Braves Rumors & News

  • Braves Place Arodys Vizcaino On DL, Select Evan Phillips, DFA Phil Gosselin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have selected right-handed reliever Evan Phillips from Triple-A Gwinnett, Gabe Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets. They’ll send closer Arodys Vizcaino to the disabled list (retroactive to June 21) to open up a 25-man spot for Phillips, Burns adds, and designate..." June 24

  • 'Now people are chasing us': New era underway for Freeman, revamped Braves

    The Score "Admittedly, the losing got to him. So, too, did the clubhouse casualties, those teammates and friends traded away for the sake of The Future, distant and abstract as it seemed at the time. But Freddie Freeman endured. He thrived, actually, blossoming into one of baseball's..." June 23

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Braves place Mike Soroka on the DL with shoulder inflammation. Again.

    Hardball Talk "Braves starter Mike Soroka made his big league debut at the beginning of May and he was excellent. Then he struggled for two starts and went on the disabled list due to a sore shoulder. Nine days ago, in his first start back after being reactivated, he was excellent again,..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Anthopoulos On Braves’ Deadline Approach

    MLB Trade Rumors "Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos had an interesting chat with David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an appearance on the latter’s Truth, Lies & Sacrifice Flies Podcast. It’s essential listening for Braves fans, but we’ll highlight a few notes of..." June 21

  • Ronald Acuna to begin rehab assignment on Friday

    Yardbarker "It appears Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna is about to begin a rehab assignment very soon. According to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal Constitution, the 20-year-old is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. Acuna, who..." June 21

  • Ronald Acuña to begin rehab assignment ‘sooner than later’

    Sportsnaut "It’s looking like the Atlanta Braves will soon have 20-year-old superstar outfielder Ronald Acuña back in the fold as his recovery process moves into the final stages. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Acuña will soon begin a..." June 19

  • Braves Sign Luke Jackson, Option Luis Gohara To Triple-A

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have signed right-hander Luke Jackson to a Major League contract, the team announced via Twitter.  Jackson will return to Atlanta’s roster in place of Luiz Gohara, who was optioned to Triple-A. Jackson was designated for assignment by the Braves earlier this..." June 17

  • Kurt Suzuki hit in head, leaves game in second inning

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki was hit in the side of his head by a swinging bat and had to leave Sunday’s game against the Padres. Suzuki stayed down for a couple minutes after being struck by Raffy Lopez’s backswing. Lopez struck out on that swing to end the Padres’..." June 17

  • Braves re-sign Luke Jackson

    Hardball Talk "The Braves inked right-handed reliever Luke Jackson to a major league deal on Sunday, per a team announcement. Jackson was designated for assignment by the club last Wednesday and elected free agency; with his return to Atlanta, he’ll take the place of fellow reliever Luiz..." June 17

  • Braves Place Mike Foltynewicz on 10-Day DL, Reinstate Julio Teheran

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have placed right-hander Mike Foltynewicz on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps tightness, retroactive to June 13th. In a corresponding move, they’ve activated fellow righty Julio Teheran from the disabled list, who is scheduled to start tomorrow’s..." June 16

  • Acuna could begin rehab assignment soon "Ronald Acuna Jr. flashed a bright smile as he shook Braves manager Brian Snitker's hand and said, "Ready to go." Acuna has uttered this phrase a few times over the past week. But it seemingly gained more meaning Saturday, when the Braves' 20-year-old outfielder..." June 16

  • Braves minor leaguer has five fractures, concussion after being struck by line drive

    Larry Brown Sports "Atlanta Braves minor league reliever Josh Ravin is doing okay after being hit by a line drive on Thursday, but there’s been a lot of damage done. Ravin was struck in the head by a line drive while pitching for the Gwinnett Stripers during Thursday night’s game, but was..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Julio Teheran to come off disabled list to start Sunday

    Hardball Talk "Braves manager Brian Snitker said that pitcher Julio Teheran will be activated from the disabled list to start on Sunday at home against the Padres,’s Mark Bowman reports. Teheran, 27, left a start against the Padres after four innings last week after..." June 15

  • Braves Update Ronald Acuña Jr.'s Timetable for Return

    12 Up "Hang in there, Ronald Acuña Jr. Although the Braves' phenom said just a few days ago that he was ready to start playing again, there is no indication that the team will allow him to do so before the end of next week. ​Acuña may be eager to rejoin his team..." June 14

  • Braves Designate Luke Jackson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have designated right-hander Luke Jackson for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to starter Mike Soroka, who has been activated from the 10-day DL. Jackson, 26, has been on and off the Atlanta 40-man roster a few times already in the..." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Mike Foltynewicz leaves start with triceps tightness

    Hardball Talk "Potentially scary news for the Braves: Mike Foltynewicz left Tuesday night’s start against the Mets due to tightness in his right triceps, the club announced. Foltynewicz went five shutout innings, limiting the Mets to two hits with no walks and six..." June 13

  • Freddie Freeman leads NL fan balloting in the first All-Star Game voting update

    Hardball Talk "These will come weekly between now and when the ALL-Star rosters are chosen, they will change, and, eventually, just about everyone deserving will find their way onto the All-Star roster either by election or appointment. But for now Freddie Freeman is leading the NL All-Star..." June 11

  • Anibal Sanchez's Hotel Room Burglarized While He Pitched for Braves vs. Dodgers

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez was the victim of a burglary at his hotel room during his start Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, TMZ Sports reported Sunday. According to TMZ Sports, the burglar stole over $100,000 worth of jewelry..." June 11

  • Braves' Acuna could return next weekend from disabled list

    Yardbarker "Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna is progressing in his recovery from a sprained left ACL, Mark Bowman of explains, and could return as early as next weekend. The 20-year-old phenom, who went down May 27, would only miss around three weeks in that..." June 09

  • The Braves are in first place thanks to Mike Foltynewicz and others acquired in trades during rebuild

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Braves entered Wednesday with a 36-25 record, good for a one-game lead in the National League East. With the Washington Nationals pouncing early against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Braves will need to best the San Diego Padres to remain in sole..." June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Braves Place Julio Teheran On DL, Select Luke Jackson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced that they’ve placed right-hander Julio Teheran on the 10-day disabled list due to a right thumb contusion and selected the contract of righty Luke Jackson to take his spot on the 25-man roster. Atlanta had an open spot on the 40-man, so the team didn’t need to..." June 05

  • Ronald Acuna to resume baseball activity this week "Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is set to make a significant step as he recovers from his left knee and back injuries. "We hope to get him doing some baseball activities this week," manager Brian Snitker said before the Braves opened a three-game series with the Padres..." June 05

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • Braves Outright Miguel Socolovich

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have outrighted right-handed reliever Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Gwinnett, Mark Bowman of tweets. His 25-man roster spot will go to left-hander Luiz Gohara, whom the Braves reinstated from the bereavement list. Because Socolovich has been outrighted in the past..." June 03

  • Reliever Luiz Gohara back with Braves after visiting sick mother in Brazil

    Sporting News "Luiz Gohara has rejoined the Braves after taking nine days off to visit his mother in Brazil. The reliever was granted a leave of absence after his mother underwent heart surgery, but the procedure went far better than was expected, so he returned to Atlanta for Sunday's game..." June 03

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz wins three-way playoff to qualify for U.S. Senior Open

    Golf "Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz is making his mark in a new sport. Golf. The 51-year-old Smoltz qualified for the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday, emerging from a three-man playoff to take the final spot. Three places were up for grabs in the 18-hole qualifier at..." June 01

  • Braves Select Peter Bourjos, Release Aaron Blair

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced on Thursday that they’ve selected the contract of outfielder Peter Bourjos, who’ll return for a second stint with the big league club this season. To create room on the 40-man roster, Atlanta released right-hander Aaron Blair, who’d..." May 31

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • Braves To Place Ronald Acuna On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna suffered a mild ACL sprain in his left knee and a lower back contusion on Sunday, Mark Bowman of was among those to report. The team will place Acuna on the disabled list and then re-evaluate him after the 10-day window. Acuna..." May 28

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Ronald Acuna in wheelchair after suffering knee injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Braves are taking every precaution possible with their young phenom. Ronald Acuna suffered a knee injury while running out a hit during Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital for..." May 28

  • Ronald Acuña, Jr. taken to hospital for further evaluation

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Braves are anxiously awaiting news on outfielder Ronald Acuña, Jr. The star rookie is in the hospital after leaving left Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox early with injuries to his knee and back. The good news is that Acuña did walk..." May 27

  • Braves’ Ronald Acuna leaves game with leg injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves rookie Ronald Acuna left Sunday’s game with an injury to his left knee in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The injury initially appeared to be serious as Acuna hyperextended the knee when his left foot planted in the dirt after..." May 27

  • Alex Anthopoulos traded in the Dodgers for first place in Atlanta

    Los Angeles Times "For the Dodgers to return to the World Series, they must conquer the other 14 teams in the National League. Andrew Friedman recently arranged a big party for the guy who runs one of those 14. Although the Dodgers take pride in trying to exploit the most minuscule of competitive edges,..." May 25

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Jose Bautista signs with Mets, batting 5th "Lacking right-handed power with Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier on the disabled list, the Mets on Tuesday signed six-time All-Star Jose Bautista to a one-year Major League contract. The team immediately activated Bautista and slotted him into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against..." May 22

  • It is extremely rare for young players to be doing what Gleyber Torres and Ozzie Albies are doing

    CBS Sports "Here's what 21-year-old Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres did on Monday night against the Rangers ...  Torres on the season is now thumping along at .321/.389/.571 (154 OPS+) with six homers in 25 games.  Speaking of youthful producers, Braves second baseman..." May 22

  • Braves Release Jose Bautista

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have released third baseman Jose Bautista, Mark Bowman of tweets. The Bautista experiment was a short-lived one for Atlanta, which signed the former superstar to a minor league deal on April 18. The move reunited Bautista with Braves general manager Alex..." May 20

  • Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson activated from DL

    ESPN "Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, who has been dealing with inflammation in his left wrist since May 2, has been activated off the disabled list Saturday. Swanson played in a rehab game for Class A Rome (Georgia) on Wednesday and participated in a full workout with the Braves..." May 19

  • Upstart Braves show no signs that their status as NL contenders is a fluke

    CBS Sports "In 2017, the Braves suffered through one of the most frustrating seasons in recent franchise history. Hoping to round into form with the opening of the publicly financed boondoggle that is SunTrust Park, Atlanta instead limped to a 72-90 record, looking years away from making good on..." May 19

  • Braves Place Mike Soroka On 10-Day DL, Recall Max Fried

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have placed young righty Mike Soroka on the 10-day DL with a right shoulder strain, per a club announcement. The placement is retroactive to May 14th. His scheduled start tonight will instead be taken by Max Fried, who has been recalled. That’s not the..." May 17

  • Braves Release Ezequiel Carrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves released outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from the organization, per an announcement from the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett. Carrera was released by the Blue Jays in Spring Training and joined the Braves on a minor league pact later that month. He’ll now once again..." May 17