Category: ‘Quick Hits’

MLB Owners Approve Several Rule Changes for Upcoming Season
January 16th, 2013 at 10:49 AM
While Atlanta Braves fans will forever curse the "infield fly" rule under their breath after the NL wildcard round last October, it wasn't one of the rules adjusted for the upcoming MLB season. The rules changes approved by the MLB owners are as follows: - Coaches and managers are now allowed to...

Update: Former Atlanta Brave Andruw Jones Arrested After Threatening to Kill Wife
December 27th, 2012 at 1:33 AM
Andruw Jones was arrested early Christmas morning on a battery charge. Nicole Jones, the wife of the former Atlanta Braves center fielder, said her husband dragged her down a staircase, grabbed her neck, and said he wanted to kill her. Andruw Jones was heavily intoxicated, allowing his wife to push him away...

Atlanta Braves Prospects Ernesto Mejia and Evan Gattis Star in Winter League
December 17th, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Atlanta Braves prospects Ernesto Mejia and Evan Gattis are both showcasing some power in the Venezuelan Winter League. Mejia hit two home runs tonight to push his league-leading total to 14 homers. Gattis also added another long ball to his stat line, giving him 12 on the season. This power surge is not...

Atlanta Braves Sign Catcher Matt Pagnozzi to Minor League Deal
December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves continue to add to their catching depth by signing journeyman Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league deal. The team expects him to serve as Gerald Laird's backup until Brian McCann returns from off-season shoulder surgery. McCann is slated to miss anywhere from the first two-weeks to a...

Atlanta Braves Dream of Moving Class-A Team to N.C. is Denied
November 8th, 2012 at 1:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves had hopes of moving its Class-A affiliate, currently operating in Lynchburg, Virginia to Wilmington, North Carolina in time for the 2015 season. However, N.C. voters overwhelmingly voted "no" during Tuesday's election to raise property taxes to pay for a proposed ballpark. Without the $37 million in taxes...