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Brian Wilson to Begin Auditioning for Teams in August
July 12th, 2013 at 9:59 AM
Former San Francisco Giants reliever Brian Wilson has been working out in Hawaii during his second Tommy John surgery comeback attempt and could be ready to audition for teams at the beginning of August, Buster Olney reports. It just happens that the Atlanta Braves may be a good fit for...

Atlanta Braves Interested in Seattle Mariners’ Oliver Perez
July 10th, 2013 at 10:41 PM
In need of a veteran bullpen arm, the Atlanta Braves are interested in Seattle Mariners reliever Oliver Perez, Jon Heyman reports. With the loss of Eric O'Flaherty, Jonny Venters and now Cristhian Martinez for the season due to injuries, the Braves could use another experienced arm in a young bullpen. Perez has...

Atlanta Braves Express Interest in Chicago White Sox Reliever Matt Thornton
July 7th, 2013 at 9:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves, in need of a veteran bullpen arm, have expressed "limited" interest in Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton, Ken Rosenthal tweets.   Sources: #WhiteSox’s Thornton on long #RedSox list of possible bullpen targets. #Braves also inquired on Thornton; interest “limited.” — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 7, 2013 Thornton has posted a...

Tim Hudson Refutes Atlanta Braves Trade Rumors
July 5th, 2013 at 8:21 PM
Peter Gammons tweeted Friday that Tim Hudson believed the Atlanta Braves would eventually trade him. The problem is, Hudson doesn't know what he's talking about.   Tim Hudson has let some former teammates know he thinks he could get dealt. Watch Texas, Boston, San Fransisco... — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 5, 2013 MLB Blogs...

Atlanta Braves Interested in New York Yankees Reliever Joba Chamberlain
July 2nd, 2013 at 4:04 PM
The Atlanta Braves, as well as the San Francisco Giants, are interested in pursuing a trade for New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, so reports the New York Post. The Braves are looking to add depth to their injury riddled bullpen. Braves scout Jim Fregosi saw Chamberlain throw a scoreless inning...

Atlanta Braves Expected to Pursue Chicago Cubs Kevin Gregg
June 27th, 2013 at 6:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves, as previously noted, could use another veteran arm in their bullpen. Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are among several teams who are likely to try to trade with the Chicago Cubs for Kevin Gregg. Luis Avilan and Jordan Walden have held down the fort with the big...

Atlanta Braves not Interested in Chicago Cubs’ Carlos Marmol
June 26th, 2013 at 11:49 AM
The Atlanta Braves need bullpen help. The Chicago Cubs have designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. Could it be a match made by the baseball gods? No, so says Dave O'Brien. The Cubs have the option of releasing or trading Marmol, who has a 5.86 ERA by giving up 26 hits and...

Atlanta Braves Sign No. 1 Draft Pick Jason Hursh
June 19th, 2013 at 7:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves have signed their no. 1 pick Jason Hursh, a right-handed power pitcher from Oklahoma State University, to a deal with a $1.7 million signing bonus, mlbdailydish.com reports. Hursh also tweeted a picture of his official signing. officially apart of the Atlanta Braves! #bravos pic.twitter.com/7FDDJyfym2 — Jason Hursh (@Jason_Hursh) June...

Atlanta Braves Offer Discount for Fans with Tickets to June 17 Rain Delay Game
June 18th, 2013 at 9:43 PM
In order to atone for what the Atlanta Braves called a "less than ideal Braves baseball experience," the club has offered a steep discount for 18 games in the second half of the season. The Braves apologized for the conditions of June 17's win against the New York Mets, mainly due...

Atlanta Braves Pick Pitcher Jason Hursh with First Pick in 2013 Draft
June 6th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
The Atlanta Braves selected right-handed pitcher Jason Hursh, from Oklahoma State University, with their first pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. He was the 31st pick overall and the first pick of the compensatory round. ***VIDEO1*** Hursh is known for having a power arm with a fastball that averages in the mid-90s but...

Atlanta Braves Trade Juan Francisco to Milwaukee Brewers
June 3rd, 2013 at 2:18 PM
Juan Francisco has seen his time with the Atlanta Braves officially come to an end. Four days after the Braves designated him for assignment, Francisco was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league lefty reliever Tom Keeling, braves.com reports. Atlanta acquired Francisco from the Cincinnati Reds before last season in...

Atlanta Braves Designate Juan Francisco for Assignment, Promote Alex Wood
May 30th, 2013 at 3:31 PM
The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen Thursday by calling up left-hander Alex Wood from Double-A Mississippi. To make room for Wood, the Braves designated Juan Francisco for assignment, Dave O'Brien tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco hit .241 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 115 at-bats. He also struck out 43 times and hit...

Could Atlanta Braves Be Interested in Brian Wilson?
May 23rd, 2013 at 4:01 PM
The obvious need for the Atlanta Braves is a left-handed reliever, but more specifically a quality setup man now that both Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters are out for the year. Braves general manager Frank Wren is known to make unexpected moves, so could that involve signing Brian Wilson to...

Atlanta Braves to Wear Camouflage for Memorial Day
May 21st, 2013 at 3:50 PM
In an unannounced move, the Atlanta Braves and every other Major League Baseball team will done jerseys featuring camouflage logos and numbers on Memorial Day. In the product description of the jerseys available on mlb.com, it reads, "As worn on-field Memorial Day May 27, 2013." The camo pattern is that of...

Report: Atlanta Braves in Market for Left-Handed Reliever
May 21st, 2013 at 12:30 PM
With the loss of lefty relief pitchers Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves are down to one left-handed arm in their bullpen in the form of Luis Avilan. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves are already shopping for a good southpaw for their bullpen...

Atlanta Braves to Make up Rained Out Game with New York Mets on June 18
May 7th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Saturday's rained out game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets has been rescheduled as a split doubleheader on June 18 at Turner Field. The make up game will be played at 1:10 p.m. before that night's 7:10 p.m. game. Ticket holders of Saturday's game can use those tickets for the first...

MLB Network Employee Collapses, Dies at Turner Field
May 1st, 2013 at 11:34 PM
In a tragic turn to the four-game series between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, foxsports.com reports that Reuben Porras of Newna, Ga., collapsed at Turner Field on Wednesday and later died at an area hospital. Porras, 61, was setting up for MLB Network's broadcast of the Braves-Nationals game on Thursday when...

Toronto Blue Jays Interested in Trading with Atlanta Braves for Tyler Pastornicky
April 14th, 2013 at 7:21 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays have expressed interest to the Atlanta Braves for a trade involving Tyler Pastornicky, Jim Bowden tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Pastornicky originally came to Braves in the July 2010 trade that also brought Alex Gonzalez to Atlanta while shipping off Yunel Escobar, but the Blue Jays are desperate for a stopgap...

Atlanta Braves Trade with Baltimore Orioles for Luis Ayala
April 10th, 2013 at 4:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired right-handed relief pitcher Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher Chris Jones on Wednesday afternoon, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** The 35-year-old Ayala has started sluggish with the Orioles this year, giving up two runs through two innings, but he has a 2.40 ERA in...

Frank Wren Forces Chicago Cubs Off Field During Atlanta Braves Batting Practice
April 5th, 2013 at 11:47 PM
In a maneuver that really shouldn't have needed to happen, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren had to request of Chicago Cubs manager Dave Sveum that his team leave the field during the Braves' batting practice before Friday night's game at Turner Field, espn.com reports. The Braves wanted to do outfield...