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Brian McCann Comes Off Disabled List, Atlanta Braves Option Tyler Pastornicky to Minors
May 6th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
With All-Star catcher Brian McCann coming off the disabled list in time for the series opener with the Cincinnati Reds, the Atlanta Braves have made room for him by optioning Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett, ajc.com reports. McCann appears ready after offseason shoulder surgery, having gone 8-for-23 with a double and...

Atlanta Braves Release Prospect Dismather Delgado
April 5th, 2013 at 3:43 PM
The Atlanta Braves have released pitching prospect Dismather Delgado, Matt Eddy tweets. ***PHOTO1*** The 24-year-old Delgado played five seasons in the Braves minor league system, including the last two years at Advanced-A Lynchburg where he went 16-13 with a 3.93 ERA. Delgado, a Panama native, suffered the worst blow to his career when...

Jordan Schafer Makes Roster, Atlanta Braves Send Tyler Pastornicky and Jose Constanza to Minors
March 26th, 2013 at 10:08 PM
All the work Jordan Schafer put in over Spring Training has paid off, as he is now in position to make the 25-man roster after the Atlanta Braves optioned Jose Constanza and Tyler Pastornicky to the minors. Schafer hasn't exactly been lights out this spring with just a .237 average, but...

Atlanta Braves Send Joey Terdoslavich and Christian Bethancourt to Minor League Camp
March 25th, 2013 at 8:37 PM
Although each of them are considered imminent Atlanta Braves, the club gave them a "not yet" answer for this season, and they sent Joey Terdoslavich and Christian Bethancourt, among others, to minor league camp. Terdoslavich, who was once regarded as Chipper Jones' replacement before committing 22 in his first 50 games...

Atlanta Braves Send Sean Gilmartin, Wirfin Obispo to Minor League Camp
March 24th, 2013 at 5:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves re-assigned pitchers Sean Gilmartin and Wirfin Obispo to minor league camp on Sunday. Gilmartin, the fifth ranked Braves prospect, was the Braves' first round pick in the 2011 draft and had a rough spring. Over four Grapefruit League starts, Gilmartin gave up 11 runs on 22 hits in...

Atlanta Braves Pressure Christian Bethancourt to Improve Offense
February 20th, 2013 at 10:20 PM
At 21-years-old, the Atlanta Braves need catching prospect Christian Bethancourt to step up his game with his bat, and they're not handling this situation behind closed doors. Bethancourt is renowned for having a cannon of an arm, but as a potential replacement for Brian McCann should he leave via free agency...

Atlanta Braves Expects Big Things from Prospect Julio Teheran
February 5th, 2013 at 7:47 PM
At the young age of 22, Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Julio Teheran has already had plenty of lofty projections heaped on top of him. Though he faltered a bit in 2012, Atlanta's brass still has high expectations for the right-hander's future. After an impressive 15-3 record and 2.59 ERA at Triple-A...

Evan Gattis not Returning to Venezuela for Playoffs
January 2nd, 2013 at 4:08 PM
Atlanta Braves prospect Evan Gattis will not be returning to the Venezuelan winter league for their playoffs, Dave O'Brien reports. Gattis and the Braves had agreed that Gattis would not return after the holidays for the playoffs, though his team, Zulia, requested that he come back. Their first game is Thursday against...

Atlanta Braves Minor Leaguer Billy Bullock Suspended for Drugs
December 21st, 2012 at 9:20 PM
Atlanta Braves minor league pitcher Billy Bullock has been suspended 50 games for a repeated violation of baseballs drug program for a "drug of abuse," Dave O'Brien reports. The commissioner's office announced the suspension Friday, and while it didn't name a specific drug, this certain portion of the drug abuse program...

Atlanta Braves Add Christian Bethancourt, Four Others to 40-Man Roster
November 20th, 2012 at 6:56 PM
The Atlanta Braves protected five prospects today by adding them to the 40-man roster. Among them was prized catching prospect Christian Bethancourt and right-handed pitchers Zeke Spruill, Cory Rasmus, David Hale and Aaron Northcraft. The move, which brings the total to 36 players on their 40-man roster, has a deadline of Tuesday...

Atlanta Braves Hire Randy Ready as Triple-A Manager
November 12th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
The Atlanta Braves have hired Randy Ready to manage Triple-A Gwinnett, braves.com reports. He replaces Dave Brundage. The 52-year-old Ready played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues before managing for eight seasons in the Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres organizations. He spent last season as the minor league hitting coordinator...

J.C. Boscan, Two Others Outrighted Off 40-Man Roster by Atlanta Braves
November 1st, 2012 at 4:09 PM
Among the flurry of moves the Atlanta Braves announced today, they outrighted three minor leaguers off the 40-man roster, including catcher J.C. Boscan, right-handed pitcher Eric Cordier and lefty Robert Fish, ajc.com reports. Boscan is the only member of the group with any Major League experience and has elected to explore free...

Atlanta Braves Prospect Evan Gattis Putting up Big Numbers in Venezuelan Winter League
October 19th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Atlanta Braves prospect Evan Gattis is showing that he is indeed healthy after recovering from a wrist injury in May that sidelined him for six weeks. He is currently torching opposing pitchers in the Venezuelan Winter League while playing for the Zulia Aguilas. Gattis has strewn together nine hits in 27 at-bats...

Atlanta Braves Assemble Arizona Fall League Roster
August 29th, 2012 at 9:12 PM
The Atlanta Braves have announced their Arizona Fall League roster, braves.com reports. Out of the six players they are sending, pitcher Zeke Spruill and infielders Edward Salcedo and Nick Ahmed are highlighted in the group with Double-A Mississippi manager Aaron Holbert managing the Phoenix Desert Dogs. Catcher Matt Kennelly and...

Atlanta Braves Minor Leaguer Suspended 50 Games for Steroids
August 10th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Major League Baseball announced Friday that Atlanta Braves minor league starting pitcher Darrel Leiva has been suspended 50 games for the use of performance enhancing drugs, Dave O'Brien reports. The 18-year-old Leiva, who was pitching in the Dominican Summer League, tested positive metabolites of Nandrolone and Stanazolol, two forms of steroids. He...

Atlanta Braves Re-call Jose Constanza, Option Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A
July 23rd, 2012 at 8:47 PM
In a pair of moves Monday, the Atlanta Braves re-called outfielder Jose Constanza and optioned reliever Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A Gwinnett, Dave O'Brien reports. With a healthy Jonny Venters back in the bullpen and Matt Diaz on the DL with a potentially season-ending injury, the Braves opted for more depth on...

Ben Sheets Starts First Game in Minors for Atlanta Braves
July 5th, 2012 at 9:57 AM
Newly signed Atlanta Braves pitcher Ben Sheets made his first start in nearly two years on Wednesday. He threw five innings for Double-A Mississippi to start his attempt at a comeback to the majors. With a fastball clocked in the low 90s, consistent with his recent workouts, Sheets gave up four...

Atlanta Braves Reacquire Ruben Gotay; Demote Joey Terdoslavich to Mississippi
June 5th, 2012 at 10:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves announced two roster moves on Tuesday: the team has reacquired middle infielder Ruben Gotay from the Toronto Blue Jays and has sent struggling third baseman Joey Terdoslavish to Mississippi (AA). Gotay returns to the Braves for a third stint with the club. He was initially claimed off waivers back...

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...

Atlanta Braves Send Kris Medlen to Triple-A, Convert to Starter
May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
The Atlanta Braves have struggled to find consistent pitching this year, especially during their eight-game losing streak. In the wake of Kris Medlen and his recent struggles, the club announced Tuesday that he had been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett with the goal of reconverting him to a starting pitcher. The 26-year-old...