Braves Rumors & News

  • 15h
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Pierzynski (bruised left knee and right ankle) will likely be limited to If necessary PH duties the next two days

  • 23h
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Pierzynski left game after getting hit by pitch in knee and then fouling ball off his foot. Questionable for weekend.

  • Teheran finishes strong, Braves blank Cardinals 4-0

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After getting high-quality starts from rookie pitchers in each of the first three games of a season-ending homestand, the Braves got an even better one Friday from their once-and-again ace, Julio Teheran, who qualifies as a veteran on this youthful staff. Rookie Daniel Castro drove in two runs..." October 03

  • Paco Rodriguez Undergoes TJS, Will Miss 2016

    Talking Chop "In something that comes as an unfortunate bolt from the blue in an otherwise copacetic October for the Braves, it was recently announced that recently-acquired left-hander Paco Rodriguez just underwent Tommy John Surgery and will miss the entirety of the 2016 season. Rodriguez was part of the..." October 03

  • Early Runs the Difference as Braves Blank Nats, 2-0

    Talking Chop "Atlanta pitching hasn't been any good this year, but that didn't stop the unlikely quartet of Williams Perez, Peter Moylan, Edwin Jackson, and Arodys Vizcaino from shutting down the Nats on a warm Wednesday night in Atlanta. The deciding runs scored fairly early in this one, as AJ Pierzynski..." October 01

  • Braves promote John Coppolella to general manager

    MLB Daily Dish "The Braves have promoted assistant general manager John Coppolella to the role of general manager, according to a report from Mark Bowman of Coppolella will continue to work under president of baseball operations John Hart, who was promoted last season to replace outgoing general manager..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • 3d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Freeman will likely not start any of the remaining five games. But he'll be available as a pinch hitter

  • Pierzynski powers Braves, Wisler to 2-1 win over Nats

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves rookie Matt Wisler was 1 year old when A.J. Pierzynski was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in June 1994. Tuesday night, Pierzynski’s two home runs and steadying influence behind the plate helped Wisler notch his seventh major league win. Pierzynski went 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs,..." September 30

  • Marlins defeat Braves 9-5 in home finale

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "If only the Miami Marlins could have played this well most of the season. The Marlins continued their strong September by defeating the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Marlins Park. They are now a league-best 16-8 this month. "Very happy," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "Excellent home..." September 28

  • MLB will allow iPads in dugouts with limitations

    Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28

  • Open-and-shut case for Marlins against Braves, thanks to Bour, Nicolino

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The last time the roof was open at Marlins Park with the Marlins facing Julio Teheran and the Braves the sky fell on the home team. That was the embarrassment on Opening Day when a rogue storm caused the first rain delay in the ballpark with the retractable roof designed to prevent such..." September 27

  • Marlins outslug Braves, help Fernandez to record win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jose Fernandez was certainly overdue for an off night at Marlins Park. Since his debut in 2013, the Cuban-born right-hander has performed like Pavarotti every time he toes the rubber in Little Havana — every note resonating in perfect pitch. That's why it was difficult to believe your ears,..." September 26

  • Freeman’s 3-run homer in 9th lifts Braves past Mets, 6-3

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman came off the bench to hit a two-run double and game-winning three-run homer Wednesday night, reclaiming his status as Atlanta’s best Mets-killer since Chipper Jones, and giving the Braves their second consecutive series win. Out of the lineup with a sore wrist, Freeman entered..." September 24

  • Wisler sharp, Olivera has big homer in Braves’ 6-2 win over Mets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves produced what for them was a rarity, a two-homer, four-run inning. That gave Matt Wisler a three-run lead against the Mets, a team that brings out the best in the rookie pitcher. Wisler had a career-high eight strikeouts in seven innings and got solid support from the lineup and..." September 23

  • Mets rebound from Matt Harvey debacle with win over lowly Braves, Michael Conforto homers

    New York Daily News "Michael Conforto is in, Jon Niese is probably not. Monday night, however, the playoff roster did not matter as the rookie and the veteran combined to get the Mets back on track toward their first playoff appearance in eight years. Niese had his best start in over a month and Conforto crushed a..." September 22

  • Braves' Mike Foltynewicz has part of rib removed to treat blood clots

    Sporting News "Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a blockage near his rib that was affecting his pitching arm, the team announced. Foltynewicz, originally hospitalized Friday, is expected to be released Thursday and miss up to six weeks. His condition is..." September 22

  • Braves' Miller sets franchise record with 23rd straight winless outing

    The Score "Luck is not on Shelby Miller's side. The Atlanta Braves right-hander made history on Monday, and not the kind to be proud of. Miller set a franchise record when he left Monday's contest against the New York Mets with his team down 2-0, as it marked his 23rd consecutive start without a..." September 22

  • Teheran loses perfect-game bid in seventh but Braves sweep Phils

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Julio Teheran didn’t pitch a perfect game against the Phillies on Sunday. He did pitch an excellent game, continuing a late-season trend that gives the Braves hope he’ll be a front-line starter again in 2016. Teheran was perfect against the Phillies until second baseman Freddy Galvis ended the..." September 21

  • Braves slip by Phillies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The reality is that the Braves are over matched most games. They have several inexperienced players in major roles and, well, it shows. “Sometimes you take your hat off and scratch your head,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said before playing the Phillies on Saturday at Turner Field. “But for..." September 20

  • Braves' Mike Foltynewicz hospitalized with blood clots

    Sporting News "Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has been hospitalized with blood clots in his pitching arm, according to the team. The 23-year-old righty was admitted to Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital on Friday. He’s currently being treated with blood thinners." September 20

  • Braves hold on to beat Phillies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Rookie starter Williams Perez and Braves relievers turned away multiple Phillies scoring opportunities Friday night in a 2-1 series-opening win at Turner Field. The Phillies put two on with none out in the ninth inning against rookie closer Arodys Vizcaino, on a walk and an error by third..." September 19

  • Braves rookie Banuelos has bone spur removed from elbow

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves rookie left-hander Manny Banuelos had a bone spur surgically removed from his pitching elbow Thursday and should be fully recovered for spring training, team officials said. The arthroscopic procedure was done by Dr. James Andrews at his Florida clinic, and the Braves were told that the..." September 18

  • Blue Jays add to division lead by shutting out Braves

    Toronto Sun "Marco Estrada has given up far too many home runs of late. On Thursday, he found the ideal antidote — the Atlanta Braves lineup and the dimensions of Turner Field. Last season, Estrada served up a major-league high of 29 while twirling for the Milwaukee Brewers. This year as a Blue Jay,..." September 18

  • Martin swings hot bat versus Braves in redeeming win for Blue Jays

    Toronto Sun "Forget about what David Price does on the mound. Every time he steps on the bump of late, it rains runs for the Blue Jays. In his previous start on the weekend in New York, his teammates scored five runs before the left-hander threw a pitch. It was more of the same Wednesday at Turner..." September 17

  • Simmons’ single gives Braves a skid-ending, walkoff win over Toronto

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The hottest and coldest teams in the major leagues opened a three-game series Tuesday at Turner Field, and the first-night results surely surprised a lot of folks around baseball. Andrelton Simmons’ opposite-field single with one out in the ninth inning gave Atlanta a 3-2 walkoff win over the..." September 16

  • The minor leaguers’ minimum wage lawsuit was dismissed

    Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16

  • 18d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves hope to have Foltynewicz back during the road trip next week to make at least 1 or 2 relief appearances

  • 18d
    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    #Braves vs Jays: Markakis 9, Castro 4, Freeman 3, Garcia 5, Pierzynski 2, Swisher 7, Simmons 6, Bourn 8, Teheran 1

  • Dusty Baker joining TBS broadcast team

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Former Reds manager Dusty Baker has been hired by TBS to serve as a studio analyst. Baker, who was the Reds' manager from 2008 to 2013, will join Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield and host Casey Stern for pre- and post-game shows during TBS coverage of the National League Wild Card Game, the..." September 15

  • Swisher could have role with Braves in 2016

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Before being traded to the Braves on Aug. 7, Nick Swisher had played on just one team with a losing record in 11 seasons. He played on six teams that won at least 92 games, including a World Series championship team (Yankees), five teams that won division tiles and none that finished lower than..." September 15

  • Mets mount furious rally in Atlanta to somehow push streak to 7

    New York Post "The Mets’ luck lately: They tried to give away a game Sunday but couldn’t, after Daniel Murphy went to the plate attempting to hit a home run and succeeded. Welcome to MetsWorld, where it’s always 70 degrees and sunny with free ice cream for everyone. In a mistake-filled afternoon, one swing..." September 14

  • Surging Mets stave off Braves for sixth straight win

    New York Post "There are no bad nights for the Mets, only occasional blips of imperfection. Saturday fell into that category, with Tyler Clippard flushing a three-run lead in the eighth inning only to watch the Mets rally for two in the ninth and beat the Braves, 6-4, at Turner Field for a sixth straight..." September 13

  • 21d
    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Maybin says he expects to return to the lineup on Tuesday. Saw eye doctor today and said vision is improving daily. #Braves

  • Steven Matz still missing a playoff necessity, but Mets roll to win over Braves

    New York Post "Steven Matz still has a leap to make before the Mets can consider him as part of a potential playoff rotation. The rookie lefty was effective enough to pick up a win Friday night, but his key number is seven — as in pitching into the seventh inning — and Matz isn’t there yet. With a major..." September 12

  • Bartolo Colon owns the NL East as Mets push streak to 4

    New York Post "Bartolo Colon must be using deflated baseballs. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the veteran right-hander continues to face deflated opponents in the less-than-inflated NL East. Colon lost a scoreless-innings streak that had extended to a career-high 31 innings, but that didn’t stop him from..." September 11

  • Bourn leads 18-hit attack as Braves rout Phillies, 8-1

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The floundering Braves hadn’t won a road series in two months before Wednesday, when they needed to get it done in order to avoid an indignity they hadn’t experienced in a quarter-century. They finally did something good with relative ease, as Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings for his..." September 10

  • 'Special' Aaron Nola bounces back to help Phillies blank Braves

    CSN Philly "Aaron Nola’s 10th major league start was a chance for everybody to learn a little something about the young right-hander. Nola was knocked around in his previous start last week in New York against the Mets. The Phillies’ defense was not good behind him that night, but the bottom line was Nola..." September 09

  • MLB announces tentative 2016 schedule "Major League Baseball on Tuesday released its tentative 2016 regular-season schedule, starting with the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game on April 3 with a matchup to be announced, and then featuring 13 games on the first convergence of Opening Day and Square Root Day: April 4, 2016. The 13 games..." September 09

  • Has Braves' manger Fredi Gonzalez lost the clubhouse?

    Sporting News "As all those losses pile up, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez reportedly has suffered another: the support of his players, Fox Sports reported. Long a target of disenchanted Braves fans, Gonzalez nonetheless was given an extension through the 2016 season, some presume to serve as a place-holder..." September 08

  • Hector Olivera explodes as Braves snap skid with 7-2 win

    Talking Chop "Okay, maybe the Atlanta Braves aren't the worst team in the league just yet. The Braves, who happened to enter the night with a 12-game losing streak, prevailed over the cellar-dwelling Philadelphia Phillies in Monday's series opener by a score of 7-2. That, of course, means that Atlanta..." September 08

  • Nationals sweep Braves to move within four games of Mets

    Washington Post "All weekend, the Washington Nationals showed the ability to pile on against Atlanta , pummeling the Braves’ pitching staff from top to bottom — so much so that by the middle innings of Sunday’s 8-4 sweep-clinching win, the pitcher who started Thursday’s series opener, Matt Wisler, was required for..." September 07

  • 28d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Maybin has a scratched left cornea. He will likely miss the next couple days

  • Harper, Nationals take advantage of listless Braves, 8-2

    Washington Post "By the time the Washington Nationals beat them, 8-2, Saturday night, the Atlanta Braves had lost 18 of their past 19 games. The Nationals continued to pound Atlanta pitching, the Braves erred more than is healthy, and Gio Gonzalez struck out 10. The National League East-leading New York Mets..." September 06

  • Shelby Miller’s winless streak extended to 20 games

    Hardball Talk "Braves starter Shelby Miller lasted only 4 1/3 innings against the Nationals on Saturday night, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three walks with four walks. The poor start extends Miller’s winless streak to 20 games. He last won on May 17 in Miami against the Marlins. The lack of wins..." September 06

  • Nationals beat the Braves on Michael A. Taylor’s walk-off home run

    Washington Post "After Michael A. Taylor’s three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Washington Nationals a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night, Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon — who pitched the final two scoreless innings — was speaking with reporters, eyes on a clubhouse..." September 05

  • Nationals hammer Braves, 15-1; gain ground on idle Mets

    Washington Post "For one night at least, there was no need for blame, no reason for second-guessing, no decisive swing or pitch to yield regret. For one night, there was no stress, no doubt, no frustration. For one night, things came easily for the Washington Nationals. The Nationals battered the Atlanta..." September 04

  • Ozuna, Prado power Marlins past Braves 7-3 in 3-game sweep

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins rarely play well in Atlanta. Against this Braves club, Miami could do no wrong. "To come in and sweep a team that's always played the Marlins tough and to sweep them here in their ballpark is big," manager Dan Jennings said. Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer, Martin..." September 03

  • Nicolino, Bour lead Marlins to 7-1 win over hapless Braves

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Justin Nicolino turned in another impressive performance, taking advantage of a team that can't seem to do anything right. Nicolino pitched seven scoreless innings, Justin Bour hit a three-run homer, and the Miami Marlins beat the hapless Atlanta Braves again, winning 7-1 Tuesday night. For..." September 02

  • Miller's hard-luck streak reaches 19 starts without a win

    Palm Beach Post "Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says he's never seen anything like Shelby Miller's tough run of luck as a starting pitcher. "The only thing I can explain is the way Shelby has behaved through all this, the way he's gone out and battled through everything we've asked him to do, and he doesn't..." September 01

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