L.A. Daily News "Yes, the Dodgers swept three games over the weekend at San Francisco to move past the Giants into first place in the NL West. That doesn’t mean Los Angeles can rest on its laurels. “One of the things that I kind of continue to talk about is, that series is over; there’s a lot of baseball ahead..." July 30
MLB.com "Like many other legitimate postseason contenders, the Braves have a few areas they would like to improve before heading into this season's stretch run. But their dire need to mend their fractured starting rotation during Spring Training has left them with essentially no financial flexibility with..." July 29
Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates, Braves have scouts at tonight's Bartolo Colon vs A.J. Burnett start. @FOXSports1
#Braves say Heyward left game with "lower back soreness"
Hardball Talk "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left this afternoon’s game what the team is calling lower back soreness. Heyward has played 103 of the Braves’ first 106 games, hitting .260 with nine homers, 12 steals, and a .729 OPS, including a career-low .379 slugging percentage. He was replaced in..." July 28
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Keep the line moving. It’s the Braves’ offensive mantra. Well, they did just that all the way through the lineup in the fourth inning of a 5-3 victory over the Padres Saturday night. The four-run outburst was all the support ace Julio Teheran would need - even if he wasn’t his dominant self..." July 27
San Diego Union-Tribune "In their current state of reconstruction, the Padres are a mishmash of potent arms and mostly anonymous bats, capable of shutdown performances and shutout losses, often all at once. Their most recent confluence, then, has been a surprise. While Friday’s 5-2 victory over the Braves featured the..." July 26
CBSSports.com "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25
Talking Chop "After two frustrating losses the Braves put together one of their more complete victories in a 6-1 win over the Marlins. Ervin Santana was on top of his game for Atlanta as he went 7 1/3 innings, allowing only one run and striking out ten Marlins. Freddie Freeman delivered the big blow with a..." July 24
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "ATLANTA Turner Field hadn't proved fertile ground for the Marlins' offense. Over their first four games here they totaled seven runs on 28 hits. Tuesday, they just missing matching that combined run total and they needed every one of those scores to clinch no worse than a split of the four-game..." July 23
The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Bases loaded in the ninth of a 1-1 game and the Marlins couldn't score. They weren't about to let it happen twice. In the 10th with the bags packed again, this time with one out instead of none as was the case an inning earlier off Craig Kimbrel, the Marlins got a two-run single from Garrett..." July 22
As expected, #Braves activated Gattis from 15-day DL and optioned Bethancourt to Triple-A.
Source: Uggla to #SFGiants.
Fredi says barring any setbacks, he expects to have Gattis activated tomorrow. #Braves
#Braves JUpton left game after triceps tightened from getting hit. Day to day
CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg is not known for being the master of quips, but he did get off a pretty good one after Cole Hamels picked up his fourth win of the season in a tight 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. “He wanted run support, we’ll give him run support,” the Phillies' manager..." July 20
TheScore.com "After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked. The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75..." July 20
Braves not actively looking to upgrade their starting rotation, source says. So it appears they are not a serious suitor for Price.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "You can’t ask for better two-out results. The Braves had nine of 10 hits and five of six runs come with two outs en route to a 6-4 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night at Turner Field. The victory, coupled with the Washington Nationals’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers,..." July 19
I can confirm that Dan Uggla is under consideration for #SFGiants. He's being talked about.
Hearing #Braves are releasing Dan Uggla
MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16
ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15
AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P
NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Catcher Evan Gattis was expected to have a fourth consecutive workout day Sunday at Single-A Rome, where he’s been taking batting practice, running and throwing in preparation for a rehab assignment that could begin as soon as Tuesday after an off day in Rome’s schedule Monday. Gattis has been..." July 14
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the wind blowing out Saturday at Wrigley Field, pitcher Mike Minor didn’t give up any home runs and hit one himself. It was a good day to be a Brave. Chris Johnson hit a pair of two-run homers in his first two at-bats, including one that drove in the first runs of a six-run fourth inning..." July 13
If you're wondering, it was #Braves, not MLB, who suspended Uggla. I'm hearing it was for tardiness, but not confirmed yet.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves recalled hot-hitting infielder Phil Gosselin from Triple-A Gwinnett late Saturday, and when a corresponding roster move is announced Sunday it’s possible veteran second baseman Dan Uggla could be designated for assignment or traded. Uggla has hit .162 with two home runs and 40..." July 13
Cuban catcher Yenier Bello, whom #Braves signed in spring, has finally cleared all his visa paperwork, will report to minor league camp...
Chicago Tribune "For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field. They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the MLB.com Final Vote balloting. There was extended happiness later when Justin..." July 12
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Saddled with a four-game losing streak and facing the possibility of being swept by the Mets a four-game series for the first time since 1989, the Braves had the right guy on the mound Thursday in veteran Aaron Harang. And who could’ve imagined saying that when the Braves signed him off the..." July 11
New York Daily News "Dillon Gee was anxious. He has spent parts of five seasons in the big leagues, but the righthander nervously took the mound at Citi Field Wednesday night like it was his major-league debut. It was not the first time the Gee had missed time. He was shut down for the second half of 2012 due to a..." July 10
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
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
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
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
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
Blue Jays have scouted Martin Prado, Aaron Hill & Chase Headley heavily but none are playing well and all overpaid for production #3BSearch
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
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
#Braves still waiting on results of Evan Gattis' MRI. Fredi still holding out hope he won't need a DL stint.
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
MLB.com "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
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
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
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