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The Braves re-acquired outfielder Jordan Schafer on Thursday by claiming him off waivers from the Houston Astros.
Schafer, who hit 211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games for the Astros last season, spent 6 1/2 years in the Braves' organization before getting dealt to Houston in July 2011.
He was part of the trade that brought center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn to Atlanta before the 2011 trade deadline.
Bourn, who stole 42 bases for the Braves last year, is expected to draw considerable interest from other teams as a free agent,
Atlanta is not exercising a $7 million option on third baseman Chipper Jones, who retired after Atlanta lost to St. Louis in a wild-card game.
The Braves also said catcher J.C. Boscan and pitchers Erik Cordier and Robert Fish were sent outright to the minors and that Boscan refused the assignment and elected free agency.
Bourn hit .311 in the first half of the season before slumping to .225 after the All-Star break. He struck out a caree...
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Jordan Schafer will be insurance in center and left field in 2013
The Atlanta Braves have re-acquired former outfielder, Jordan Schafer, via waivers from the Houston Astros. Schafer was originally drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.
Schafer was traded to the Astros for center fielder Michael Bourn, July 30, 2011, in a package that...
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The Houston Astros have unveiled new uniforms, getting rid of the brick red they've worn since 2000 and returning to the orange and navy blue used for most of the franchise's existence.
The new look coincides with Houston's move from the National League to the American League for 2013.
The color scheme is the same used from 1962-93. They're also using the logo from...
The Houston Astros have declined their $4 million mutual option on catcher Chris Snyder.
The 31-year-old, who gets a $500,000 buyout, played 76 games for Houston in 2012 and hit .176 with seven homers and 24 RBIs.
He batted .271 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 34 games for Pittsburgh before season-ending surgery on his lower back in June 2011.
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Pascual Perez was known as I-285 Perez after getting lost on his way to Fulton County Stadium for a scheduled start
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The 55-year old Perez, who was known in his Atlanta days as I-285 Perez after missing a start his first year in Atlanta due...
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The major league baseball player known more for missing a start due to getting lost driving to the ballpark than anything he ever did was found dead in his Dominican Republic home.
Pascual Perez pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves among other teams in his 11-year Major League Baseball career and won 67 games.
But to many, he was known mostly...
If Michael Bourn was two years younger he would most likely be an Atlanta Brave the next five years
The Atlanta Braves made center fielder Michael Bourn a qualifying offer prior to Friday’s deadline. Should the Braves not re-sign Bourn, they will receive a pick in next year’s draft.
Based on the new collective bargaining agreement, Bourn had to be offered a contract that averaged...