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Atlanta Braves Fire GM Frank Wren
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:22 AM
The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren, the team announced on Twitter today. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes a day after the Braves were swept by the New York Mets to put them three games under .500 and eliminated them from playoff contention. John Hart has been named interim GM but...

Philadelphia Phillies No-hit Atlanta Braves: Video
September 2nd, 2014 at 9:47 AM
Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies combined to no-hit the Atlanta Braves on Monday, highlighting the Braves' offensive woes this season. Even with five walks, they struck out 12 times in a 7-0 loss. ***VIDEO1*** Jonathan Papelbon finished the game with a perfect ninth, but Hamels continued his dominance over Atlanta with...

Jonny Venters Needs a Third Tommy John Surgery
August 29th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
When the Atlanta Braves shut down Jonny Venters in his second Tommy John rehab earlier this week, it seemed reasonable to fear the worst. Those fears were confirmed for Venters, who was diagnosed with a torn UCL again and faces his third Tommy John surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Venters already had Tommy John surgery...

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 Manager Fredi Gonzalez Named Coach for 2014 All-Star Game
June 11th, 2014 at 11:21 PM
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who will take the helm for the National League in this year's All-Star Game at Target Field, has added Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to his coaching staff. NL All-Star Manager Mike Matheny named #Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle as coaches...

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 Trade for Ryan Doumit from Minnesota Twins
December 19th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for 2011 first round draft pick Sean Gilmartin, Mark Bowman reports. The 32-year-old Doumit hit 14 homers in 538 plate appearances last season. Atlanta currently plans on using him as a power bat coming off the bench, though he can...

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...

Atlanta Braves Sign Veteran Starter Gavin Floyd
December 16th, 2013 at 6:24 PM
The Atlanta Braves announced today that they have signed veteran starting pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal worth $4 million with incentives pushing the potential value of the contract to $4.5 million. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves finalized the deal after Floyd passed his physical on Monday. The former White Sox right-hander is...

Atlanta Braves Sign Mat Gamel to Minor League Contract
December 14th, 2013 at 10:52 AM
The Atlanta Braves took a small gamble with a potentially large reward by signing former standout prospect Mat Gamel to a minor league contract, braves.com reports. Gamel, who was once viewed as Prince Fielder's potential replacement at first base for the Milwaukee Brewers, has had an injury plagued career. He missed...

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...

Major League Baseball Off Base in Plan to Ban Home Plate Collisions
December 12th, 2013 at 8:07 AM
Major League Baseball's rules committee voted to ban home plate collisions with the catcher by no later than 2015, and they're making a huge mistake. ***VIDEO1*** Cued by collisions such as Buster Posey's a few years ago with Scott Cousins that resulted in Posey breaking a bone in his leg and tearing...

Fredi Gonzalez to Meet with B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla Regarding Performance
December 10th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves need production from Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, who both flat out sucked in 2013. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that he plans to meet with both players in regards to them stepping up their game in 2014, and here's some video to prove it. ***VIDEO1*** Gonzalez said he still...

Bobby Cox Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
December 9th, 2013 at 11:27 AM
That National Baseball Hall of Fame has announced that former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox has been elected by the Veterans Committee on his first ballot and will be officially inducted next July in Cooperstown. Cox guided the Braves to a World Championship in 1995, highlighting a record string of 14...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Gets Married, Still not Traded
December 8th, 2013 at 9:37 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla got married on Saturday, as confirmed by Jon Heyman and this photo on Twitter.   Solid wedding last night ! pic.twitter.com/hcUoB1hoZi — Nicky Gagliano (@nickgagliano) December 8, 2013 Congratulations to Uggs, who at least needed something to go his way after hitting .179 last season. However, Heyman reports that...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy’s Elbow Expected to Be Full Strength by Spring Training
December 5th, 2013 at 11:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves hope Brandon Beachy can arrive for Spring Training fully recovered from his 2012 Tommy John surgery, and it seems he's confident he can pull that off. Beachy's road back from Tommy John was stymied in June, when his first start back was pushed into July after experiencing elbow discomfort....

Atlanta Braves Will Have Trouble Trading Dan Uggla
December 4th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
It's just a fact. The Atlanta Braves are going to have a hard time finding a team that will take Dan Uggla in a trade. Still, that won't stop Frank Wren from shopping him at the Winter Meetings next week, but he'll come at a steep price. The Braves are reported...

Tom Glavine Deserving of Hall of Fame First Ballot Nod
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 AM
Tom Glavine was never linked to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). As a member of the Atlanta Braves, he was part of 11 of the Braves MLB record 14 consecutive division titles. And not counting PED users, he was one of only three pitchers of his era to win 300 games. Those...

If Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine Aren’t Elected to Hall of Fame, Something is Wrong
December 1st, 2013 at 6:51 PM
It's totally understandable that no one got in the Hall of Fame last year. It was the first year anyone from the steroid era was eligible, and the writers had their say that they weren't getting in. But if former Atlanta Braves Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine aren't elected this...