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Atlanta Braves Claim Jordan Schafer Off Waivers from Houston Astros
November 1st, 2012 at 4:02 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Houston Astros, mlbtraderumors.com reports. Schafer originally played in the Braves organization from 2005-11 before being shipped to Houston in July 2011 as part of the Michael Bourn trade. Schafer hit .211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games last season while...

Jason Heyward Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award
October 30th, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Jason Heyward further solidified his importance to the Atlanta Braves' future on Tuesday when he officially won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for right field position in the National League. Heyward beat out Andre Ethier and Jay Bruce as the other finalists en route to the first Braves Gold Glove since 2007,...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Options on Tim Hudson, Paul Maholm, Brian McCann
October 30th, 2012 at 11:34 PM
The Atlanta Braves surprised no one Tuesday when they picked up the 2013 options they held on all three eligible players. Tim Hudson, Paul Maholm and Brian McCann will don the tomahawk next season. The moves were expected, though there had been rumors of the Braves turning down McCann's option after...

Tim Hudson Hoping for Contract Extension from Atlanta Braves
October 27th, 2012 at 8:26 PM
With Chipper Jones' retirement, Tim Hudson is now the longest tenured player on the Atlanta Braves, and he would like to finish his career there. The 37-year-old is expected to have his $9 million option picked up by the Braves for 2013, but any kind of contract extension will likely be...

With New York Yankees Turmoil, Should Atlanta Braves Attempt to Land Alex Rodriguez?
October 22nd, 2012 at 4:10 PM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recently said that trading aging third baseman Alex Rodriguez is "unrealistic," but assuming A-Rod could be convinced to waive his no-trade clause, could he end up with the Atlanta Braves? ***PHOTO1*** Cashman told Sunday Morning with Ian O'Connor on ESPNNewYork 98.7 FM that that he fully...

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...

Tim Hudson Wants to Finish His Career as an Atlanta Brave
October 17th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Tim Hudson has spent the last eight seasons with the Atlanta Braves, and he has expressed a desire to finish his career in Atlanta. The Braves will likely pick up Hudson's $9 million team option for next season, but Hudson hopes to discuss an extension that would allow him to remain...

Atlanta Braves Extend Frank Wren’s Contract
October 12th, 2012 at 9:46 PM
After making the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, the Atlanta Braves have extended the contract of general manager Frank Wren through 2014 and have promoted two of his assistants. Wren was named GM on Oct. 11, 2007, and has been a large part in the Braves' recent success....

Atlanta Braves Right Fielder Jason Heyward up for Hank Aaron Award
October 11th, 2012 at 2:59 PM
For the past twelve years, the Hank Aaron Award has been given to the top offensive player in each league. Past winners include players like Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols. Could Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward be next in line? Heyward has been nominated as a finalist representing...

Frank Wren Hopes to Keep Michael Bourn in Atlanta Braves Uniform
October 8th, 2012 at 4:10 PM
It looks like most of the 2013's Atlanta Braves lineup is already set, but general manager Frank Wren is facing the glaring question of whether he can lure Michael Bourn with a contract lucrative enough for his agent, Scott Boras. Bourn is eligible for free agency once the World Series is over,...

Brian McCann Will Likely Need Shoulder Surgery That Could Sideline Him for 4-5 Months
October 7th, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Brian McCann suffered through what was easily the worst season of his career, much of it due to a shoulder injury. With the offseason now officially under way for the Atlanta Braves, McCann said he will probably require surgery that could sideline him for four to five months. "We already basically...

Umpire Sam Holbrook Mocks Atlanta Braves Fans During Delay in National League Wild Card Game
October 6th, 2012 at 2:32 PM
Atlanta Braves fans will find another cause to be enraged with the infield fly call that left field umpire Sam Holbrook made during their loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Wild Card game Friday night. When fans at Turner Field caused a delay, Holbrook seemed to...

Atlanta Braves’ World Series Hopes Dashed by Sloppy Defense in 6-3 Loss to St. Louis Cardinals
October 5th, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves didn't quite get the storybook ending they wanted. The Braves ended the season with a six-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card standings. However, with the new rule implemented by Major League Baseball that has the two Wild Card teams face...

Atlanta Braves Use Eight Pitchers to Claim 4-0 Victory Over Pittsburgh Pirates in Regular Season Finale
October 3rd, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Ben Sheets started the last game of his career in the Atlanta Braves' regular season finale, and the Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Braves used eight pitchers, with Sheets striking out two batters in his one inning of work.  "I'm just glad they gave me an opportunity...

Atlanta Braves Rest Starters, Fall to Pittsburgh Pirates
October 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 AM
A day after being eliminated from the NL East division title race, the Atlanta Braves treated Tuesday's game like Spring Training and rested the majority of their starters. Pittsburgh put up 3 runs in the fifth inning as the Braves fall, 5-1. Tommy Hanson, who has been a disappointment this season,...

Atlanta Braves Seal Wild Card Fate with Loss to Pittsburgh Pirates
October 2nd, 2012 at 8:33 AM
It's official. The Atlanta Braves, after taking a loss Monday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates, will finish second in the National League East and will be the first Wild Card team. Their fate was sealed via a 2-1 final at PNC Park. To win the division, the Braves would have had...

Atlanta Braves, Kris Medlen Set Major League Record in Chipper Jones’ Last Home Game
September 30th, 2012 at 5:36 PM
Chipper Jones saw his career at Turner Field come to an end Sunday, but the Atlanta Braves showcased what may be the future of the franchise when they set a Major League record of most consecutive wins started by Kris Medlen in their series-clinching 6-2 win over the New York...

New York Mets Snap Atlanta Braves’ Winning Streak at Five on Chipper Jones Day
September 29th, 2012 at 9:34 AM
All it took for the New York Mets to ruin Chipper Jones Day for the Atlanta Braves was one pitch off the bat of Lucas Duda. The 3-1 loss halted the Braves' five-game winning streak on the day they honored their legendary third baseman in front of a sellout crowd...

Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran May Pitch Season Finale
September 28th, 2012 at 11:12 PM
If the Atlanta Braves are out of the National League East division race by Wednesday, manager Fredi Gonzalez may elect to have Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran pitch the season finale. Tim Hudson is currently scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, if the Braves are no longer...

Dan Uggla Drives in Three, Atlanta Braves Sweep Miami Marlins
September 28th, 2012 at 8:15 AM
The Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight game Thursday night, riding the red hot bat of Dan Uggla to sweep the MIami Marlins in a 6-2 game. Uggla went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead Atlanta to their 10th win in 12 games. The win also keeps pressure...