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Andrelton Simmons to Begin Rehab Assignment on Monday
September 3rd, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons was cleared by Dr. Gary Lourie to begin a Minor League rehab assignment. Simmons will begin his rehab assignment on Monday with Double-A Mississippi in their final game of the season. Simmons will join Low-A Rome and High-A Lynchburg in their respective playoff series later...

Fredi Gonzalez May Sit Dan Uggla Periodically for Remainder of Season
August 27th, 2012 at 8:39 PM
With Dan Uggla continuing to struggle mightily over the last few months, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez may opt to sit Uggla from time to time. The ever-patient Gonzalez usually would keep sticking Uggla in the lineup until he snapped out of his funk. However, on the heels of last season's epic...

Ryan Dempster Prefers Los Angeles Dodgers Over Atlanta Braves
July 24th, 2012 at 4:08 PM
It was reported on Monday that the Atlanta Braves were set to acquire Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, presumably for Randall Delgado. More than 24 hours later, the trade has yet to become official. Dempster, according to major-league sources, does not want to be traded to the Braves, at least...

Ben Sheets May Start for Atlanta Braves on Sunday
July 11th, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Ben Sheets, the former Milwaukee Brewers ace, may make his return to the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.  Sheets' last start in the majors was in July 2010. The Braves signed him to a minor league deal, and Sheets impressed enough in his two rehab starts to possibly...

Chipper Jones and Michael Bourn Among Finalists for MLB All-Star Game Final Vote
July 2nd, 2012 at 7:57 PM
Atlanta Braves teammates Chipper Jones and Michael Bourn are among the five finalists eligible for the Final Vote to participate in the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Jones, who announced in spring training that this season would be his last, is hitting .292 with six home runs, 29 RBIs, and...

Dan Uggla and Craig Kimbrel Named to National League All-Star Team
July 1st, 2012 at 3:50 PM
Two Atlanta Braves will be making the trip to Kansas City to play for the National League in the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.  Second baseman Dan Uggla will start for the National League on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Uggla is batting .235 with 11 homers,...

Chipper Jones’ Pre-Game Dance Keeps Atlanta Braves Loose
June 28th, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Chipper Jones has been feeling much better lately, and his pre-game dance in the last two games proves it. In an attempt to keep his Atlanta Braves teammates loose, Jones has performed a dance in the dugout prior to the past two games, both of which were wins.  "This game is fun...

Jason Heyward Named National League Player of the Week
June 25th, 2012 at 4:10 PM
Atlanta Braves's right fielder Jason Heyward has been on a tear of late and is finally receiving recognition for his performance. On Monday, Heyward was honored as National League Player of the Week for the week of June 18-24. In six interleague games last week, the 22-year-old hit a league-leading .522 (12-for-33) while also slugging a National League-best 1.130. Among...

Atlanta Braves Interested in Chicago Cubs’ Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza
June 25th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
With the recent loss of Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves' rotation is currently a question mark. The Braves are rumored to be interested in Chicago Cubs' starters Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. Garza earns $9.5MM this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this offseason. He...

Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones in Contention to Start in All-Star Game
June 19th, 2012 at 11:58 PM
With the All-Star Game three weeks away, a couple of Atlanta Braves players might find themselves starting for the National League team. Dan Uggla leads all second basemen with 2,054,920 votes, while Brandon Phillips is second with 1,272,389 votes. Chipper Jones ranks third among third basemen with 1,547,221 votes. He is...

Atlanta Braves Reschedule Rained Out Game with Washington Nationals
June 19th, 2012 at 9:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals have rescheduled their rained out game from June 1. They will now play a split doubleheader on July 21 at Nationals Park. Game times will be 1:05 and 7:05, being broadcast on Peachtree TV in Atlanta and on Fox Sports South outside of Atlanta. The original...

Freddie Freeman’s Finger Feeling Better After Cortisone Shot
June 18th, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Freddie Freeman has been out of the Atlanta Braves' line-up since last Tuesday after a throw from Jose Reyes hit his finger as he was sliding into second base. Fortunately, Freeman may be back in the line-up soon after two cortisone shots relieved some of the pain in his finger. The...

John Smoltz Inducted into Braves Hall of Fame and Has Number Retired
June 8th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
One of the greatest Atlanta Braves of all time was forever immortalized on Friday night. John Smoltz was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame and had his number retired in a ceremony prior to the Braves' series opener with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Smoltz was not only one of the...

Chipper Jones to Partner with New York Jets Quarterback Tim Tebow to Open Training Facility in Orlando
June 7th, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is partnering with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to open a D1 Sports Training facility in Orlando, Florida. The facility will have an indoor turf field and weight room along with a sports medicine and therapy clinic. The clinic will be run by Orlando...

Atlanta Braves: Jonny Venters’ Struggles Continue, May Continue to See Reduced Role
June 4th, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Jonny Venters has continued to struggle over the past month, and it appears he may have been relegated to a lesser role in the Atlanta Braves bullpen. Venters had two unbelievable seasons in 2010 and 2011, and he was off to a dominant start in April. He didn't allow a run through...

Series Opener Between Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals Postponed Due to Rain
June 1st, 2012 at 8:03 PM
Friday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park has been postponed due to heavy rain in the Washington, DC, area. The game, originally scheduled for 7:05 EDT, was pushed back due to rain and a flash flood warning and a tornado watch issued by the National...

Martin Prado May Play Third Base in Chipper Jones’ Absence
May 26th, 2012 at 9:49 PM
With Chipper Jones now on the disabled list, the Atlanta Braves need someone to play third base in his absence. Martin Prado may be the player to do that. The one thing Prado won't do, however, is alternate between third base and left field. "I'm not going to go back and forth,"...

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...

Tim Hudson Victorious in Rehab Start with Gwinnett Braves
April 19th, 2012 at 12:08 AM
In his third minor league rehab start of the year, Atlanta Braves' veteran pitcher Tim Hudson earned his first victory in his comeback from November back surgery. ***PHOTO1*** After making his first two starts with the Rome Braves, Hudson made an appearance with the Gwinnett Braves for the first time since 2009....

Dale Murphy Will Join Atlanta Braves’ TV Booth
April 12th, 2012 at 11:33 PM
After getting a taste of the broadcast booth during Spring Training, Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy will serve as an analyst in at least 14 games this season. Murphy hoped he would be able to get behind the microphone this season, and he will get that opportunity starting on Sunday afternoon....