GERALD LAIRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braves' Teheran takes loss, impresses in Opening Day start

Last season, Gerald Laird sat in front of his locker in the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse and discussed rookie pitcher Julio Teheran's improving defense, but his comments eventually hit on some all-inconclusive points concerning the pitching profession. The veteran catcher has caught plenty of excellent pitchers in what is now his 11th season in the major leagues, and he had...
Via Fox Sports South
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: New home plate rules, Braves news and notes

When asking Braves veteran catcher Gerald Laird about the then-prospective new rules regarding catcher-runner relations and home plate collisions last Wednesday, it became immediately obvious that any decision made by baseball would not come without second guesses. Those rules, including mandates on when a runner can collide with an opposing catcher and how much of the plate that...
Via Fox Sports South
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Activate Laird, Option Cunningham

The Atlanta Braves continue to get healthy as they activated catcher Gerald Laird off the disabled list and optioned outfielder Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett.  Laird will be in uniform and available to play against the Marlins Sunday. Laird went on the disabled list August 3, retroactive to July 26 with a kidney stone ailment. Laird has been a solid contributor for the Braves...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Grizzled Veteran Gerald Laird Q&A

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...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Laird prepared to step in when needed

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...
Via Fox Sports South
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Laird preparing to open season as starter

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  |  Discuss

Braves sign Gerald Laird to two year deal

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...
Via Tireball.com
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Laird OK after fourth inning collision

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers preview and predictions: Gerald Laird

Gerald Laird 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, but...
Via Detroit Sports 360
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Laird headed back to Tigers

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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