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Tommy Hanson Diagnosed with Mild Concussion
February 21st, 2012 at 7:46 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after his one-car accident on Monday. He is not expected to miss much time. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson was diagnosed with a Grade 1 concussion, the least severe possible, and will be evaluated after resting for 48 hours. He will ease...

Atlanta Braves’ Tommy Hanson in Car Accident, May Have Concussion
February 21st, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Atlanta Braves' pitcher Tommy Hanson was in a one-car accident on Monday morning around 7 a.m., and he may have a concussion as a result. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson blew a tire while rounding a curve and drove off the road. After having his car towed, he made it to camp in time for...

Kris Medlen Likely to Start Season in Bullpen
February 20th, 2012 at 8:28 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday that Kris Medlen will be worked like a starting pitcher this spring, but that he will likely start the season in the bullpen. ***PHOTO1*** Gonzalez said that though Medlen prefers to start, his versatility and ability to pitch in long relief will garner him a...

Jason Heyward Looks to Rebound in 2012
February 19th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
Jason Heyward may have struggled in his second year in the big leagues, but the Atlanta Braves right fielder has worked hard over the offseason to put that all behind him. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward stayed late on the main field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex after his teammates had left...

Tim Hudson, Peter Moylan Showing Patience in Rehab
February 19th, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Atlanta Braves pitchers Tim Hudson and Peter Moylan are both attempting to return from surgeries within the past few months, but neither will be rushing onto the field. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson, who finally underwent a spinal fusion surgery on Nov. 28 that he had been putting off, reported to Spring Training with the...

Motivated Players Arrive at Spring Training Early for Atlanta Braves
February 18th, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Ready to put their September 2011 collapse behind them, several Atlanta Braves players showed up to Spring Training nearly a week early on Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** Although pitchers and catchers report tomorrow and positiona players have until Friday to get to the Braves' Spring Training facility at the ESPN Wide World of Sports...

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...

Atlanta Braves Officially Unveil New Alternate Uniforms
February 6th, 2012 at 3:01 PM
After the Atlanta Braves had their new alternate uniform leaked last month by an online retailer, the club has finally officially unveiled their new threads. ***PHOTO1*** The cream-colored home alternate will be worn for all Saturday and Sunday home games, moving the former Sunday red jerseys to Friday home games. The new...

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...

Liberty Media not Looking to Sell Atlanta Braves
January 26th, 2012 at 9:59 PM
Liberty Media purchased the Atlanta Braves in 2007, and they are showing no interest in selling the team. ***PHOTO1*** Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk told ajc.com that even though Liberty Media has met the minimum four and a half years of ownership from their agreement to purchase the club, the company...

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...

Atlanta Braves Give Season Ticket Holders Discount on Concessions
January 23rd, 2012 at 11:49 PM
The Atlanta Braves have provided an additional incentive to attend home games in 2012; they have announced that they will offer a 33 percent discount for anyone buying season ticket plans of 20 games or more, Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** The press release said that anyone with a ticket plan of 20...

Frank Wren: No Big Moves Needed for Atlanta Braves
January 21st, 2012 at 10:17 PM
In an interview with ajc.com, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren seemed to say that the club was standing pat on its roster. ***PHOTO1*** Wren appears to be adopting a wait and see approach in regards to making any kind of move. "I think we’ll have more answers at the end of spring...

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 Re-Sign Peter Moylan to Minor League Deal
January 17th, 2012 at 10:02 PM
The Atlanta Braves re-signed Peter Moylan to a minor league deal on Tuesday. The deal, worth $1 million on a prorated basis for time in the majors plus incentives, also includes an invitation to spring training. ***PHOTO1*** Moylan had an injury-riddled 2011 season. He had back surgery in May and arthroscopic shoulder...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Michael Bourn, Jair Jurrjens
January 17th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves managed to avoid salary arbitration with their final two eligible players by agreeing to terms with Michael Bourn and Jair Jurrjens on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves have now signed all four of their arbitration-eligible players. Martin Prado signed Friday, and Eric O'Flaherty signed Monday night. Bourn will make $6.845 million as...

Atlanta Braves, Eric O’Flaherty Agree to One-Year Deal
January 17th, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Eric O'Flaherty has earned a pay raise. The Atlanta Braves lefty agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.49 million contract to follow one of the most impressive seasons put forth by a Major League reliever and to avoid arbitration. The deal nearly triples O'Flaherty's salary of $895,000 he made in 2011,...

Atlanta Braves 2012 Alternate Uniform Leaked
January 15th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The new alternate jersey for the 2012 season that has yet to be unveiled by the Atlanta Braves seems to have been leaked by an online retailer. ***PHOTO1*** The throwback style jersey was originally posted on onthefield.com, which is offering the technically not unveiled jersey customized for $219.95. The jersey seems to be...

Frank Wren: Atlanta Braves Off-season Trade Unlikely
January 14th, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren informed the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Dave O'Brien that the club will probably not make a trade this off-season, O'Brien tweeted on Friday. "Every day that goes by it’s probably less likely," Wren said. "It doesn’t mean you stop trying." Wren did leave open the possibility of...

Atlanta Braves Agree to One-Year Deal with Martin Prado
January 13th, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Martin Prado and the Atlanta Braves avoided going into salary arbitration Friday when the sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million. ***PHOTO1*** Though the Braves may still trade Prado, the 28-year-old jack of all trades received a pay raise from the $3.1 million he made last year. He is eligible...