlander as the Braves closed Turner Field with a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. "I don't know how we could end any better," Atlanta..." October 02

  • Braves sign Jim Johnson to a two-year extension

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Jim Johnson has signed a two-year extension with the Braves, per a report by’s Mark Bowman. Johnson was picked up by Atlanta in 2015 as a stop-gap while closer Jason Grilli was on the mend from a torn Achilles tendon, and went to the Dodgers in three-way deal that saw him..." October 02

  • Cabrera powers Tigers to pivotal win in Atlanta

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Nothing that veteran slugger Miguel Cabrera does really surprises Detroit manager Brad Ausmus these days. Not even another two-home run night. "For him it's pretty normal," Ausmus said. "He set a standard offensively that few have ever met." The Detroit first baseman hit a..." October 01

  • Braves damage Tigers' playoff chances

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves, trying to play the spoiler's role in the final series at Turner Field, put a damper on the Detroit Tigers' wild-card hopes in the American League. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis homered to spark a 5-3 interleague victory Saturday night that left the Tigers..." October 01

  • Braves begin interviewing for manager job, per report

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have interviewed four internal managerial candidates, Mark Bowman of writes (Twitter links). Those include interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez and third base coach Bo Porter. Bowman notes that, of the four, Pendleton stood out..." October 01

  • Freeman's hitting streak ends at 30 games

    Hardball Talk "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 0-for-4 during Thursday’s win against the Phillies, snapping his hitting streak at 30 games. It marked the longest hitting streak of the 2016 season. Freeman’s streak of 46 consecutive games reaching base safely ended as well." September 30

  • Kemp sparks Braves' win vs. Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are 35-34 since the All-Star Game, and the hot hitting of Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp has fueled the turnaround. Don't forget the contribution of rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson as well. Swanson hit his first homer at Turner Field and scored the tie-breaking..." September 29

  • Inciarte lobbies for Snitker to get Braves managerial job

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Count center fielder Ender Inciarte among the chorus of Braves who believe that interim manager Brian Snitker should shed the interim tag and be hired as the team’s next manager. After an injury-slowed first two months with the Braves, Inciarte rebounded to become one of baseball’s best leadoff..." September 29

  • Braves escape six-run hole, edge Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Philadelphia bullpen had another meltdown and the Atlanta Braves were grateful recipients. Atlanta pinch hitter Emilio Bonifacio's infield single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning capped the Atlanta Braves' 7-6, come-from-behind win against the Phillies on Tuesday at..." September 28

  • Freeman's hit streak reaches 30 games as Braves rout Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker almost takes Freddie Freeman's offensive production for granted. "Sometimes I see it and I don't even realize it because I'm living it," Snitker said. Freeman extended his hitting streak to a major league-best 30 games and the Atlanta..." September 28

  • Giants Nearing Deal To Acquire Gordon Beckham

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are “very close” to striking a deal to acquire infielder Gordon Beckham from the Braves, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports on Twitter. Presumably, the move would be made to help cover for Eduardo Nunez, who is dealing with a hamstring issue. It’s obviously rare to..." September 27

  • Braves trade Beckham to Giants for cash

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s not often that a player gets traded in the final week of the season, but it happened Tuesday when the Braves traded backup infielder Gordon Beckham to the Giants for cash considerations. Beckham, 30, will provide some depth in the remaining regular-season games for the Giants after Eduardo..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Braves, Marlins cancelled due to tragic death of Jose Fernandez

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández was killed in boating accident and the game scheduled against the Atlanta Braves Sunday is canceled, officials said." September 25

  • Braves pull out victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Not even the ejection of 30-plus-homer, 100-plus-RBI man Matt Kemp on his 32nd birthday can stop the red-hot Atlanta Braves, who have won seven games in a row -- their best streak in two years. Adonis Garcia's ninth-inning single drove in the go-ahead run as the Atlanta Braves..." September 24

  • Gordon helps Marlins keep playoff hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Dee Gordon, who led the National League in batting average and steals last season, hasn't been that same player this year. An 80-game PED suspension pretty much ruined Gordon's year, and his electric speed at the top of the lineup has often been missing when the Miami Marlins needed..." September 24

  • Kemp homers twice, powers Braves past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The rebuilding Atlanta Braves have Matt Kemp under contract for the next three seasons. Even though that contract is huge -- $21.5 million per year -- the Braves don't seem to mind it because of the way he is hitting the ball. That was on display again Thursday night as Kemp..." September 23

  • Snitker wants to keep Braves managerial job

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "When Brian Snitker took over as interim manager for a 9-28 team in mid-May, he wasn’t sure if he was ready for the job, and for a while afterward he wasn’t certain if he’d want to keep it. Not anymore. The Braves have responded as the front office hoped they would to the 60-year-old baseball..." September 22

  • Chipper Jones Q&A: Remembering baseball's return to New York after 9/11

    SI "Fifteen years ago, the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves played the first baseball game in New York City after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Mike Piazza led the Mets to a 3–2 comeback victory with a home run off Steve Karsay in the eighth inning, making for one of the most memorable nights in New..." September 22

  • Braves' Teheran continues mastery of Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker is one of the few people in the organization who can remember when the Braves and New York Mets annually engaged in tense September games with playoff implications. Now the rest of the Braves are learning what it's like to torment the..." September 21

  • Inciarte, Braves rob Mets, complete sweep

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker figures center fielder Ender Inciarte's game-saving catch Wednesday night will be a highlight-reel staple the rest of the season. It might haunt the New York Mets a lot longer than that. Inciarte scored the tying run in the..." September 21

  • New dad Freeman powers Braves past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Freddie Freeman has been the equal to Chipper Jones as the face of the Atlanta Braves in every way except bravado. So don't expect the easy-going first baseman to pay homage to his road dominance of the New York Mets by doctoring the birth certificate of his newborn son to include..." September 19

  • Wisler wins again for Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Atlanta pitcher Matt Wisler has experienced his share of setbacks this year, but his recent streak of success since returning from the minor leagues indicates why the Braves have been so willing to stick with the young right-hander through his various travails. Wisler continued..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Scherzer, Nationals beat Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Washington Nationals still have two games left against the Braves, but they already have more victories against Atlanta than any other team ever over a two-year period. Max Scherzer beat Atlanta for the fourth time this season, rookie Trea Turner had four hits, including a..." September 17

  • Braves promote three from Triple-A Gwinnett

    Today's Knuckleball "Prior to Saturday’s matinee affair versus the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves have made a trio of roster moves. The club has recalled right-handed pitcher Tyrell Jenkins and has selected the contract of infielder Emilio Bonifacio. The Braves have also called-up third base prospect Rio..." September 17

  • Inciarte helps Braves overtake Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Trea Turner hit two home runs for the Washington Nationals, but the Atlanta Braves' leadoff hitter had a highly productive day as well. Ender Inciarte was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk, scoring three times, as the Braves got to Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez for a 7-3 victory..." September 17

  • Braves' Jose Ramirez: Suspended three games

    CBS Sports "Ramirez was suspended three games Friday in response to his intentional throws at Jose Fernandez's head, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports." September 16

  • Braves’ outfield situation could be interesting this winter

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In what will be another busy offseason for the Braves, one interesting situation will be the outfield, where a healthy Mallex Smith gives the team four pieces to fit into three holes. The 30-something veterans currently filling two of those spots — right fielder Nick Markakis and left fielder..." September 16

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Benches clear after Braves throw at Fernandez in apparent retaliation

    CBS Sports "The Braves and Jose Fernandez are at it again. Three years ago, Fernandez and Braves famously got into a little kerfuffle after Fernandez hit a home run and admired it a little too long. Several Braves players, including Chris Johnson and Brian McCann, took exception. hat was a long time ago..." September 15

  • Braves Acquire Josh Collmenter

    MLB Trade Rumors "5:31pm: David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets that Collmenter is actually more likely to help the Braves’ Major League roster and could even draw a start for the Braves on Saturday. With right-hander Williams Perez sidelined by an elbow impingement after a pair of rough starts..." September 14

  • Braves Acquire Joe Wieland From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have acquired right-hander Joe Wieland from the Mariners, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter).’s Mark Bowman tweets that the Mariners will receive cash in return. The 26-year-old Wieland was outrighted off Seattle’s 40-man roster (for the second time this season) in late..." September 14

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