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Atlanta Braves Acquire Ryan Dempster from Chicago Cubs in Trade
July 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves accomplished their goal of solidifying their starting rotation by trading for Ryan Dempster of the Chicago Cubs, braves.com reports. Details are not yet available, but it seems the Braves will ship Randall Delgado to the Cubbies as part of the deal. Dempster will make $6 million more this season and...

Atlanta Braves Trade with Cincinnati Reds for Paul Janish, Option Randall Delgado to Minors
July 15th, 2012 at 7:59 AM
With Andrelton Simmons out at least six weeks with a broken hand and Jack Wilson on the disabled list with a dislocated pinky, the Atlanta Braves made a trade with the Cincinnati Reds for shortstop Paul Janish in exchange for right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond. Janish is considered a primarily defensive shortstop....

Atlanta Braves Sign Ben Sheets to Minor League Deal
July 1st, 2012 at 3:30 PM
The Atlanta Braves, looking to make a move to bolster their starting rotation after the loss of Brandon Beachy to surgery, have signed four-time All-Star starting pitcher Ben Sheets to a minor league deal, braves.com reports. He will make his first start on Independance Day for Double-A MIssissippi. Sheets, who turns...

Atlanta Braves Looking into Possible Trade for Jason Vargas
June 29th, 2012 at 6:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves, for some reason, are looking into acquiring starting pitcher Jason Vargas from the Seattle Mariners, Jason Stark reports. In their search for an "impact starting pitcher" to shore up the rotation, the Braves have scouting Vargas heavily. But there seem to be more than a few problems. The 7-7...

Atlanta Braves Interested in Chicago Cubs’ Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza
June 25th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
With the recent loss of Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves' rotation is currently a question mark. The Braves are rumored to be interested in Chicago Cubs' starters Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. Garza earns $9.5MM this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this offseason. He...

Jair Jurrjens Could Be Non-Tendered If Minor League Performance Keeps Suffering
June 3rd, 2012 at 9:54 AM
The Atlanta Braves were forced to send Jair Jurrjens down to Triple-A Gwinnett after he posted a 9.37 ERA in four starts, but his command issues have followed him to the minors, causing a good bit of concern in the Braves organization. Jurrjens got everyone excited when he threw eight shutout innings...

Fredi Gonzalez Puts Kibosh on Pre-game Frisbee
May 5th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
It didn't take a blown out knee like Mariano Rivera's, but Fredi Gonzalez has instituted a ban on Atlanta Braves players throwing a Frisbee before batting practice. ***PHOTO1*** While he is not banning pitchers from shagging fly balls, which is what Rivera was doing when he tore his ACL, Gonzalez sees a...

Atlanta Braves Sign Reliever Chad Durbin
April 4th, 2012 at 4:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves put the finishing touches on their Opening Day bullpen on Tuesday, signing Chad Durbin to a one-year contract. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington Nationals cut Durbin after he compiled a 2.35 ERA in 15 1/3 innings this Spring. He was 2-2 with a 5.63 ERA in 56 games with the Cleveland...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Juan Francisco from Cincinnati Reds in Exchange for J.J. Hoover
April 1st, 2012 at 7:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired power hitting third base prospect Juan Francisco from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league pitcher J.J. Hoover on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco, 24, has spent seven years in the Reds system and has hit .284 his in 81 Major League games. Though Francisco made the Reds' Opening Day...

Atlanta Braves Sign Livan Hernandez After Release by Houston Astros
March 30th, 2012 at 3:20 PM
Veteran starting pitcher Livan Hernandez was released by the Houston Astros on Friday. Just hours later, the Atlanta Braves already signed him. ***PHOTO1*** Hernandez's release was spurred on by his 1-2 record and 5.62 Spring Training ERA over five starts with the Astros, but the Braves are taking a chance a 16-year veteran who...

Atlanta Braves Trade Jairo Asencio to Cleveland Indians
March 30th, 2012 at 12:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves provided a better look at what their bullpen will look like in 2012 on Thursday when they traded Jairo Asencio to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. The trade now makes right-hander Cory Gearrin and left-hander Yohan Flande the most likely candidates for the last two bullpen spots. Asencio had...

Atlanta Braves Waive Brandon Hicks, Oakland A’s Then Claim Him
March 13th, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Brandon Hicks has met the end of his tenure with the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** The 26-year-old infielder was was waived by the Braves and subsequently claimed by the Oakland A's on Tuesday. He was 1-for-10 with seven strikeouts in Grapefruit League play this year. Hicks spent most of last season with Triple-A Gwinnett,...

Atlanta Braves Officially Unveil New Alternate Uniforms
February 6th, 2012 at 3:01 PM
After the Atlanta Braves had their new alternate uniform leaked last month by an online retailer, the club has finally officially unveiled their new threads. ***PHOTO1*** The cream-colored home alternate will be worn for all Saturday and Sunday home games, moving the former Sunday red jerseys to Friday home games. The new...

Bobby Cox to Manage Atlanta Braves Prospects Team in Exhibition Game
February 3rd, 2012 at 6:59 PM
Bobby Cox is set to manage one last time. This time, it will be against the Atlanta Braves in an exhibition. ***PHOTO1*** Cox, the fourth winningest manager of all-time, will manage the Braves' Future Stars team against the Braves' Major League club in an exhibition game on April 3 at Coolray Field in...

Liberty Media not Looking to Sell Atlanta Braves
January 26th, 2012 at 9:59 PM
Liberty Media purchased the Atlanta Braves in 2007, and they are showing no interest in selling the team. ***PHOTO1*** Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk told ajc.com that even though Liberty Media has met the minimum four and a half years of ownership from their agreement to purchase the club, the company...

Atlanta Braves Give Season Ticket Holders Discount on Concessions
January 23rd, 2012 at 11:49 PM
The Atlanta Braves have provided an additional incentive to attend home games in 2012; they have announced that they will offer a 33 percent discount for anyone buying season ticket plans of 20 games or more, Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** The press release said that anyone with a ticket plan of 20...

Frank Wren: No Big Moves Needed for Atlanta Braves
January 21st, 2012 at 10:17 PM
In an interview with ajc.com, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren seemed to say that the club was standing pat on its roster. ***PHOTO1*** Wren appears to be adopting a wait and see approach in regards to making any kind of move. "I think we’ll have more answers at the end of spring...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Michael Bourn, Jair Jurrjens
January 17th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves managed to avoid salary arbitration with their final two eligible players by agreeing to terms with Michael Bourn and Jair Jurrjens on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves have now signed all four of their arbitration-eligible players. Martin Prado signed Friday, and Eric O'Flaherty signed Monday night. Bourn will make $6.845 million as...

Atlanta Braves, Eric O’Flaherty Agree to One-Year Deal
January 17th, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Eric O'Flaherty has earned a pay raise. The Atlanta Braves lefty agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.49 million contract to follow one of the most impressive seasons put forth by a Major League reliever and to avoid arbitration. The deal nearly triples O'Flaherty's salary of $895,000 he made in 2011,...

Atlanta Braves 2012 Alternate Uniform Leaked
January 15th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The new alternate jersey for the 2012 season that has yet to be unveiled by the Atlanta Braves seems to have been leaked by an online retailer. ***PHOTO1*** The throwback style jersey was originally posted on onthefield.com, which is offering the technically not unveiled jersey customized for $219.95. The jersey seems to be...