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Atlanta Braves’ Scott Downs Has Broken Finger, not Expected to Go on Disabled List
September 7th, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Atlanta Braves pitcher Scott Downs had a scary moment when he was nailed by a comebacker from Chase Utley in the Atlanta Braves' 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. Fox Sports South reports that he has a non-displaced fracture in the top of his...

Atlanta Braves’ Scott Downs Leaves Game Against Philadelphia Phillies After Being Drilled by Comebacker
September 7th, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Atlanta Braves lefty pitcher Scott Downs has left their game with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park after being hit by a comebacker off the bat of Chase Utley. Utley lined the second pitch he saw from Downs right back up the middle, hitting downs on his right, non-throwing hand....

Brandon Beachy Begins Playing Catch Again, Still No Timetable for Atlanta Braves Return
September 7th, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Brandon Beachy played some light catch on Friday, which was the first he's thrown since being shut down with elbow inflammation on Aug. 20, ajc.com repots. Still, the Atlanta Braves haven't set a date for his return. Beachy threw about 30 times from a distance of 30-40 feet, but the Braves are...

Jason Heyward Could Be Back with Atlanta Braves Next Week
September 7th, 2013 at 8:37 AM
Jason Heyward had a good outcome to his meeting with doctors Friday; a follow up appointment Monday will help clarify how soon he can rejoin the Atlanta Braves, and that could be as soon as next week, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Heyward has been out since Aug. 21 since having his jaw broken...

Atlanta Braves’ Reed Johnson Hoping for Playoff Return
September 5th, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Reed Johnson has already missed more than a month with Achilles tendinitis, but the Atlanta Braves outfield is hopeful that he'll be able to return in time for the playoffs. ***VIDEO1*** Johnson has a history of Achilles problems and has been out since July 28 after feeling it tighten up while running...

Rest is Key to Atlanta Braves Outfield in September
September 4th, 2013 at 4:23 PM
September call-ups are upon us and the Atlanta Braves now have the luxury of resting some of their starters as the approach the postseason. The Braves outfield just may be the primary beneficiary of the 2013 roster expansion. And while the Braves outfield certainly needs rest, they cannot afford to let...

Jason Heyward Resumes Light Baseball Activities for Atlanta Braves
September 3rd, 2013 at 8:44 PM
It'll still be a while before Jason Heyward can rejoin the Atlanta Braves after his broken jaw, but the outfielder has been cleared to resume light baseball activities, multiple sources report.   Just watching Jason Heyward play a little catch with the Upton brothers on the field. #Braves #goodnews pic.twitter.com/7Yymsttqwn — Jim Powell...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden Out Another Week with Sore Groin
September 2nd, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jordan Walden will likely be out another week, as his sore groin cut short a bullpen session on Monday, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Walden, who picked a good time to be hurt with the September roster expansion, hasn't pitched in a game since Aug. 21. “He threw a bullpen today, about...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Schafer Exits Career Game with Back Problems
September 2nd, 2013 at 9:19 PM
  Jordan Schafer has been blazing hot, and until today's day game against the New York Mets, showed no signs whatsoever of cooling off. Unfortunately, those signs manifested themselves in some lower back pain for Schafer after notching his 4th hit in 5 at-bats. ***PHOTO1*** Schafer had already put together 3 hits and...

Jason Heyward Cleared to Start Light Conditioning
August 30th, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was cleared by doctors to start light conditioning, Dave O'Brien reports. Heyward spent 30 minutes on an elliptical machine on Friday in the first vaguely rigorous activity rigorous activity since having his jaw broken by Jon Niese on Aug. 21. He had surgery to insert two metal...

Atlanta Braves Officially Consider Justin Upton Day-to-Day: Video
August 30th, 2013 at 8:09 AM
The Atlanta Braves were able to exhale when they learned that X-rays on Justin Upton's hand, which had been hit by a Ubaldo Jimenez pitch, came out negative. The Atlanta outfielder is considered day-to-day, and he is optimistic about playing in this weekend's series against the Miami Marlins. ***VIDEO1*** "Whenever it feels...

Justin Upton Has Bruised Hand After Being Hit by Pitch
August 29th, 2013 at 9:15 PM
Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton has left Thursday's game with the Cleveland Indians early after being hit by a pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez on the left hand. Fox Sports reports the X-rays were negative, and the Braves are calling it a hand contusion. Jimenez hit Upton with a fastball going 92...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden Dealing with Nondescript Leg Problem
August 29th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Jordan Walden hasn't appeared for the Atlanta Braves since throwing two innings in their 10-inning win over the New York Mets on Aug. 21, and it seems that Fredi Gonzalez told ajc.com that he's dealing with "leg issues." ***VIDEO1*** Other than that vague description, Gonzalez said he thought Walden could pitch again...

Atlanta Braves Activate Dan Uggla from Disabled List, Option Todd Cunningham
August 28th, 2013 at 4:26 PM
After he hit a home run and a single in Tuesday's minor league rehab game, the Atlanta Braves have activated Dan Uggla from the disabled list and optioned Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett. Uggla went 2-for-7 with four strikeouts in two games with Gwinnett in his first action since LASIK surgery a...

Atlanta Braves Action Plan as They Prepare for Postseason
August 28th, 2013 at 9:51 AM
In order for the Atlanta Braves to be successful in the postseason their plan of action must include four elements that will make them a better team.  Everyone needs to elevate their efforts and play well and the clubhouse must remain intact. That goes without saying. But if the Braves want...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Homers in Second Minor League Rehab Game
August 28th, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Dan Uggla kept up his routine of striking out, but he also collected a single and a homer for Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. He is expected to be activated from the disabled list by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. After striking out looking in the first and third innings, Uggla pounded...

With Jason Heyward Experiment on Hold Atlanta Braves Should Try Recent Call-Ups in Leadoff Spot
August 27th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
With the Major League Baseball playoffs quickly approaching and home field advantage still on the line, the Atlanta Braves need to find a spark in their offense and that begins with finding a real leadoff hitter to get them through the regular season. The Jason Heyward Experiment has ended, at least...

Brandon Beachy Has No Damage in Elbow After Meeting with Dr. James Andrews
August 27th, 2013 at 3:39 PM
After meeting with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, Brandon Beachy's elbow discomfort felt during his last start against the New York Mets is not serious, as expected by the Braves organization.   Indications are its nothing more serious for Beachy than inflammation as suspected, Beachy to talk here in a few mins and then Fredi. — David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) August 27,...

Atlanta Braves to Get Update on Brandon Beachy Tuesday
August 27th, 2013 at 8:33 AM
The Atlanta Braves and their medical staff will meet with Dr. James Andrews about Brandon Beachy's sore elbow on Tuesday, Mark Bowman tweets. Bowman says the fact that Andrews didn't go ahead and tell the Braves what was happening on Monday is a good sign.   The Braves will not have a...

Dan Uggla Hitless in First Atlanta Braves Minor League Rehab Game
August 26th, 2013 at 9:51 PM
In Dan Uggla's first minor league game action since LASIK surgery Aug. 13, it was pretty much what the Atlanta Braves have come to expect from the underperforming second baseman. While batting second for Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday, Uggla struck out twice and grounded into a double play in three at-bats...