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CHRISTIAN BETHANCOURT RUMORS

Atlanta Braves option Mike Foltynewicz down to minors

Earlier this week the Atlanta Braves sent their top prospect Christian Bethancourt down to the minors. Now, today, they have sent another struggling young talent back down to the farm, pitcher Mike Foltynewicz. Foltynewicz, acquired from the Houston Astros in the Evan Gattis trade, was 3-2 with a not so brilliant 5.02 earned run average in nine starts with the Braves this season...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves ship Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A

Christian Bethancourt has been regarded as one of the Atlanta Braves’ best young prospects and the catcher of the future. The future took a hit today as Bethancourt was optioned to the minor leagues. After a dreadful start to this season the Braves have decided to send Bethancourt to the minors until his offense improves or until they feel he is ready to be back on the big league...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t count out Atlanta Braves’ Christian Bethancourt

One of the reasons the Atlanta Braves’ were so reluctant to resign Brian McCann two years ago and Evan Gattis last year was because they knew they had a young perennial all-star catcher waiting behind them who goes by the name Christian Bethancourt. But now, after 25 games this season Bethancourt has just as many hits as he does strikeouts, 15. Six of those hits have been for extra...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves’ Christian Bethancourt Waiting for Opportunity to Shine

  Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran, left, speaks with catcher Christian Bethancourt in the first inning of play against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Miami, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) Christian Bethancourt has built a fair amount of buzz in prospect circles for a few years now, especially after the Atlanta Braves parted with long-time...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierzynski’s hot start leaves Bethancourt looking for playing time

Atlanta Braves’ A.J. Pierzynski (15) is forced out at second base by Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) on an Alberto Callaspo ground ball in the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) The Braves are in need of offense. After the offseason roster overhaul, Atlanta wasn’t expected to be a contender in the National...
Via The Sports Journal
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves notebook: Rookie catcher Bethancourt embracing opportunity

Christian Bethancourt's second major league call-up could potentially force him to miss some time at All-Star weekend -- the setting of his past two All-Star breaks. But after being showcased as one of the top catcher prospects in baseball in 2012 and 2013, he'll gladly accept the alternative. "When I got the call, it was exciting because I was going to be in my third straight game...
Via Fox Sports South
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves considering promotion for Christian Bethancourt

In order to get more offense injected into their lineup the Atlanta Braves are considering calling up catcher Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett reports Mark Bowman of Braves.com. Bethancourt, 22, has been hot in June at Gwinnett. Bethancourt is hitting .375/.380/.438 in 13 June games. On the season Bethancourt is hitting .274/.301/.371 with two home runs and 29 RBI in...
Via Tireball.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

For Latin American players, need to learn English goes beyond the game

Christian Bethancourt remembers six years ago sitting at his locker in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, an 18-year-old Panamanian thrust into the United States for the first time. He watched Gulf Coast League Braves teammates, among them current Atlanta stars Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward; he watched their mouths move and he heard the words, but they held no meaning. "All the American...
Via Fox Sports South
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves prospect Bethancourt staying patient as offense develops

GWINNETT, Ga. -- With a pop time -- how long it takes a catcher to receive a pitcher and get the ball to second base -- that's just a tick below Pudge Rodriguez at 1.78 seconds, Christian Bethancourt's defense has never been questioned. The Braves prospect's offense is still developing -- and that power, that's coming. During batting practice at Triple-A Gwinnett's Coolray Field...
Via Fox Sports South
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves prospect Bethancourt could challenge for 2015 starting job

Top-tier catcher prospects typically bubble up to the surface. By talent or, occasionally, by necessity, the Buster Poseys and Carlos Santanas of the baseball world find their way to the major league level one way or another. They, at the very least, get their shot. Christian Bethancourt, who has been rated as a top-10 prospect at catcher for the past three years in the Braves organization...
Via Fox Sports South
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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