Category: ‘Braves Minor Leagues’

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 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...

Tommy La Stella Could Be Poised to Take Dan Uggla’s Starting Job
November 18th, 2013 at 7:55 AM
Tommy La Stella cooled off the last couple of weeks of Arizona Fall League action, but he performed well enough over the long haul that the Atlanta Braves have no choice but to consider him a possible replacement for Dan Uggla at second base. ***VIDEO1*** La Stella hit .290 over 62 at-bats...

Atlanta Braves Add Wirfin Obispo, Ryan Butcher to 40-man Roster
November 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 AM
The Atlanta Braves added minor league pitchers Ryan Butcher and Wirfin Obispo to the 40-man roster Friday, according to Butcher, a 26-year-old lefty, struck out 15 batters per nine innings in 62 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett. Things get a little shaky with his 7.4 walks per nine innings. The 29-year-old right-handed...

Atlanta Braves Have High Hopes for Young Pitching Prospect J.R. Graham
October 25th, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Atlanta Braves pitching prospect J. R. Graham, a starter who ranks second behind only Lucas Sims among the organization's top young talent, is progressing nicely through rehabilitation and should be ready to compete for a job on their rotation in the spring. The 23 year-old Graham injured his right throwing shoulder...