Laird has played well in limited action
Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird has played very well this season in limited action. He has caught the majority of Julio Teheran‘s starts in 2013 and his experience has helped the young Braves fireballer immensely.
Laird won a World Series ring playing with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 and played in the 2012 World Series with the...
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Gerald Laird will start tonight and hit fifth
Always interesting to see what the Braves line-up will be on a game-to-game basis. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is always good for a surprise or two.
Today’s line-up against the Twins is no exception. Gerald Laird will catch and bat.. fifth!! Laird has been catching Teheran most games this season, so no surprise that he is in...
ATLANTA On paper, it was a mismatch.
In one corner, a strong-armed right fielder (Jayson Werth) stood roughly 160 feet from home plate, poised for the easy catch, with his feet and hips squarely pointing to the target.
In the other corner, a stout-looking catcher (Gerald Laird) prepared for the race of his life, from third base to home plate and without a running start.
Similar to many young baseball fans around the country in the 1990s, Gerald Laird was served a steady diet of Braves baseball and "America's team" promotions in sunny Southern California.
A benefactor of former team owner Ted Turner's national dissemination of the Braves from 1973 to 2007, Laird was sold on his favorite team from thousands of miles away. It was...
Gerald Laird is not letting anything interfere with his time getting to know the Braves' pitchers.
Laird says he turned down an invitation to represent Mexico in the World Baseball Classic because he needs to work with Atlanta's pitchers the full spring training. Laird, who played with Detroit last season, even reported for informal workouts with the pitchers this week at...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2013
The Atlanta Braves have wasted little time in finding a replacement to fill the role of backup catcher. Gerald Laird will take over the position formerly cocupied by David Ross. Ross signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this offseason.
Like Ross, the Braves have gotten themselves a pretty good backup behind the plate. Laird should prove to be a serviceable bat when he replaces...
DETROIT It's not every day that there are three plays at the plate and the worse collision occurs when the catcher gets run over by his own teammate.
That's what happened to Tigers catcher Gerald Laird in the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
With runners at first and second and nobody out, Jamey Carroll hit a pop-up near the third-base...
Ugh…let’s get this over with.
Everyone and their great great great great grandmother who has needed to clip her toenails for the last five years knew that heading into this off season, Dave Dombrowski needed a back up catcher to avoid the total deterioration of Alex Avila like we all experienced in the playoffs. There were numerous possible options available...
Gerald Laird is headed back to Detroit.
The Tigers announced Friday that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Laird to be their backup catcher.
Terms were not disclosed, but FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi reports, according to an unidentified source, that it's 1 million contract.
Laird hit .232 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 95 at-bats for the World...