Posted April 01, 2012 on
This is Brian McCann's team now, but can the Braves keep the hometown kid around for the long-term?
BEST OF MAXIM
It appears as though, after a spring’s worth of uncertainty, the Atlanta Braves have decided on an Opening Day shortstop, with the news this afternoon (courtesy David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution) that the club has assigned defensive wunderkind Andrelton Simmons to minor-league camp, leaving Tyler Pastornicky with the job.
To which level, precisely, Simmons has...
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez has been charged with drunken driving.
Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith says Martinez's blood alcohol level was 0.13 when he was arrested early Monday on Interstate 85. The legal limit in Georgia is 0.08 percent.
He also faces charges of impeding the flow of traffic and improper lane change.
Records show Martinez was booked...
Atlanta Braves righthander Cristhian Martinez was charged with drunken driving on Monday.
Martinez's blood alcohol level was listed at 0.13 percent when he was arrested early Monday morning on Interstate 85 in Lawrenceville, Ga. The state's legal limit is 0.08 percent.
Cpl. Jake Smith noted that Martinez faces charges of impeding the flow of traffic and improper lane changes...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The original plan was for Tim Hudson to go one inning in his first start of spring training. Then, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided his ace might be able to go two.
After pitching two innings of the Braves' 8-2 loss to the New York Mets on Monday in his first outing since having offseason back surgery, Hudson said he would have liked to have...
The Braves and Reds made a minor deal on Sunday. The Braves sent right-handed minor league pitcher J.J. Hoover for Reds third baseman Juan Francisco. Francisco was out of options, and that likely played a role in this dealing taking place. Hoover has yet to pitch in the majors, and reached Triple-A in the middle of August. Let's take a look at the fantasy impact of this deal...
By Andrew Hirsh
As one of the most highly-touted players of his generation, Jason Heyward has grown accustomed to the spotlight.
What the 22-year-old isn’t used to, however, is the level of scrutiny he will surely face over the next seven months.
With an injury-plagued sophomore campaign in the rearview mirror, Heyward has spent this offseason and subsequent spring trying to repair...
Don't know much about him, but I do know he's out of options (will have to be on the 25-man roster), we gave up a minor-league pitcher for him, he can play all the corners, and I love his hat. More soon...
#Braves newest, Juan Francisco, is wearing No. 25. Andruw's old number, last worn by Troy Glaus.
— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) April 2, 2012
FOXSportsSouth.com invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like.
Hometown: Norwalk, Calif.
Experience: Fourth season
2011 in review: Medlen pitched in only two games in September after missing the rest of the...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander tuned up for opening day with a crisp outing in his final spring start and the Detroit Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Saturday in a game called after six innings due to rain.
Verlander, who won the American League Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards last season, allowed four hits in six innings to finish the spring with a 2.02...
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez was arrested
early Monday and charged with drunken driving after police say they
saw him weaving in and out of a lane while driving slowly on a
major Atlanta highway.
Thursday: at N.Y. Mets, 1 p.m. (SportSouth); Probable starters: Tommy Hanson (2011: 11-7, 3.60 ERA) vs. Johan Santana (2011: DNP, injured)
Saturday: at N.Y. Mets, 1 p.m. (SportSouth); Jair Jurrjens (2011: 13-6, 2.96) vs. R.A. Dickey (2011: 8-13, 3.28)
Sunday: at N.Y. Mets, 1 p.m. (SportSouth); Mike Minor (2011: 4-5, 3.13) vs. Jon Niese (2011: 11-11, 4.40)
Tim Hudson made his first appearance of the spring, allowing an infield single over two innings for the Atlanta Braves in an 8-2 loss to the New York Mets.
Ruben Tejada hit a three-run homer and Bobby Parnell allowed two hits over three innings for New York.
Hudson went 16-10 with a 3.23 ERA last season, but had back surgery during the offseason and isn't expected back until...
The Reds acquired RHP JJ Hoover for Juan Francisco today in a deal with the Atlanta Braves. Scouting report and some thoughts coming soon.