LUIS AVILAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Setup Men for Holds Leagues: Luis Avilan & David Carpenter

Luis Avilan & David Carpenter With the best current closer in the game, Craig Kimbrel, manning the back of the Atlanta Braves bullpen, the complementary pieces that bridge the starting pitcher’s win to Kimbrel’s seemingly inevitable save are worth a look. Jonny Venters is returning from injury and he will join a pair of relievers that held the [...]
Via RotoBaller
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Pitcher Luis Avilan Blames Red Bull For Causing Cramp

  Ahhh, another case of bizarre baseball injuries–this time the culprit is none other than red bull. I kid you not. As hot as the Braves are they’d hate to lose Avilan for any amount of time after he went down Tuesday with a strained hamstring and cramp. The exact source of the injury though is a bit perplexing… Braves beat writer David O’Brien clues us in on the matter...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Avilan OK, hopes to avoid DL

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Avilan is feeling better after being carted off the field the previous night because of severe pain in his left leg. The left-hander went down while pitching in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals. But, after being checked out Wednesday morning before the finale of a two-game series, it appears he just had a severe cramp...
Via Fox Sports South
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves LHP Avilan better, hopes to avoid DL

Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Avilan is feeling better after being carted off the field the previous night because of severe pain in his left leg. The left-hander went down while pitching in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals. But, after being checked out Wednesday morning before the finale of a two-game series, it appears he just had a severe cramp. Avilan...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves lose Luis Avilan to leg injury

The reaction was enough for us all to jump to conclusions.  It had to be a tear.  It wasn't a simple strain. It didn't cramp up.  Luis Avilan had to have tore his hamstring.  When he was help off the field, our initial thoughts were solidified.  When he was carted off, our fears were confirmed.  There has not been an official diagnosis yet, but it seems clear that...
Via MLB Injury News
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Steel

Atlanta Braves pitcher Luis Avilan, left, blows a bubble while standing for the national anthem before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday, March 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) I saw this picture and immediately started blogging it, because I love Luis' bubble and will always support players chewing gum instead...
Via Love My Bravos
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Luis Avilan’s Curve

Table of ContentsHere’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.1. Featured Pitch: Luis Avilan’s Curve2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)3. Today’s Complete ScheduleFeatured Pitch: Luis Avilan’s CurveWhat Happened YesterdayYesterday, left-hander Luis Avilan pitched two perfect innings of relief for Atlanta in the 6-2 victory over the...
Via Fangraphs
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Unable to ‘find some mellowness,’ Bryce Harper slams bat, breaking it (video)

After striking out in the 11th inning during an extra-inning affair against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, a frustrated and irate Bryce Harper violently slammed his bat into the ground after swinging and missing at an offering from Luis Avilan, snapping the bat in two. This is the second time in August alone that Harper [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Luis Avilan’s MLB debut!

While editing the pictures from Saturday afternoon's game, I noticed a few things. 1. Many of them came out well, because of the full sun. 2. I take more pictures when I go to games with Alison. 3. I took a LOT of pictures of Luis Avilan in his first major league game. I didn't want them to get lost in the gameday post (hello! MLB debut!), so he gets his own post... Avilan...
Via Love My Bravos
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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