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Tim Hudson Struggles in Second Minor League Start
April 12th, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Atlanta Braves' veteran pitcher Tim Hudson struggled mightily in his second rehab assignment of the season, picking up his second consecutive loss while starting for the Class-A Rome Braves. The right-hander pitched just four innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits while recording only one strikeout. Hudson also had a...

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...

Chipper Jones Happy His Career not Tainted by Performance Enhancing Drugs
March 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Unfortunately for Chipper Jones, he has played the majority of his career during the steroid era. Therefore, there will always be some suspicion surrounding his numbers (or any other player's numbers from that era). To Jones' credit, however, his name has never been linked to any of the steroid reports...

Kris Medlen Satisfied with Role in Atlanta Braves Bullpen
February 25th, 2012 at 12:31 AM
In all likelihood, Kris Medlen will start the 2012 season as a member of the Atlanta Braves bullpen. While that is not the role he prefers, he fully accepts the job. ***PHOTO1*** "I think I'm more of a security blanket in case 14 injuries [to starting pitchers] happen," Medlen said. "I keep...

Michael Bourn not Concerned About Contract, Just Focused on Season
February 23rd, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Atlanta Braves' center fielder Michael Bourn reported to spring training on Wednesday with a contract extension far from his mind. ***PHOTO1*** With Bourn set to become a free agent after the 2012 season, it is not unreasonable to wonder if his upcoming contract is in the back of his mind. Bourn put...

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...

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 Trainer Jeff Porter’s Wife Killed in Car Accident
January 1st, 2012 at 2:28 AM
The wife of Atlanta Braves Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Porter was killed on Saturday morning in a car accident when the family's vehicle collided with a Georgia State Patrol cruiser, as released by braves.com. ***PHOTO1*** "The Braves family is deeply saddened and shocked to learn about the tragic accident today involving the family of Head Athletic Trainer Jeff porter...

The Atlanta Braves Need to Target Cody Ross
December 26th, 2011 at 10:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been quiet all offseason. With the exception of the trade of Derek Lowe, which was essentially a salary dump, and the selection of Robert Fish in the Rule 5 draft, the Braves haven't made a single trade or signing. There is one player who could help...

Atlanta Braves Claim Trademark Infringement on Upcoming Disney Movie Entitled ‘Brave’
December 21st, 2011 at 11:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves organization is objecting to the title of an upcoming movie from Pixar Animation Studios, claiming the film infringes on the "Braves" trademark. The movie, entitled Brave, is set to be released in the summer of 2012 and was originally The Bow and the Bear. The Braves filed a series...

Atlanta Braves’ Tommy Hanson Working to Build Strength and Put Injury Concerns to Rest
December 17th, 2011 at 11:14 PM
Atlanta Braves' starting pitcher Tommy Hanson had a solid 2011 season overall, but, unfortunately, he was forced to watch the last month and a half of the season from the bench. While the Braves were in the midst of their historic collapse, a right shoulder injury kept Hanson off the...

Cincinnati Reds Reportedly Interested in Jair Jurrjens
December 17th, 2011 at 4:11 PM
According to reports by MLB.com, the Cincinnati Reds are reportedly interested in aquiring Atlanta Braves' ace Jair Jurrjens.via trade. The Reds, who currently have six potential starters on their roster, are looking to add another pitcher to place near the top of their rotation and Jurrjens is one of six trade targets they are considering. ***PHOTO1***  The 25-year-old right-hander has a 50-32 career record...

Atlanta Braves were Unusually Quiet During Winter Meetings
December 10th, 2011 at 11:43 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been very quiet so far this offseason, and that did not change during this past week's Winter Meetings in Dallas. Braves fans likely expected some activity during the Winter Meetings, perhaps a trade or even a free agent signing. However, the only news was the selection of...

Atlanta Braves Select Relief Pitcher in Rule 5 Draft
December 8th, 2011 at 2:34 PM
On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves selected  minor league reliever Robert Fish in the Rule 5 Draft, giving the team another strong arm in the bullpen and one that provides depth in the pitching staff. Fish, a six-year minor league veteran, was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in 2006 and has bounced around all levels of the minor...

Atlanta Braves Could Face Contract Woes with Brian McCann
December 4th, 2011 at 12:09 AM
With trade rumors surrounding Martin Prado and Jair Jurrjens, the Atlanta Braves face a more important issue in the not so distant future: whether or not to keep catch Brian McCann around for the long haul. McCann, a six-time all star, is signed through the 2012 season and will make $11.5...

Atlanta Braves Sign 14 Players to Minor League Contracts
November 24th, 2011 at 6:08 PM
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves announce the signing of 14 minor leaguers, including 11 of those players that have been invited to attend spring training. Of those 11 invited among the non-rosters invitees, six players saw time in the major leagues in 2011. Veteran minor leaguer J. C. Boscan was among those...

Frank Wren: No Trade Unless It Improves Team
November 22nd, 2011 at 12:29 AM
With all the rumors swirling about a possible trade of Jair Jurrjens or Martin Prado, it is understandable that Atlanta Braves fans may have expected a deal to transpire, especially with the GM meetings this past week. After all, Frank Wren traded for Dan Uggla during the GM meetings last...

Not So Fast: Mark Cuban not Interested in Buying Atlanta Braves
November 19th, 2011 at 9:48 PM
When a recent poll on the Atlanta Journal Constitution's website revealed that 95% of nearly 8,000 voters wanted Mark Cuban, the enthusiastic and perhaps nonconforming owner of the Dallas Mavericks, to buy the Atlanta Braves, it started a wave of optimistic and hopeful speculation that Cuban may one day be...

Atlanta Braves Open to Trading Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado
November 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 PM
With the offseason officially underway, the rumors will be swirling all around baseball. The Atlanta Braves have already made headlines with their trade of Derek Lowe. Evidently they have no intention of slowing down, as a Major League source said the Braves have told some teams that they may be...