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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...

Paul Maholm Rehab Start Scheduled for Saturday in Single-A Rome
August 13th, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Paul Maholm will start for Rome, the Braves Single-A affiliate on Saturday night at 7:00 PM. Rome will take on the New York Yankees' affiliate Charleston River Dogs. His rehab start will follow yesterday's performance that included a six inning, 79-pitch simulated game in which Maholm felt little or no...

Dan Uggla Goes on Disabled List with LASIK Surgery, Atlanta Braves Recall Tyler Pastornicky
August 13th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Dan Uggla has apparently had it with his contacts and vision problems. The Atlanta Braves placed Uggs on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday as he underwent LASIK surgery, kffl.com reports. They called up Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill his spot. Uggla seemed to adjust to his contact lenses but recently took a...

Atlanta Braves’ Paul Maholm Feels No Discomfort in Simulated Game
August 13th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm threw a 79-pitch simulated game at Turner Field on Monday and hopes to continue his recovery later in the week. The left-handed Maholm felt no discomfort during the simulation, in which he was up and down six times. He looks to begin a rehab assignment...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden Waiting for Swelling to Subside
August 12th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves got a scare Saturday night when Jordan Walden took a comebacker off his pitching hand in a loss to the Miami Marlins, but the good thing is that all he has to do is wait for the swelling to go down before he can pitch again. ***VIDEO1*** X-rays on...

Brian McCann Rests Sore Knee Second Straight Day, Atlanta Braves not Concerned
August 11th, 2013 at 6:21 PM
Brian McCann sat out a second straight game Sunday with a sore right knee, but the Atlanta Braves aren't too concerned about it. McCann's knee actually started bothering him before Friday's game, when he went 2-for-4 with a homer, but he notified Fredi Gonzalez after the game. That led to him...

Atlanta Braves Offseason Moves Key to Successful Season
August 11th, 2013 at 10:07 AM
The Atlanta Braves began their busy offseason on November 1, 2012 when former Brave, Jordan Schafer, returned to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros. Later that month, David Ross’ departure led to the signing of backup catcher Gerald Laird and the Braves also bolstered their...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden Won’t Need DL Stint After Being Hit with Comebacker
August 11th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jordan Walden added injury to insult when he was hit in his pitching hand with a comebacker in Atlanta's 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins on Saturday, but he thankfully won't need a stint on the disabled list. Walden completed two thirds of an inning, taking the loss...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Activate Gerald Laird from Disabled List Sunday
August 10th, 2013 at 9:08 PM
After going hitless in his first minor league rehab game Friday, Gerald Laird opted to play another rehab game Saturday and will likely be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Dave O'Brien reports. Laird went 0-for-3 but threw out an attempted base stealer for Triple-A Gwinnett in his first game action...

Jordan Schafer Returns to Atlanta Braves; Jose Constanza to Triple-A Gwinnett
August 10th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Jordan Schafer is set to return from the 15-day disabled list to the Atlanta Braves this Saturday, just in time for the second game of the three-game home series with the Miami Marlins. Copyright  2011mrzeising Jordan Schafer sustained an ankle injury in late June, after a foul tip off his ankle which led...

Atlanta Braves’ Paul Maholm Throws Extended Rehab Bullpen Session
August 10th, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Injured Atlanta Braves lefty pitcher Paul Maholm threw an extended bullpen session at Turner Field before Friday's win over the Miami Marlins, and he was pleased with the results.   Had a great bullpen today and it was awesome to see Huddy back in the clubhouse. Lets keep #streaking — paul maholm (@paul_maholm) August...

East Division Leading Atlanta Braves Seize Best Record in National League
August 10th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves are enjoying the fruits of their summer labor as they take a 14-game winning streak into tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field in Atlanta. Following last night’s 5-0 shutout victory against the Marlins, the Braves need one more win to tie the Atlanta franchise...

Gerald Laird Hitless in Atlanta Braves Minor League Rehab Game
August 9th, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Gerald Laird went hitless in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. The Atlanta Braves are expected to activate their backup catcher Saturday. Laird went 0-for-3, putting the ball in play in each of his at-bats. He also caught Pete Orr of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs stealing. The...

Jordan Schafer Struggling in Atlanta Braves Minor League Rehab Assignment
August 9th, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Jordan Schafer is having a rough time of it at the moment. The Atlanta Braves outfielder has struggled at the plate over his week-long minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. Thursday's game saw Schafer go 0-for-5 with a strikeout, bringing his average down to .071 (2-for-28) in seven games. If...

Injured Starter Tim Hudson Will Return to Form for the Atlanta Braves in Time to Begin 2014 Season
August 8th, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Injuries are part of sports. Anyone who has ever played or watched sports is aware of this unsettling reality. However, gruesome injuries, such as the one suffered recently by veteran Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson can be particularly disturbing, not only because we are forced to watch the replay over...

Gerald Laird Resumes Baseball Activities, Should Rejoin Atlanta Braves Saturday
August 8th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird has finally resumed baseball activities Wednesday afternoon for the first time since a procedure to remove kidney stones last week, ajc.com reports. Laird worked out Wednesday with Class-A Rome. The Braves currently have him scheduled to play a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett before...

Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward Day-to-day After Straining Neck
August 7th, 2013 at 9:01 AM
One of the stranger injuries of the season happened to Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward on Tuesday, when he strained his neck while hitting in the first inning of the Braves' win over the Washington Nationals. Heyward had to step away from home plate after fouling off the second pitch he...

Atlanta Braves’ Paul Maholm Throws Bullpen Session: Injury Update
August 6th, 2013 at 8:34 AM
Paul Maholm threw a bullpen session Sunday for the first time since going on the disabled list with a bruised left wrist. The Atlanta Braves' lefty was actually eligible to come off the DL Monday, but the club still projects him to need another week to 10 days, ajc.com reports. Maholm...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Schafer Hitless in Second Minor League Rehab Game
August 5th, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Jordan Schafer went hitless with an RBI and a walk for Triple-A Gwinnett Sunday, as the Atlanta Braves center fielder is coming back from a stress fracture sustained in late June. While playing centerfield for Gwinnett, Schafer took an 0-for-3 line, but he did walk and drive in a run on...