Sean Burnett signs minor league deal with Atlanta Braves

Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet reports that veteran relief pitcher Sean Burnett has signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves after opting out of his deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he was pitching for the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers. Burnett, who has not pitched in the majors since a disastrous cameo with the Los Angeles Angels in 2014 (13.50 ERA), had signed...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

A Tip of the Recap – May 1 (Braves 4, Cubs 3)

Cubs Record: 17-6 (1st, NL Central)   W: Arodys Vizcaino (1-0, 0.96) L: Hector Rondon (0-1, 1.13) S: Jason Grilli (2) MVP: Julio Teheran: 7IP, 0R, 2H, 9K, 1BB. The Cubs looked to continue their limo-riding, jet-flying, wheeling-dealing, kiss-stealing ways against the lowly Braves on Sunday. John Lackey was hoping to rebound from a rough outing last start against the Reds. Alas...
Via Cubs Insider
17 hours ago

Short-handed Braves rally in 10th to knock off Cubs 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) Daniel Castro singled and scored on Nick Markakis' sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the short-handed Atlanta Braves picked up a rare victory by beating the major league-leading Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday. Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless 10th for his second save and the Braves won for just the sixth time in 24 games despite blowing a 3-0 after Julio Teheran threw...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves scrape and claw their way to an extra-inning victory over Cubs

Even though they wasted Julio Teheran's best start of the season so far, the Braves were able to get it together to eventually win the game in extra innings. Julio Teheran's seven strong innings of work held the Cubs completely at bay, and despite the fact that the bullpen had a bit of a shaky outing, the Braves were able to scrape together four runs in order to pick up an unlikely...
Via Talking Chop
22 hours ago

Turner powers Dodgers past Braves, 5-3 in 10 innings

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Turner gave Los Angeles the lead with a 10th-inning double and the Dodgers beat Atlanta 5-3 on Wednesday night to snap the Braves' four-game winning streak. The Braves failed in a bid to become the first team to win five straight games after starting a season 0-9, according to STATS. Braves rookie center fielder Mallex Smith, charging toward left field, made...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Early season struggles

The Atlanta Braves weren’t predicted to win the World Series in 2016, let alone their division. But after the first 12 games of the season, the Braves are doing worse than many initially thought they would. The Braves are currently 3-9, but were 0-9 before sweeping the Marlins this weekend. Atlanta has struggled since losing their first game of the season in extra innings to the...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grilli strikes out Stanton for save as Braves beat Miami 6-4

MIAMI (AP) With the game on the line in the ninth inning, Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli decided he would rather pitch to Giancarlo Stanton than Christian Yelich. He made the correct choice. Grilli earned his first save since July when he struck out Stanton on three pitches with two on Saturday to seal the Braves' 6-4 victory over the Miami Marlins. The Braves won for the second...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Value Of The Braves, Jason Grilli’s Return

Atlanta Business Chronicle How valuable are the Atlanta Braves? Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: Ever wanted to own a baseball team? Well, start playing the lottery or somehow talk your boss into a raise because it’s expensive.  Forbes has come out with an article (link below) about the value of baseball teams.  The Braves are ranked […] Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop...
Via Tomahawk Take
March 24, 2016

Fantasy Baseball News & Notes: NL East

We'll publish divisional notes twice per week during the regular season ... but we didn't want to wait.Atlanta BravesRP Jason Grilli pitched in his first spring game on Thursday, and even though he gave up a two-run homer, he thinks he'll be the Opening Day closer. Even if Grilli is still rounding back into shape 17 days from now, he'll be the closer before long (and probably until...
Via Fox Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli confident he'll be ready for Braves spring training after Achilles injury

Only a couple days away from the All-Star break, Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli suffered an injury that will prevent him from playing for the remainder of the season, but he vows he'll be back in time for spring training for the 2016 season, ready as ever to take the mound. Sprinting to cover first base in a game on Saturday, Grilli tore his Achilles tendon, an injury that usually...
Via Fox Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves enter All-Star break on low note

The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their first-half schedule on arguably the lowest note of the season, getting swept in four games by the National League West's last-place team while losing closer Jason Grilli, one of the bullpen's rare bright spots in 2015, to a season-ending injury. With trade-related question marks surrounding the franchise as it hits the All-Star break, here are...
Via Fox Sports South
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves closer Jason Grilli out for year with ruptured Achilles

DENVER -- It began as a scramble from the mound toward first to cover the bag, something Jason Grilli has done countless times in his career. This one, though, ended with a bad step and Grilli crumpled on the ground in agony. The Atlanta Braves reliever suffered a season-ending left Achilles tendon rupture and took the loss Saturday in a 3-2 defeat to the Colorado Rockies. Misfortune...
Via AP on Fox
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves' Grilli out for season after rupturing Achilles' tendon

By The Outside Corner The Atlanta Braves and the MLB trade market took a huge blow on Saturday when reliever Jason Grilli sustained a ruptured left Achilles' tendon. His 2015 season is likely finished, the team announced. Grilli suffered the injury in the ninth inning of the Braves’ 3-2 loss to the Rockies on Saturday. The reliever ran to cover first base on a ground ball by...
Via The Outside Corner
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves closer Grilli ruptures Achilles in loss to Rockies

Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli ruptured his left Achilles tendon while trying to cover first base against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night, the team confirmed after the game. Grilli, 38, collapsed after running off the mound during the ninth inning of Atlanta's 3-2 loss at Coors Field after his appeared to get caught in the infield grass. After being examined by team...
Via Fox Sports South
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Jason Grilli suffers leg injury

DENVER (AP) Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Grilli left Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies in the bottom of the ninth after tumbling to the ground and suffering a lower left leg injury as he ran toward first to cover the bag. Drew Stubbs hit a grounder that first baseman Chris Johnson ranged to his right to field. Grilli was sprinting to cover the bag when he appeared to...
Via AP on Fox
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Bullpen edition

When the Kansas City Royals made their legendary run in the 2014 playoffs, a large part of their success came from their ability to hold onto a lead and preserve a victory. The Royals’ bullpen shut down opponents last season. If Kansas City had a lead by through six innings, it was a near certainty that they would come home with the win. With one pitcher dedicated to each of the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Gammons: Sox May Be In On RP Jason Grilli

Jason Grilli: Coming to Fenway?According to Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, the Red Sox may be one of a few teams interested in trading for Atlanta relief pitcher Jason Grilli (along with the Blue Jays, Rays, Dodgers and Tigers). This kind of makes sense, except that Grilli is primarily in the closer's role for the Braves (he's saved 22 games already this year). Does...
Via FenwayNation
July 06, 2015  |  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
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Grilli Vanilli

Just hours before the first official pitch of the 2015 MLB regular season was thrown, the Braves traded reliever Craig Kimbrel to the Padres and significantly altered the fantasy values of a couple of players in the process. Joaquin Benoit's role changed from projected closer to primary setup man, and his fantasy value took an enormous hit in standard 5x5 formats. Unsurprisingly...
Via Razzball
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves off to hot 5-1 start

The Atlanta Braves entered the season with low expectations and a lot of questions. Would anybody even compete with the Nationals in the NL East? Would Atlanta be able to win games after the departures of OF Justin Upton, C Evan Gattis, OF Jason Heyward, and CL Craig Kimbrel? Nobody is giving the Braves a chance this year, nobody except themselves. The Braves will have an entirely...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins knock out 8 hits but fall on Opening Day to Braves

MIAMI (AP) -- Two Atlanta relievers combined to escape a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh, and new closer Jason Grilli pitched a perfect ninth to help the Braves beat Miami 2-1 on opening day Monday. The rebuilding Braves won without All-Star closer Craig Kimbel, traded in their latest deal to San Diego on Sunday. The Marlins have hopes of ending an 11-year playoff drought...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves designate Quinten for assignment; Grilli new closer

MIAMI (AP) The Atlanta Braves have designated two-time All-Star Carlos Quinten for assignment, a day after getting him in a big trade with the San Diego Padres. The Braves also said Monday that right-hander Jason Grilli will be their new closer. He'll replace All-Star Craig Kimbrel, who was traded to San Diego. The move involving Quinten came hours before the Braves' season opener...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves formalize Pierzynski, Grilli signings, ink Outman to deal

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves invoked a 3-for-1 approach to roster additions on Wednesday, confirming the expected signings of reliever Jason Grilli and catcher A.J. Pierzynski, while doubly announcing that left-handed pitcher had inked a one-year pact with the club. Over the December holiday season, the acquisitions of Grilli (45 saves from 2013-14) and Pierzynski (17-year on-base...
Via Fox Sports South
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Grilli signs with Braves, Angels release several minor leaguers

The December 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Grilli signs with Braves, Angels release several minor leaguers and much more… The Story: Jason Grilli signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Atlanta Braves.The Monkey Says: That’s now two middle relievers the Angels are down from last season. They have plenty of depth, but still,...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

It’s a fact — confirmed by multiple writers whose nearly sole vocation in this life is to report on such matters — it’s a fact that right-handed reliever Jason Grilli has signed a two-year, $8 million with the Atlanta Braves, with a club option of a third year. Per the terms of the agreement, one assumes, Grilli will report to the Braves’ facility in central Florida...
Via Fangraphs
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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