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Dodgers content with trajectory of bullpen as October nears

The Dodgers' recent Achilles' heel in the postseason has been their bullpen. While it seemed as though that might ring true again this season, the bullpen has recent held its own for the team, which has the front office at ease. "With a bullpen, it's about trajectory and where they're heading as much as where they have been, so we're kind of looking forward with this group and think...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves trade Wood, Johnson, Avilan, Peraza in three-team deal

Expected to be active before the MLB trade deadline, the Braves didn't disappoint with a reported three-team deal with the Dodgers and Marlins on Wednesday, though the pieces they parted with were what made this move so shocking. Per multiple reports, Alex Wood -- perceived as a foundation piece for the rotation -- and Jose Peraza -- the organization's top-rated prospect via MLB...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Caray: Thoughts on Heyward in leadoff role again, Avilan's return; more checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: After 44 games, Jason Heyward was moved back to the leadoff position. Fredi Gonzalez's quote was "we are going to try it for a while." He's certainly more of a middle of the order bat, but all the numbers say Heyward is the best choice. What does he...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves recall LHP Luis Avilan from minors

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have recalled left-hander Luis Avilan from Triple-A Gwinnett. Avilan, who began the season as one of Atlanta's top setup relievers, is with the team for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Avilan was 3-1 with a 4.85 ERA in 47 games when he was optioned to Gwinnett on July 19. He says he focused on his curveball and change-up at Gwinnett...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves option Avilan to AAA, add lefty bullpen help

ATLANTA -- July can be a month of extreme change to an MLB roster. For the second day in a row, the Atlanta Braves tweaked their roster, optioning struggling left-handed relief pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Gwinnett, while at the same time purchasing the contract of lefty Chasen Shreve from Double-A Mississippi. Saturday's move came approximately 24 hours after the Braves released...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta looking for bullpen help

The Atlanta Braves are only one game out from the division leading Washington Nationals in the NL East and they would like some bullpen help. The Braves are also in the middle of a four game losing streak, due in part to a blown save by Luis Avilan against the Mets on Monday. Like a handful of other teams, the Braves have been looking at the Red Sox relievers for help.#483623063...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Luis Avilan pulls hamstring; Cory Gearrin opts for Tommy John surgery

The beleaguered Atlanta Braves pitching staff took another hit last night when top setup man Luis Avilan left the Mets game with a left hamstring cramp, reports David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Avilan was trying to avoid a broken bat in the seventh inning and came up grabbing his left hamstring. He attempted a warm-up pitch and stopped, walking off the field with...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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