Braves Rumors & News

  • Braves' Brandon Phillips day-to-day after exiting with tight hamstring

    ESPN "Atlanta Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips left Thursday's 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers because of right hamstring tightness. He is day-to-day. Phillips stretched a triple in his second at-bat of the game. He was 1-for-3 before exiting in the sixth inning." July 21

  • Braves Release Eric O’Flaherty

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have released lefty Eric O’Flaherty, per a club announcement. He had been on the 10-day DL. A roster spot was needed so that catcher Anthony Recker could be brought up. Kurt Suzuki is on the bereavement list, creating the need for another backstop. " July 21

  • Garcia deal to Twins not finished

    TSN "On Thursday night, it appeared the Minnesota Twins were putting on the finishing touches to a trade that would land them starting left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves, but's Mark Feinsand says the deal has not yet come to fruition. Not only the deal not done, but the Braves..." July 21

  • Jaime Garcia Reportedly Traded by Braves to Twins

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins acquired starting pitcher Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves,'s Rhett Bollinger reported Thursday. FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed Garcia is on the move. According to Bollinger, Atlanta will receive a minor league player in a one-for-one swap. Garcia has..." July 21

  • Army Veteran told to lower American flag while tailgating by Braves parking attendant

    Sportsnaut "Prior to Monday’s game, Adam Mourdock, an Army Veteran and Atlanta Braves season ticket holder, went to fly his American flag while tailgating as he normally does. But Mourdock’s routine was broken by a parking attendant (who later identified herself as the supervisor) who told him that raising..." July 20

  • Chaz Roe Traded to Rays

    CBS Sports "Roe was traded to the Rays on Tuesday, Jerry Crasnick of reports. He was recently outrighted off the Braves' 40-man roster, and while the return has not been announced, the Rays will likely provide cash or a player to be named later. Roe, 30, has a career 4.16 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 104:49..." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Braves Activate Sean Rodriguez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have announced the activation of infielder Sean Rodriguez, as’s Mark Bowman first reported on Twitter, with fellow utilityman Danny Santana also returning from a shorter DL stint. Infielder Jace Peterson and righty Jason Hursh were optioned to create active roster space, while..." July 17

  • Braves could option Dansby Swanson to minors

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dansby Swanson’s erratic first full season in the majors reached a new stage Monday when manager Brian Snitker said the high-profile rookie shortstop would not be in the everyday lineup for now and wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Swanson could be sent back to the minors. Swanson,..." July 17

  • Braves reportedly very open to Julio Teheran trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Braves are quietly putting together their best season in years, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are closed for business this trade deadline. According to a report by ESPN’s Buster Olney on Sunday, rival executives say the Braves are “very open” to trade offers for ace righty..." July 16

  • Braves among several teams interested in Profar

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are among a handful of teams considering Texas Rangers infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar in trade, sources say. Profar seems to be available, and word is Atlanta – along with a few others — are taking a look. Profar, formerly the top prospect in the game, still is only..." July 16

  • Braves seeking trade for quality, controllable starting pitcher

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Braves may not be contenders in 2017, but they clearly have an eye on taking some steps forward in the years to come. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Braves made a run at Jose Quintana before he was ultimately traded to the Chicago Cubs, and continue to seek a..." July 15

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Bryce Harper: Phillies fans not as rude as fans of Mets, Braves

    Hardball Talk "Speaking to the media as All-Star Game festivities were under way in Miami, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper dropped a bombshell. Per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, he said that Phillies fans were not as rude as fans of the Mets and Braves. There are several possible explanations..." July 10

  • Braves Receiving Interest In Julio Teheran

    MLB Trade Rumors "With few controllable starters available at the non-waiver trade deadline, teams have been reaching out to the Braves to gauge the availability of right-hander Julio Teheran, reports FanRag’s Jon Heyman. The Astros are one of multiple teams that has inquired, Heyman notes, and the Braves haven’t..." July 07

  • Mets among teams that have reached out to Colon

    New York Daily News "The Mets have reached out to Bartolo Colon about a possible reunion, but no agreement was expected Thursday. The 44-year-old righthander was released by the Braves last week and the Mets would be able to pick him up and bring him back for a minimum financial commitment. Colon was a fan and..." July 07

  • Nationals, Braves sit through three-hour rain delay without a drop falling

    CBS Sports "Thursday night, the Braves and Nationals are opening their four-game series at Nationals Park (GameTracker). Atlanta is actually in second place in the NL East. They're 9 1/2 games back of the Nats. Thursday's game was delayed three hours due to inclement weather. The problem? It never actually..." July 07

  • Braves open to trading ace Julio Teheran

    Fanrag Sports "The starting pitching market could soon have a new big name to shake things up a bit. Many names have been speculated as possibilities to join top starters Jose Quintana and Sonny Gray as available upper echelon starters, but one that hasn’t been heard to this point could possibly join the fray –..." July 06

  • Braves’ Freeman activated from DL, will start at third Tuesday

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves surprised everyone Tuesday by activating Freddie Freeman from the disabled list, after indicating that the earliest that move might happen would be during the Nationals series that starts Thursday. Instead, the Braves said he would start Tuesday night at third base – a position he..." July 04

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Freddie Freeman 'a little uneasy' about midseason conversion to 3B "Freddie Freeman is all about defense as he prepares to make a return to the Atlanta Braves. His injury rehab assignment began Saturday night for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves, with his concentration on a position change to third base. "Seeing if I can make all these plays," he said of the..." July 03

  • Braves release former Chiefs DB Sanders Commings

    Pro Football Talk "After a brief flourish, the former NFL player’s baseball career wasn’t working out so well, and he got cut. Not Tim Tebow, the other one. Former Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings tweeted out that he had been released last night, after a short stint playing baseball attempt with the Braves..." July 03

  • Bartolo Colon, Mets Reunion Reportedly Under Consideration

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets will consider a reunion with veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon, but they're skeptical of his struggles this season, per Anthony DiComo of The Atlanta Braves announced Thursday they'd be designating 44-year-old for assignment after he produced a cringeworthy 8.14 ERA in..." June 30

  • Braves Designate Bartolo Colon

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced that they have designated veteran righty Bartolo Colon for assignment. Atlanta selected the contract of southpaw Rex Brothers to take his roster spot. It always hurts to drop a player who’s owed a big salary — in this case, $12.5MM on the year — but his performance left the..." June 29

  • Braves could trade for starter, Archer and Quintana top wish list

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves are again interested in trading for a top-of-the-rotation caliber starting pitcher and have circled back to a couple of their targets from last winter: the Rays’ Chris Archer and White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. They also had scouts at Oakland’s Sonny Gray’s start Sunday. But the..." June 27

  • Former Chiefs cornerback gets first pro baseball hit

    Pro Football Talk "Tim Tebow isn’t the only former NFL player giving baseball a shot this summer. Former Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings, whose football career ended because of injuries, is playing in the Braves farm system. And last night, playing for the Danville Braves, he got his first two professional..." June 27

  • Former MLB player's son now on life support after being hit in face by baseball

    USA Today High School Sports "The son of former Atlanta Braves infielder Keith Lockhart is on life support after getting hit in the face by a baseball last Saturday. Lockhart’s son, Jason, is 15 years old. Jason’s sister, Sydney, has been posting updates on her public Facebook page and has confirmed the updates with..." June 27

  • Keith Lockhart's son seriously injured, hospitalized after being hit in face with baseball

    USA Today "Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old son of former Atlanta Braves second baseman Keith Lockhart, is receiving serious medical attention to treat profuse bleeding after he was hit in the face with a baseball, according to the Associated Press and other media reports. The younger Lockhart was hit..." June 26

  • Freddie Freeman cleared to take swings

    Fanrag Sports "Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been sidelined since he was hit by a pitch on May 17, which fractured his left wrist. As of Friday, he was cleared to take dry swings and continues to be hopeful in a pre-All-Star break return. Freeman was clobbering the ball prior to his..." June 23

  • Freeman could return from DL at third base "As the Braves have discussed how to keep both Freddie Freeman and Matt Adams in the lineup once Freeman returns from the disabled list, they have not ruled out the possibility that one of these first basemen will become a third baseman. "We can't rule out anything," Braves manager Brian Snitker..." June 21

  • Braves sign No. 5 pick Kyle Wright

    Hardball Talk "The Braves have officially signed No. 5 draft pick Kyle Wright, the team announced Friday. The 21-year-old right-hander will receive a signing bonus of $7 million, exceeding both the $5,707,300 typically reserved for No. 5 draftees and the $6.7 million signing bonus Kris Bryant received from the..." June 16

  • Braves agree to record-setting bonus with prospect Kyle Wright "Braves officials have been buzzing since they pounced on the opportunity to select Kyle Wright fifth overall in this week's MLB Draft. Now, they are looking forward to the opportunity to officially announce him as a part of their organization. According to a Major League source, the Braves..." June 16

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Braves’ Adonis Garcia Out Two Months Following Finger Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced on Wednesday that third baseman Adonis Garcia will miss roughly two months following surgery to repair ligament damage in his left ring finger. The 32-year-old Garcia missed about two weeks due to an Achilles injury in late May and had only just returned from the DL when he..." June 14

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Braves Place Bartolo Colon On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced on Tuesday that they’ve placed right-hander Bartolo Colon on the 10-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique. They’ll announce a corresponding move prior to tonight’s game. Colon, 44, has had a disastrous start to his first season in Atlanta, pitching to a 7.78 ERA..." June 06

  • R.A. Dickey disappointed with performance to date "R.A. Dickey was on the wrong side of a questionable call and the replay review that followed during the sixth inning of Saturday's 6-5, 12-inning win over the Reds. But the Braves' knuckleballer holds himself accountable for the development of that four-run frame and many of the other struggles he..." June 05

  • Scooter Gennett: I didn’t ask for No. 4

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For nearly all of spring training, the Cincinnati Reds left Brandon Phillips’ No. 4 unclaimed. Even as the Reds prepped to head north from Arizona, they had not issued No. 4 to a player projected to make the team and move up from a non-roster number north of 60. Even Jay Bruce’s No. 32 was..." June 03

  • Ex-Reds 2B Brandon Phillips shocked 'somebody is wearing my No. 4'

    ESPN "Brandon Phillips, now with the Atlanta Braves after spending 11 seasons in Cincinnati, said Friday that he feels slighted the Reds issued his former No. 4 jersey to another player. "I still can't believe somebody is wearing my No. 4," Phillips told Cincinnati reporters. "That's kind of a slap..." June 03

  • Braves designate Emilio Bonafacio for assignment

    Hardball Talk "The Braves shook up their roster a bit today by designating utilityman Emilio Bonafacio for assignment and optioning infielder Jace Peterson and right hander Matt Wisler to Triple-A. To fill their spots on the 25-man they called up infielder Johan Camargo and activated lefty Eric O’Flaherty and..." June 02

  • Kris Medlen healthy and encouraged as comeback attempt progresses

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The numbers don’t jump off the page, but make no mistake, the early stages of Kris Medlen’s Braves comeback tour have been successful and encouraging. In his third minor-league rehab start and first for Double-A Missisippi on Tuesday, Medlen warmed up, waited through a 1 1/2-hour rain delay in..." June 01

  • Bartolo Colon running out of time to right himself in Atlanta

    Sporting News "The Braves went into full #Barves mode Tuesday night. The infield forgot how to catch and throw the ball. Even starting pitcher Bartolo Colon caught the bug. Then he threw it away. After the meltdown was over, the Bravos had allowed nine runs in one inning to the Angels and Colon looked more..." May 31

  • Collmenter clears waivers, is outrighted to Gwinnett

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves outrighted veteran right-hander Josh Collmenter to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, after he was designated for assignment last week and cleared waivers. Collmenter, 31, had a 9.00 ERA in 11 relief appearances before he was dropped from the major league roster. He gave up 29 hits, 17..." May 30

  • 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

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