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Atlanta Braves Sign Livan Hernandez After Release by Houston Astros
March 30th, 2012 at 3:20 PM
Veteran starting pitcher Livan Hernandez was released by the Houston Astros on Friday. Just hours later, the Atlanta Braves already signed him. ***PHOTO1*** Hernandez's release was spurred on by his 1-2 record and 5.62 Spring Training ERA over five starts with the Astros, but the Braves are taking a chance a 16-year veteran who...

Seattle Mariners Sign Kevin Millwood to Minor League Contract
January 22nd, 2012 at 8:47 PM
The Seattle Mariners may be young, but they added a veteran presence to their pitching staff Sunday when they signed former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Millwood to a minor league contract. The deal comes with an invitation to Spring Training. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman reports that Millwood has a good chance to make...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Michael Bourn, Jair Jurrjens
January 17th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves managed to avoid salary arbitration with their final two eligible players by agreeing to terms with Michael Bourn and Jair Jurrjens on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves have now signed all four of their arbitration-eligible players. Martin Prado signed Friday, and Eric O'Flaherty signed Monday night. Bourn will make $6.845 million as...

Atlanta Braves, Eric O’Flaherty Agree to One-Year Deal
January 17th, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Eric O'Flaherty has earned a pay raise. The Atlanta Braves lefty agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.49 million contract to follow one of the most impressive seasons put forth by a Major League reliever and to avoid arbitration. The deal nearly triples O'Flaherty's salary of $895,000 he made in 2011,...

Seattle Mariners Sign Former Atlanta Brave George Sherrill
December 30th, 2011 at 6:39 PM
The Seattle Mariners have signed former Atlanta Braves pitcher George Sherrill. The one-year deal is worth $1.1 million, plus incentives. The 34-year-old veteran spent last season with the Braves. The left-handed specialist allowed lefties to hit .256 against him, and he surrendered only one walk in 81 plate appearances. He compiled...

Atlanta Braves Show Interest in Ryan Theriot
December 29th, 2011 at 9:52 PM
The Atlanta Braves have expressed interest in signing free agent shortstop Ryan Theriot, John Heyman of CBS Sports reported in a tweet today. ***PHOTO1*** Theriot hit .277 with a .662 OPS last season with the St. Louis Cardinals in 132 games. He only stole four bases, which was the first time since 2006 that...

Atlanta Braves Reportedly Pursuing Ronny Cedeno
December 16th, 2011 at 12:14 AM
In their quest to sign a backup shortstop, the Atlanta Braves are pursuing Ronny Cedeno, Dave O'Brien reports via Twitter. O'Brien also reports that Cedeno has been a prime target for the Braves' backup shortstop/utility infielder all offseason. ***PHOTO1*** Cedeno's option with the Pittsburgh Pirates was declined earlier this offseason, and he put...

Atlanta Braves Make Multiple Roster Moves on Tuesday
December 13th, 2011 at 2:58 PM
Tuesday morning was a busy one for the Atlanta Braves' front office as the team declined to offer abritration contract to reliever Peter Moylan and infielder Brooks Conrad, allowing them both to become free agents. After the Braves saw Moylan pitch for Australia in the 2006 World Baseball classic, Atlanta signed the right-hander to a contract. While he had his bright spots...

For Atlanta Braves, Losing Alex Gonzalez Means Immediate Offensive Improvement
December 12th, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Now former Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez has found his new team in the form of the Milwaukee Brewers. He signed a one-year deal with the National League Central champions with an option for 2013. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves had already planned on Gonzalez's departure. Since arriving in a mid-2010 trade that sent...

Atlanta Braves May Non-Tender, Re-sign Peter Moylan
December 7th, 2011 at 8:18 PM
With the non-tender deadline rapidly approach at midnight Thursday, it seems the Atlanta Braves may non-tender Peter Moylan in order to avoid salary arbitration. Moylan is expected to fetch upwards of $2 million if he goes through the arbitration process, but Frank Wren met with Moylan's agent to discuss possibly non-tendering and re-signing...

Atlanta Braves Have Backup Shortstop at Top of Priorities
December 5th, 2011 at 11:52 PM
The Miami Marlins have already shelled out big bucks to sign Heath Bel and Jose Reyes, but Frank Wren says the Atlanta Braves are looking to make the right kind of moves, instead of just making a move. ***PHOTO1*** Though Bell and Reyes have just signed with the Marlins for at least...

Atlanta Braves Decline Arbitration to Alex Gonzalez
November 23rd, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Frank Wren has already indicated the Atlanta Braves were not planning on a future with Alex Gonzalez, and it was made official Wednesday when the Braves declined to offer him salary arbitration. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves would have received a draft pick to compensate for the loss of Gonzalez if they had offered...

Atlanta Braves to Contend with New Look Miami Marlins
November 11th, 2011 at 10:50 PM
The Miami Marlins unveiled their new identity and duds (literally and figuratively) Friday night, but all indicators point to even more action in the free agent market in an attempt to contend with the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves may be look to improve from within, but the Marlins...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Eric Hinske
October 31st, 2011 at 11:27 PM
In lieu of the Atlanta Braves trading Derek Lowe and cutting ties with Nate McLouth, the club will bring back Eric Hinske to come off the bench for 2012. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves announced Monday that they would exercise Hinske's $1.5 million club option for the 2012 season. Hinske, 34,  hit .233 with 10 homers...

Atlanta Braves May Look to Add Mark DeRosa to Bench
October 30th, 2011 at 10:42 PM
With the Atlanta Braves looking to add depth via free agency, it may make sense for them to pursue former Brave Mark DeRosa. ***PHOTO1*** In an effort to shore up reserve infielders, the Braves may be in need of someone with more flexibility than the not-so-sure-handed Brooks Conrad, who also saw his...

Atlanta Braves to Buyout Nate McLouth’s Club Option
October 29th, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Nate McLouth will soon see the end of his tenure with the Atlanta Braves, mlb.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The seven-year veteran, who struggled mightily over his last two seasons, has a club option for $10.65 million in 2012 with a $1.25 million buyout. Already having lost time due to the acquisition of Michael...