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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 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...

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 Add Wirfin Obispo, Ryan Butcher to 40-man Roster
November 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 AM
The Atlanta Braves added minor league pitchers Ryan Butcher and Wirfin Obispo to the 40-man roster Friday, according to milb.com. Butcher, a 26-year-old lefty, struck out 15 batters per nine innings in 62 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett. Things get a little shaky with his 7.4 walks per nine innings. The 29-year-old right-handed...

Atlanta Braves Have High Hopes for Young Pitching Prospect J.R. Graham
October 25th, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Atlanta Braves pitching prospect J. R. Graham, a starter who ranks second behind only Lucas Sims among the organization's top young talent, is progressing nicely through rehabilitation and should be ready to compete for a job on their rotation in the spring. The 23 year-old Graham injured his right throwing shoulder...

Atlanta Braves 2012 Draftees Named Minor Leaguers of the Year
October 1st, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Many people may not have heard of Josh Elander or Lucas Sims yet, save those who follow the Atlanta Braves farm system closer than your average fan. For those of you who have, it will come as no surprise that Elander and Sims were named Minor Leaguers of the Year. Sims...

Atlanta Braves to Call up Catcher Christian Bethancourt
September 9th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
The Atlanta Braves are planning to call up catcher Christian Bethancourt from Double-A Mississippi on Monday, Tom Hart reports.   Braves will call up Catcher Christian Bethancourt today. 21 year-old hit .277/12/45 at Double A Mississippi this year. — Tom Hart (@tom_hart) September 9, 2013 Bethancourt is known for his defense, and his .277...

Evan Gattis Productive in Final Minor League Game
September 2nd, 2013 at 9:02 PM
The Atlanta Braves will get Evan Gattis back Tuesday, knowing that their rookie was productive over the three games he spent with Triple-A Gwinnett. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis added two more hits, including a double, over four at-bats in Gwinnett's loss to the Charlotte Knights in their season finale. That brings Gattis' line to 6-for-13 with...

Atlanta Braves’ Evan Gattis Taking Advantage of Time in Minor Leagues
September 1st, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis has already made the most of his time back in the minors. Over his two games with Triple-A Gwinnett, he's already accumulated four hits. ***VIDEO1*** Two games into his three-game stay in the minors, Gattis has gone 4-for-9 with a homer and two doubles. Gattis' newfound success came...

Atlanta Braves Right to Option Evan Gattis to Minor Leagues
August 31st, 2013 at 9:11 AM
As unfortunate as the situation is for the popular Atlanta Braves rookie, the team was right to send Evan Gattis down to Triple-A Gwinnett, and he's even excited about it. ***VIDEO1*** Before Gattis' pinch-hit appearance Friday, during which he was intentionally walked, the last time he had played at all was Aug. 23....

Atlanta Braves Option Evan Gattis to Triple-A Gwinnett
August 30th, 2013 at 11:36 PM
In order to get Evan Gattis some at-bats, the Atlanta Braves have optioned El Oso Blanco to Triple-A Gwinnett. ***VIDEO1*** The slumping rookie catcher was hitless in his last 17 at-bats and has hit just .188 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 36 games since June 1. “We forget that he’s a...

Atlanta Braves Must Re-Sign Brian McCann for 2014 Season
August 17th, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Atlanta Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann becomes a free agent at the end of the 2013 season and there is no guarantee the Braves are willing to re-sign him. However, the Braves need to make a priority of bringing the Atlanta native McCann back for at least the 2014 campaign. McCann...

Atlanta Braves Prospect Sean Gilmartin Makes First Start Since June
August 16th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
Atlanta Braves prospect Sean Gilmartin has been on the shelf since June 16, but he made a strong, efficient start with Triple-A Gwinnett in a loss Thursday. Gilmartin needed only 58 pitches to get through five innings against the Durham Bulls, scattering four hits while striking out one and issuing no...

Paul Maholm Rehab Start Scheduled for Saturday in Single-A Rome
August 13th, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Paul Maholm will start for Rome, the Braves Single-A affiliate on Saturday night at 7:00 PM. Rome will take on the New York Yankees' affiliate Charleston River Dogs. His rehab start will follow yesterday's performance that included a six inning, 79-pitch simulated game in which Maholm felt little or no...

Alex Wood Optioned to Triple-A by Atlanta Braves
July 13th, 2013 at 5:10 PM
In order to make room for Jose Constanza on the 25-man roster, the Atlanta Braves have optioned pitcher Alex Wood to the Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced on their Twitter feed.   Alex Wood has been optioned to Gwinnett to make room for Jose Constanza. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 13, 2013 Wood threw...

Atlanta Braves Recall Jose Constanza Amid Outfield Injuries
July 13th, 2013 at 9:33 AM
With all of the Atlanta Braves' starting outfielders being injured within 27 hours of each other, the club has recalled Jose Constanza from Triple-A Gwinnett, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Constanza has hit .260 with 13 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 63 games with Gwinnett this season. He has played 79 games with...

Atlanta Braves Option Cory Gearrin to Minor Leagues
July 5th, 2013 at 8:41 AM
The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin to Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced via @braves. No other move has been announced as of yet, but a call up or disabled list activation is expected sometime Friday.   RHP Cory Gearrin has been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. A corresponding move will...

Atlanta Braves Prospects Named to Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game
June 27th, 2013 at 9:36 AM
Atlanta Braves minor leaguers Christian Bethancourt and Joey Terdoslavich have been named to the 2013 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Bethancourt, who went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in last year's Futures Game, has improved his offense to the tune of a .257 average with three homers...

Atlanta Braves Sign No. 1 Draft Pick Jason Hursh
June 19th, 2013 at 7:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves have signed their no. 1 pick Jason Hursh, a right-handed power pitcher from Oklahoma State University, to a deal with a $1.7 million signing bonus, mlbdailydish.com reports. Hursh also tweeted a picture of his official signing. officially apart of the Atlanta Braves! #bravos pic.twitter.com/7FDDJyfym2 — Jason Hursh (@Jason_Hursh) June...

Atlanta Braves Prospect J.R. Graham to See Specialist for Shoulder
May 16th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
In what likely sounds like a bigger deal than it is, Atlanta Braves pitching prospect J.R. Graham is headed to Atlanta to hvae his bothersome right shoulder examined by the team orthopedist, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Graham exited Double-A Mississippi's game on Monday prior to the third inning with soreness in his shoulder....