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New York Mets Blank Atlanta Braves on Opening Day
April 5th, 2012 at 7:28 PM
Tommy Hanson handled his first career Opening Day start well, but the same woes that plagued the 2011 Atlanta Braves showed up when the New York Mets shut them out 1-0. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson looked strong in his five-plus innings at Citi Field. The lone run he gave up came when he allowed...

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April 5th, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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Atlanta Braves Sign Reliever Chad Durbin
April 4th, 2012 at 4:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves put the finishing touches on their Opening Day bullpen on Tuesday, signing Chad Durbin to a one-year contract. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington Nationals cut Durbin after he compiled a 2.35 ERA in 15 1/3 innings this Spring. He was 2-2 with a 5.63 ERA in 56 games with the Cleveland...

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April 3rd, 2012 at 8:08 PM
  This whole week Sports Media 101 and FanDuelare celebrating their new partnership by bringing you, the greatest fans ever, the biggest contest to date.  This free fantasy contest is going to be held on the MLB’s opening day, Thursday April 5, and this will start an entire month of free fantasy...

Atlanta Braves Reliever Cristhian Martinez Arrested For DUI
April 2nd, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Atlanta Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez was arrested for driving under the influence early Monday morning in Gwinnett County. According to Gwinnett County jail records, Martinez's blood alcohol registered more than .10, and he was also charged with improper lane change and impeding the flow of traffic. He was booked into...

Tyler Pastornicky Likely To Break Camp as Starting Shortstop For The Atlanta Braves
April 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Tyler Pastornicky and Andrelton Simmons have been competing for the starting job at shortstop for the Atlanta Braves. When the Braves break camp and head north to face the New York Mets on Thursday, it looks like Pastornicky's name will be on the line-up card. Pastornicky came into spring training as...

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...

Tommy Hanson Named Opening Day Starter, First Four Starting Rotation Spots Set
April 1st, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Tommy Hanson had to wade through missing the last two months of last season with a shoulder injury, and his Spring Training got off to a late start when he sustained a concussion in a car wreck on the way to reporting, but that did not stop him from being...

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March 30th, 2012 at 3:59 PM
Sports Media 101 and FanDuel continue their newly announced partnership with free fantasy contests. This partnership allows fans to compete against one another in one day contests by simply picking the best players for your team. All it takes to win hundreds, and possibly thousands of dollars is putting together...

Atlanta Braves Sign Livan Hernandez After Release by Houston Astros
March 30th, 2012 at 3:20 PM
Veteran starting pitcher Livan Hernandez was released by the Houston Astros on Friday. Just hours later, the Atlanta Braves already signed him. ***PHOTO1*** Hernandez's release was spurred on by his 1-2 record and 5.62 Spring Training ERA over five starts with the Astros, but the Braves are taking a chance a 16-year veteran who...

Atlanta Braves Trade Jairo Asencio to Cleveland Indians
March 30th, 2012 at 12:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves provided a better look at what their bullpen will look like in 2012 on Thursday when they traded Jairo Asencio to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. The trade now makes right-hander Cory Gearrin and left-hander Yohan Flande the most likely candidates for the last two bullpen spots. Asencio had...

Sports Media 101 and FanDuel Continues Partnership Kick Off with Free Fantasy Contests
March 28th, 2012 at 10:45 PM
***PHOTO1***   Sports Media 101 and FanDuel announced their official partnership last week. With this partnership comes the opportunity for sports fans everywhere to get the chance to play one day fantasy contests and win amazing prizes, just by throwing together a roster. The duo is allowing fans a chance to celebrate...

Atlanta Braves End In 5-5 Tie With New York Yankees
March 28th, 2012 at 7:39 PM
Jason Heyward hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, and Freddie Freeman continued his hot hitting with a blast of his own as the Atlanta Braves ended Wednesday afternoon's contest with the New York Yankees in a 5-5 tie. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward's immense talent was on full display on Wednesday, as...

Chipper Jones Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery
March 26th, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Chipper Jones had successful arthroscopic knee surgery Monday to repair the torn miniscus in his left knee. He hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves by their opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 13. ***PHOTO1*** "Historically, Chipper has taken 16-18 days to get back from these injuries," general manager Frank Wren said...

Chipper Jones to Have Knee Surgery, Will Miss Opening Day
March 24th, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Chipper Jones just seems to stay in the headlines recently. After announcing his retirement on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves have now announced that Jones will have surgery to repair a torn left meniscus on Monday and will start the year on the disabled list. ***PHOTO1*** Jones underwent the same operation last year...

Watch Video of Chipper Jones Retirement Announcement
March 24th, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones couldn't quite keep it together when he made his retirement announcement Thursday. "I've been thinking about retiring for quite some time," Jones said as he fought back tears. "And I probably have to say the number one reason that I didn't was because of [my...

Sports Media 101 and FanDuel Kick Off New Partnership with Series of Free Fantasy Contests
March 23rd, 2012 at 2:51 PM
Sports Media 101 and FanDuel have been a duo for months, bringing sports fans everywhere the chance to play one day fantasy contests and win amazing prizes, just by throwing together a roster. After all the success, we have now officially teamed up with FanDuel to create an entirely new...

Arodys Vizcaino Out for 2012 After Tommy John Surgery
March 20th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
Arodys Vizcaino somehow managed to avoid Tommy John surgery when he partially tore his ulnar collateral ligament in 2010. The Atlanta Braves reliever was not so fortunate this time; he underwent the procedure Tuesday at the hands of Dr. James Andrews and will miss the entire 2012 season. Vizcaino, ranked the...

Atlanta Braves Starting Shortstop Spot Still not Filled
March 19th, 2012 at 11:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves may have penciled in Tyler Pastornicky to start at shortstop this season, but Andrelton Simmons and his slick defensive play has turned some heads and produced a chance that he could take the job. Simmons has caused many to wonder if having a primarily plus-defender at shortstop would...

Atlanta Braves’ Mike Minor Continues to Impress as Team Ties Baltimore Orioles
March 18th, 2012 at 6:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves' Sunday afternoon contest with the Baltimore Orioles may have ended in an unexciting 2-2 tie, but Mike Minor gave the Braves plenty of reason to be optimistic. Minor pushed his spring scoreless innings streak to 14 by pitching five innings and giving up only two hits and...