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Atlanta Braves Early Arrivals Complete First Spring Training Workout
February 6th, 2013 at 10:46 PM
With the World Baseball Classic pushing up the start of Spring Training, the Atlanta Braves saw their first early arrivals complete their first workout of the new season. Though it's not clear how many Braves are at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla., but an obvious sense of...

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...

Atlanta Braves Settle on Jerseys for Upton and Johnson Brothers
February 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 AM
The Atlanta Braves have determined how B.J. Upton, Justin Upton, Reed Johnson and Chris Johnson will be identified on the backs of their jerseys in 2013, Dave O'Brien tweets. O'Brien confirmed with Jim Misudek, a member of the Braves public relations department, that each Upton brother will simply have "Upton" and...

Atlanta Braves Pitcher Brandon Beachy’s Recovery from Tommy John Surgery on Schedule
January 31st, 2013 at 6:16 PM
Brandon Beachy, the Atlanta Braves' star pitcher during the first half of the 2012 season, is on track in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Beachy was 5-5 with a 2.00 ERA in 13 starts before injuring his elbow in June. He hopes to return in late June, which is the...

Atlanta Braves Introduce Justin Upton with Press Conference
January 29th, 2013 at 11:19 PM
The Atlanta Braves introduced Justin Upton with a press conference Tuesday afternoon at Turner Field. It was the first time Upton was able to don a Braves uniform since the enormous trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. "It's a special day for my family, getting an opportunity to see me...

Trading Martin Prado Unpopular but Logical for Atlanta Braves
January 25th, 2013 at 8:15 PM
A large amount of Atlanta Braves fans immediately reacted with a knee jerk when it was announced Friday that they acquired Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks while shipping away Martin Prado. Fans wanted Upton, but dealing away Prado meant getting rid of a fan favorite and clubhouse leader, so...

Atlanta Braves Trade Martin Prado, Randall Delgado to Arizona Diamondbacks for Justin Upton
January 24th, 2013 at 6:30 PM
In what has surely become old news to Atlanta Braves fans, the club acquired Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks in their biggest move of the winter. The Braves got Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson in the deal, while the Diamondbacks received Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed,...

Atlanta Braves Trade for Justin Upton May Be Dead in Water
January 24th, 2013 at 8:42 AM
The Atlanta Braves started aggressively pursuing a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks for Justin Upton on Wednesday, but it seems the inclusion of certain prospects may be a major hang up, Jeff Passan reports. The D-Backs currently have five starting-quality outfielders - Upton, Jason Kubel, Cody Ross, Gerardo Parra and prospect Adam...

Michael Bourn Still a Possibility for the Atlanta Braves
January 22nd, 2013 at 8:52 PM
At the conclusion of the 2012 season, it seemed very unlikely that Michael Bourn would don an Atlanta Braves uniform in 2013. However, with spring training quickly approaching and the Braves still looking for an outfielder, Bourn may find himself manning the outfield at Turner Field once again. While there is...

Major League Baseball Loses Legends of Earl Weaver and Stan Musial
January 19th, 2013 at 9:44 PM
Major League Baseball lost two of its legends when two Hall of Famers - former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver and former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial - passed away Saturday. Weaver died due to a heart attack Saturday morning on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean, orioles.com reports. He...

Martin Prado, Atlanta Braves Exchange Arbitration Numbers
January 18th, 2013 at 6:26 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Martin Prado officially submitted their numbers for a contract arbitration hearing, Jon Heyman reports. The move essentially ended any negotiations between the Braves and Prado. Prado filed a $7.05 million contract request, while the Braves countered with $6.65 million. In arbitration, a third party will hear arguments...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Jason Heyward and Four Others
January 18th, 2013 at 3:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves reached agreements on Friday with five players to avoid salary arbitration hearings.  Jason Heyward, Eric O'Flaherty, Johnny Venters, Kris Medlen and Cristhian Martinez all signed deals, leaving Martin Prado the lone unsigned member of the team. Heyward, as expected, received the largest bump in salary for the upcoming season....

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel to Pitch for Team USA
January 17th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
The World Baseball Classic is set for it's third installment this spring, and two prominent members of the Atlanta Braves pitching staff have been invited by manager Joe Torre to take part: Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel. Medlen, led the major league in nearly every category over the second half of...

MLB Owners Approve Several Rule Changes for Upcoming Season
January 16th, 2013 at 10:49 AM
While Atlanta Braves fans will forever curse the "infield fly" rule under their breath after the NL wildcard round last October, it wasn't one of the rules adjusted for the upcoming MLB season. The rules changes approved by the MLB owners are as follows: - Coaches and managers are now allowed to...

Atlanta Braves May Be Last Team Standing for Justin Upton Trade
January 13th, 2013 at 7:27 PM
After the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees have essentially withdrawn interest in acquiring Justin Upton, it looks like the Atlanta Braves may be the only team with a legitimate shot at making a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, just because Upton blew up a potential trade to the Seattle...

Atlanta Braves Still in Running for Justin Upton After Rejected Trade to Seattle Mariners
January 10th, 2013 at 9:23 PM
The Atlanta Braves may have just found themselves in a better position to acquire a left fielder. The Arizona Diamondbacks had a deal worked out to send Justin Upton to the Seattle Mariners, but Upton blocked the deal with his limited no-trade clause, foxsports.com reports. Seattle was prepared to send a...

No One Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 9th, 2013 at 2:30 PM
In what seems to not be a surprise to anyone, no one will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, in 2013, also dashing Dale Murphy's hopes in his final year on the ballot. It is the first time no one has been elected to the...

Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann Put Contract Talks on Hold
January 6th, 2013 at 7:46 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Brian McCann have agreed to hold off until the end of the 2013 season to discuss a possible contract extension, Jim Duquette reports. The Braves exercised their $12 million option on McCann for 2013, but his career-worst .230 batting average and lingering shoulder issues obviously played into...

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...

Controversial “Screaming Indian” Logo to Be Used on New Atlanta Braves Batting Practice Caps
December 28th, 2012 at 9:05 AM
Every few years, Major League Baseball pushes new batting practice cap designs down the retail shoot to push merchandise sales. The new 2013 designs have the Atlanta Braves getting gobs of attention for their controversial "screaming Indian" logo's comeback. The image of the new BP cap first appeared at Uni Watch,...