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Atlanta Braves Still Fighting for Home Field Advantage
September 24th, 2013 at 12:58 PM
With the National League East division title in their possession, the Atlanta Braves must keep winning in order to obtain the coveted home field advantage for the duration of the NL playoffs. At 92-64, the Braves currently have the NL's best record, but only by a half game margin over the...

Atlanta Braves Defeat San Diego Padres 2-1; Magic Number at 5
September 14th, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Kris Medlen pitched 7 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball and Freddie Freeman homered as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night at Turner Field. The Braves magic number fell to five with the win. They maintain a 10.5 game lead over the second place Washington Nationals, who...

Atlanta Braves Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday
August 29th, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Tickets to Atlanta Braves playoff games will go on sale Friday, August 30 at 10:00 AM at the Turner Field box office and through Ticketmaster online. Prices for National League Division Series tickets range from $18 to $97 while National League Championship Series tickets range from $60 to $135. World Series...

Atlanta Braves Claim Elliot Johnson Off Release Waivers from Kansas City Royals
August 21st, 2013 at 2:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed Infielder Elliot Johnson from the Kansas City Royals off release waivers, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.   — Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) August 21, 2013   Johnson is a switch-hitting bat off the bench, that owns a lifetime batting average of .212. Originally a member of the...

Atlanta Braves Only Team Still Under 50 Losses
August 21st, 2013 at 11:16 AM
The Atlanta Braves have had a spectacular season, there is no doubt about it. It's hard to argue with a 15-game division lead, not to mention the best record in baseball (76-49), with the closest team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, a full two games behind. The Braves have won 13 out of 17...

Atlanta Braves’ Bat Boy Lives up to His Title: Video
August 15th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves' bat boy lived up to his title, but not in the way you'd normally think.  ***VIDEO1*** While the bat boys for the Braves normally help with supplying the umpire with balls, and removing dropped baseball bats from the field of play, Wednesday night, one Atlanta bat boy was tasked...

Atlanta Braves Revenue Increases $17 Million in 2012
March 4th, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Liberty Media, owner of the Atlanta Braves since 2007, reported that the Braves' revenue increased by $17 million in 2012. The Braves had revenue of $225 million and adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization of $22 million in 2012, an 8% increase from 2011. The Braves had revenue of $208...

A More Mature Jordan Schafer Ready to Impress at Spring Training for Atlanta Braves
February 19th, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Jordan Schafer went to Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves a little more humbled than in previous years. Schafer was a highly regarded prospect for the Braves when he worked his way through the minor leagues. He had confidence and cockiness when he first entered the big leagues, but the results...

Atlanta Braves Pitcher Brandon Beachy’s Recovery from Tommy John Surgery on Schedule
January 31st, 2013 at 6:16 PM
Brandon Beachy, the Atlanta Braves' star pitcher during the first half of the 2012 season, is on track in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Beachy was 5-5 with a 2.00 ERA in 13 starts before injuring his elbow in June. He hopes to return in late June, which is the...

Michael Bourn Still a Possibility for the Atlanta Braves
January 22nd, 2013 at 8:52 PM
At the conclusion of the 2012 season, it seemed very unlikely that Michael Bourn would don an Atlanta Braves uniform in 2013. However, with spring training quickly approaching and the Braves still looking for an outfielder, Bourn may find himself manning the outfield at Turner Field once again. While there is...

MLB Owners Approve Several Rule Changes for Upcoming Season
January 16th, 2013 at 10:49 AM
While Atlanta Braves fans will forever curse the "infield fly" rule under their breath after the NL wildcard round last October, it wasn't one of the rules adjusted for the upcoming MLB season. The rules changes approved by the MLB owners are as follows: - Coaches and managers are now allowed to...

Update: Former Atlanta Brave Andruw Jones Arrested After Threatening to Kill Wife
December 27th, 2012 at 1:33 AM
Andruw Jones was arrested early Christmas morning on a battery charge. Nicole Jones, the wife of the former Atlanta Braves center fielder, said her husband dragged her down a staircase, grabbed her neck, and said he wanted to kill her. Andruw Jones was heavily intoxicated, allowing his wife to push him away...

Atlanta Braves Prospects Ernesto Mejia and Evan Gattis Star in Winter League
December 17th, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Atlanta Braves prospects Ernesto Mejia and Evan Gattis are both showcasing some power in the Venezuelan Winter League. Mejia hit two home runs tonight to push his league-leading total to 14 homers. Gattis also added another long ball to his stat line, giving him 12 on the season. This power surge is not...

Atlanta Braves Sign Catcher Matt Pagnozzi to Minor League Deal
December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves continue to add to their catching depth by signing journeyman Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league deal. The team expects him to serve as Gerald Laird's backup until Brian McCann returns from off-season shoulder surgery. McCann is slated to miss anywhere from the first two-weeks to a...

Atlanta Braves Dream of Moving Class-A Team to N.C. is Denied
November 8th, 2012 at 1:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves had hopes of moving its Class-A affiliate, currently operating in Lynchburg, Virginia to Wilmington, North Carolina in time for the 2015 season. However, N.C. voters overwhelmingly voted "no" during Tuesday's election to raise property taxes to pay for a proposed ballpark. Without the $37 million in taxes...

Tim Hudson Wants to Finish His Career as an Atlanta Brave
October 17th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Tim Hudson has spent the last eight seasons with the Atlanta Braves, and he has expressed a desire to finish his career in Atlanta. The Braves will likely pick up Hudson's $9 million team option for next season, but Hudson hopes to discuss an extension that would allow him to remain...

Brian McCann Will Likely Need Shoulder Surgery That Could Sideline Him for 4-5 Months
October 7th, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Brian McCann suffered through what was easily the worst season of his career, much of it due to a shoulder injury. With the offseason now officially under way for the Atlanta Braves, McCann said he will probably require surgery that could sideline him for four to five months. "We already basically...

Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran May Pitch Season Finale
September 28th, 2012 at 11:12 PM
If the Atlanta Braves are out of the National League East division race by Wednesday, manager Fredi Gonzalez may elect to have Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran pitch the season finale. Tim Hudson is currently scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, if the Braves are no longer...

Atlanta Braves Won’t Give up on Division Title
September 26th, 2012 at 11:30 AM
It's been a long season, and the Atlanta Braves are certainly proud to return to the postseason after last season's collapse. However, don't expect them to give up on the NL East crown just yet. The Braves entered play last night five games back of the division leading Washington Nationals but...

Atlanta Braves Line up Rotation to Start Kris Medlen in One-Game Wild Card Playoff
September 22nd, 2012 at 9:52 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez adjusted his starting rotation so that Kris Medlen would start the one-game Wild Card playoff. Gonzalez flipped Medlen with Paul Maholm in the rotation so that Medlen would be lined up to start the one-game playoff should the Braves end up as one of the two National...