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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, braves.com 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...

Atlanta Braves Reliever Scott Downs not Deterred by Broken Finger
September 11th, 2013 at 9:58 AM
Scott Downs, the Atlanta Braves relief pitcher acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels on July 29, is not expected to miss any playing time after being hit with a line drive Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** The 36 year-old left hander was hit with a Chase Utley comebacker in Saturday's loss to the...