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On a day that Commissioner Selig called, “historic”, Major League Baseball is expected to have expanded instant replay on virtually all aspects of the game, short of called balls and strikes. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, “MLB vice president Joe Torre, Atlanta Braves GM John Schuerholz and advisor Tony La Russa presented the all-encompassing replay proposal to the 30 ownership groups” with ratification expected to occur by the league’s owners during their quarterly meetings on 13-14 in Orlando, Fla. Like the NFL, managers would be able to “challenge” calls made by the umpires. The MLBPA and union for the umpires would need to approve the changes that would take place in 2014. The players appear to be ready to accept the changes. "My sense is that players will be willing to expand replay, to every base, if we have the right technology," union executive director Michael Weiner told USA TODAY Sports. "Nobody is interested in (replaying) balls or strikes, but...
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Dan Uggla opted to undergo LASIK surgery with the Braves firmly in control of the NL East. The Braves called up Tyler Pastornicky to occupy second base during Uggla’s absence but after a collision on Wednesdays his status is up in the air.
Pastornicky collided with outfielder Jason Heyward on a pop fly with one out in the third inning of the Braves...
ATLANTA -- Tyler Pastornicky's collision with outfielder Jason Heyward proved to be even worse than the initial sprained left knee diagnosis: the infielder is set to have season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL.
The injury occurred in the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, as both Pastornicky and Heyward converged on a fly ball near...
Tim Hudson will not pitch again during the 2013 season but the right-hander believes he will be ready to go for the start of 2014.
Hudson, 38, expects to be healthy by late November or December.
Hudson on being ready for spring training: “We’re looking at being totally healed from this thing at the end of Nov or beginning of Dec.”
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) August...
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 3-2 victory over the Nationals, extending Atlanta's head-to-head hold over Washington to 11-3:
1. Justin Upton already has a Turner Field ritual for celebrating game-winning homers
On April 6, just his fifth game in a Braves uniform, Upton belted a walk-off homer in the 9th to lift his team to an improbable 6-5...
The Atlanta Braves say infielder Tyler Pastornicky is out for the season after injuring his left knee in a collision with teammate Jason Heyward.
Pastornicky will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, adding another player to first-place Atlanta's already extensive disabled list. He took over as the starting second baseman just this week when...
The Atlanta Braves recently recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky to fill the roster spot left vacant by second baseman Dan Uggla,
who’s away from the team to undergo LASIK eye surgery. It now appears the
Braves could be forced to find someone to fill in for Pastornicky, as the
youngster was forced to exit last night’s game against the Philadelphia
Phillies after sustaining...
The Atlanta Braves have lost several late-inning relievers this year, most to season-ending injuries, including Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters. Luckily for Atlanta, this isn't the case with right-hander Jordan Walden, who's set to return from his thumb injury on Friday, according to Eric Single of MLB.com.
Yesterday, Walden told reporters that the bruise he...
Don’t look now, but Jason Heyward is back to having a quality season at the dish. He is not running like we saw last year and his power numbers are down, but his overall offensive performance is up and he is improving in the right areas.
For long term leagues, it’s a great sign that Heyward has started to hit coming out of the All-Star break. Even more specifically Heyward has...
Following yet another rain delay, the Braves jumped all over the Phillies and coasted to a 6-3 win Wednesday night. Here are three observations from the game:
1. The Braves did not give John Lannan a chance to get comfortable
When it comes to scoring in the first two innings of ballgames, the Braves have not exactly been world-beaters this season, saving the majority of their fireworks...
Saw this on the ESPN ticker while drinking last night. It's now been confirmed as real:
Dan Uggla is on the DL after having Lasik surgery that the Braves wanted him to have in the spring.
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Your browser does not support iframes. Wednesday night’s game between the hometown Atlanta Braves and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies was briefly delayed after a bat made itself comfortable in the infield during the second inning. Evoking a similar situation of when Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa carefully removed a bird from the field of […]The post Holy intruder, Batman...
The Braves insisted they weren't trying to hit Bryce Harper.
They were just going for the knockout punch in the NL East race against the Nationals.
Justin Upton hit a home run with one out in the 10th inning to power Atlanta to a 3-2 win over Washington on Friday night as the Braves continued their domination of the season series.
The Braves, who swept a three-game series...
Chris Johnson drove in three runs, Jason Heyward homered and Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night.
The Braves have won two straight and 17 of 19 to lead the majors with a .612 winning percentage.
Philadelphia, which has lost seven of eight series since All-Star break, has dropped 19 of 23. The...
Though the Washington Nationals (59-61) suffered a demoralizing home sweep by the Atlanta Braves (74-47) last week, they responded by streaking through their schedule, and only just ended their five-game win streak with a tough ninth-inning loss to the San Francisco Giants.
The Nationals now find themselves preparing to take on the Braves again, but they have been playing...
Philadelphia Phillies (53-66) vs Atlanta Braves (73-47)
John Lannan (3-5, 4.81) vs Brandon Beachy (1-0, 5.00)
Time: 7:10, Turner Field
Weather: 73, cloudy, chance of later thunderstorms
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phils look to win the series from the first-place Braves in Atlanta. This one looks like it will start right around 9:00 PM tonight.