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Atlanta Braves Remain Calm with Brandon Beachy’s Elbow
August 25th, 2013 at 12:30 AM
When Brandon Beachy went on the disabled list with discomfort in his right elbow five starts after Tommy John surgery, it seemed logical to panic. But the Atlanta Braves aren't looking at it that way. In fact, the situation is strikingly similar to that of former Brave John Smoltz, who was...

Atlanta Braves Starter Brandon Beachy Returns to Disabled List
August 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 PM
The Atlanta Braves placed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list on Friday due to tightness in his pitching elbow. Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2012 and returned to the rotation in late July 2013 following a lengthy rehabilitation. Outfielder Todd Cunningham was called up from Triple-A...

Atlanta Braves Get Best Case Scenario in Jason Heyward’s Surgery on Broken Jaw
August 23rd, 2013 at 8:01 AM
The good news is that Jason Heyward didn't have to have his fractured jaw wired shut, instead getting metal plates on the right side of his face and on his chin, Dave O'Brien tweets. He may be able to return to the Atlanta Braves as soon as late September.   #Braves Heyward...

Dan Uggla Hoping for August 28 Return for Atlanta Braves
August 22nd, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is eyeing a return to the field next week after being placed on the disabled list to undergo laser eye surgery last Friday. Uggla took batting practice on Tuesday in Atlanta and has traveled with the team to St. Louis for more BP before returning...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Scratched from Next Start for Appointment with Dr. James Andrews
August 22nd, 2013 at 5:39 PM
According to the official Atlanta Braves Twitter account, Brandon Beachy has been scratched from his projected start on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. He will instead visit with Dr. James Andrews, the doctor who performed Beachy's Tommy John surgery.   LHP Mike Minor will start on Sunday in place of RHP Brandon...

Atlanta Braves Begin 4 Game Series with St. Louis Cardinals
August 22nd, 2013 at 3:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves look to take on the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4 game series at Busch Stadium. The Atlanta Braves are still the only team in baseball under 50 losses. The Braves flew from Flushings, New York, to St. Louis, Missouri after a 2 game set with the New...

Jason Heyward to Have Surgery on Fractured Jaw on Thursday
August 22nd, 2013 at 8:23 AM
It's not exactly a shocking turn of events, but Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward will have surgery on his broken jaw on Thursday, Grant McAuley tweets.   #Braves have announced that Jason Heyward will undergo surgery on Thursday. Time frame for his return will be determined after. — Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) August...

Jason Heyward Out a Month with Fractured Jaw, Could Miss Rest of Atlanta Braves’ Regular Season
August 21st, 2013 at 7:46 PM
The infirmary just keeps growing for the Atlanta Braves. This time it's Jason Heyward (again) who is out four to six weeks with a fractured jaw after being hit in the face with a fastball from Jon Niese in the Braves' win over the New York Mets on Wednesday, foxsportssouth.com reports. Heyward had...

Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward Hit by Pitch
August 21st, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Jason Heyward was hit by a Jon Niese fastball in the top of the 6th inning of the Atlanta Braves' final game of their two game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.  The pitch hit Heyward squarely in the right side of his jaw, just below the ear....

Paul Maholm to Return to Atlanta Braves on Thursday
August 20th, 2013 at 7:49 PM
Paul Maholm will be activated from the disabled list by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday to make his first start in over a month, Dave O'Brien tweets.   Maholm will return to #Braves rotation Thursday vs Cardinals — David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) August 20, 2013 The Braves will skip Mike Minor's start in the rotation,...

Paul Maholm Likely to Make Second Rehab Start for Atlanta Braves
August 19th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Despite the Atlanta Braves shuffling their starting rotation due to their 15-inning marathon with the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Paul Maholm will not make his comeback from disabled list on their six-game road trip. ***VIDEO1*** Kris Medlen threw three innings on three days rest in Saturday's 15-inning loss, forcing the Braves to...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Has Successful LASIK Surgery
August 17th, 2013 at 8:44 PM
Dan Uggla can finally see. A day after the Atlanta Braves second baseman had LASIK eye surgery, he was back at Turner Field hitting off a tee, Kevin McAlpin tweets.   Dan Uggla is here. Had successful LASIK surgery yesterday. Says his vision is now 20-15. May hit off tee inside today....

Season Over for Tyler Pastornicky, Atlanta Braves Call up Phil Gosselin
August 16th, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Tyler Pastornicky, called up from the minors this week by the Atlanta Braves, will have season-ending knee surgery, the Braves announced today. Pastornicky suffered a torn ACL after colliding with right fielder Jason Heyward on a play Wednesday night. He was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday to start in place...

Michael Young a Perfect Fit for the Atlanta Braves
August 15th, 2013 at 1:06 PM
Major League veteran Michael Young has cleared waivers and appears to be on his way out of Philadelphia. That is, if he agrees to waive his no trade clause. The Atlanta Braves are a perfect place for Young to bring his talents. ***PHOTO1***With Dan Uggla recently being place on the 15-day...

Atlanta Braves’ Starting Rotation Undeterred by Tim Hudson Injury
August 15th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
When Tim Hudson sustained a gruesome ankle injury against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 24th, his season was immediately over. This left many Atlanta Braves fans wondering exactly what they were going to do to fill the void left by Hudson. In his absence, as well as...

Atlanta Braves Schedule MRI for Tyler Pastornicky’s Knee
August 15th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
It probably sounds worse than it really is, but the Atlanta Braves have scheduled an MRI on Thursday for Tyler Pastornicky's sprained left knee that he sustained when he collided with Jason Heyward, ajc.com reports. Pastornicky was just called up Tuesday to fill in for Dan Uggla, who went on the disabled...

Atlanta Braves 2B Tyler Pastornicky Suffers Injury in Collision with Jason Heyward
August 14th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky, filling in for starter Dan Uggla, collided with right fielder Jason Heyward while attempting to catch a fly ball in the top of the third inning. Pastornicky suffered a sprained left knee and is listed as day-to-day. The injury is a major blow to Pastornicky who...

Tim Hudson’s Recovery Going Well; Expects to Be Completed by December
August 14th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
After Tim Hudson's season-ending ankle injury, many were concerned on how the Atlanta Braves pitcher would recover, especially considering his age. Today,  Hudson took to MLB Network in a radio interview to respond.     Hudson on being ready for spring training: "We're looking at being totally healed from this thing at the...

Atlanta Braves Still Haven’t Placed Timetable on Reed Johnson’s Return
August 14th, 2013 at 6:08 PM
The Atlanta Braves still don't know when Reed Johnson will return from the disabled list. The veteran outfielder is suffering from Achilles tendonitis, and though he can hit, he still can't run, Dave O'Brien tweets. Johnson was placed on the 15-day DL July 30 when his nagging Achilles tendon finally decided...

Jordan Walden Hoping to Be Pitching Again by Friday
August 14th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
According to Mark Bowman, Jordan Walden is hoping to be pitching again as soon as this Friday after being struck on the right hand in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins.   — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 14, 2013     Fortunately, the injury was nothing more than a bruise on Walden's pitching hand, requiring...