A.J. Pierzynski among catching options for Braves

Getty Images Earlier today news broke that the Braves were considering a contract offer to David Ross. He is apparently not the only veteran that the team is considering as a mentor for Christian Bethancourt. Enter A.J. Pierzynski – yes, you know him. The Braves are looking for someone to pair up behind the plate with Bethncourt and the 37-year-old who split time between the Red...
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Three Cuts: Braves swept, mathematically eliminated from postseason

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves dropped Sunday's game to the New York Mets, 10-2, and only belted out four hits along the way. The loss completed the three-game sweep at the hands of the Mets, and gave New York the season series win as the Braves only won nine of 19 games against the divisonal foe. In addition to the pain of losing and the sweep, Sunday's loss by the Braves...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Nationals 9-17-2014 and Mets 9-19-2014

Hi Lovvies, We were eliminated from postseason contention today, so it seems like an appropriate time to post my last gameday post. I hope you enjoy these photos from last week. Braves vs Nationals - September 17, 2014 Batting practice from right field is a very different point of view. The best closer in baseball I'll never tire of this pose. for Jey Love how you can see CoryGearrin...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets-Braves Preview

While the Atlanta Braves picked up a rare win last time out, it's likely too little, too late. The Braves try to win two in a row for the first time in September on Friday night in the first of three against the visiting New York Mets. Atlanta (76-76) scored only eight runs during a five-game losing streak before beating NL East champion Washington 3-1 on Wednesday despite being...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves get much-needed win in Nationals series finale

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves' slump is far from over, but a three-run outburst in the sixth inning was all starter Alex Wood and his bullpen needed on Wednesday night, taking down the Washington Nationals 3-1 in the series finale. It was Atlanta's first win in six games, halting a slide that has buried them in the National League wildcard race. Here are three observations...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves beat Nationals 3-1 to snap 5-game skid

ATLANTA (AP) Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes. The Braves, who snapped a five-game losing streak, began the day 5 1/2 games behind Pittsburgh for the second NL wild card. Stephen Souza Jr. hit his first career homer for the Nationals. Washington manager...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis out for weekend

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis will not be available for the weekend series with the Texas Rangers, reports Christian Corona of Gattis is dealing with strep throat and has not played since Sunday. Atlanta lost 2-1 to the Rangers on Friday, putting them three games back in the race for an NL Wild Card with 15 games remaining. Christian Bethancourt is behind the plate...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats, Braves Face Off In Fight For NL East

The rivals meet again. For the last time at Nationals Park and the second-to-last time this season, the Washington Nationals (80-61) and the Atlanta Braves (74-69) will fight for the NL East. The Nationals have a comfortable seven-game lead on the division, but a strong showing from the Braves could make the Nats sweat down the stretch. The Braves currently lead the season series...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Caray: Should Braves play Bethancourt and Gattis together? checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Christian Bethancourt has rejoined the major league roster and is hitting well. With the injury to Justin Upton, and the need to have as many hot bats as possible in the lineup, could this mean we see Evan Gattis in left field to maximize offense at...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves snap offensive slump with win over Phillies

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves offensive drought ended in a hurry on Wednesday afternoon, wrapping up a six-game homestand with a 7-4 win against the Philadelphia Phillies. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Braves patchwork lineup delivers runs -- yes, runs -- with mixture of small ball and long ball Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was searching for lineup answers. He found...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves end 25-inning scoreless streak in victory over Phillies

  Rookie Christian Bethancourt had three hits in his return to the major leagues, including a fifth-inning single that helped the Atlanta Braves break out of their scoring slump in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer in a three-run second as the Braves ended a 25-inning scoreless streak. Bethancourt, a catcher recalled from Triple...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves call up five, including Bethancourt

ATLANTA -- With the calendar flipping from August to September comes the ability for teams to expand their rosters from 25 up to 40 (if they wish), and the Braves added a number of familiar faces Monday. Outfielders Jose Constanza and Joey Terdoslavich, right-handed reliever Juan Jaime and lefty Chasen Shreve were added from Triple-A Gwinnett, with prized catching prospect Christian...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves open second half with win over Phillies

ATLANTA -- In its first game out of the All-Star break, the Atlanta Braves offense found ways to do what it struggled so often with in the first half of the season: putting runs on the board. In a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field, the Braves capitalized in a number of ways against starter A.J. Burnett, including five two-out RBI. Here are three observations...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor Accomplishments: The Futures Game Edition

Another week completed, another step closer to excitement for prospect-watchers waiting impatiently for the next round of call-ups, and the ultimate "Christmas In July" for prospect-hounds across the globe as we get to spend the day with the ultimate showcase - the Futures Game. In honor of this great event, this week's Minor Accomplishments Sunday Twelve-Pack will...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Despite hot streak, questions facing Braves offense remain

The extent of Braves catcher Evan Gattis' recent injury, and the amount of time he could miss because of it, is still unclear. On Monday night, following the team's 5-3 win against the New York Mets, Gattis said that he does not expect to miss much time with the bulging thoracic disc. However, there is no timetable. Whether Gattis misses the required two weeks after being...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves sweep Phils, back to the Ted for Mets

Going into Philadelphia, the Braves knew that the rival Nationals had dropped 3 straight games and opened the door to put Atlanta back within a half game of the National League East lead. By the end of the 4-game weekend series, the Braves had a half game lead in the division. For a team that squandered the opportunity to retake the division lead when they visited the Nationals in...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves notebook: Rookie catcher Bethancourt embracing opportunity

Christian Bethancourt's second major league call-up could potentially force him to miss some time at All-Star weekend -- the setting of his past two All-Star breaks. But after being showcased as one of the top catcher prospects in baseball in 2012 and 2013, he'll gladly accept the alternative. "When I got the call, it was exciting because I was going to be in my third...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Balanced Braves take two from floundering Phils

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' doubleheader sweep of the Phillies -- a long, but fruitful two-fer that vanquished some of the vitriol from Philly's series sweep in Atlanta two weeks ago. 1. Freddie Freeman's uniquely cool opener had me scouring 'MLB records' Web sites for hours In Game 1, a 10-3 rout for the Braves, Freeman amazingly scored...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves considering promotion for Christian Bethancourt

In order to get more offense injected into their lineup the Atlanta Braves are considering calling up catcher Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett reports Mark Bowman of Bethancourt, 22, has been hot in June at Gwinnett. Bethancourt is hitting .375/.380/.438 in 13 June games. On the season Bethancourt is hitting .274/.301/.371 with two home runs and 29 RBI in...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers fall just short in loss to Braves, 3-2

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Joey Terdoslavich’s two-run single in the bottom of the sixth was enough for the Gwinnett Braves (31-29) to escape with the win 3-2 in the final game against the Columbus Clippers (29-32) this season in a game that took just under three hours to complete at Coolray Field. The Clippers had a major opportunity to score the tying run in the ninth.  Jose Ramirez walked...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arias makes turnaround as Columbus Clippers top Gwinnett, 5-1

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – You hear it all the time: get the lead early and then add on to it.  The Columbus Clippers (27-31) did just that in their 5-1 victory against the Gwinnett Braves (30-27) at Cooley Field Tuesday night. The runs supported a terrific comeback effort by Clippers starterGabriel Arias. It was night and day, the comparison between last Thursday night’s start against...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

For Latin American players, need to learn English goes beyond the game

Christian Bethancourt remembers six years ago sitting at his locker in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, an 18-year-old Panamanian thrust into the United States for the first time. He watched Gulf Coast League Braves teammates, among them current Atlanta stars Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward; he watched their mouths move and he heard the words, but they held no meaning. "All the...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves prospect Bethancourt staying patient as offense develops

GWINNETT, Ga. -- With a pop time -- how long it takes a catcher to receive a pitcher and get the ball to second base -- that's just a tick below Pudge Rodriguez at 1.78 seconds, Christian Bethancourt's defense has never been questioned. The Braves prospect's offense is still developing -- and that power, that's coming. During batting practice at Triple-A Gwinnett...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects

The Atlanta Braves farm system is a little thin this season, which makes sense as the Major League roster is loaded with young talent such as Freddie Freeman, Andrelton Simmons, and Julio Teheran. Most of the prospects on this list have great tools, but come with question marks. Sims looks like he’ll develop into a good starter and Bethancourt and Peraza profile as everyday players...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves cut spring training roster to 40

The Atlanta Braves' roster is slowly beginning to take shape. With the latest round of cuts, some higher-profile names within the the organization are being designated to their minor league roles: catcher Christian Bethancourt, outfielder Todd Cunningham and pitchers Juan Jamie and Luis Vasquez were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett while shortstop Elmer Reyes will start the season...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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