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The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league deal with RHP Kameron Loe, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. He will report to Triple-A Gwinnett. Loe, 31, has had an interesting 2013 season with the Mariners and Cubs. After signing with Seattle in February, he appeared in four games (1-1, 10.80 ERA) with the Mariners before being designated for assignment on April 11th. Three days later, Loe was claimed by the Cubs and appeared in seven games for them (0-0, 5.40 ERA) before they designated him for assignment on May 6th. After clearing waivers, Loe refused an outright assignment to AAA Iowa and became a free agent, winding up with the Braves after a day of free agency. In 11 games in 2013 (15.0 innings pitched), Loe has posted a 1-1 record and 7.80 ERA while giving up nine home runs. A 20th round pick of the Texas Rangers in the 2002 draft, Loe has spent time in the majors with the Rangers (2004-2008), Brewers (2010-2012), Mariners (2013), and Cubs (2013). After being converted into a reliever after the 2007 season with the Rangers, Loe had the best season of his career in 2010 with the…
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Who will be the odd man out when Brandon Beachy returns?
In a few weeks Brandon Beachy will come off the disabled list ready to assume his role as a Braves starter. Beachy had Tommy John surgery 11 months ago, and his rehab is a little ahead of schedule.
Beachy had a solid rookie year in 2011, and then last season in 13 starts he had one of the lowest starter ERAs in the majors...
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Atlanta Braves right-handed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment next week, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Beachy threw a batting-practice session yesterday, and assuming his arm continues to respond well he'll throw a side session on Sunday before beginning his stint in the minors next week...
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, looking to get more life into a line-up that has scored only three runs the past two games against the Giants, has shaken things up.
Here’s today’s batting order against the Giants:
1. RF: Jordan Schafer
2. SS: Ramiro Pena
3. C: Brian McCann
4. LF: Justin Upton
5. 1B: Freddie Freeman
6. 2B: Dan Uggla
7. CF: B.J. Upton
8. 3B: Juan Francisco
The Atlanta Braves plan to activate outfielder Jason Heyward from the disabled list on Monday before a series against the Diamondbacks begins.
Heyward began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Thus far Heyward has failed to register a hit. On Saturday he was 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. He will make his final rehab appearance on Sunday.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward began his minor league rehab assignment yesterday, and if all continues to go well during his recovery process he could return to the majors early next week, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
During his first minor league rehab appearance, Heyward went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and a walk for the Braves...
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The Atlanta Braves have been without relief pitcher Jonny Venters
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The Nationals are finally starting to show some Nattitude.