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BRAVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chris Johnson set to return to Braves next Thursday

While reports earlier in the week indicated that Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson might return to the team this week, manager Fredi Gonzalez has announced that Johnson is now expected to rejoin the club next Thursday. If all goes to plan, Johnson, who hasn't played since injuring his hand on Apr. 30, will rejoin the team for a three-game series in San Francisco against...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers bullpen falls apart in 10-1 loss to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night. Play was stopped briefly with Atlanta leading 2-1 and the bases loaded with one out in the seventh when Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez successfully argued to umpires...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox aquire Cornely from Braves for cash

David Tulls/APConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox have added another younbg arm by acquiring John Cornley from the Atlanta Braves, according to NESN. Cornely has very limited big league experience, spending last year with Atlanta's Double-A team in Mississippi (7-3, 2.49 ERA) and this year in Triple-A Gwinnett (24 K's in 18.1 innings and a 4.42 ERA).According...
Via RedSoxLife
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez gives status update on Phil Gosselin after thumb surgery

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gave an update on infielder Phil Gosselin after he underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured left thumb. According to multiple media outlets, Gonzalez reported that Gosselin's surgery was a success, and said his original timetable of eight weeks recovery remains consistent. After having the procedure performed Wednesday morning, Gosselin...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Shelby Miller Finally Ready to be an Ace?

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller throws to the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, May 17, 2015. The Braves won 6-0. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) Atlanta Braves’ third year pitcher, Shelby Miller, seems to finally be breaking out of his shell. Miller is only 24 years old and in the past few seasons he has been trying to adjust to...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire Pitcher John Cornely From Braves For Cash Considerations

The Boston Red Sox are adding another young arm to their pitching arsenal. The Red Sox acquired right-hander John Cornely from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations, general manager Ben Cherington announced Wednesday. Cornely has been assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Braves selected Cornely out of Wofford College in the 15th round of...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mud Hens Drub Gwinnett Braves, 10-5

TOLEDO, OH – The Gwinnett Braves (17-22) suffered a disastrous first inning, giving up seven runs to the Toledo Mud Hens (15-23), five of which were unearned, and dropped game two of their three-game series by a 10-5 score Tuesday at Fifth Third Field. In that half inning, lead-off batter Xavier Avery was hit by a pitch by Gwinnett left-handed starter Greg Smith (L, 1-3).  Josh...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Snap Braves’ Winning Streak

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) The Atlanta Braves fell 5-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night in Atlanta, snapping the Braves’ three game winning streak. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, the Braves were able...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Bullpen is Contributing to the Teams Struggles

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jason Grilli throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Reds won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) After an offseason where the Atlanta Braves made some big trades, their bullpen has been struggling. In the offseason they signed right hander Jason Grilli to a two year deal to be...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Shelby Miller’s continued dominance

During the offseason the Atlanta Braves have made a slew of trades, setting them up for a new future leading into their departure of Turner Field slated for the 2017 season. Despite unloading nearly half the roster, the Braves currently sit at third place in the NL East with an 18-19 record only four games behind the first place Mets with a lot of baseball left to play. With an...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller, the Cutter, and Quality of Opposition

The past year has been a mixed bag for Shelby Miller. In these digital pages during 2014, Dave discussed him being broken during April, Eno postulated on whether he was fixed following the regular season, and then he was traded by the Cardinals in November for Jason Heyward. Now, fresh off a two-hit shutout that […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Roll Past Toledo, 8-2

TOLEDO, OH – The Gwinnett Braves (17-21), behind the hitting of Barrett Kleinknecht and Mycal Jones, whipped the Toledo Mud Hens (14-23) 8-2 Monday night in the opening game of the three-game series at Fifth Third Field. Kleinknecht and Jones each hit solo homers in the win. It was also the first multi-homer game of the season for Gwinnett. The Mud Hens opened up an early lead...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves End Homestand with 7-4 Loss to Louisville

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett bullpen gave up multiple runs for the third consecutive game as the G-Braves (16-21) finished the homestand with a 7-4 loss to the Louisville Bats (17-20) Sunday at Coolray Field. The Bats swept the three-game series. The Bats scored three runs in the ninth inning to win game one 5-4 Friday, scored once in each of the final two innings Saturday...
Via i70baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Pulling Ahead In Heyward for Miller Trade

I did it. You probably did too. I tuned in for the last inning of Shelby Miller’s no-hit bid yesterday afternoon. I’d like to think I was just a curious baseball interloper taking the time out of my day to see a small bit of baseball history. Since 1901 it’s only happened 240 times, right? I’d have stopped what I was doing even if it was a Drew Hutchison or Sonny Gray or...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Braves Rebound?

35 games into the season, the Atlanta Braves are 16-19. With the loss of Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis, and Craig Kimbrel, this is a reasonable performance. The Braves have also had to deal with injuries. Mike Minor had surgery to this week and will be out for the season. Also, Chris Johnson and Kelly Johnson are both on the DL. Chris Johnson was hitting .279 before...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Minor underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday

On Wednesday left handed pitcher Mike Minor underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum. Minor will miss the rest of the 2015 season but is expected to be ready for the start of spring training next year. Minor was awarded $5.6 million this season via arbitration but will enter the offseason as a non-tender candidate. If the Braves history with Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen are any...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Team’s Bus Flips Over En Route To Game, Injuring Eight (Photos)

Members of the Carolina Mudcats are fortunate to be alive after a scary incident early Tuesday morning. The Atlanta Braves’ Single-A Advanced affiliate was en route to Myrtle Beach, S.C., when its team bus crashed and flipped over in Columbus County near the North Carolina-South Carolina border at approximately 3:45 a.m. ET. Eight of the 33 people aboard the bus were taken to...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Braves minor leaguers injured in bus accident

Scary story coming out of North Carolina this morning – eight members of the Carolina Mudcats, high-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, were taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning after their bus flipped over on the way to Myrtle Beach for a game with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Seven players and one coach were transported to a local hospital with what were termed minor injuries...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MIke Foltynewicz Needs to Mix Up His Fastballs

Mike Foltynewicz’s future role for the Atlanta Braves is still in doubt. He brings a high-90s four-seam fastball that should play well out of the bullpen or as a starter, but his secondary offerings might not be good enough to consistently get hitters out at the Major League Baseball level. Acquired in a trade for […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What the hell happened to the Braves rotation?

The Atlanta Braves have a well-earned reputation of an organization that consistently churns out solid starting rotations. The names Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz all immediately come to mind, but while those were the biggest names on those dominant 1990s staffs, don’t forget about guys like Steve Avery, Denny Neagle, and Kevin Millwood. The reputation is still strong to this day...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Teheran takes bite out of baseball, literally (Video)

Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran took a bite out of the baseball, literally, in the first inning of Thursday's game against the New York Mets.Teheran was clearly frustrated with himself after walking three Mets batters to load the bases. After a talk with the Braves pitching coach, Teheran gave up a double to the next Mets batter and all three runners came around to score.Teheran...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Craig Kimbrel, B.J. Upton to Padres

You thought all of the major trades were over, huh? You thought there wouldn’t be any big names getting moved until the trade deadline, right? YOU ARE WRONG. The Atlanta Braves have traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and salary black hole Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres for a package that includes outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin. Source: Braves have...
Via The Outside Corner
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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