Reports: Braves sign veteran catcher Pierzynski to 1-year deal

News concerning the Braves' latest bench addition was broken at a HoneyBaked Ham on Christmas Eve, and that's pretty much the gist of how veteran A.J. Pierzynski was confirmed as Christian Bethancourt's backup in Atlanta. There might not be a stranger signing story during this free agency period. Aaron Lunsford, a Braves fan whose father ran into manager Fredi Gonzalez at the ham...
Via Fox Sports South
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A.J. Pierzynski signing with Atlanta Braves breaks at a HoneyBaked Ham

Juicy sports scoops can come from anywhere. Even a HoneyBaked Ham store, as was the case of A.J. Pierzynski signing with the Atlanta Braves.  Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez just happened to be at a HoneyBaked, presumably in preparation for the holidays, when he inadvertently broke the news that the team had signed free-agent catcher Pierzynski on Wednesday. And that person he broke...
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Jason Grilli signs with Atlanta (sort of) for two years

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
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AP source: Braves, Grilli agree to 2-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Braves and veteran reliever Jason Grilli have agreed to a two-year contract. The person says the agreement includes a club option for a third year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The 38-year-old right-hander will fill a setup role for...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves sign Jason Grilli to two-year deal

The Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Jason Grilli on a major-league contract, sources have told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal also reports that the Braves’ deal with Grilli is for two years, with a team option for the 2017 season. Source: Jason Grilli to #Braves. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 24, 2014 Source says Grilli...
Via Baseball Essential
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Report: Braves sign reliever Jason Grilli

Atlanta added more depth to its bullpen on Tuesday, according to MLB on FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal, who cited a source in his announcement that 38-year-old reliever Jason Grilli had signed with the Braves. The deal will keep the right-handed pitcher in Atlanta for two years, with the Braves holding a club option for a third, according to Rosenthal. Grilli made 22 appearances for...
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Braves to sign reliever Jason Grilli

getty images The Braves continue to make baffling moves. On Tuesday the Braves signed reliever Jason Grilli to a two-year deal with a club option for a third. The veteran spent last year splitting time between the Pirates and Angels posting a 4.00 ERA with 57 strikeouts over 54 innings. Source: Jason Grilli to #Braves. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 24, 2014 For...
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Padres acquire OF Justin Upton from Atlanta Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired outfielder Justin Upton and right-handed pitcher Aaron Northcraft from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for left-handed pitcher Max Fried, infielder Dustin Peterson, infielder Jace Peterson and outfielder Mallex Smith as well as international bonus compensation. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller...
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Giants remain interested in third baseman Chris Johnson

The Braves continue to reshuffle their roster in order to clear payroll space and look towards the 2016 season. After the trade of Justin Upton to the Padres the biggest question about the Braves remains whether or not Chris Johnson will be on the team as their third baseman. Earlier this offseason there were rumors that the Braves were trying to include Johnson in a trade for Upton...
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Breaking Down the Prospects in the Justin Upton Trade

The Braves are sending rightfielder Justin Upton and a yet-to-be-named-publicly low level prospect to the Padres for for pitcher Max Fried, center fielder Mallex Smith, infielder Jace Peterson and left fielder Dustin Peterson.  It’s an interesting way for Atlanta to get a very high upside player not usually available in a package for a one-year rental. […]
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Padres En Fuego This Offseason: Acquire Justin Upton

The typical cast of lame-duck offseason characters has morphed this offseason.  The San Diego Padres haven’t won more than 77 games over the last four seasons, but this year, they’ve decided the losing stops. The Padres have just executed a deal with the Atlanta Braves that will send outfielder Justin Upton to the west coast for the final year of his current contract. Looks...
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Padres acquire Justin Upton from Braves

After weeks of posturing, the Atlanta Braves have *finally* traded outfielder Justin Upton. His new club? The San Diego Padres, of course. lhp max fried, ss jace peterson, 3b dustin peterson, of mallex smith going to braves for justin upon and low-level player — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2014 The 27-year old Upton joins a completely revamped Padres outfield, and...
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Reports: Justin Upton Traded To Padres; Braves Acquiring Prospects

This embed is invalid" /> The San Diego Padres are stocking up on outfielders. The Padres have agreed to a trade with the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Justin Upton, according to multiple reports. San Diego already acquired outfielders Matt Kemp and Wil Myers this week before landing Upton. The Braves will acquire left-hander Max Fried, second baseman...
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Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
Via Fangraphs
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Atlanta Braves Trade Justin Upton to San Diego Padres

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to trade Justin Upton to the San Diego Padres!#Braves' return from #Padres for Upton figures to include at least one of three top prospects: Renfroe, Wisler or Hedges. -@Ken_Rosenthal I am currently on a train to Washington D.C. so this is the best I can do for now!Make sure you check out MLB Trade Rumors for full details and updates.
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals see Kris Medlen as second half rotation piece

The Braves let pitcher Kris Medlen go this offseason to avoid paying him nearly $6 million in salary arbitration. There was some talk of the Braves re-signing him but that all officially ended on Thursday when the 29-year-old signed with the Royals. Medlen will earn $8.5 million on his two year deal with the Royals. More: Braves waste money signing Markakis The Royals will allow...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Medlen signs with the Royals

The Royals announced this afternoon that they’ve signed Kris Medlen to a two-year deal worth $8.5 million with a mutual third-year option for $10 million. That’s such a reasonable deal and Medlen is such a good bounce back candidate that I’m finding myself pretty disappointed that the Pirates were seemingly not interested in Medlen at all this winter. I’m sure it’s all...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ Worst Date Tweet Backfires, Which Only Seems Fitting

The Atlanta Braves were trolled hard over the franchise's worst date tweet.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Uggla’s Mustache Dominated Gatsby Party At His House

  Dan Uggla and his wife Janet threw a Gatsby-themed party Wednesday night for Lindsey Hermida, the wife of former MLB journeyman Jeremy Hermida. It was Lindsey’s birthday and a good reason to throw a party where Dan could show off the slick ‘stache he’s had time to work on since being released by the Giants in August after refusing a Triple-A demotion. So…last night was...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Figuring Out the Atlanta Braves

With the Winter Meetings now behind us, one has to wonder just what the Atlanta Braves are trying to do as they shape their team heading into 2015. Yes, there is plenty of time to make moves before pitchers and catchers report, before Spring Training starts—but with the moves they’ve made thus far coupled with their inactivity last week in San Diego, it’s tough to figure...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade for Anthony Varvaro of the Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. In exchange for Varvaro the Atlanta Braves will receive Boston Red Sox minor-league reliever Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday to open up a spot on […]
Via Infield Single
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Braves OF Nick Markakis has neck surgery

ATLANTA (AP) New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The fusion operation was performed Wednesday in Atlanta by Dr. Steven Wray. The Braves say the operation was a success and Markakis should be able to resume baseball activities before spring training in late February, though the expected eight-week recovery period leaves...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Receive RHP Anthony Varvaro In Trade With Atlanta Braves

The Red Sox made a move on Wednesday, a trade with the Atlanta Braves that brings right handed reliever Anthony Varvaro to Boston and sends minor leaguer Aaron Kurcz.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Reasons why the Atlanta Braves will trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves have had a busy offseason that could get busier in the next few weeks with the imminent trade of slugging outfielder Justin Upton. The question is when, not if the Braves will trade Upton, here is why: Upton is in a contract year, and the Braves are rebuilding: Upton is entering the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract he signed while still a...
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Boston Red Sox Acquire Reliever Anthony Varvaro From Atlanta Braves

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have added right-handed reliever Anthony Varvaro to their crop of arms. The Red Sox acquired Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in exchange for minor league pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Varvaro, who was originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2005, has spent the last four...
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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