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Major League Baseball Moves Trade Deadline to August 1 for 2016
January 22nd, 2016 at 9:28 AM
Wilmer Flores can rest easy this season. Major League Baseball has temporarily moved 2016's non-waiver trade deadline from July 31 to Aug. 1. ***PHOTO1*** July 31 falls on a Sunday this year, meaning the 4 p.m. deadline could clash with as many as 10 games scheduled that afternoon. There are only eight...

John Smoltz to Be Presented with Atlanta Sports Lifetime Achievement Award
January 19th, 2016 at 9:19 PM
Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer John Smoltz will be honored with the Atlanta Sports Council's Lifetime Achievement Award next month, ajc.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Smoltz will join Hank Aaron (2006), Ted Turner (2009), Bobby Cox (2011), Chipper Jones (2013) and Tom Glavine (2015) as the sixth Brave to be presented the Lifetime Achivement...

Atlanta Braves, Arodys Vizcaino Avoid Salary Arbitration with One-year Contract
January 16th, 2016 at 4:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves and right-handed reliever Arodys Vizcaino managed to stay out of salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $897,500 contract, espn.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The team and Vizcaino had exchanged figures Friday and would have had a hearing in February had an agreement not been reached. Atlanta brought back Vizcaino in a...

Chris Withrow, Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with One-year Deal
January 14th, 2016 at 9:18 PM
Reliever Chris Withrow and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration Thursday by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $610,000, braves.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Withrow had a 2.73 ERA in 46 appearances between 2013-14 before the Braves acquired him from the Los Angeles Dodgers in Nov. 2014. He missed 2015 recovering from Tommy John...

Atlanta Braves to Give Away “Chipper Jones Rescues Freddie Freeman” Bobblehead
January 14th, 2016 at 12:33 PM
Heavy snow and ice had Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman trapped in his car on an Atlanta highway in January 2014, prompting Chipper Jones to come to the rescue via his ATV. They made it home safe and sound! #thankful @RealCJ10 @FreddieFreeman5 pic.twitter.com/KBO59VL1HU — Taylor Jones (@lilgeorgiapeach) January 29, 2014 And now...

Arodys Vizcaino, Chris Withrow File for Salary Arbitration
January 13th, 2016 at 6:04 PM
Atlanta Braves pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Chris Withrow filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday, ajc.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves traded for Withrow last May, but he missed the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He owns a 2.73 ERA over 56 career innings pitched. Vizcaino, who missed the first half of 2015...

Atlanta Braves Replace Annual Caravan with One-day FanFest
January 7th, 2016 at 1:35 PM
The Atlanta Braves have switched up their pre-Spring Training tradition of touring Academy Sports stores throughout the Southeast this year and are instead having a one-day event at Turner Field on January 30, officially dubbed FanFest Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. ***PHOTO1*** Fans will be able to obtain autographs from former...

Kelly Johnson Signs One-year Deal with Atlanta Braves
January 6th, 2016 at 3:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves, pending a physical, are bringing back super utility man Kelly Johnson for his third stint in Atlanta, Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson, who turns 34 next month, agreed to a one-year contract worth $2 million on Wednesday. He also started last season with the Braves before being shipped to...

Atlanta Braves Looking Trade Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher
January 4th, 2016 at 6:54 PM
Though surprising to absolutely no one, Mark Bowman reports that the Atlanta Braves are looking to move Michael Bourn or Nick Swisher, or possibly both. ***PHOTO1*** As it stands, both Bourn and Swisher would serve as backups to Hector Olivera in left field, Ender Inciarte in center and Nick Markakis in right....

Atlanta Braves Trade Cameron Maybin to Detroit Tigers
November 20th, 2015 at 9:45 PM
In a move that surprised no one, the Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Detroit Tigers, foxsports.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Maybin, who is under control for two more seasons, was swapped for Ian Krol and Gabe Spieler, both left-handed pitchers. He was dealt just days after GM John Coppolella sent Andrelton...

Atlanta Braves Release Renderings of Sun Trust Park Complex
October 15th, 2015 at 10:40 AM
With construction of Sun Trust Park rapidly progressing, the Atlanta Braves released some renderings of the complex surrounding the ballpark. [caption id="attachment_28712" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="A screen capture of the Sun Trust Park renderings."][/caption] The Battery surrounding Sun Trust Park will feature restaurants, shopping, office space and hotels in a first-of-its-kind development. The Braves...

Atlanta Braves Hire Fangraphs’ Kiley McDaniel
October 13th, 2015 at 1:16 PM
The Atlanta Braves have hired Kiley McDaniel, formerly of Fangraphs, to be their new assistant director of baseball operations, the team said in a press release on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** The move is one of the most interesting hires this offseason. McDaniel has spent the last four years as the lead prospect analyst...

Atlanta Braves Lose Todd Cunningham to Los Angeles Angels via Waivers
October 9th, 2015 at 9:38 PM
The Los Angeles Angels have claimed outfielder Todd Cunningham off waivers from the Atlanta Braves, ocregister.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Cunningham, a second-round draft pick in 2010, hit a disappointing .221 with a .480 OPS with four doubles and two steals in 39 games this season. His only other MLB action came in 2013,...

Atlanta Braves’ Christian Bethancourt Has Knee Surgery
October 7th, 2015 at 4:25 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt had arthroscopic knee surgery on a torn meniscus, cbssports.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The 2015 was a rough one for Bethancourt, who was demoted to Triple-A in June. He finished his season with a .200 average and two homers. Bethancourt had already missed most of the last couple weeks of...

Atlanta Braves Reliever Paco Rodriguez Has Tommy John Surgery, Out for 2016
October 2nd, 2015 at 10:39 PM
Atlanta Braves lefty reliever Paco Rodriguez underwent Tommy John surgery Friday, Mark Bowman reports. Rodriguez is expected to miss the entire 2016 season. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez dealt with elbow issues all season, totaling only 15 innings between MLB and the minor leagues. He came to the Braves along with Hector Olivera in the...

Atlanta Braves Name John Coppolella General Manager
October 1st, 2015 at 7:42 PM
In a move that surprised exactly no one, the Atlanta Braves named John Coppolella their new general manager on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves made the move official at Turner Field, though Coppolella had essentially been doing most of the GM work all year anyway. John Hart will remain as president of baseball...

Freddie Freeman to Remain Out of Atlanta Braves Lineup with Wrist Discomfort
October 1st, 2015 at 8:02 AM
Freddie Freeman's troublesome right wrist has effectively ended his season. He won't appear in the Atlanta Braves' lineup and will be used exclusively off the bench for the final week of the season. ***PHOTO1*** The status of Freeman's right wrist was actually pretty positive after paying a visit to hand specialist Dr....

Atlanta Braves Okay Freddie Freeman to Play
September 30th, 2015 at 8:15 AM
There must be few Atlanta Braves more frustrated than Freddie Freeman, who has been dealing with a right wrist sprain for most of the year. The good news is that team doctors cleared to him play through the end of the season, braves.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman had been toughing it out the...

Atlanta Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz Has Rib Removed to Treat Blood Clots
September 22nd, 2015 at 2:43 PM
When you have to have things removed for any medical reason, you're probably having a bad day. For Mike Foltynewicz, the Atlanta Braves' rookie pitcher has a pretty terrible month. After being hospitalized Friday with blood clots in his right arm, Folty had half a rib removed to help relieve...

Atlanta Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz Hospitalized with Blood Clots
September 21st, 2015 at 8:28 AM
Atlanta Braves rookie pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has had a time of it lately. He was taken to the emergency room on Friday with swelling and redness in his right arm and remained in the hospital Sunday with blood clots in his arm, espn.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** For their part, the Braves' official statement...