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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 2014 Batting Practice Jerseys Leaked
October 3rd, 2013 at 2:06 PM
Major League Baseball's 2014 batting practice and Spring Training jerseys have been leaked, Uni-Watch reports. The Atlanta Braves are among seven teams with a new, ugly split color design. Batting practice jerseys and caps, made by Majestic, tend to rotate on three-year schedules. Teams got new BP caps last season, and...

Death of Atlanta Braves Fan Killed in Turner Field Fall Ruled a Suicide
October 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 AM
Ronald Lee Homer, Jr., a Conyers native and Atlanta Braves fan who died in a fall over a railing at Turner Field in August, has been ruled to have committed suicide, ajc.com reports. Homer died Aug. 12 after climbing over the railing and leaping to his death 85 feet below in...

Atlanta Braves Rejected Trade Deadline Offer from Texas Rangers for Justin Upton
September 24th, 2013 at 8:16 AM
In what would have been the biggest trade of the year, the Atlanta Braves were approached by the Texas Rangers just before July's trade deadline with a blockbuster deal involving Justin Upton, Bob Nigtengale reports. The move would have made up for the 50-game Biogenesis steroid suspension of Nelson Cruz, who...

C.B. Bucknor’s Ejections of Fredi Gonzalez, Alex Wood Just Another Sign Umpires Need Accountability
September 19th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Major League Baseball was further given opportunity to correct the UmpShow after Wednesday night's debacle, in which C.B. Bucknor made yet more bad calls and injected himself into the game, ejecting Fredi Gonzalez and Alex Wood. Even though the Atlanta Braves won the game, Bucknor needs to answer for his consistently...

Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals Postpone Game in Wake of DC Naval Yard Shooting
September 16th, 2013 at 3:31 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals have postponed Monday's series opener at Nationals Park in the aftermath of the DC Naval Yard shooting Monday. The shooting, which left 12 dead, resulted in many streets in DC being blocked off. Players and coaches were also permitted to enter the ballpark around noon,...

Atlanta Braves Release Tentative 2014 Schedule
September 10th, 2013 at 3:28 PM
The Atlanta Braves officially announced their schedule for their 2014 campaign today, outlining when and where they would play, albeit without game times, which are expected to be finalized later during the off-season. The Braves will open the season with two away series, in Milwaukee and Washington respectively, before returning to...

Atlanta Braves May Want to Consider Using First Initial for Chris Johnson, Elliot Johnson, Reed Johnson
September 6th, 2013 at 8:52 AM
The Atlanta Braves have three players with the last name Johnson and two with Upton. Telling by this photo on Twitter, it may be time for the Braves to use a first initial to differentiate Chris Johnson, Elliot Johnson and Reed Johnson.   @Braves Brought to you by Johnson & Johnson...& Johnson...

Atlanta Braves Bring Kameron Loe Back to Major League Roster
September 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 PM
The Atlanta Braves re-added pitcher Kameron Loe to the 40-man roster Monday in a move to give them more depth at long relief, braves.com reports. Already having been released by the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs this year, Loe signed a minor league contract with the Braves in mid-May, making two appearances with Atlanta...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Freddy Garcia from Baltimore Orioles
August 23rd, 2013 at 4:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves, concerned with Brandon Beachy's health, have traded for Freddy Garcia from the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations, multiple sources report. The 36-year-old righty struggled in Baltimore this season with a 5.77 ERA and 3-5 record before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk in June. He performed much better in...

Atlanta Braves Interested in Cuban Shortstop Alexander Guerrero
August 19th, 2013 at 11:13 PM
The Atlanta Braves have expressed interest in signing Cuban defecting shortstop Alexander Guerrero, tweets Dave O'Brien. The 26-year-old would probably play either second base or third base with Braves with shortstop filled by Andrelton Simmons.   #Braves have evaluated Cuban SS Alexander Guerrero, interested if price is right. Would move to 2B...

Cooperstown, Site of Atlanta Braves Reunion in 2014; Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Bobby Cox on Ballot for First Time
August 17th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
Atlanta Braves fans should reserve their tickets now for an exciting reunion taking place next July at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. With Braves legends Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine joining former manager Bobby Cox and former general manager John Schuerholz on on the ballot for the first time, next...

Atlanta Braves Could Pursue Waiver Trade for Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Roberts
August 16th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves have lost Tyler Pastornicky for the year with a torn ACL, Dan Uggla is on the disabled list for eye surgery and Paul Janish can't really hit. Frank Wren was already shopping the waiver wire for a backup infielder who would provide an offensive upgrade, and he may...

Expanded Instant Replay Coming to Major League Baseball in 2014
August 15th, 2013 at 3:39 PM
After meeting with representatives from all 30 Major League Baseball teams, commissioner Bud Selig announced that expanded instant replay review is coming to the game, Yahoo! Sports reports. The proposed measure will be voted on in November. MLB vice president Joe Torre presented the ideas to the teams on Wednesday; the...

Michael Young a Perfect Fit for the Atlanta Braves
August 15th, 2013 at 1:06 PM
Major League veteran Michael Young has cleared waivers and appears to be on his way out of Philadelphia. That is, if he agrees to waive his no trade clause. The Atlanta Braves are a perfect place for Young to bring his talents. ***PHOTO1***With Dan Uggla recently being place on the 15-day...

Man Killed in Turner Field Fall Identified, Family Considers Legal Action
August 13th, 2013 at 8:29 PM
Police have identified the man who fell to his death at Turner Field before Monday's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies as 30-year-old Ronald Homer of Conyers, Ga., the Associated Press reports. The police concluded that there was no foul play involved. Authorities also revised their estimation of the...

Atlanta Braves’ Paul Maholm Feels No Discomfort in Simulated Game
August 13th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm threw a 79-pitch simulated game at Turner Field on Monday and hopes to continue his recovery later in the week. The left-handed Maholm felt no discomfort during the simulation, in which he was up and down six times. He looks to begin a rehab assignment...

Man Dies in Fall at Turner Field Before Atlanta Braves Game
August 12th, 2013 at 11:28 PM
A man who fell at Turner Field before Monday's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies has died at the hospital, 11 Alive News reports. Atlanta police say the man died after a 65-foot fall just after 8:30 p.m., while the Braves and Phillies were in a rain delay. "There was...

Atlanta Braves Fan Injured in Fall at Turner Field
August 12th, 2013 at 9:44 PM
A fan is seriously injured after falling from the Turner Field stands before Monday's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, 11 Alive News reports. The fan reportedly fell about 30 feet just after 8:30 p.m. during the rain delay. The only official word is that the fan's condition was "serious"...

Atlanta Braves Offseason Moves Key to Successful Season
August 11th, 2013 at 10:07 AM
The Atlanta Braves began their busy offseason on November 1, 2012 when former Brave, Jordan Schafer, returned to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros. Later that month, David Ross’ departure led to the signing of backup catcher Gerald Laird and the Braves also bolstered their...