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Braves place RP Simmons on DL, call up Jaime

The Atlanta Braves will have to continue their pursuit of the Washington Nationals in the NL East race without the help of one of their top young arms for the next two weeks. Rookie right-hander Shae Simmons was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday afternoon with a shoulder strain, according to a team announcement. In a corresponding move, the club recalled 26-year-old rookie...
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Braves need to be thrifty as Deadline approaches

Like many other legitimate postseason contenders, the Braves have a few areas they would like to improve before heading into this season's stretch run. But their dire need to mend their fractured starting rotation during Spring Training has left them with essentially no financial flexibility with Thursday's Trade Deadline approaching. When Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan catches foul, shares sweet moment with son

Baseball seems to be a great backdrop for father-son bonding sometimes, and Monday’s Braves-Padres game was just another example of that. One father managed to snag a foul ball during Atlanta’s 2-0 afternoon matinee win, creating this awesomely adorable moment with his young son. Sure, dad didn’t exactly have to battle a bunch of fans in his section to get his paws on that...
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Andrelton Simmons' insane barehanded play

Video: Lookin' like Ozzie Smith out there
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Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres

ATLANTA (AP) -- Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit. It took a while to know if that would be good enough for a win. In the seventh, Evan Gattis finally came through. Gattis hit a tiebreaking homer off outfielder-turned-pitcher Jason Lane and that was all Santana and the Atlanta Braves needed, beating San Diego 2-0 on Monday for their third...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Andrelton Simmons Makes An Amazing Barehanded Play Against The Padres

Your browser does not support iframes. Andrelton Simmons makes the ridiculous look easy. On Monday, Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a grounder towards shortstop but when the ball took an odd bounce, Simmons adjusted on the fly and barehanded the ball before rifling it to first just in time to get the out. Credit to @CJZero for the gif. Simmons is widely known for his defensive...
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Three Cuts: Gattis, Santana split hero duties in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 2-0 victory over the Padres on Monday -- a fast-paced game (2 hours, 33 minutes) of sparing action ... but enough drama to fulfill the sun-baked faithful at Turner Field: 1. Ervin Santana treated the fans (and desperate-for-a-story-angle media) to a little history on this day Of his 10 seasons in the majors (Angels...
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WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
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Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward exits with back soreness

Jason Heyward left Monday’s afternoon game with what the team is callng lower back soreness, according to #452538164 / gettyimages.com" target="_blank">David O'Brien of AJC.com. Ryan Doumit replaced Heyward in right field and five-hole in the lineup. Heyward went hitless in one at bat as he grounded out to Yonder Alonso in the second inning.#Braves say...
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Jason Heyward leaves game with back soreness

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward left Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres with lower back soreness. Heyward grounded out to first base in the bottom of the second inning during his only at-bat of the game. He was then replaced by Ryan Doumit in right field. Jason Heyward left this afternoon's game with lower back soreness. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 28...
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Jason Heyward leaves game with back soreness

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward left Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres with lower back soreness. Heyward grounded out to first base in the bottom of the second inning during his only at-bat of the game. He was then replaced by Ryan Doumit in right field. Jason Heyward left this afternoon's game with lower back soreness. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 28...
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Jason Heyward leaves game with back soreness

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward left Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres with lower back soreness. Heyward grounded out to first base in the bottom of the second inning during his only at-bat of the game. He was then replaced by Ryan Doumit in right field. Jason Heyward left this afternoon's game with lower back soreness. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 28...
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Braves' Heyward exits with sore back, might play Tuesday

ATLANTA -- Braves outfielder Jason Heyward left Monday's game early with lower back soreness and is "day to day" with his recovery, according to team officials. The 24-year-old veteran participated in three full innings on Monday, before retiring from the action. Heyward had a regular day of rest on Sunday -- an 8-3 victory for the Braves. His next opportunity to play...
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Jason Heyward leaves game with back injury

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left this afternoon’s game what the team is calling lower back soreness. Heyward has played 103 of the Braves’ first 106 games, hitting .260 with nine homers, 12 steals, and a .729 OPS, including a career-low .379 slugging percentage. He was replaced in right field by Ryan Doumit, but the Braves would almost surely turn elsewhere if a longer...
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Braves vs Padres 7-26-2014 Gallery

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Three Cuts: Braves cap Hall of Fame day with win over Padres

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-3 romp of the Padres on Sunday -- a late-afternoon start which allowed the Turner Field faithful (31,456) to also watch the Hall of Fame ceremonies, principally starring Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and longtime skipper Bobby Cox: 1. Leave it to the surging Gerald Laird to kick-start the Braves' monstrous inning...
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Braves poised for quick return trip to Cooperstown with Smoltz, others

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While soaking in an historic weekend for the Atlanta Braves organization, a collection of fans staged a impromptu demonstration behind the MLB Network set following the Hall of Fame induction speeches of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine on Sunday afternoon. Staged on a Cooperstown lawn cluttered with chairs and tents and tomahawks, the set obscured the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony belongs to Braves

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- "Chicks dig the long ball," Greg Maddux told Tom Glavine before their Bash Brothers forearm bang in the incomparable 1994 Nike ad, as arguably the most accomplished pitching duo of the decade tried -- in jest -- to fit into an era of prodigious home-run hitters. But Glavine and Maddux's greatness was in how they defied the period in which they played...
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2014 Hall of Fame Induction Day

4 more hours until these 3 are immortalized in baseball history. #HOFBRAVES pic.twitter.com/Yve6Fhya2c — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 27, 2014 You can follow the wall-to-wall coverage of the Braves being inducted into Cooperstown today via basically every sports media outlet out there, so I'd just like to say a few things about each inductee. Bobby Cox: I met Bobby a few...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering the “Disappointed But Not Devastated” Tom Glavine

The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct its 2014 class today in Cooperstown, NY and standing among them will be two former Mets. Joe Torre, who was elected by the Veterans Committee, played for the Mets from 1975-1977, where he hit .267 with 12 home runs and 75 RBI in 254 games. Torre began his managerial career with the Mets in 1977 and skippered the team through 1981, going 286...
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Three Cuts: Teheran nets team-high 10th win in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-3 win over the pedestrian Padres, a much-needed victory for an Atlanta club that has struggled against also-ran teams this week: 1. It's fitting that Julio Teheran enjoyed a Greg Maddux-like night against the Padres ... considering Maddux will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday Forget about the three...
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Julio Teheran picks up win against Padres

Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran allowed three runs in six innings of work in a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Teheran gave up a two-run double to Yasmani Grandal in the fourth inning and an RBI single to new Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte in the fifth. On the night Teheran recorded five strikeouts without issuing a walk in addition to the three runs...
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Rocker raffles night of drinking with him in Cooperstown

Hall of Fame weekend brings out a ton of former big leaguers.  From Hall of Famers to Pete Rose…it’s a veritable smorgasbord of All-Stars from years past. This year, however, is a little different.  Probably thinking there’s a way to cash in on the glut of Atlanta Braves fans making the trip north…there’s also John Rocker.  And, sure, it’d be easy to suspect that Rocker...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Gavin Floyd healing well

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Gavin Floyd passed the first post-surgery test from a fractured right elbow. He is showing progress and will still be on a four-week checkup.#451231566 / gettyimages.comFloyd went to New York on Thursday to visit Dr. David Altchek, the same doctor who performed the surgery on June 25. The four-week checkup showed that that the elbow has been healing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Braves Preview: Friars head to Atlanta for four games

Struggles at the plate are costing the Atlanta Braves in the NL East race, but an unusually sloppy performance from Craig Kimbrel provided the latest setback. Facing the San Diego Padres may not provide much relief, either. The Braves attempt to get their bats untracked in the opener of this four-game wraparound series with the Padres on Friday night. Atlanta (55-47) led Washington...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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