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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...

Resigning Paul Maholm an Intriguing Proposition for Atlanta Braves
November 6th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm became a free agent at the end of the 2013 season and the Braves should make an effort to resign the reliable veteran for 2014. Maholm made his Major League debut in August of 2005 and has averaged 181 innings pitched over the past eight...

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 Could Make Push for Big Name Starting Pitcher in Offseason
October 12th, 2013 at 10:02 AM
The Atlanta Braves will start 2014 with mostly the same starting rotation as this season, but they could make a move to land a big name starting pitcher on the free agent market. It's pretty much assumed that Paul Maholm and Freddy Garcia are on their way out, and Tim Hudson's...

Atlanta Braves NLDS Starting Rotation Gliding Over All
October 3rd, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Coming into 2013, the Atlanta Braves had a serious problem with their starting pitchers. There were too many of them. To compound this, the Braves had the electric Brandon Beachy coming back from Tommy John Surgery after the All-Star Break. What's a manager to do? ***PHOTO1*** Unfortunately, after injuries to Tim Hudson,...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen Breaking Bad Habits, Wins September Pitcher of the Month
October 1st, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Kris Medlen had a very rough start to his 2013 campaign with the Atlanta Braves. So rough, in fact, that after the all-star break many assumed he would be relegated to the bullpen as the Braves prepared to make a playoff run. Now, he's game 1 starter in the NLDS,...

Atlanta Braves No Longer Breaking Bad News on Brandon Beachy
September 30th, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Brandon Beachy underwent surgery on his right pitching elbow for the second time in just over a year. However, the most recent surgery was a minor procedure to remove some anomalies causing discomfort in his pitching elbow. After returning to the Atlanta Braves' lineup, Beachy was only good for 5 starts...

Benches Clear Between Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers After Carlos Gomez Homer: Video
September 25th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
It doesn't get more bush league than this. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was ejected after staring down Atlanta Braves Paul Maholm and jawing with Freddie Freeman after hitting a homer in Wednesday's game at Turner Field. That led to a confrontation with Brian McCann in front of home plate and...

Freddie Freeman Ejected After Carlos Gomez Homer, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers Benches Clear
September 25th, 2013 at 8:17 PM
It's already been an eventful night at Turner Field, as both Carlos Gomez and Freddie Freeman have been ejected for their actions following Gomez's solo homer in the first inning of Wednesday's game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. ***VIDEO1*** The antics started when Gomez took a huge swing and missed...

Atlanta Braves Fredi Gonzalez, Alex Wood Ejected by C.B. Bucknor
September 18th, 2013 at 8:52 PM
C.B. Bucknor has struck again. Who some consider the worst umpire in Major League Baseball has ejected Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitcher Alex Wood in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game with the Washington Nationals. The usually mild mannered Wood was incensed after Bucknor called what appeared to be a...

Atlanta Braves’ David Hale Shines in Major League Debut: Video
September 14th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
The Atlanta Braves bullpen couldn't hold on for the win, but that shouldn't detract from the very impressive start David Hale put together in his Major League debut Friday against the San Diego Padres. ***VIDEO1*** After not striking out more than six this year at Triple-A Gwinnett, Hale started his big league...

David Hale to Make Major League Debut for Atlanta Braves
September 13th, 2013 at 5:34 PM
Atlanta native David Hale, recalled last week from Triple-A Gwinnett, will make his major league debut for the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field. Hale, a Princeton graduate, grew up watching the famed trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz and visited the old Fulton County Stadium many times...

Atlanta Braves Starter Brandon Beachy Still Feeling Discomfort
September 12th, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy, sidelined since August 20 with discomfort in his right elbow, has abandoned his daily throwing regimen for the time being, but still hopes to return to the team before season's end. Since returning from Tommy John surgery on July 29, Beachy had pitched in five games  for...

Atlanta Braves’ Mike Minor Takes Tough-Luck Loss to Philadelphia Phillies: Video
September 7th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor threw a gem Friday night, but the Philadelphia Phillies' two runs were just too much against Cliff Lee in the loss at Citizens Bank Park. See the video of Minor's performance below. ***VIDEO1*** Minor gave up both of his runs over seven innings to Cody Asche on...

Atlanta Braves Call up Princeton Graduate David Hale
September 5th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Having already been impressed with his performance, the Atlanta Braves have called up pitcher David Hale to the big league club for the month of September, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves added the 25-year-old righty to the 40-man roster last winter, and he impressed them in Spring Training, particularly after striking out...

Kameron Loe to Make Spot Start for Atlanta Braves, Give Julio Teheran a Rest
September 3rd, 2013 at 9:02 AM
The Atlanta Braves will send Kameron Loe to the mound against the New York Mets on Wednesday in order to give Julio Teheran a much needed rest. Teheran's next start will likely see him eclipse his personal record of most innings pitched in a season. He threw 164 1/3 innings comibined...

Atlanta Braves Call up Freddy Garcia
September 1st, 2013 at 3:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves started their September call ups by purchasing the contract of the recently acquired Freddy Garcia, si.com reports. The Braves made a waiver trade for Garcia with the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 23 to bolster their pitching staff. Fredi Gonzalez said he will be mainly used in relief, though...

Atlanta Braves Action Plan as They Prepare for Postseason
August 28th, 2013 at 9:51 AM
In order for the Atlanta Braves to be successful in the postseason their plan of action must include four elements that will make them a better team.  Everyone needs to elevate their efforts and play well and the clubhouse must remain intact. That goes without saying. But if the Braves want...

Atlanta Braves Starter Kris Medlen Wrong for Public Show of Frustration
August 26th, 2013 at 4:10 PM
After being pulled in the seventh inning of Friday's 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, starting pitcher Kris Medlen chose to air his frustration for manager Fredi Gonzalez's move publicly, a distasteful move that is uncommon for members of the Atlanta Braves team.  He was quoted by MLB.com after the game. "...

Atlanta Braves Starter Brandon Beachy Returns to Disabled List
August 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 PM
The Atlanta Braves placed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list on Friday due to tightness in his pitching elbow. Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2012 and returned to the rotation in late July 2013 following a lengthy rehabilitation. Outfielder Todd Cunningham was called up from Triple-A...