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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...