Braves Rumors & News

  • Braves make up with fan ejected by security for interference

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Braves tried their best to make up with some fans who many feel were mistreated by an aggressive security member. During the eighth inning of Wednesday’s Braves-Pirates game, a fan reached over the railing and scooped up a ball down the right field line that was in play. The..." May 26

  • Bartolo Colon ain’t doing so hot this year

    Hardball Talk "If he wasn’t 44 years-old we’d just call it a slump, but the way Bartolo Colon is pitching right now makes you wonder if the end is nigh. Colon was shelled this afternoon, giving up seven runs on ten hits and walking three in five innings of work to take the loss against the Pirates. That..." May 25

  • Braves designate Josh Collmenter for assignment

    Hardball Talk "Last night Braves reliever Josh Collmenter surrendered three homers and seven runs in the 10th inning of a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He came into the game when it was tied 5-5 so, yeah, ouch. Today Collmenter is on his way to no longer being a Braves reliever as he has been designated for..." May 25

  • 10 best young players in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2017 MLB regular season is nearly two months old and perhaps more than anything else, it’s clear the new crop of talent is among the best we’ve seen in years, if not decades. Young stars line rosters, rookies are the center of attention, and that has created a universal excitement around the..." May 24

  • ‘False alarm’ disrupts Pirates-Braves at SunTrust Park

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The scoreboard at SunTrust Park briefly flashed an emergency message during the Braves game on Tuesday that later was said to be a false alarm. During the third inning of the Braves-Pirates game, a scoreboard message indicated that an emergency had been reported in the building and that the..." May 24

  • Braves AAA team announces rebrand, claims fans confused them for MLB team

    The Comeback "The Atlanta Braves farm system is heavy on talent, but light on creativity. Three of their four full-season (and all of their partial season) affiliated teams have the nickname “Braves”. This makes sense, given that the organization owns those three teams and wanted to implement a uniform branding..." May 23

  • Swanson refuses Inciarte's proposed 5-hit bet, saves his luscious locks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Ender Inciarte had a feeling when he got to SunTrust Park on Monday. He’d never had five hits in his major league career, but the Braves center fielder had a feeling. So he proposed a bet with Braves rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson, whose glorious hair – his “flow” – has become..." May 23

  • Cardinals trade Matt Adams to Braves to clear space for Piscotty

    Fox Sports Midwest "After five-plus seasons wearing a Cardinals uniform, Matt Adams is headed south. The Cardinals announced prior to Saturday night’s game with the San Francisco Giants that they have traded first baseman Matt Adams and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league..." May 20

  • Braves acquire RHP Enrique Burgos from Diamondbacks for cash considerations

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Enrique Burgos from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations, according to the Braves’ official Twitter account. Burgos had not pitched with the Diamondbacks’ major-league team this season, but made 11 relief..." May 20

  • Freddie Freeman expected to miss significant time

    Fanrag Sports "There’s no official word as to whether or not Freddie Freeman has a broken wrist, but the expectation is the Atlanta Braves star first baseman will miss significant time. As a result, the Braves are discussing options at first base moving forward, including outside options. One potential..." May 18

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Braves To Sign James Loney

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have agreed to a deal with veteran free agent James Loney, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag reports on Twitter. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney had just reported via Twitter that a deal was close." May 18

  • Braves' Freeman out two months

    TSN "Atlanta Braves All-Star Freddie Freeman will miss at least eight weeks with a fractured left wrist, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal added that Freeman will not need surgery on the wrist. The slugging first baseman was plunked by Toronto's Aaron Loup during the fifth inning..." May 18

  • Braves pitcher Eric O'Flaherty: I've seen it from Jose Bautista too much

    ESPN "Benches emptied in the Blue Jays-Braves game Wednesday night after Toronto slugger Jose Bautista homered to left field, stood at home plate and stared toward pitcher Eric O'Flaherty before flipping the bat away with a towering toss in Atlanta. Jace Peterson said something to Bautista as he..." May 18

  • Freeman leaves game after being hit in hand by pitch

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves slugger Freddie Freeman left Wednesday night’s game against Toronto after being hit by a pitch in the left hand or wrist in the fifth inning. There was no immediate announcement as to the specific injury, but he was clearly in pain as he looked to the dugout after being hit by lefty..." May 18

  • Colon changes tactics, pitches Braves past Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Not much was going right for Bartolo Colon. He had not won a game since April 16. His ERA had swelled to 7.22. So the 43-year-old decided to change some things for his start against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. "I started throwing some off-speed pitches in the..." May 16

  • Freeman powers Braves over Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker has a term he uses to describe his first baseman Freddie Freeman. "I term it 'boring professionalism,'" Snitker said. "He just goes about it every day. He shows up and is really intense and into it and competitive and does everything that an..." May 16

  • Braves benefit from Ozuna miscue to jolt Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marcell Ozuna, the left fielder for the slumping Miami Marlins, lost a ball in the lights, which is fitting. Right now, the way the Marlins are playing, you could say they are lost as a ballclub. Ozuna's miscue led to a two-run Atlanta rally and a 3-1 Braves victory on Saturday..." May 13

  • Ryan Howard says he's not retiring from baseball

    USA Today "Former Phillie Ryan Howard isn't giving up on playing professional baseball. Howard made clear he is "absolutely" still pursuing another opportunity. "By no means am I done," Howard told The News Journal during a phone conversation Friday afternoon. "My plans haven't changed to try and..." May 13

  • Flowers powers Braves to 8-4 win over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Mike Foltynewicz lost his glove on one third-inning pitch. By the end of the night, he had lost his winless streak, too. Tyler Flowers slugged a two-run homer and tied his career high with four RBIs to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night at..." May 12

  • Jeff Francoeur joining FOX Sports as analyst for Braves games

    Fox Sports "Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur will join the FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast broadcast team for select games during the 2017 MLB regular season. Francoeur will make his debut as an analyst on Braves LIVE! on Monday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m. ET, prior to the Braves’ home game..." May 12

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Early home runs lead Astros past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Having cornered the market on five-run deficits and comeback victories, the Houston Astros built a five-run lead as a change of pace Tuesday night. Right-hander Charlie Morton, the beneficiary of a five-run first inning, carried a shutout into the sixth, and Houston belted three..." May 10

  • Correa gets key hit in Astros' win over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- For a brief spell early last month, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa didn't resemble the MVP candidate some predicted he would become in this, his third season in the majors. Those concerns were unfounded. Correa stroked a two-out, two-run double in the fifth inning to..." May 10

  • Matt Harvey received supportive, challenging text from ex-Met Bartolo Colon

    New York Daily News "Bartolo Colon may no longer be with the Mets, but he still has an influence on their young pitchers. Matt Harvey received a text from Colon on Tuesday − his first day back at Citi Field following a three-game suspension − according to manager Terry Collins. Collins said he was with Harvey..." May 10

  • Braves release Ryan Howard from minor league deal

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have ended the Ryan Howard experiment even before it really began, releasing the former Phillies slugger from his minor league contract Monday after he failed to show enough at Triple-A Gwinnett to warrant a major league call-up. Howard, 37, hit .184 with one homer, two walks and 11..." May 09

  • Minnesota Twins acquire lefty Kevin Chapman for Danny Santana

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Twins officially cut ties Monday with Danny Santana, their one-time shortstop of the future, dealing him to Atlanta Braves for Triple-A left-hander Kevin Chapman. Santana, 26, hit .200 in just 25 at-bats before being designated for assignment over the weekend. Once ranked among the Twins’..." May 09

  • Pham powers Cards past Braves in 14th

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Tommy Pham was disappointed when he didn't make the St. Louis roster out of spring training. After being recalled on Friday, the outfielder is trying to make it difficult for the Cardinals to send him down again. Pham went 4-for-5 and hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in..." May 07

  • Cardinals' Lynn tosses six shutout innings in rout of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Lance Lynn, who missed last season after Tommy John elbow surgery, won his fourth straight start as the St. Louis Cardinals gave the veteran right-hander a lot more offensive support than he needed in a 10-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. Aledmys Diaz drove in three..." May 06

  • Diaz, Leake help Cardinals to 5-3 win over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The first homer that Mike Leake has allowed this season came too late to take away from another impressive pitching performance. Leake allowed one hit until the seventh inning and Aledmys Diaz continued his torrid hitting as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-3..." May 06

  • Reyes' 5 RBIs pace Mets' 16-5 romp past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The decision to stick with Jose Reyes through a tough batting slump is starting to pay off for the New York Mets. Reyes had two hits and five RBIs to spark the New York Mets' 20-hit attack in a 16-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. "My coaching staff is..." May 04

  • Conforto carries Mets past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins would prefer to stick Michael Conforto's bat in the middle of the lineup. But the way the left fielder is performing in the leadoff role, don't expect Conforto to move any time soon. Conforto continued his offensive splurge since being moved to..." May 02

  • Braves get best of Harvey, Mets once again

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves got the best of Matt Harvey for the second time in less than a week, again scoring six runs against the New York Mets right-hander. Ender Inciarte had three hits and drove in three runs, and Freddie Freeman started Harvey's downfall with his 10th homer of the..." May 02

  • Santana, Garza lead Brewers over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For the first month of the season, the Milwaukee Brewers got big contributions from the core players in the middle of the order to lead the major leagues in home runs. As more players' bats come alive, they may become even more dangerous. Domingo Santana, who entered the game..." April 30

  • Freddie Freeman tweaks Miller Park as 'bad-lit Little League field'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman had a game-winning home run in the ninth inning Friday against the Brewers to continue his run of robust hitting at Miller Park, but it did nothing to change his opinion of the place and his comfort level hitting there. “No. I think it’s a bad-lit Little League field,” Freeman..." April 30

  • Freeman blast lifts Braves over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Everything was going according to the plan Friday night for the Milwaukee Brewers, who hit three home runs, held a pair of four-run leads and had a fully-rested bullpen at their disposal. Of course, rarely does anything in baseball stick to the plan. The Brewers found that..." April 29

  • Kemp's three homers lead Braves past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Matt Kemp had hit two home runs in a game 11 times before, but never in his 11-year career had he belted three. That changed Saturday, though, as Kemp set a personal record with three of the Atlanta Braves' four home runs in an 11-3 romp over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller..." April 29

  • Jason Motte returns to majors with Braves and without beard

    ESPN "Reliever Jason Motte returned to the majors on Thursday without his trademark beard. The former St. Louis Cardinals closer was recalled by the Atlanta Braves from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he had to shave his beard to comply with organization rules that forbid facial hair for minor league..." April 27

  • Braves complete two-game sweep of injury-riddled Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- History suggests it's too early for the New York Mets to fret over a slow start. The eye test suggests something else entirely. The Atlanta Braves put the finishing touches on the undermanned Mets' worst homestand in more than five years on Thursday afternoon, when Kurt Suzuki's..." April 27

  • Brandon Phillips has hilarious quote about avoiding disabled list

    Larry Brown Sports "He may be a 35-year-old playing on one of the worst teams in baseball, but Brandon Phillips hasn’t lost his sense of humor. On Thursday morning, the Atlanta Braves second baseman, who is currently battling a groin strain, dropped a funny quote about avoiding the disabled list. “I’m not going..." April 27

  • Flowers, Braves break out in win vs. Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A cathartic early-season offensive outburst by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night sent the New York Mets another loss closer toward crisis mode. Tyler Flowers tied a career high with four RBIs, and six Braves players collected at least two hits apiece as Atlanta routed the..." April 26

  • R.A. Dickey: Syndergaard trade made sense for both parties at the time

    New York Post "The rain spoiled more than a baseball game. The canceling of the series opener against the Braves on Tuesday night means R.A. Dickey will still make his return to the Citi Field mound, it just won’t be against Noah Syndergaard, one of the players the Mets traded him for in 2012. The two were..." April 26

  • Angels Acquire David Hernandez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced on Monday that they’ve acquired right-hander David Hernandez from the Braves in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Hernandez isn’t on the 40-man roster, but the veteran righty could conceivably join the Halos’ Major League club in the near future to add some..." April 24

  • Phillies beat Braves on Franco's hit in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco said jokingly Saturday night that his body was hurting. He had his teammates to blame. Down to their final out and trailing the Atlanta Braves by a run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Phillies..." April 23

  • Nationals defeat Braves to earn three-game sweep

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Not even facing R.A. Dickey's dancing knuckleball could disrupt the grooved swing of Washington's Ryan Zimmerman as the Nationals completed a three-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves. Zimmerman, who had hit a grand slam the night before, connected for a two-run homer off..." April 21

  • Hellickson, Phillies hold off Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin admitted he was a bit uncomfortable when the grounds crew brought the tarp out to the field in the ninth inning Friday night with a heavy rain pouring down at Citizens Bank Park. Hector Neris had just given up a home run to cut the..." April 21

  • Seven most impressive young cornerstone players in MLB today

    Sportsnaut "The future of baseball is already in front of us. This isn’t in reference to a timeline. The players who represent the future of Major League Baseball are playing in front of us as you read this article. Some are nearing free agency, while others were so special their organizations paid top..." April 21

  • Harper's slam, homer power Nationals past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Washington slugger Bryce Harper owns Atlanta pitcher Julio Teheran and the same could be said about the Nationals against the Braves. Harper smashed a grand slam in the second inning after a solo homer in the first off Teheran and finished 4-for-4 with an intentional walk as the..." April 20

  • Braves activate Matt Kemp from 10-day disabled list

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by MLB Roster Moves on Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves have made a series of roster moves ahead of the weekend slate. In doing so, the club has most notably activated veteran outfielder Matt Kemp from their 10-day disabled list. In addition,..." April 20

  • Braves' Freddie Freeman is the MVP nobody seems to talk about

    Sporting News "It seems odd to say that a two-time All-Star on one of baseball's more popular teams could be a super-underrated commodity, but that's where we are with Freddie Freeman. Ignore for a moment that it's early. Ignore that looks are sometimes deceiving. Ignore that it's silly to jump to..." April 20

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