Archives

Category: ‘Outfielders’

Matt Diaz Out for Season with Thumb Surgery
August 14th, 2012 at 2:59 PM
Though Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz has been attempting to allow the wound to his right thumb to heal on its own since being placed on the disabled list on July 21, ajc.com reports that he will have season-ending surgery on Wednesday. The decision was made Monday afternoon by Braves hand specialist...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm from Chicago Cubs
July 30th, 2012 at 11:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves have satisfied their need for a starting pitcher and backup outfielder by trading for lefty Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs in a deal just over half a day before the trade deadline Tuesday, John Paul Morosi tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Not all details are available at the...

Atlanta Braves Re-call Jose Constanza, Option Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A
July 23rd, 2012 at 8:47 PM
In a pair of moves Monday, the Atlanta Braves re-called outfielder Jose Constanza and optioned reliever Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A Gwinnett, Dave O'Brien reports. With a healthy Jonny Venters back in the bullpen and Matt Diaz on the DL with a potentially season-ending injury, the Braves opted for more depth on...

Atlanta Braves Activate Jonny Venters, Place Matt Diaz on Disabled List
July 21st, 2012 at 6:00 PM
In need of a bullpen arm for Saturday's doubleheader with the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves have activated Jonny Venters from the disabled list early. His roster spot was made available by the Braves also placing Matt Diaz on the DL with an open would to his right hand containing...

Atlanta Braves Players not Impressed by Melky Cabrera’s Antics
July 19th, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Atlanta Braves fans weren't exactly the biggest supports of Melky Cabrera during his stint with the club in 2010, and it seems the San Francisco Giants left fielder didn't make himself anymore friends during the three-game series that concluded Thursday in his first trip back to Atlanta since being released...

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...

Atlanta Braves Activate Chipper Jones from Disabled List, Option Jose Constanza to Triple-A
June 10th, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Chipper Jones couldn't convince Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to let him stay in town for the John Smoltz's number retirement, but after two rehab games with Class-A Rome, Chipper has been activated from the disabled list in time for the series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jones will bat third...

Pinch-hitting Eric Hinske Ejected from First Game Against St. Louis Cardinals
May 12th, 2012 at 1:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves got their late-inning heroics from Jason Heyward, but Eric Hinske provided a bit of drama in the eighth inning of the opening game of the their three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals when he became the first Braves player to be ejected from a game. ***PHOTO1*** Hinske attempted to check...

Jose Constanza to Compete for Final Bench Spot
February 23rd, 2012 at 7:57 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told mlb.com yesterday that Jose Constanza will contend for the final bench spot in Spring Training. ***PHOTO1*** Constanza's speed would give the Braves a legitimate backup to Michael Bourn in center field. "He did enough last year that he deserves to get not [just] a look, but an opportunity,”...

Jason Heyward Looks to Rebound in 2012
February 19th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
Jason Heyward may have struggled in his second year in the big leagues, but the Atlanta Braves right fielder has worked hard over the offseason to put that all behind him. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward stayed late on the main field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex after his teammates had left...

Atlanta Braves Need Jason Heyward to Produce in 2012
January 19th, 2012 at 7:47 PM
Jason Heyward arrived at spring training in 2010 with all the hype in the world surrounding him. Baseball's most highly touted prospect at only 20 years of age, Heyward took it all in stride and did not shy away from the media. Stories of his mammoth home runs in batting...

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,...

Atlanta Braves Agree to One-Year Deal with Martin Prado
January 13th, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Martin Prado and the Atlanta Braves avoided going into salary arbitration Friday when the sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million. ***PHOTO1*** Though the Braves may still trade Prado, the 28-year-old jack of all trades received a pay raise from the $3.1 million he made last year. He is eligible...

Baltimore Orioles Reportedly Looking into Tommy Hanson
January 3rd, 2012 at 8:58 PM
Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told Dan Connelly of the Baltimore Sun that while he wants to build the franchise around Adam Jones, he is still available. In the midst of the Orioles' lack of interest in Jair Jurrjens, they are now looking into a deal involving Atlanta...

Best Move for Atlanta Braves? Keep Martin Prado
December 28th, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Amidst all the rumors floating around this offseason, the Atlanta Braves are still said to be shopping Martin Prado. However, one must wonder if shipping him off would really be worth it. ***PHOTO1*** Granted, Prado's production took a nosedive last season, but what is lost in his .260 average is the fact...

Colorado Rockies May Be Interested in Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado
December 23rd, 2011 at 11:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies are rumored to once again be in trade talks. Apparently, they have been in discussions revolving around Martin Prado, Jair Jurrjens and Seth Smith. ***PHOTO1*** The deal seems to make sense; the Rockies are in need of a second baseman and pitching, and the Braves need...

Colorado Rockies Offer Seth Smith to Atlanta Braves in Exchange for Martin Prado
November 22nd, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Frank Wren has already made it known that Martin Prado is available to be traded if it makes the Atlanta Braves a better team. The Colorado Rockies have responded by offering Seth Smith, the Denver Post reports. ***PHOTO1*** Smith, who spent time in left and right field last season, hit .284 in...

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...

MRI Shows Jason Heyward Will not Require Surgery
October 11th, 2011 at 11:16 PM
While gaining distance from a severe sophomore slump, an MRI revealed that Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward had no structural damage in his troublesome right shoulder and will not require surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward's shoulder began bothering him in mid-March, and he eventually went on the disabled list in May for three weeks....