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John Hart Named Atlanta Braves’ President of Baseball Operations
October 23rd, 2014 at 12:33 PM
John Hart, who took over as the Atlanta Braves' interim manager last month, had no desire to become the Atlanta Braves' permanent general manager, but he did accept the position as the Braves' president of baseball operations on Thursday, the team announced. ***PHOTO1*** Though Hart could effectively run the club in this...

Atlanta Braves Fire GM Frank Wren
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:22 AM
The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren, the team announced on Twitter today. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes a day after the Braves were swept by the New York Mets to put them three games under .500 and eliminated them from playoff contention. John Hart has been named interim GM but...

Philadelphia Phillies No-hit Atlanta Braves: Video
September 2nd, 2014 at 9:47 AM
Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies combined to no-hit the Atlanta Braves on Monday, highlighting the Braves' offensive woes this season. Even with five walks, they struck out 12 times in a 7-0 loss. ***VIDEO1*** Jonathan Papelbon finished the game with a perfect ninth, but Hamels continued his dominance over Atlanta with...

Atlanta Braves Promote Tommy La Stella, Dan Uggla Stays with Club
May 28th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves have finally given second baseman Tommy La Stella his long awaited shot at the big leagues, Mark Bowman reports, just in time for the team's two-game series at Fenway Park. The #Braves have promoted Tommy La Stella to the Majors. A corresponding move has not been announced. — Mark...

Atlanta Braves Trade for Ryan Doumit from Minnesota Twins
December 19th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for 2011 first round draft pick Sean Gilmartin, Mark Bowman reports. The 32-year-old Doumit hit 14 homers in 538 plate appearances last season. Atlanta currently plans on using him as a power bat coming off the bench, though he can...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Brandon Beachy with One-year Deal
December 17th, 2013 at 8:40 AM
The Atlanta Braves got around salary arbitration with Brandon Beachy by signing the pitcher to a one-year contract worth $1.45 million, Chris Cotillo reports. The 27-year-old Beachy only pitched 30 innings in 2013 while coming back from Tommy John surgery. He had a 4.50 ERA in five starts in a year plagued...

Atlanta Braves Lose Two Minor League Pitchers in Rule 5 Draft
December 13th, 2013 at 8:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves didn't take anyone in Thursday's minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft, but they did lose two pitchers, namely Mike Lee and Blaine Sims. The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Lee, who spent last season with Double-A Mississippi, while the Houston Astros took Sims after a year at...

Atlanta Braves Will Have Trouble Trading Dan Uggla
December 4th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
It's just a fact. The Atlanta Braves are going to have a hard time finding a team that will take Dan Uggla in a trade. Still, that won't stop Frank Wren from shopping him at the Winter Meetings next week, but he'll come at a steep price. The Braves are reported...

Expect Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez, Frank Wren to Receive Contract Extensions
November 29th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren are entering the final year of their respective contracts in 2014, but don't be surprised if both get contract extensions. As frustrating as some of their moves have been, from Wren signing B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla to expensive contracts to...

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Tickets on Sale This Monday
November 27th, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Make plans now to experience the magic of Spring Training and watch teams from around the Grapefruit League take on the National League East Champion Atlanta Braves.   Tickets to all 2014 Braves Spring Training home games go on sale Monday, December 2 at 10AM. The Braves are scheduled to play a total...

Brian McCann Departure Big Loss for Atlanta Braves
November 25th, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Atlanta Braves veteran catcher Brian McCann became the second all-star to leave the team in less than a week, creating an even bigger leadership void in the young Braves clubhouse. McCann agreed to a 5-year, $85 million dollar deal with the New York Yankees on Saturday that carries an option for...

Atlanta Braves Hire John Hart as Senior Advisor
November 22nd, 2013 at 11:35 PM
John Hart seems to have baseball connections everywhere, and the Atlanta Braves made their connection to him official Friday by hiring him as a senior advisor. Hart spent the last eight seasons as a special advisor for the Texas Rangers, but John Schuerholz and Frank Wren offered him a spot in Atlanta...

Craig Kimbrel Wins Delivery Man of the Year Award
November 21st, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Craig Kimbrel added to his resume when MLB presented him with the Delivery Man of the Year award on Thursday. He's the first Atlanta Braves pitcher to win the award for the big leagues' best reliever. Kimbrel tied the Baltimore Orioles' Jim Johnson with 50 saves this season to lead the...

Tommy La Stella Could Be Poised to Take Dan Uggla’s Starting Job
November 18th, 2013 at 7:55 AM
Tommy La Stella cooled off the last couple of weeks of Arizona Fall League action, but he performed well enough over the long haul that the Atlanta Braves have no choice but to consider him a possible replacement for Dan Uggla at second base. ***VIDEO1*** La Stella hit .290 over 62 at-bats...

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman Finishes Fifth in NL MVP Voting
November 15th, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen may have won the National League MVP award on Thursday, but Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman placed fifth in the voting to cap off his own successful season. Freeman received votes on all 30 ballots, but he didn't get any top three votes. That doesn't diminish...

Turner Field to Be Demolished After Atlanta Braves Leave
November 13th, 2013 at 8:10 AM
The city of Atlanta won't have an empty ballpark sitting around after the Atlanta Braves depart Turner Field for Cobb County in 2017. Mayor Kasim Reed told the Associated Press that the Ted will be demolished. But instead of turning Turner Field into a parking lot, Reed says the land will...

Atlanta Braves Unveil Plans for New Ballpark; Will Leave Turner Field After 2016
November 11th, 2013 at 1:20 PM
The Atlanta Braves unveiled plans this morning to build a new cutting-edge ballpark that will open in time to start the 2017 season. The Braves have played at Turner Field since 1997 and they have informed Atlanta officials that they will not renew their 20-year lease when it expires at...

Andrelton Simmons Wins NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award
November 9th, 2013 at 2:21 PM
One day after losing the Wilson National League Defensive Player of the Year Award to Arizona's Gerardo Parra, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons added the NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award to a repertoire that already includes his first Gold Glove Award. Rawlings issued Gold Glove Awards last week to the best defensive...

Wilson Snubs Andrelton Simmons as National League Defensive Player of the Year
November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 AM
To the surprise of pretty much everyone, Andrelton Simmons wasn't presented with the Wilson National League Player of the Year, losing out to Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra. ***VIDEO1*** His stat of 41 defensive runs saved is a record since it started being tracked in 2003, but Parra won out based on...

Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson Snubbed for Silver Slugger for Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez
November 7th, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Many considered it a foregone conclusion that Atlanta Braves' third baseman Chris Johnson would take home his first career Silver Slugger Award, but he was snubbed on the National League side of things for Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez. ***VIDEO1*** The logic isn't exactly clear how Alvarez could be considered a...