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Brandon Beachy will attempt to throw three innings or 45 pitches on Sunday when he starts for Triple-A Gwinnett. Beachy is working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2012.
On Tuesday the 26-year-old threw two innings in an extended spring training game. After Sunday’s start Beachy will be expected to make another five or six minor league starts before returning to the Braves rotation.
Beachy is throwing in the low-90s which is typical for him but he does have concern about his ability to hit his spots.
“Once it comes time to pitch in games that matter (velocity) is not going to determine whether I can get guys out or not,” Beachy told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “(It’s) being able to throw fastballs to get in favorable counts and then throwing breaking balls that are effective.”
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Atlanta Braves left-handed reliever, Jonny Venters, underwent Tommy John surgery today, and will be out for the rest of the 2013 season.
The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida, and is designed to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament.
This is the second time that the 28-year old Venters has had Tommy John surgery. The first procedure was performed...
ATLANTA Realistically speaking, the Braves' dominant bullpen cannot withstand too many more hits.
With setup man Jonny Venters out for the season following Tommy John surgery and new setup man Jordan Walden sent to the disabled list with inflammation in his elbow, Atlanta revealed more bad news on Saturday: Eric O'Flaherty, one of the top relievers in baseball over the...
ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla, tracking the ball into the right-field grass backed of and Jason Heyward slid forward with his feet in front of him, appearing to hit the grass on his right side as he made the catch.
The Braves right fielder lifted himself up, grimaced and took couple of steps. Uggla put his arm around Heyward and walked with him for a moment.
ATLANTA (AP) Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the disabled list and is starting against the Dodgers.
Heyward is hitting second in Friday night's lineup, his first appearance since his appendix was removed April 22.
It marks the first time this season Heyward and catcher Brian McCann are in the same lineup. McCann returned from offseason right shoulder...
#Braves LHP Jonny Venters underwent “Tommy John” surgery today to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 16, 2013
Venters' “Tommy John” surgical procedure was performed in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews. #Braves
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 16, 2013
1. I had a feeling this was coming, but no one likes...
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-5 win over the Dodgers, a back-and-forth game that ultimately turned on a single power stroke:
1. Justin Upton apparently loves playing in the Braves' alternate reds
On April 5, the first Friday of the season, the Upton brothers made MLB history by becoming the first sibling pair to belt homers in the ninth inning...
The Atlanta Braves have placed left-handed pitcher Eric O’Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list. MRI’s show that he tore his ulnar collateral ligament, which generally leads to Tommy John surgery. He is scheduling an appointment with Dr. James Andrews next week and probably done for the year.
This isn’t great news for the Braves, as Flaherty has been pitching well this season...
The Atlanta Braves made room on their roster for activated
outfielder Jason Heyward by placing late-inning reliever Jordan Walden on the
disabled list, the team announced.
The Braves have activated OF Jason Heyward (appendectomy) from DL. RHP Jordan Walden has been placed on DL with right shoulder inflammation.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 17, 2013
Heyward had been...
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Fans of the Atlanta Braves have certainly enjoyed the first month and a half of the season, as they have been one of the top teams in baseball. Perhaps the only people more excited about the team’s start are those who own some of the red-hot players on the Braves in fantasy leagues. Here’s a look at the top three producers right now, and whether they...
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In case you were wondering...yes, that was WWE legend Jake Roberts on the mic treating the Atlanta Braves crowd to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". In what I can only imagine was an attempt to prove he was still alive (because he sure as Hell isn't relevant), "The Snake" grabbed the microphone Friday night and started singing. And as you might expect, the...
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters, who hasn't thrown a pitch this regular season, will miss the 2013 season following the second Tommy John surgery of his career.
In his first two years with the Braves (2010-11), Venters was simply incredible as the primary setup man to Billy Wagner (in 2010) and Craig Kimbrel (in 2011), striking out 189 hitters in 171 innings and a...
Craig Kimbrel appears to have righted the ship. With his first appearance since May 9, Kimbrel garnered his twelfth save of the season in an 8-5 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
During a five-game period between April 24 and May 7, the Atlanta closer had 3 blown saves, surrendering 5 earned runs in 4.2 innings of relief work. To put such into perspective,...
FOX Sports South.com checked in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get his thoughts on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: With Jason Heyward's return, the Braves put Jordan Walden on the 15-day DL. That leaves them with a six-man bullpen. Do you see any potential consequences with that slimmed down 'pen?
CHIP CARAY: I think a slimmed down bullpen isn't a problem if...
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Kris Medlen did not get the win on Saturday night but the Braves starter held the Dodgers to one unearned run over seven innings of work in a 3-1 win.
Cory Gearrin took over for Medlen in the eighth and earned the win after the Braces scored three in the bottom of the inning.
Evan Gattis hit a two run home run off of Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning to give...
Fox Sports South has released a video of Jake “The Snake” Roberts singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” from the Atlanta Braves game on Friday.