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Jair Jurrjens Has Strong Outing in Gwinnett
April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
It will take more than one good game at Triple-A Gwinnett for Jair Jurrjens to be called back up to the Atlanta Braves, but he was strong over seven innings against Toledo on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** In 93 pitches, Jurrjens allowed four hits and one run over seven innings against Toledo in his first...

Atlanta Braves Call Cory Gearrin up to Bullpen
April 24th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
The Atlanta Braves have called up Cory Gearrin from Triple-A Gwinnett to take the spot vacated when they optioned Jair Jurrjens to the minors. Gearrin nearly made the team out of Spring Training until he struggled in two consecutive appearances toward the end. The Braves faced with the choice of Gearrin...

Jair Jurrjens Throws Season-low Three Innings, Optioned to Triple-A
April 24th, 2012 at 8:22 AM
Jair Jurrjens saw his awful start get even late Monday night. After pitching a season-low three-plus innings and taking a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens gave up five runs on nine hits in three-plus innings in the 7-2 loss. The fifty pitch...

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 Look to Move Class-A Team to North Carolina
February 8th, 2012 at 10:14 PM
With the purpose of getting all of their minor league teams into high quality facilities, the Atlanta Braves are attempting to move their High-A team in Lynchburg, Va., to Wilmington, N.C., ajc.com reports. The Wilmington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to begin negotiations with the Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties. They...

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...

Christian Bethancourt Ranked No. 7 Among Catching Prospects
January 24th, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Atlanta Braves prospect Christian Bethancourt has been ranked seventh among minor league catching prospects on mlb.com. Bethancourt, a native of Panama, signed with the Braves at the age of 16 in 2008. Since then, though his bat has been slow to develop, Bethancourt has been lauded as having enormous potential and...

Two Atlanta Braves Prospects Ranked Highly for 2012
January 18th, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Two Atlanta Braves prospects have been ranked in the top 10 in their respective positions on mlb.com for the 2012 season. Julio Teheran was ranked the best right-handed pitcher, and Andrelton Simmons was ranked the ninth best shortstop prospect. Teheran, who will be a scant 21-years-old on Opening Day, made his...

Atlanta Braves Release Minor Leaguer Marcus Lemon
January 4th, 2012 at 10:41 PM
The Atlanta Braves have released minor league utility man Marcus Lemon after one season in the organization. The Braves acquired Lemon in a trade with the Texas Rangers last March for a player to be named later. The Rangers drafted Lemon in the fourth round of the 2006 draft and gave...

Atlanta Braves Sign 14 Players to Minor League Contracts
November 24th, 2011 at 6:08 PM
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves announce the signing of 14 minor leaguers, including 11 of those players that have been invited to attend spring training. Of those 11 invited among the non-rosters invitees, six players saw time in the major leagues in 2011. Veteran minor leaguer J. C. Boscan was among those...

Atlanta Braves Add Three Minor Leaguers to 40-Man Roster
November 18th, 2011 at 1:15 PM
On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves added three minor league pitchers to their 40-man roster to avoid having those players taken in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. All three players added to the roster are pitchers, including on of the Braves top prospects in right-hander  Jaye Chapman. The 24-year-old Chapman, who saw time...

Three Atlanta Braves Minor Leagues Named to Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game
November 1st, 2011 at 10:38 PM
Atlanta Braves prospects first baseman Joe Terdoslavich, catcher Christian Bethancourt and right-hander J.J. Hoover were named to the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game, Dave O'Brien reports. Terdoslavich is currently hitting .364 through 14 games with two homers and eight RBIs. He also has eight extra base hits. Though Bethancourt had only...

Atlanta Braves Hire Doug Dascenzo to Minor League Staff
October 15th, 2011 at 12:19 AM
The Atlanta Braves hired Doug Dascenzo as their minor league baserunning and outfielder coordinator, ajc.com reports. The hire comes fresh off the announcement that Dascenzo was named Texas League manager of the year with the San Diego Padres' double-A affiliate in San Antonio. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves have had a larger emphasis on speed...

Injured Chipper Jones to Continue Pinch-Hitting; Anthony Varvaro Called up to Relieve Bullpen
July 28th, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Chipper Jones will continue pinch-hitting duties for the next few days as he nurses a strained right quadriceps. Jones, who strained the quadriceps his first game back after arthroscopic knee surgery, will miss his own bobblehead night Thursday. The Atlanta Braves also called up Anthony Varvaro from Triple-A Gwinnett to give the bullpen...

Jordan Schafer Diagnosed with Broken Finger, not Headed for Disabled List; Wilkin Ramirez Optioned to Minors
July 25th, 2011 at 9:36 PM
X-rays taken Monday on Jordan Schafer's jammed middle finger revealed a chip fracture. The 24-year-old outfielder, however, is unlikely to see the disabled list. Schafer took some swings and threw some in the indoor batting cages at Turner Field before the Atlanta Braves started their four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates....

Tyler Pastornicky Hits for First Mississippi Braves Cycle
July 6th, 2011 at 9:05 AM
The Atlanta Braves' no. 9 ranked prospect in what has to be the most exciting in difficult fashion. Tyler Pastornicky hit the triple in his last at-bat. The shortstop tripled for the Double-A Mississippi Braves in the eighth inning of their 14-7 win over the Jackson Generals. "I was just trying to...

Down on The Farm: Atlanta Braves’ Minor League System Packed with Talent
June 30th, 2011 at 11:55 PM
  The Atlanta Braves have always done one thing consistently well for the last twenty-five years: draft and develop young players. That hasn’t changed. They currently have the third ranked farm system in the major leagues according to Baseball America.   The Atlanta Braves are loaded with pitching prospects. Julio Teheran (#5),...