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  • Braves Designate Danny Santana For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced Thursday that they’ve recalled outfielder Michael Reed from Triple-A Gwinnett and designated fellow outfielder Danny Santana for assignment in order to open a spot on the roster. Santana, 27, has spent parts of the past two seasons on the Braves’ big..." July 19

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Braves GM shares thoughts on payroll, rentals, pitching staff

    Yardbarker "Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos recently sat down with Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for an extensive Q&A about a team that has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations and finds itself in the thick of a division race (Q&A Part 1, Part 2). Braves fans in..." July 16

  • Braves Sign Fernando Salas, Lane Adams

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have signed reliever Fernando Salas and outfielder Lane Adams to minor-league deals, according to an announcement by the club’s top affiliate. Both players are reporting to Triple-A Gwinnett. Salas has turned in quite a few solid MLB innings over the years and will at..." July 16

  • Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos on the trade deadline and big-ticket rentals

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "This being Alex Anthopoulos’ first season here, it also constitutes his first excursion as Braves general manager into the July market of deadline buyers/sellers. Not to overstate the obvious, but the moves he makes -- or doesn’t make -- these next 2½ weeks could change the..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Braves trade deadline: Breaking down potential fits, needs, best targets, trade chips

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Braves have been one of baseball's most pleasant surprises this season. With the trade deadline nearing, the Braves have the chance to notch both their first winning season and first playoff appearance since 2013. How will first-year general manager Alex Anthopoulos..." July 14

  • Arodys Vizcaino goes back on DL for recurring shoulder woes

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves were especially careful not to overwork closer Arodys Vizcaino since he came off the disabled list July 3, but it didn’t much matter. He’s back on the DL, once again with inflammation in his balky right shoulder. In an unexpected move made a half-hour before..." July 14

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Braves looking to improve without sacrificing system

    The Score "The Atlanta Braves are looking to make several improvements to their roster ahead of MLB's July 31 trade deadline. General manager Alex Anthopoulos reportedly wants to add a starter, reliever, and hitter to the team. The hitch is that there aren't a lot of controllable pieces..." July 12

  • Home Run Derby field: Bryce Harper headlines slugging showcase

    USA Today "Washington Nationals outfielder and All-Star Game ambassador Bryce Harper will headline this year's Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington. Joining him for Monday's showcase is a group of sluggers who have hit 150 home runs. Seven of the eight..." July 12

  • Braves Release Mauricio Cabrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have released right-hander Mauricio Cabrera from the organization, tweets David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cabrera, 24, made a big impression with the 2016 Braves, tossing 38 1/3 innings of 2.82 ERA ball and showing a blistering fastball..." July 11

  • 'It is what it is': Markakis hardly stoked over 1st career All-Star nod

    The Score "Nick Markakis has played more games than anyone since breaking into the big leagues in 2006, so the 34-year-old outfielder always looks forward to those precious four days in July when he gets to rest his weary bones and relax with his family. This year, however, Markakis won't..." July 09

  • Braves place 2 starters in All-Star Game for first time since 2003

    ESPN "After four straight losing seasons, the Atlanta Braves are on the rise again. Thier changing fortunes were affirmed Sunday with two players elected to the All-Star Game's starting lineup for the first time since 2003, in first baseman Freddie Freeman and right fielder Nick..." July 09

  • Ender Inciarte benched for lack of hustle

    Hardball Talk "Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte made a couple of mistakes during Sunday afternoon’s 10-3 loss to the Brewers. He was thrown out attempting to advance on a fly ball hit by Ozzie Albies in the top of the third inning, and he didn’t hustle out of the batter’s..." July 09

  • Ronald Acuña exits game with left groin tightness

    Hardball Talk "Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. exited Friday’s game against the Brewers after sustaining a groin injury in the seventh inning. With the bases loaded and no outs, Acuña chopped the ball back toward third base, where it was ruled an infield single after Travis Shaw..." July 07

  • Braves, first-pick Carter Stewart fail to reach agreement

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves and first-round (No. 8 overall) selection Carter Stewart were unable to reach an agreement before Friday afternoon’s deadline. The organization intended to sign him below slot value, with Stewart’s wrist injury further complicating matters.  The..." July 06

  • Braves’ Julio Teheran sent home with illnesss

    Sportsnaut "It seems like the Atlanta Braves lose a member of their rotation every day. This time around, it’s starting pitcher Julio Teheran. According to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constiution, the 27-year-old was sent back to Atlanta in advance of the..." July 05

  • Fried stays in Braves rotation, eager to ‘keep train going’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Max Fried made consecutive starts a couple of times in the final month of the 2017 season and impressed for the most part, including a memorable win against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in his first start. Now the Braves rookie has a chance to take the next step, to prove he’s..." July 04

  • Braves among teams expressing interest in Machado

    The Score "The Baltimore Orioles apparently have no shortage of suitors for Manny Machado. With the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Arizona Diamondbacks already reportedly exploring deals for the three-time All-Star, the Atlanta Braves are also interested in Machado, though..." July 04

  • Braves activate closer Arodys Vizcaino, on DL with shoulder inflammation

    ESPN "The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves activated closer Arodys Vizcaino from the disabled list on Tuesday. The right-handed reliever was placed on the DL on June 24 with inflammation in his right shoulder. He is 2-2 with a 1.82 ERA and 15 saves in 17 chances this season. " July 03

  • Braves Select Michael Reed, Place Peter Moylan On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced a series of roster moves Monday, selecting the contract of outfielder Michael Reed from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioning right-hander Matt Wisler to Gwinnett as well. Atlanta also placed Peter Moylan on the 10-day DL due to a right forearm strain and recalled righty Evan..." July 02

  • Braves Designate Peter Bourjos For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have designated outfielder Peter Bourjos for assignment, the team announced on Twitter.  In a corresponding move, southpaw Max Fried has been called up from Triple-A to start tonight’s game against the Cardinals. " June 30

  • Acuna proof international scouting an inexact science "The search for the next great international prospect takes scouts to all corners of Latin America -- from the highways in bustling cities like Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to winding dirt roads in small fishing villages like La Sabana, Venezuela. The path takes them through..." June 30

  • Braves activate Ronald Acuña

    Hardball Talk "The Braves have activated rookie outfielder Ronald Acuã from the disabled list. He had been out for about a month due to an mild ACL sprain sustained while running out a ball to first and getting flung wildly, hither and yon. He’ll be back in the lineup tomorrow as the Braves..." June 28

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Braves move Mike Soroka to the 60-day DL

    Hardball Talk "The Braves have moved pitcher Mike Soroka from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list. The injury, inflammation or whatever it is you want to call that which is afflicting Soroka’s shoulder, is either far more serious than first reported or else the Braves are simply..." June 27

  • Ronald Acuna Expected to be Activated Friday

    12 Up "The Atlanta Braves took the right approach by cautiously handling he return of their 20-year-old phenom Ronald Acuna.  After suffering an ACL strain on May 27, Acuna has slowly built toward his return, appearing in a few minor league rehab games with..." June 27

  • Person's body found inside walk-in freezer at SunTrust Park, police say

    WSB-TV Atlanta "Cobb County police said they are investigating the death of a person at SunTrust Park. Authorities confirm to Channel 2 Action News that the person is a third-party contractor and was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the ball park by another worker Tuesday..." June 26

  • The Mets are still paying a player who left in 2000. The Braves have one of their own.

    Miami Herald "The New York Mets are annually laughed at around July 1, when the team pays former player Bobby Bonilla $1.19 million as part of a deferred contract that runs until 2035. As it turns out, the Atlanta Braves are in the same boat when it comes to a Hall of Fame..." June 26

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies, Braves among 4 teams battling for Rangers' Adrian Beltre?

    Newark Star-Ledger "And here we go. As the calendar flips to the final week of June, these two intertwined realities are about to hit contending (and non-contending) clubs in baseball: The halfway-mark of the season is rapidly approaching, and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is just five..." June 25

  • 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