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Craig Kimbrel the Only Atlanta Brave on National League All-star Team, Freddie Freeman in Final Vote
July 6th, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Don't mind the fact that the Atlanta Braves have a comfortable lead in the National League East. Sure, they're streaky, but the only Braves player who is on the NL roster for this month's All-Star Game at Citi Field is closer Craig Kimbrel. Freddie Freeman is among the five candidates...

Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves Reps Come up Big in 2012 All-Star Game
July 10th, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Chipper Jones picked up a hit and a good laugh in the 2012 All-Star Game, the last one of us career. Dan Uggla also picked up a hit and an RBI in the National League's 8-0 win at Kauffman Stadium. With a second half pennant race ahead of them, the Atlanta...

Michael Bourn to Replace Ian Desmond in 2012 All-Star Game
July 8th, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn learned today that he won't be snubbed for the 2012 All-Star Game after all. We will represent the National League after Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was scratched from the game with a strained oblique. Bourn is currently hitting .310 with an already career high...

Chipper Jones to Replace Matt Kemp at 2012 All-Star Game
July 3rd, 2012 at 5:59 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has been named to National League squad of the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City, Dave O'Brien reports. Matt Kemp, who is currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, will not be able to play in All-Star Game, so National League manager Tony...

Atlanta Braves Pitching Helps Secure National League Win in All-Star Game, Prince Fielder’s Home Run The Difference
July 13th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
In the only American All-Star contest that actually plays defense, it was the trio of Atlanta Braves pitchers that rode Prince Fielder's coattails to the National League's second straight All-Star Game victory. Jair Jurrjens, Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings at Chase Field to help secure...

Five Atlanta Braves Make 2011 All-Star Team
July 11th, 2011 at 12:44 PM
A strong first half that currently has the Atlanta Braves sitting in second place in the NL East, 3.5 games behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies, is due in large part to the stellar pitching staff that had led the Braves to a 54-38 record. Atlanta's pitching staff, second in the...

Atlanta Braves Place Chipper Jones on Disabled List
July 9th, 2011 at 12:19 PM
The Atlanta Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right meniscus. The move may result in the Braves veteran to undergo arthroscopic surgery. Jones said after Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies that he was considering skipping the All-Star Game in order to allow his...

Four Atlanta Braves Make All-Star Team
July 4th, 2011 at 4:38 PM
In the twilight of a career that is sure to be destined for Cooperstown, Chipper Jones has been selected to his seventh All-Star team. The 39-year-old third baseman was voted in by the players for the 82nd All-Star Game. ***PHOTO2*** "That means more than anything to have the respect of your peers and...

Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Leads All-Star Voting at Catcher
June 7th, 2011 at 7:19 AM
Last year’s National League starting catcher in the All-Star game is in a spot to start again. ***PHOTO1*** Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is currently leading NL catchers with 1,123,943 votes, according to Major League Baseball reports today. He has passed and is now currently 60,000 votes ahead of San Francisco Giants...