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Dan Uggla Dealing with Vision Issues, May Need LASIK
June 21st, 2013 at 9:08 AM
It seems Dan Uggla was told during Spring Training that he had astigmatism, but the threw the contacts away after just a couple of days. Since then, the Atlanta Braves second baseman has spent his time ducking away from curveballs and just not seeing the ball well. On Thursday, Uggla...

Atlanta Braves Place Evan Gattis on DL, Call-up Tyler Pastornicky
June 18th, 2013 at 10:27 AM
The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique, and called-up utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett to take his place. Gattis, who started game one of the Braves' five-game series against the New York Mets, was set to be replaced by...

MRI Negative on Brandon Beachy, but Comeback Delayed
June 15th, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Brandon Beachy will have to wait to return to the Atlanta Braves later than Tuesday. The right-handed pitcher experienced elbow tenderness during his Tommy John rehab, and it was revealed via MRI that it was just inflammation, ajc.com reports. Regardless, Beachy will have to put his rehab on hold. ***VIDEO1*** Beachy couldn't...

Ramiro Pena Day-to-day with Bruised Shoulder
June 9th, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Ramiro Pena could miss a couple days with what the Atlanta Braves have deemed a shoulder bruise sustained during their win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Dave O'Brien tweets. Pena is day-to-day with what #Braves think is mild shoulder contusion or bruise. From his second diving defensive play — David...

Brandon Beachy Inches Closer to Return in Sharp Rehab Start
June 8th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Brandon Beachy made his next-to-last rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett Saturday evening en route to his return to the Atlanta Braves. He showed shades of his former self in five strong innings. Pitching against the Columbus Clippers, Beachy allowed one run on four hits and three walks, striking out eight. He...

Brandon Beachy Eyes June 18 for Return to Atlanta Braves
May 29th, 2013 at 9:00 PM
After a solid second rehab start, the Atlanta Braves have set a goal of June 18 to have Brandon Beachy return to the starting rotation, ajc.com reports. In his start at Single-A Rome on Wednesday, Beachy threw five shutout innings and struck out three. He threw 68 pitches while giving up...

Atlanta Braves Activate Jordan Walden from Disabled List, Option Cory Rasmus
May 29th, 2013 at 8:10 PM
The Atlanta Braves activated reliever Jordan Walden from the disabled list on Wednesday, braves.com reports. Though they could have opted to use a seven-man bullpen, they made room for Walden by optioning Cory Rasmus to Triple-A Gwinnett. ***VIDEO1*** Walden topped out at 97 miles per hour in a rehab appearance at Gwinnett on...

Jordan Walden Could Return to Atlanta Braves Next Week
May 25th, 2013 at 4:24 PM
The Atlanta Braves could soon get some help in their injury-plagued bullpen. Jordan Walden threw off a mound in a pain-free bullpen session for the first time since being placed on the disabled list last week with shoulder inflammation, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Walden would likely head to a minor league rehab assignment...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden Expects to Return Next Week
May 22nd, 2013 at 1:13 PM
The Atlanta Braves finally received good news about their ailing bullpen when Jordan Walden complete a pain-free longtoss session with no pain in his shoulder, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Walden will throw a bullpen session this week as well as complete at least one minor league rehab game before...

Eric O’Flaherty to Undergo Tommy John Surgery Tuesday
May 20th, 2013 at 8:58 PM
The Atlanta Braves confirmed everyone's expectations and worst fears when they announced Eric O'Flaherty will have Tommy John surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Dr. James Andrews examined O'Flaherty on Monday and will perform the procedure. Andrews also performed the ligament replacement surgery on Jonny Venters last week. O'Flaherty had a 2.50 ERA in 19 appearances this season.

Eric O’Flaherty Has Ligament Tear, Likely Headed for Tommy John
May 18th, 2013 at 7:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves have had a pretty horrid time keeping their bullpen healthy this season, and it just got worse. Eric O'Flaherty has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is likely going to have Tommy John surgery, ajc.com reports. O'Flaherty was placed on the disabled list Saturday after...

Jonny Venters Speaks on Tommy John Surgery
May 17th, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Just a day after having the second Tommy John surgery of his career, Jonny Venters was back in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse, albeit with a splint on his left arm. ***VIDEO1*** Obviously, Venters was frustrated in the midst of yet another 12-month rehab. “I feel like this team has a chance to do...

Atlanta Braves Activate Jason Heyward, Place Jordan Walden on Disabled List
May 17th, 2013 at 3:46 PM
The Atlanta Braves have activated Jason Heyward from the disabled list, kffl.com reports. To make room for him, the Braves indeed went with a six-man bullpen by placing Jordan Walden on the 15-day DL with shoulder inflammation. Heyward was hitting .121 in 17 games when he was forced to have his...

Jonny Venters Has Second Tommy John Surgery
May 16th, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Jonny Venters was schedule to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday in his rehab process with a sprained left elbow. It turns out that instead of a regular checkup, the Atlanta Braves reliever ended up undergoing Tommy John surgery, braves.com reports. Andrews performed the procedure on Venters' torn ulnar collateral...

Atlanta Braves Prospect J.R. Graham to See Specialist for Shoulder
May 16th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
In what likely sounds like a bigger deal than it is, Atlanta Braves pitching prospect J.R. Graham is headed to Atlanta to hvae his bothersome right shoulder examined by the team orthopedist, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Graham exited Double-A Mississippi's game on Monday prior to the third inning with soreness in his shoulder....

B.J. Upton Day to Day with Bruised Shoulder After Being Hit by Pitch
May 14th, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton may have the worst luck of any Major League player this year. In the Braves' 10-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, Upton was drilled in the shoulder by a Wade Miley pitch in the sixth inning, eventually resulting in his departure from...

Starting Lineups for Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks: 5/13/2013
May 13th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Justin Upton pays a visit to his old team and ballpark in the first game between the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Braves: 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. B.J. Upton, CF 3. Justin Upton, RF 4. Freddie Freeman, 1B 5. Evan Gattis, LF 6. Brian McCann, C 7. Dan Uggla, 2B 8. Chris Johnson, 3B 9. Mike...

Brandon Beachy to Start Rehab Games Tuesday
May 13th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Brandon Beachy is scheduled to start throwing rehab games in his attempt to rejoin to the Atlanta Braves following Tommy John surgery last June, braves.com reports. Beachy will by pitching two innings of an extended spring training game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Tuesday. Assuming everything goes right, Beachy should...

Jonny Venters Ends Mound Session Prematurely
May 9th, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Jonny Venters originally planned to throw 15-20 pitches off a mound at AT&T Park before Thursday's game between the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants, but the lefty reliever cut the session short with elbow discomfort, ajc.com reports. Venters stopped at 10 or 11 pitches when he felt the discomfort and...

Jason Heyward Goes Hitless in First Minor League Rehab Start
May 9th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
In the first of at least four minor league rehab games, Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward went 0-for-5 while serving as the designated hitter for Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. Heyward, who is recovering from an appendectomy performed on April 22, struck out three times while getting his legs back under him....