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Eric Stults Agrees To Minor League Deal With Atlanta Braves

According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, 35-year-old lefty Eric Stults has joined the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal for the upcoming 2015 seas0n. The deal includes an invite to spring training for the lefty, who will be competing to be the 5th starter along with several others down in Florida in less than three weeks. If Stults fails to make the rotation, he’s a possible...
Via Baseball Essential
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Stults joins Braves' candidates for fifth starter

The Braves' options to fill the fifth spot in the reputation continues to grow. According to multiple reports, veteran left-hander Eric Stults has signed a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. He'll join a group that includes David Hale, James Russell, both of whom spent most of last season in the bullpen, prospects Manny Banuelos and Mike Foltynewicz...
Via Fox Sports South
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Stults joins Braves' candidates for fifth starter

The Braves' options to fill the fifth spot in the reputation continues to grow. According to multiple reports, veteran left-hander Eric Stults has signed a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. He'll join a group that includes David Hale, James Russell, both of whom spent most of last season in the bullpen, prospects Manny Banuelos and Mike Foltynewicz...
Via Fox Sports South
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Stults signs minor league deal with Braves, Red Sox sign Bryan LaHair

Getty Images The Braves have added another option to their rotation for this spring in Eric Stults. Stults, 35, joins the Braves on a minor league deal after being cut loose by the Padres in November. The veteran left hander made 32 starts for the Padres last season posting a 4.30 ERA. The Braves rotation was wrecked by injuries last spring seeing both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy...
Via Tireball.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Beachy may wait until mid-February to sign

Brandon Beachy may wait until mid-February to sign with a team. Beachy was said to be close to a deal with an undisclosed team a week ago but things must have went sour. Now Beachy is still on the market. The agent for Beachy, Robert Martin released a statement about his client’s decision to wait. “Brandon has decided not to sign a contract at this time. With each day his arm...
Via Tireball.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Smoltz & His Hall-of-Fame Golf Game Is No Accident

During the 1990s, the Atlanta Braves dominated Major League Baseball thanks to three of the best pitchers ever to play the game — Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. The big three struck fear into the hearts of the game’s best hitters for the better part of a decade. And when they weren’t doing that, they were golfing.  The golfing exploits of Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz...
Via Back9Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves announce deal with Dian Toscano

Photo Credit; Donald Miralle/Getty Images. The Atlanta Braves have taken a chance on a new Cuban outfield prospect. You may have heard of Dian Toscano but it’s safe to assume you haven’t heard his name as many times as Yoan Moncada, Yasmany Tomas or even Hector Olivera or Yoan Lopez. Another reason you may not have heard of Toscano is that he did not take part in Cuba’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves agree to $6 million, 4-year deal with Toscano

ATLANTA (AP) Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $6 million, four-year contract The 25-year-old, a left-handed hitter, batted .356 during the 2012-13 season for Villa Clara in Cuba. His deal, announced Wednesday, includes a $1.2 million signing bonus payable 72 hours after he reports to major league spring training and salaries of $800,000 this...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Cuban OF Toscano to four-year deal, DFA Constanza

The Atlanta Braves announced the addition of yet another outfielder to their active roster on Wednesday afternoon, making the deal with Cuban free agent Dian Toscano official. The contract, which was formally confirmed by MLB, is a four-year major-league deal with a fifth-year club option in 2019. Toscano, 25, will likely compete immediately for playing time in spring training alongside...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kimbrel again the constant as Braves' bullpen takes on different look

ATLANTA -- Craig Kimbrel has been a fixture atop the game's saves leaders, with his 185 over the past four seasons a stunning 48 more than the next closest player. The Braves' closer is also a fixture in a bullpen that, for the second time in his career, has undergone a drastic makeover. With that four-time All-Star of an anchor in place, Atlanta not only withstood the last set of...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #94: Alex Wood | SP | ATL

Alex Wood was a second round Amateur Draft pick of the Atlanta Braves just two years ago (2012 draft). Although he was considered the Braves number seven prospect at that time, he wasn’t exactly labeled a blue chip talent. Unlike many “can’t miss” arms, Wood was able to fast track it to the major leagues. A 1.68 ERA and 1.02 with only two home runs against over 123 minor...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Jenkins healthy, ready to flourish as a top Braves prospect

NORCROSS, Ga. -- In a parallel sports universe, Tyrell Jenkins might have been one of the biggest stars of the recently concluded college football season, leading high-powered Baylor University -- as a quarterback -- in its dual pursuit of the Big 12 championship and a berth in the inaugural College Football Playoff. In a parallel sports universe, the sublimely athletic Jenkins ...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves manager Gonzalez planning to experiment with lineups more in 2015

ATLANTA -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez filled out 101 unique lineup cards during the 2014 season, not including pitching changes. His most common lineup was used on 10 separate occasions over the course of 162 games. That's plenty of day-to-day alterations, and yet Gonzalez was among the most conservative managers in baseball when it came to lineup changes. Of the 30 MLB teams...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A new home for many new faces

While many old faces left Atlanta this winter, the Braves more than doubled the number of players joining the club. Expecting to take roster spots throughout the farm system and even a few with the big league club, Atlanta’s newest faces are largely unknown to Braves’ fans. They aren’t all unknown, however. A few old friends will join the club or be given invites to Spring...
Via BravesWire
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves, veteran catcher Buck agree to minor-league deal

ATLANTA -- The Braves' search for a No. 3 backstop has apparently ended. According to a published report from Braves.com, the club has reached terms (minor-league contract) with catcher John Buck -- an 11-year veteran who has logged nearly 1,100 MLB games with the Royals, Blue Jays, Marlins, Mets, Pirates, Mariners and Angels. Buck, who has accounted for 134 homers (eight double...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Beachy has finalized a deal with a mystery team?

Brandon Beachy. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Yes, it’s odd. A deal is supposedly finalized for right-hander Brandon Beachy, and we know the player but not the team? It’s just not the way your average free agent signing is usually reported. Apparently the news of the deal is true though. The deal was first reported by Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities on Saturday. The...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster changed, but focus remains the same for Braves

ATLANTA -- They were clearly joking, but en route to a Braves Caravan stop on Friday, Craig Kimbrel may have perfectly summed up the perception of the revamped team weeks before they report to spring training. "We were actually just talking about that," said David Hale, who will compete to be the team's fifth starter. "(Kimbrel) said we should get shirts with the name tag sticker...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eury Perez Claimed By Atlanta Braves

Former Washington Nationals minor leaguer Eury Perez has been claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves. Perez, who had been in Washington’s minor league system since the age of 17 was claimed from the Nats by the New York Yankees in late September last year, only to be designated for assignment this week after the club signed shortstop Stephen Drew.   With great speed and an...
Via The Nats Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Minor healthy, on schedule with offseason training

ATLANTA -- Here's a concept hidden behind the ongoing and very public job search for the final piece to the Atlanta Braves rotation: the fifth starter, whoever he may be, is not the most pressing question facing the franchise's young staff. It's an intriguing competition, if only for the sheer volume of candidates. But fifth starters typically carry a fifth starter's expectations...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Minor healthy, on schedule with offseason training

ATLANTA -- Here's a concept hidden behind the ongoing and very public job search for the final piece to the Atlanta Braves rotation: the fifth starter, whoever he may be, is not the most pressing question facing the franchise's young staff. It's an intriguing competition, if only for the sheer volume of candidates. But fifth starters typically carry a fifth starter's expectations...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes Signs One-Year Deal With Braves

(Jeff Roberson / AP)Former Red Sox World Series hero Jonny Gomes has signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Atlanta Braves (formerly, of course, the Boston Braves). The pact also includes a $3 million vesting option for 2016—but, since Gomes would never wear a vest, this seems moot. The 34-year old free-spirit can still hit lefties, so he's likely to see a lot of platoon...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #111: Julio Teheran | SP | ATL

Are you having a hard time getting excited about Julio Teheran? Yeah, me too. I mean on the one hand his career ERA is just 3.16, and that’s a little bloated by a rough 26 innings across 2011 and 2012. In his first full season he finished at 3.20 and last year it plummeted further, down to 2.89. But even still, I’m really struggling to feel the same way about Teheran that I...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Sign Known Clubhouse Leader Jonny Gomes

Jonny Gomes. Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images. Thursday night left fielder Jonny Gomes and the Atlanta Braves agreed on a one-year deal worth $4 million that includes a $3 million vesting option for the 2016 season. The 34-year-old veteran may not be a future Hall of Famer with a .244 career batting average over his 12-year career, but that isn’t why he’ll be an asset...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves agree to deal with OF Jonny Gomes

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes have agreed to a one-year contract with a vesting option. Gomes, who played for Boston and Oakland in 2014, could be part of a left field platoon in a new-look outfield. He could share time with former Yankees prospect Zoilo Almonte, who signed as a free agent. The Braves confirmed the deal Thursday. The 34-year-old Gomes...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves sign veteran OF Jonny Gomes to 1-year deal

The Atlanta Braves added Jonny Gomes's name to a long list of offseason veteran signings, bringing in the journeyman outfielder on a one-year deal, according to multiple media reports. Gomes will be expected to compete for the team's left field spot, left vacant with the trade of Justin Upton, possibly in a platoon situation. The contract will have a vesting option, according to...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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