Found July 15, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
Left-handed reliever Alex Wood was optioned by the Atlanta Braves over the weekend and sent to their Triple-A Gwinnett minor league affiliate. The move was made to open up a spot on the major league roster for Jose Constanza. Wood, who had a very solid 2.45 earned run average over 16 appearances with Atlanta should be recalled fairly soon, once the All-Star break has passed. The post Atlanta Braves Option Reliever Alex Wood appeared first on FFLockerRoom.

Atlanta Braves: Mid-Season Report Card

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Atlanta Braves News: Atlanta Ailing at the All-Star Break

The Atlanta Braves literally limped into the All-Star break on Sunday, losing their last game before the break 8-4 to the Reds to finish off a tough week that saw several key players go down with injury. On the optimistic side of things, the Braves do possess a 6 game lead in the NL East over the Nationals and hold the fifth best record in all of baseball. The injury bug indeed bit...

Braves Minor League Report July 6-12

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Gattis Doubles In Second Rehab Game

Atlanta Braves rookie power-hitter Evan Gattis doubled in four at bats Saturday night in his second rehab game with the Gwinnett Braves. The 26-year old Texan, like he did Friday night, hit third in the line-up. The G-Braves lost for the second consecutive night to Durham, this time by an 8-1 score.  Gwinnett managed only five hits in the game. Gattis did not get a hit Friday night...

Braves' McCann gets All-Star nod, replacing injured Freeman

ATLANTA Just a few minutes after the first pitch of Reds-Braves on Sunday, it was announced first baseman Freddie Freeman would not play in Tuesdays All-Star Game. Freeman jammed his thumb Saturday against the Reds and did not play Sunday, yielding the first-base responsibilities to Evan Gattis. Three hours later, the Braves revealed catcher Brian McCann had been added to the...

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With the arrival of the All-Star break, it's the perfect time to simultaneously look back and spin forward regarding the first-place Braves (54-41) ... and their pursuit of a 15th National League East title in the last 22 years. OFFENSE From a National League standpoint, the Braves have been on the mark with five prominent categories, ranking 1st in homers (114), 3rd in runs...

Braves to option Alex Wood to Triple-A

Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America Alex Wood is bound for Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves reliever pitched 3 2/3 innings in Friday nights game. The move has little to do with the ability of Wood who only allowed a walk while striking out three on Friday. On the season Wood, 22,  owns a 2.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. Jose Constanza will be called up for Saturday’s game as the...

Braves' Evan Gattis returns from rehab assignment early

The Atlanta Braves had little choice but to cut Evan Gattis' rehab assignment short yesterday.  With news that Freddie Freeman's thumb injury would prevent him from playing Sunday (Freeman will miss the All-Star Game as well), Atlanta chose to end Gattis' rehab assignment and bring him back to the 25-man roster. According to Eric Single of, Gattis was scheduled...

15 facts about the Braves at the break

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Atlanta Braves Activate Evan Gattis

The Atlanta Braves have activated catcher Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list. Gallis, who also plays in the outfield, was expected to be out until the All-Star break but due to an onslaught of injuries to all of their starting outfielders, the Braves brought Gattis back a few days early.   The post Atlanta Braves Activate Evan Gattis appeared first on FFLockerRoom.

Braves' Notes: Freddie Freeman out of lineup Sunday, may miss All-Star Game

Braves' first baseman and NL Final Vote winner Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds due to a thumb injury. This injury may affect  his participation in the All-Star Game that will take place on Tuesday. According to ESPN, Freeman was wearing a soft splint Sunday morning. He was hurt in the first inning of last night's game when a wide...

Freeman could miss All-Star Game

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who won the NL All-Star Game Final Vote, could miss the event because of a sprained thumb.

Video: Julio Teheran reacts to Jay Bruce home run

Sunday wasn't the best of days for Braves right-hander Julio Teheran. Teheran went down as the losing pitcher in Cincinnati's, 8-4, win over Atlanta after allowing five runs in 5.1 innings of work. The rough outing essentially ballooned his ERA to 3.35 on the season. Two of the earned runs Teheran surrendered came in the third inning when Jay Bruce tattooed his 19th...

Three 2013 All-Stars!

So excited for Kimmie, Freddie, and Mac. All are well-deserving, and while I'm sad Freddie won't be able to play, I'm sure we'll see Kimmie at the end of the game. The AL has no chance. :) And 7-time All-Star Mac? Let's just go ahead and give him all the money now to stay a Brave. Prior to today’s start, @kimbrel46 and @FreddieFreeman5 receive their #ASG jerseys...

Braves' Freeman injures thumb; All-Star status in question

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman injures thumb, casting All-Star status into question.
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