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Jordan Schafer has been removed from the Braves' lineup against the Mets due to a left quadriceps contusion.
B.J. Upton has replaced Schafer in Wednesday's lineup and will hit leadoff and play center field. Schafer fouled a ball off his left leg in his pinch-hit appearance in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over New York.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is resting shortstop Andrelton Simmons, third baseman Chris Johnson and catcher Brian McCann Wednesday. Paul Janish is starting at shortstop, Elliot Johnson is at third base and Gerald Laird is catching.
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Move over Jason Heyward, a new catalyst sits atop the Atlanta Braves lineup.
Jordan Schafer, after a spectacular weekend performance, is making this Jason Heyward injury a lot easier to swallow.
Once a highly-touted minor league prospect and heir to the Braves center field, Schafer has had a career of ups and downs.
Well, mostly downs.
In 2008 he was suspended for 50 games for HGH...
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer had his impressive Monday cut short due to a back injury. The former top prospect exited the contest during the seventh inning after experiencing discomfort in his lower back, though he told reporters -- including Mark Bowman of MLB.com -- after the game that he's confident he'll be able to play today.
During the at-bat which ultimately...
The Atlanta Braves lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the National League now stands at a slim two games, with 23 games left in the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4 games behind the Braves, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals at 5. Wednesday afternoon the Braves started Kameron Loe on the mound, and had Elliott Johnson at third base, Paul Janish at shortstop...
The Atlanta Braves scratched Jordan Schafer from yesterday's lineup as the outfielder was recovering from a quad injury suffered during Tuesday's contest, according to Eric Single of MLB.com.
Schafer didn't start Tuesday's game, as he was held out of the starting lineup to give his ailing back a break. Manager Fredi Gonzalez considered the outfielder healthy...
Atlanta Braves' outfielder Jason Heyward will still be sidelined for a few more weeks recovering from a broken jaw. But he received some good news on Tuesday when he was cleared to resume baseball activities, such as playing catch and hitting off of a tee.
As reported by Mark Bowman and Eric Single of MLB.com, Heyward was in uniform as he played catch with his teammates before...
The Atlanta Braves are a major league best 84-53, 15 games up on the second place Washington Nationals in the NL East. Their magic number for clinching the division is 11, meaning that they could conceivably have the division locked up at this time next week with a little bit of luck. Yet, Atlanta is somehow slipping under the radar. More attention is being thrust upon the Dodgers...
In late January the Atlanta Braves traded prized third baseman, Martin Prado and five prospects to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson.
It was the blockbuster deal of the off season due to the fact that Braves GM Frank Wren united Justin with his older brother, B.J. in the Atlanta outfield. But to many baseball fan&...
I promise, this is the clearest picture of Medlen that I got. Boy is jumpy.
I know I take a lot of pictures at games so I don't know if I can say much, but I can't imagine standing up this close in the middle of the game.
CJ can't believe the call at 3rd
Love how they all gathered on the rail to watch Kimbrel.
ATLANTA -- No Andrelton Simmons in the starting lineup. No Chris Johnson or Brian McCann, either.
With the end of nine games in nine days at home and an off day Thursday, manager Fredi Gonzalez opted to rest a number of his regulars for Wednesday's season finale vs. the Mets -- that is until pinch-hit duty called for Simmons and Johnson in the ninth -- and used a pitcher in...
Just when it looked as if one mistake pitch might be too much for Kris Medlen and the Braves to overcome Tuesday night Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons stepped up and demonstrated again the resuscitative powers of the home run.
After Gattis hit a tying solo homer in the seventh inning Simmons hit a no-doubt-about-it two-run shot two batters later to lift the Braves to a 3-1 win...
The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Matt Pagnozzi from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations, a day after All-Star catcher Jason Castro sprained his right knee.
The Astros haven't said how long they expect Castro to be out. But his injury Sunday left them with just one healthy catcher on the roster in Cody Clark.
Catchers Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi are both on...
From SB Nation’s “Talking Chop” Blog:
“You know Uggla isn’t hitting well when BJ, Gattis, Laird, and Johnson are all hitting ahead of him.”
“You Uggla isn’t hitting well when the Baseball season starts….”
“I predict Dillion Gee shutting us down for about 7 or 8 innings and we make a late rally and come back to win. Haven’t we seen this before?”
If I told you that a certain team had 2 everyday starters with batting averages below the Mendoza Line (despite one of those players posting a 4 hit game this week), a starting right fielder and Ace starting pitcher done for the season (regular season for the outfielder, done all together for the pitcher) and a number 3 hitter who had a 50 game stretch in which he hit .216 with 3...
The Atlanta Braves appear in no danger of losing their sizable NL East lead, and only a collapse for the ages - one even bigger than their 2011 debacle - would prevent them from securing a second straight postseason berth.
None of that, not even the team's recent run of eight victories in 10 games, prevents manager Fredi Gonzalez from feeling dejected from time to time.