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On Wednesday the Braves acquired right handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Orioles. Ayala will join the Braves bullpen which is missing set-up man Jonny Venters.
Ayala is making $1 million this season.
The Orioles received 24-year-old minor leaguer Chris Jones in the deal. Jones will be assigned to Double-A Bowie. Last year he had a 3.90 ERA in 60 innings of relief while at the Double-A level.
Atlanta acquired a reliever who pitched 75 innings last season finishing with a 2.64 ERA and a 51/15 K/BB ratio. In order to place Ayala on the roster the Braves are expected to designate Anthony Varvaro or Christian Martinez for assignment.
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The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen depth Wednesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles for a minor-leaguer.
The Braves sent left-handed pitcher Chris Jones to the Orioles. Jones, 24, was pitching at Double-A Mississippi.
Ayala, 35, was 5-5 with one save in three chances and a 2.64 ERA in 66 games with the Orioles in 2012. He had a 2...
During Atlanta's 8-0 win in Miami last night, the Atlanta offense struggled for the first four innings before exploding in the fifth. Andrelton Simmons started the scoring with an RBI single, and Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis extended the lead to four runs with a three-run homer. But the real cherry on top during the inning was this monstrous home run by Braves third baseman...
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ATLANTA -- At times, the Evan Gattis story reads like a Hollywood script.
Wednesday night, with the Braves taking on the lowly Marlins in Miami, was one of those nights.
Gattis belted his third home run of the season against the Marlins the rest of the league is starting to take notice, too. His story is becoming famous. His roller-coaster ride of odd jobs en route to the majors...
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Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli had consecutive...
Viewers of the Fox South-Florida television broadcast of Monday's Miami Marlins-Atlanta Braves game on Monday night were treated to a little R-rated entertainment right after they came out of commercial.
In one of the stadium's boxes, a camera caught a trio of feather-wearing, tassel-twirling dancers shaking their moneymakers. From the looks of it, there was more action...
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Mike Minor pitched 5 2-3 innings for the Braves, whose 8-1 record leads the majors. They're off to their best start since 1994, when they began the season 13-1.
Only three series into the season...
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