Braves Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Braves' Mike Foltynewicz: Diagnosed with left calf contusion

    CBS Sports "Foltynewicz's injury sustained after taking a line drive off the leg Monday against Miami has been officially diagnosed as a left calf contusion, Mark Bowman of reports." September 13

  • Ageless Ichiro helps Marlins get crucial win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Ichiro Suzuki, not showing his age at 42, helped get a victory that the Miami Marlins had to have if they were to keep their slim wild-card hopes alive. Suzuki reached 900 multi-hit games in the majors with his 26th of the season, and second in as many games, as the Marlins..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Dansby Swanson exits game after being struck by errant throw to the groin

    SI "Braves rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson was lifted from Monday’s game against the Marlins with a right groin contusion, which he apparently sustained while standing around before the fifth inning. Swanson was chatting with first baseman Freddie Freeman and second baseman Jace Peterson when he..." September 13

  • Braves' Williams Perez: Leaves game with apparent injury

    CBS Sports "Perez left Sunday's game in the third inning with an unknown injury, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports. It wasn't clear what was bothering Perez, but he was forced to leave the game less than three innings into his start." September 12

  • Braves rally past Marlins after blowing big lead

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It was no surprise to see veteran Nick Markakis come up with the big hit for the Atlanta Braves on Monday. At least not to Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly. "He's been a tough out for us," Mattingly said. "Been a tough out in his career." Markakis only had two of..." September 12

  • A.J. Pierzynski sorta kinda retired but not really

    Hardball Talk "A weird scene unfolded in Atlanta on Saturday night. A.J. Pierzynski, the Braves’ 39-year-old catcher, hit a single in the 10th inning of the their win over the Mets, putting what would be the winning run on third base. Afterward, he hugged his teammates, passed out cigars, got the Gatorade shower..." September 12

  • Braves' A.J. Pierzynski: Lands back on DL

    CBS Sports "Pierzynski was placed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring." September 11

  • Cespedes' slam, 5 RBIs send Mets past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Slugger Yoenis Cespedes seems to have picked the opportune moment to get hot at the plate. Cespedes clubbed his 30th home run, a long grand slam, and drove in five runs, to help the New York Mets to a 10-3 win over the Atlanta Braves Sunday in their final appearance at Turner..." September 11

  • A.J. Pierzynski thought he hit a walkoff single, but the game wasn't over

    Fox Sports "Atlanta Braves veteran catcher AJ Pierzynski came up to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning in a tied ballgame with a man on second base - and when he laced a base hit past the shortstop and into left field, Pierzynski assumed the game was over. " September 11

  • Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski doesn't retire, despite how it looks

    CBS Sports "Here's a nice, confusing story to cap off your Saturday night. Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski caused a ruckus by hugging teammates, apparently passing out cigars, and playing coy about retirement following Atlanta's victory against the Mets. The natural assumption to make, then, was that..." September 11

  • Mets rally to defeat Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The New York Mets finally broke through against Julio Teheran, then went to work against the Atlanta Braves bullpen for another comeback win. The Mets scored four times in the eighth inning for a 6-4 victory over the Braves on Friday night after Curtis Granderson's two-run homer..." September 10

  • Garcia's RBI single in 10th lifts Braves past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves put an end to the New York Mets' winning streak at six games and they did it in dramatic fashion on Saturday night. Adonis Garcia had a single with two outs in the 10th inning to drive in rookie Dansby Swanson and give the Braves a 4-3 walk-off victory...." September 10

  • Braves say their first exhibition game in the new ballpark is for season ticket holders only

    Hardball Talk "The Braves have announced the first game in their new taxpayer-funded ballpark. An exhibition game, that is, against the New York Yankees next March 31. Fun! If you want to go to that game, however, you have to spend a minimum of $747. Because that’s the absolute cheapest full-season ticket..." September 09

  • Braves prospect Ozzie Albies has fractured elbow

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves second-base prospect Ozzie Albies will miss the rest of the Double-A playoffs and the Arizona Fall League season after fracturing his right elbow Wednesday in a playoff game at Pensacola, Fla. Albies, 19, is one of the top prospects in baseball and won the Southern League batting title..." September 09

  • Hector Olivera found guilty of assault, sentenced to jail

    USA Today "Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was found guilty on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge in a Virginia courtroom and was ordered to serve 10 days in jail on Thursday. Olivera appeared before an Arlington County (Va) General District Court judge, who presided over, issued the..." September 09

  • Nationals slip past Braves in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The personable Dusty Baker, who likes to talk with his players in the clubhouse, approached starter Stephen Strasburg before Wednesday's game. The manager asked the right-handed pitcher three questions: Was he ready? Was he psyched? Was he chomping at the bit? "He..." September 08

  • Nationals score three in eighth, beat Braves 9-7

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The expanded rosters in September allow for major league managers to make a series of moves in tight ballgames if they so desire. And manager Dusty Baker certainly took advantage of his deep bench again Tuesday. One day after using five bench players as starters, Baker..." September 07

  • Braves GM: 'There's no risk’ in signing Tim Tebow

    USA Today "Since Tim Tebow held his baseball showcase last week in Los Angeles, one team has emerged as the favorite for Tebow’s baseball talents: The Atlanta Braves. If it happens, the match makes sense from a ticket-sales standpoint. The Braves’ minor-league affiliates play in the heart of SEC..." September 07

  • Braves GM: We're interested in Tebow as player, not as attraction

    ESPN "Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella confirmed the team's interest in Tim Tebow and said the Braves have had "multiple" conversations with Tebow's representatives as a step toward signing him to a professional baseball contract." September 06

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