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The Atlanta Braves have placed reserve outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with left heel tendinitis.
Johnson, who leads major league pinch hitters with a .355 batting average and a .444 on-base percentage, is the third Atlanta outfielder currently on the DL.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that center fielder B.J. Upton, sidelined by a right hip strain, is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. Reserve outfielder Jordan Schafer, out with a bruised right ankle, could begin with Gwinnett as early as Saturday.
Atlanta purchased the contract of Todd Cunningham from Gwinnett to take Johnson's spot on the 25-man roster.
Cunningham hit .279 with 18 stolen bases in 19 games at Gwinnett.
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ATLANTA -- Before Brandon Beachy took the mound Monday night, Braves general manager Frank Wren sat atop the navy-blue padded backing of the home dugout's bench discussing deadline deals, offensive improvement and team health. Eventually talk shifted to Beachy, who made his first major league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June.
Wren, looking rather energetic...
The Atlanta Braves have opened up a substantial lead in the National League East, yet there is the feeling that the Braves are not a formidable team. A big reason for that is the NL East itself. The Braves are the only team in the division with a record above .500. The Braves also have only the 3rd best record in the National League and the Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball...
Do you remember that old Tiger Woods commercial years ago when he juggled a golf ball on his club and then smashed the hell out of it? Well, during the Braves' recent series in New York against the Mets, some members of the team attempted the trick with a baseball and a bat. Luis Ayala, Chris Johnson, and Paul Janish all failed to varying degrees. Then slick-fielding shortstop...
It had been more than 13 months since Brandon Beachy pitched in the major leagues. And much longer since the Braves right-hander had given up seven runs in a game. As in never in his big-league career.
While Beachy’s first game back since Tommy John elbow surgery was hardly a rousing success Monday night his teammates picked him up twice erasing Colorado leads — including an...
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The Atlanta Braves had been scouting left handed options for their bullpen after losing Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty earlier in the year.
On Monday the Braves acquired left handed reliever Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels.
Downs, 37, has been one of baseball’s best relievers since moving to the bellpen full-time...
Fueled by a six-run fourth inning, the Atlanta Braves' offense jumped all over the Colorado Rockies' pitching staff for the second consecutive night, winning the game 11-3. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Since inserting Jason Heyward into the leadoff role, the Braves' offense has looked better and better (and better)
When the Braves returned from a seven...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Review of Brandon Beachy’s Season Debut
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
A Brief Review of Brandon Beachy’s Season Debut
Undrafted out of Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008 following his junior year there, but subsequently signed that...
Freddie Freeman hit two home runs, Brian McCann added a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight game with an 11-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
The Braves, who scored 10 unanswered runs, moved 10 games ahead of second-place Washington in the NL East. They lead the majors with a 36-15 home record.
Freeman had four RBIs with his first...
After Alex Wood settled down Tuesday and started pitching the way he and the Braves knew he could his teammates made sure they provided plenty of run support for the rookie left-hander in his first win in the majors.
Freddie Freeman hit two home runs and Brian McCann had a three-run homer in a six-run fourth inning that sent the Braves and Wood to an 11-3 win against the Rockies...
So glad this Beachy's finally coming back. The AJC has a nice article on him out this morning...
Beachy excited for Monday return
For Beachy, Monday might feel a little like making his major league debut all over again. Only this time he’s actually had a lot more anticipation. Beachy broke into the majors on Sept. 20, 2010 in Philadelphia, not knowing if he was even going to...
The Atlanta Braves made a move to bolster the bullpen acquiring left-hander reliever Scott Downs form the Los Angeles Angles in exchanges for minor leaguer Cory Rasmus.
Downs has compiled a 1.84 ERA in 43 appearances for the Angels this season holding opponents left-handed hitters to a .196 batting average and .255 on-base percentage. Right-handed hitters have batted .286 with a...
The Braves further strengthened the majors’ top-rated bullpen by trading for veteran left-hander Scott Downs from the Los Angles Angels in exchange for minor league reliever Cory Rasmus.
Downs 37 has a 1.84 ERA in 43 appearances this season with a .243 opponents’ average that includes a .196 average against left-handed hitters. He had a 1.24 ERA before his last appearance Thursday...
The Atlanta Braves are looking to continue their five game win streak and build on their division lead. To do that the Braves will again have to defeat the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field.
Slumping Colorado hopes to avoid their seventh loss in 10 games by giving the ball to Tyler Chatwood.
Game time is 7:10 with SPSO carrying the game for Brave fans while ROOT SPORTS has it in the...
The Rockies picked the wrong time to face the resurgent Braves who suddenly are playing as if they aim to clinch a division title by early September.
Freddie Freeman had four hits Brian McCann hit a three-run homer for the second consecutive night and Mike Minor pitched seven near-perfect innings Wednesday night in a 9-0 rout against Colorado that pushed the Braves’ winning streak...