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CRAIG KIMBREL RUMORS

Atlanta Braves land Russell, Bonifacio from Chicago Cubs

The Atlanta Braves improved their bullpen and bench on Thursday, acquiring left-handed reliever James Russell and utility player Emilio Bonifacio as well as cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for prospect Victor Caratini just before the Jul. 30 trade deadline. Russell represents a reliable reliever for the Braves Russell, now in his fifth Major League season, joins a Braves...
Via isportsweb.com
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Padres-Braves Preview: Friars head to Atlanta for four games

Struggles at the plate are costing the Atlanta Braves in the NL East race, but an unusually sloppy performance from Craig Kimbrel provided the latest setback. Facing the San Diego Padres may not provide much relief, either. The Braves attempt to get their bats untracked in the opener of this four-game wraparound series with the Padres on Friday night. Atlanta (55-47) led Washington...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Wild pitches cost Braves in loss to Marlins

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, the usual ninth-inning ace up the franchise's sleeve, suffered a bit of misfortune of Thursday night while accepting his second loss of the season in a 3-2 loss to division rival Miami. Though he allowed just one single and didn't give up a walk, Kimbrel was charged with the game-winning run. It was the Braves' ninth loss...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves stars Kimbrel, Freeman stand out in All-Star appearances

A year removed from a forgettable All-Star experience for Atlanta, two Braves stars delivered for the National League team in the later innings on Tuesday night. Top closer Craig Kimbrel was the only Atlanta player to enter the 2013 MLB All-Star Game -- first baseman Freddie Freeman missed the game with an injury and catcher Brian McCann, Freeman's replacement, never entered...
Via Fox Sports South
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Braves Pitcher Craig Kimbrel Shags Balls During Home Run Derby

Funny thing is he didn't do half bad with it either. Hey--didn't those pro golfers use putters with crazy long shaft for awhile? Maybe there is something to it... Loading...
Via FatManWriting
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves trip D-backs; Kimbrel breaks saves record

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night: 1. Craig Kimbrel will forever be The Man in Atlanta, saves-wise Zach Dillard addressed Kimbrel's record-breaking 155th save in great length here, a mark that only took 49 months of MLB service time to achieve. As a result, Kimbrel has a great chance of piling on...
Via Fox Sports South
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves release Godzilla themed Craig Kimbrel artwork

CraigKimbrel made his return to the Atlanta Braves bullpen on Sunday pitching the ninth inning and preserving a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Naturally with the excitement about the recently released Godzilla move the Braves have created a little artwork of their own titled #craigzilla. The save was the 11th of the season for Kimbrel who now has 150 on his career placing...
Via Tireball.com
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Craig Kimbrel (shoulder soreness) is day-to-day

Everyone watching a wild game in Philadelphia tonight was surprised when All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel did not emerge from the Atlanta Braves bullpen in the ninth inning with Atlanta up 9-6. Instead, setup man David Carpenter handled the job, earning his first save of the season. After the game, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez explained that Kimbrel was unavailable for the game...
Via MLB Injury News
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: How to defeat the Atlanta Braves

Over the last year the Washington Nationals have struggled mightily with their division rival Atlanta Braves. The Nationals went 6-13 against the Braves last year, and lost two out of three in their opening series of 2014. To overcome last year’s struggles and win the NL East, Washington must figure out how to beat Atlanta on a consistent basis. To do this, they must avoid late...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Arbitration could make or break 2014

(Credit: Daniel Shirey, USA Today) Right now, the Atlanta Braves have three of their most valuable players waiting on arbitration hearings to debate their salaries.  Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman, and Jason Heyward were anything but pleased with the offers set forth by the Braves’ organization. Kimbrel, the Braves’ closer, led the National League last year with 50 saves. ...
Via isportsweb.com
January 31, 2014  |  1 Comment
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