Braves Rumors & News

  • 7h
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Maybin slight quad or groin strain, Fredi G said. Should just be 1-day precautionary rest, and can hit but would use pinch runner.

  • Peterson's triple saves Braves, earns split with Giants

    Fox Sports South "In one of the more exciting games for the season for the Braves, Atlanta fought to take back two leads and scored four unanswered runs in the ninth inning to beat the Giants 7-5 and salvage a series split. Here are three observations from Atlanta's win Sunday in San Francisco: When Giants..." June 01

  • Braves giving prospect Peraza a look in center field

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves switched elite prospect Jose Peraza from shortstop to second base in 2014 because they already have the game’s best defensive shortstop, Andrelton Simmons, signed through 2020. Now, Peraza could be on the move again, this time to the outfield. The Braves have begun playing are Peraza..." May 31

  • Braves roll to victory behind Perez' gem, small-ball hitting against Giants

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves entered Saturday's game in San Francisco after being shut out twice on their current road trip and with only eight runs in those five games. The Braves doubled their road run total in one game with an 8-0 drubbing of the Giants. Here are three observations from the..." May 31

  • Cards GM John Mozeliak doesn't regret Jason Heyward trade

    ESPN.com "Jason Heyward has gotten off to a slow start with the St. Louis Cardinals, but general manager John Mozeliak said he does not regret making the blockbuster trade for the star outfielder. Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the Cardinals' circumstances this past offseason,..." May 31

  • 2d
    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    #Braves have signed catcher Ryan Lavarnway to a Minor League deal. He will be assigned to Gwinnett.

  • Posey powers Giants over Braves

    CSN Bay Area "For once, the “MVP! MVP” chants at AT&T Park weren’t aimed at Buster Posey. The catcher did, however, remind the sellout crowd that he can still do the heavy lifting. On a night when Stephen Curry and his family watched from the front row, Posey hit a two-run blast in the first inning and..." May 30

  • Chris Heston solid as Giants defeat Braves 7-0

    San Francisco Chronicle "Chris Heston wasn’t supposed to be doing this. In spring training, when the Giants had extra starting pitchers, Heston wasn’t even on the depth chart. Two months into the season, he found himself dueling Shelby Miller inning for inning, and Miller has pitched as if he’s a cinch for Giants manager..." May 29

  • Wood, Maybin help Braves end road slide vs. Dodgers

    Fox Sports "Here are three detailed takes from the Braves' 3-2 win over the Dodgers -- a nip-and-tuck road victory which snapped Atlanta's seven-game losing streak at Chavez Ravine (aka Dodger Stadium). The series-finale win also boosted Atlanta to the .500 mark (23-23). Once again. 1. MAJOR LEAGUE..." May 28

  • Juan Uribe happy he wasn't traded to a soccer, basketball or football team

    Sporting News "On Wednesday, the Braves and Dodgers finalized a six-player trade headlined by infielders Alberto Callaspo and Juan Uribe. The Dodgers get Callaspo and pitchers Ian Thomas, Juan Jaime and Eric Stults in exchange for Uribe and pitcher Chris Withrow. Uribe was asked about what it felt like to..." May 28

  • 5d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Pending MLB approval: The Braves get Juan Uribe and RH reliever Chris Withrow The Dodgers get Callaspo, Ian Thomas, Stults and Juan Jaime

  • Kershaw flashes his 2014 form in Dodgers’ win over Braves

    L.A. Daily News "In all the ways that matter to the 2015 Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw did not need to beat the Atlanta Braves the way he did Tuesday. Kershaw took a perfect game into the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ 8-0 win. He didn’t walk anyone in seven innings while striking out 10. For the first time all..." May 27

  • Report: Braves trade Callaspo to Dodgers for Uribe in 6-player deal

    SI.com "The Atlanta Braves have traded Alberto Callaspo and at least one pitcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Juan Uribe as part of a 6-player deal, according to a Fox Sports report. The trade, which was "off" as of Tuesday afternoon, ends suspicion that Atlanta would soon designate..." May 27

  • Andre Ethier ignites homer barrage as Los Angeles Dodgers top Atlanta Braves

    L.A. Daily News "Before the eighth inning, the Dodger Stadium scoreboard flashed Andre Ethier highlights that appeared to be more of a career montage than a recent retrospective. Then Ethier proceeded to launch a 1-0 fastball over the right-center field wall for a tiebreaking home run to help the Dodgers score..." May 26

  • 6d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Callaspo trade between #Braves and #Dodgers back on. Braves pulled Callaspo from lineup. Six-player deal. Uribe would go to ATL.

  • 6d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Callaspo rejected trade. Had right under CBA to say no to any deal before June 15 as a free agent who signed last off-season.

  • 6d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Dodgers talking to #Braves about trade that would send Uribe to ATL for Callaspo. Lesser names also involved.

  • The Braves are trying to trade Alberto Callaspo

    Hardball Talk "The Braves scratched infielder Alberto Callaspo from tonight’s lineup against the Dodgers and now we have an explanation on the reason for the last-minute change. Chris Johnson has been rehabbing a left hand injury and is expected to come off the disabled list later this week, so Bowman..." May 26

  • With slumping batting lineup, Brewers can't muster win in road finale

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Despite resting his hottest hitter and putting together a batting order dotted with fill-ins and slumping players, Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday morning, "I like the lineup we're using today." As it turned out, the guy who really liked it was Atlanta rookie right-hander..." May 25

  • Callaspo scratched, may be designated for assignment

    MLB.com "The Braves opted not to provide a reason for removing Alberto Callaspo from the lineup approximately 20 minutes before the start of Monday night's game at Dodger Stadium. But the decision seemed to be an indication that Callaspo's days with team are numbered. Callaspo remained active for..." May 25

  • Peterson walk-off hands Braves 11th-inning win over Brewers

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways and guaranteed themselves a series split with a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in 11 innings on Saturday evening. Here are three observations from the extra-inning affair: 1. JACE PETERSON GAME-WINNER, FINAL INNING HIGHLIGHTS BRAVES..." May 24

  • 9d
    J.P. Hoornstra @jphoornstra

    Brandon Beachy said he is not going out on a rehab assignment after today. There will be more sim games. Timetable is "fluid."

  • 9d
    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Fredi expects Alex Wood to make his next start on Wed at LA. May also be available from the bullpen in next few days. #Braves

  • Brewers retaliate with big fourth inning against Braves

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This was the kind of retaliation the Milwaukee Brewers had in mind. The Brewers were asked after their 10-1 loss to Atlanta on Thursday night if there would be retribution after Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez ratted out reliever Will Smith for using a foreign substance, leading to an ejection..." May 23

  • Braves' Gomes has strong words for pitchers using foreign substances

    Fox Sports South "No matter his reasoning, the Braves' Jonny Gomes isn't interested in why the Brewers' Will Smith uses a foreign substance on his arm, which led to his ejection Thursday at Turner Field. "At the end of the day it's a rule. We have to follow the rules," the Atlanta outfielder said before Friday's..." May 23

  • Braves blow out Brewers 10-1

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves scored seven runs in the seventh inning, turning what had been a 1-1 pitchers’ duel into a blowout in a 10-1 win over the Brewers to open a four-game series at Turner Field. Julio Teheran (4-1) allowed just two hits, one run and one walk with eight strikeouts in seven innings, and the..." May 22

  • Brewers tell Braves catcher Jonathan Lucroy is unavailable, per report

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers have been without Jonathan Lucroy since the catcher suffered a broken toe and was placed on the disabled list April 20. However, that has not kept him out of the news. With the Brewers suffering what has, so far, been a highly disappointing season, rumors have naturally sprung up..." May 22

  • Perez hands Braves more than expected, propels Atlanta to win

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves got a gutty starting performance from rookie Williams Perez on Wednesday and found a way to make two runs on just five hits hold up to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1. Five different hitters collected hits while five pitchers combined to hold Tampa Bay to one run on eight hits...." May 21

  • Bullpen makes sure Rays rally stands up at Turner field

    Tampa Tribune "Jake McGee made his season debut Sunday in Minnesota, but that was in the seventh inning of a seven-run game and simply provided the left-hander with an opportunity to acclimate himself to pitching in a big-league game. But Tuesday night at Turner Field against the big lefties in the Atlanta..." May 20

  • Braves sign Nick Masset; option Cody Martin to Gwinnett

    Talking Chop "The Braves moved swiftly in an attempt to upgrade the bullpen, signing veteran right-hander Nick Masset for the remainder of the 2015 season. The Atlanta Braves have had some upheaval in their bullpen this season, and on Tuesday, that movement continued with the signing of 33-year-old Nick..." May 19

  • Braves sign Masset, option Martin to Triple-A

    Fox Sports South "Having gotten a look at Nick Masset during last weekend's trip to Miami, the Braves were confident in signing him Tuesday after the right-handed reliever was designated for assignment by the Marlins. "We liked him," said manager Fredi Gonzalez. "They liked him too, and they had to make a move..." May 19

  • Rafael Furcal announces his retirement after 14 seasons

    Hardball Talk "Three-time All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal has decided to retire at age 37 after injuries derailed numerous comeback attempts in recent years. Furcal debuted for the Braves in 2000, winning the Rookie of the Year award, and spent the next decade as one of the league’s best all-around..." May 19

  • 14d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Phil Gosselin will be placed on the disabled list. Specifics of his left thumb injury will be revealed later today. #Braves

  • Miller loses no-hit bid, but Braves complete sweep of Marlins

    Fox Sports South "One out away. Shelby Miller had a date with history, but Justin Bour had other ideas, breaking up his no-hitter with two outs in the ninth in the Braves' 6-0 victory. It was a dominating outing that wrapped up a dominating weekend. From Miller's latest gem to Atlanta's perfect getaway spot..." May 18

  • 15d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Phil Gosselin exited with a left thumb sprain. Landed awkwardly when he dove for Hechavarria's grounder in the third inning.

  • 15d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Fredi G says Williams Perez will start Wed vs Rays. Eric Stults to the pen

  • 15d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves lineup at Marlins pic.twitter.com/L260tDaWjG

  • Peterson HR helps Braves ride mastery of Marlins in Miami

    Fox Sports South "A second-inning grand slam from second baseman Jace Peterson -- his first career bomb -- was all the offense Atlanta needed to hold off the Marlins in Miami on Saturday. Alex Wood threw seven strong innings as the Braves won 5-3 over the Marlins for the second time in as many days. Here are..." May 17

  • Cunningham arrives, lifts Braves over Marlins

    Fox Sports South "Here are three random, but detailed takes from the Braves' 5-3 win over the Marlins on Friday -- a back-and-forth victory that included clutch performances from a few non-regulars: 1. JULIO TEHERAN RIPPED A SMALL PAGE OUT OF ALEX WOOD'S TWO-WAY PLAYBOOK FROM LAST WEEKEND Forget about..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Iglesias' efficient pitching leads Reds over Braves

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Raisel Iglesias started for the Reds Wednesday because of the rainout/doubleheader over the weekend opened a slot in the rotation. It was a one-time deal. The schedule is back to normal. In fact, the Reds have two off days next week. The plan was to send Iglesias right back to..." May 14

  • 19d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    hear ryan doumit, who hit .264 with 104 HRs in 10-yr career, considers his playing career over now.

  • Reds rally past Braves with Mesoraco walk-off double

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Not only did Devin Mesoraco get a chance to contribute, he got a chance to contribute something he never had in the majors. Mesoraco lined a double to the wall in left to drive in pinch-runner Michael Lorenzen and lift the Reds to a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Atlanta Braves before a crowd of..." May 13

  • Braves To Sign Wil Nieves

    MLB Trade Rumors "Catcher Wil Nieves has agreed to a minor league deal with the Braves, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports on Twitter. Nieves opened the year as the Padres’ backup receiver, but elected to become a free agent rather than accepting an outright assignment with the club. Nieves, 37, contributed..." May 13

  • 20d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves pitcher Mike Minor, who's been on DL all season for shoulder issue, is going to have surgery

  • Gosselin, Braves beat Reds on Chapman's wild pitch

    Fox Sports South "The Braves may lead the majors when it comes to producing with runners in scoring position, but this was all Phil Gosselin -- with a little help from Aroldis Chapman. After stealing third base in the top of the ninth, the pinch-hitting utility infielder took advantage of a wild pitch by the..." May 12

  • 21d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Kohn was placed on Triple-A Gwinnett's disabled list with a right shoulder strain. There was a chance he might've been recalled this week.

  • 21d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Grilli feeling much better, should be ready to pitch tonight