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Atlanta Braves Fire Fredi Gonzalez as Manager; Brian Snitker Will Serve as Interim Manager
May 17th, 2016 at 11:51 AM
It seemed like it was only a matter of time that Fredi Gonzalez would be shown the door in Atlanta as the manager of the Atlanta Braves after a couple of disappointing seasons. ***PHOTO1*** After a 9-28 start to the 2016 season, the Braves have seen enough and have decided to relieve...

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...