Category: ‘Quick Hits’

Atlanta Braves Trade Jason Grilli to Toronto Blue Jays for Minor League Pitcher
May 31st, 2016 at 8:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been expected to be sellers again since they are in last place of the National League East and on Tuesday night, Atlanta dumped their first piece off to a contending team. ***PHOTO1*** The Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have acquired veteran reliever Jason Grilli from the Braves...

Braves Acquire Brian Matusz from Orioles; Then Designate Him for Assignment
May 23rd, 2016 at 10:41 PM
On Monday night, the Atlanta Braves acquired left-handed pitcher Brian Matusz from the Baltimore Orioles for two minor league players. At first, it seemed it like it would give the lefty a fresh start on a new team. ***PHOTO1*** However, less than a couple of hours after acquiring him from the Orioles,...

Atlanta Braves Shut Down Jonny Venters’ Tommy John Rehab
August 27th, 2014 at 9:23 PM
The Atlanta Braves have officially shut the door on any comeback attempt this season on reliever Jonny Venters, who has been experiencing elbow discomfort during Tommy John rehab, reports. ***PHOTO1*** Venters had his second Tommy John surgery last year and has been battling elbow pain for the last month. He ended...

David Carpenter Ejected Protecting Gerald Laird in Dustup Between Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies: Video
June 12th, 2014 at 9:59 PM
David Carpenter was ejected from the Atlanta Braves' 10-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday after hitting Corey Dickerson with a pitch. ***VIDEO1*** The incident occurred just one pitch after Dickerson caught Gerald Laird under the mask with a long follow through, resulting in Laird's early exit. Carpenter looked surprised to...

Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Stands Firm on not Throwing Craig Kimbrel Two Innings
October 9th, 2013 at 4:46 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has taken a lot of heat for not going to Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning of their fateful game four National League Division Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he maintains that he wouldn't have done it any other way. The decision resulted in...