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The Atlanta Braves are hoping to have starting pitcher Brandon Beachy return by mid-June. Beachy threw his final live batting practice session on Thursday.
On Sunday Beachy will throw a bullpen session and then the right hander will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday or Thursday.
Beachy, 26, has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has not had any setbacks thus far. Prior to his injury last season Beachy had made 13 starts and posted a 5-5 record and a 2.00 ERA. His return could be bad news for Julio Teheran who is 1-0 with a 5.08 ERA on the year. In Teheran’s last two outings he has a 2.19 ERA.
The news on reliever Jonny Venters is drastically different. Venters experienced soreness in his left elbow during his bullpen session before cutting it short. He was scheduled to throw around 20 pitches but had to shut things down. The left hander may be facing season ending surgery after a plasma injection did not work.
One final Braves note comes from David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution who says that outfielder Jason Heyward will be activated on Monday before the start of a series against Arizona.
Heyward played in his first rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday and will remain there over the weekend. All signs point to his return to the starting lineup which had seen catcher Evan Gattis move to the outfield to make room for the recently activated Brian McCann.
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Who will be the odd man out when Brandon Beachy returns?
In a few weeks Brandon Beachy will come off the disabled list ready to assume his role as a Braves starter. Beachy had Tommy John surgery 11 months ago, and his rehab is a little ahead of schedule.
Beachy had a solid rookie year in 2011, and then last season in 13 starts he had one of the lowest starter ERAs in the majors...
Atlanta Braves right-handed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment next week, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Beachy threw a batting-practice session yesterday, and assuming his arm continues to respond well he'll throw a side session on Sunday before beginning his stint in the minors next week...
The Atlanta Braves have signed outfielder Brandon Boggs to a minor league contract. The veteran was designated for assignment this past weekend and will serve as outfield depth for the Atlanta organization.
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ATLANTA After a rough go of things in his recent outings, Craig Kimbrel finally got over the 100-save plateau in San Francisco, shutting the door on the Giants in AT&T Park Thursday night.
With the milestone in hand, the young closer continues along his historic rate. At 24, he became the second-youngest player to ever reach the mark not to mention his 15.7 strikeout per nine...
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been so dominant in his career, that when he struggles like he has recently, it comes as a shock.
Kimbrel has blown three of his last five save opportunities, including last night when he gave up back-to-back jacks with two outs in the ninth, while trying to preserve a one run lead. So is something wrong with Kimbrel?
“I feel like those are three...
Good morning. 100 was a nice number to wake up to! twitter.com/BravesLove/sta…
— Lauren T. (@BravesLove) May 10, 2013
MLB.com: Kimbrel earns 100th career save (with video)
At this age and this rate, he can totally surpass Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman and all the other great closers in history. I'm so glad he's a Brave. :)
Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann, left...
CINCINNATI -- Dan Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Juan Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Atlanta Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
Atlanta took two of three, the first series the Reds lost at home this season.
Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit two-out homers in the ninth for Cincinnati's 5...
Dan Uggla is rolling
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is not only hotter right now than Kate Upton, he is hotter than all the Uptons. In the past 6 games, Uggla has 11 hits in 24 at bats, 3 home runs, 2 triples, 5 RBI, and has scored 8 times. After having his batting average under .200 all season, Uggla is now hitting .209.
Justin Upton was the hottest of all Uptons for a while...
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward began his minor league rehab assignment yesterday, and if all continues to go well during his recovery process he could return to the majors early next week, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
During his first minor league rehab appearance, Heyward went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and a walk for the Braves...
Ninety-nine — a number rarely seen once, let alone multiple times from the same pitcher. In his last start, Mauricio Cabrera touched 99 mph enough for teammates charting in the stands to chuckle and shake their heads in disbelief.
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Of course velocity isn’t the only thing to consider when watching a prospect, but it’s a great starting point from which to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez is leaving the Atlanta Braves for a whirlwind, cross-country trek back to Georgia.
After managing Thursday night's series opener at San Francisco, Gonzalez is set to depart from the Bay Area at 6 a.m. on Friday so he can arrive in Statesboro, Ga., in time to attend his daughter's graduation from Georgia Southern first thing Saturday morning...
Dan Uggla and Juan Francisco helped Atlanta quickly forget a terrible ending.
Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
Atlanta took two of three in the series, the first the Reds lost at home this season. The Reds are 13-6 at Great American...
Right-handed starting pitcher Paul Maholm is off to a nice start for the Atlanta Braves. He's in the final season of his two-year, $11.25 million contract, but as of yet there haven't been any extension talks between Maholm and Atlanta, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
While extension talks haven't reportedly begun between Maholm and the Braves, Olney notes that...
Win probability said the Reds had a 4.3 percent chance of winning when Devin Mesoraco stepped to the plate against Craig Kimbrel. There were two outs and nobody on base. Win probability obviously didn’t know Craig Kimbrel was pitching.
According to Tom Tango’s run frequency calculator, given Kimbrel’s career .154/.240/.208 line against, a run is expected to score off Kimbrel...