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Atlanta Braves Sign Blake DeWitt to Minor League Deal
December 6th, 2012 at 10:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves continue to add depth to their minor league system by signing former Chicago Cubs utility player Blake DeWitt. DeWitt, who has spent the majority of his time at second base and left field, spent last season with the Iowa Cubs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cubs. He was...

Atlanta Braves Sign Catcher Matt Pagnozzi to Minor League Deal
December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves continue to add to their catching depth by signing journeyman Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league deal. The team expects him to serve as Gerald Laird's backup until Brian McCann returns from off-season shoulder surgery. McCann is slated to miss anywhere from the first two-weeks to a...

Left Field a Priority for Atlanta Braves at Winter Meetings
December 4th, 2012 at 8:47 AM
After signing B.J. Upton to play center field last week, the Atlanta Braves have just the left field spot to fill in their starting lineup plus a couple of bench spots. Mark Bowman tweets that the Braves have "minimal interest" in the current free agent market in left and may...

Atlanta Braves Claim David Carpenter Off Waivers
November 30th, 2012 at 11:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed right-handed reliever David Carpenter off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, Mark Bowman tweeted earlier Friday. The Red Sox had designated the 27-year-old for assignment 10 days ago. He had spent the last two seasons with the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays before being traded...

Atlanta Braves Trade Tommy Hanson to Los Angeles Angels
November 30th, 2012 at 3:09 PM
The Atlanta Braves continued to reshape their roster this week by trading starting pitcher Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for bullpen arm Jordan Walden. Hanson, who had been battling shoulder issues, went 13-10 in 2012 with an ERA of 4.48.  The Braves had been concerned with his declining numbers...

Atlanta Braves Close to Agreement with Catcher Gerald Laird
November 15th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
The Atlanta Braves didn't waste a lot of time finding their replacement for backup catcher David Ross.  According to Mark Bowman, the former Detroit Tiger, Gerald Laird, is close to signing with the Braves. The Tigers held the door open for a Laird return but they weren't prepared to offer him...

Atlanta Braves Lose Backup Catcher David Ross to Boston Red Sox
November 10th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
The Atlanta Braves will be searching for a new backup catcher. David Ross will sign a two-year deal, worth $6.2 million with the Boston Red Sox according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Ross was the backup to Braves catcher Brian McCann for the past four seasons.  This will be David Ross'...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Tim Hudson: What It Means
November 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 PM
It was a near certainty that the Atlanta Braves were going to pick up Tim Hudson's option for the 2013 season. He not only provides much-needed veteran leadership and stability to a young pitching staff, but also to the entire team following Chipper Jones' retirement. Hudson ended the season with a...

Atlanta Braves Claim Jordan Schafer Off Waivers from Houston Astros
November 1st, 2012 at 4:02 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Houston Astros, mlbtraderumors.com reports. Schafer originally played in the Braves organization from 2005-11 before being shipped to Houston in July 2011 as part of the Michael Bourn trade. Schafer hit .211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games last season while...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Paul Maholm: What It Means
November 1st, 2012 at 8:48 AM
When the Atlanta Braves picked up their club option for Paul Maholm, they once more ran into the familiar problem of having too much starting pitching. But the move very well may have provided them the flexibility to make a deal this offseason without decimating their starting rotation. The 30-year-old lefty...

Jason Heyward Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award
October 30th, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Jason Heyward further solidified his importance to the Atlanta Braves' future on Tuesday when he officially won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for right field position in the National League. Heyward beat out Andre Ethier and Jay Bruce as the other finalists en route to the first Braves Gold Glove since 2007,...

Tim Hudson Hoping for Contract Extension from Atlanta Braves
October 27th, 2012 at 8:26 PM
With Chipper Jones' retirement, Tim Hudson is now the longest tenured player on the Atlanta Braves, and he would like to finish his career there. The 37-year-old is expected to have his $9 million option picked up by the Braves for 2013, but any kind of contract extension will likely be...

Paul Janish Has Shoulder Surgery, Should Return in April
October 26th, 2012 at 8:32 AM
Paul Janish joined Brian McCann on the list of Atlanta Braves players who needed shoulder surgery this offseason. The operation was to his left, non-throwing shoulder, and he should ready to go by April, ajc.com reports. Janish has a history of shoulder subluxations, but he dislocated he shoulder severely enough on...

Brandon Beachy Begins Throwing Program After Tommy John Surgery
October 23rd, 2012 at 8:17 PM
Four months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy has finally begun a throwing program in his rehab efforts, ajc.com reports. Beachy had the ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction performed on June 21 and was able to lob a ball about 30 feet with team physical therapist Lloyd Van...

Brian McCann Needs Six Months of Rehab
October 21st, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann saw his year of 2012 get even worse last week when he learned that his shoulder was injured worse than previously thought and that he will need six months to rehab his labrum, Dave O'Brien reports. Dr. Xavier Duralde operated on the posterior portion of the...

Atlanta Braves May Be Better Suited to Pursue Angel Pagan Over Michael Bourn
October 19th, 2012 at 9:19 AM
One of the biggest decisions that face the Atlanta Braves this offseason is what to do in center field. As of right now, general manager Frank Wren is faced with two options. Either unload gobs of money on Michael Bourn or look elsewhere in the free agent market. Bourn made $6.845...

Brian McCann Has Surgery on Bothersome Right Shoulder
October 16th, 2012 at 9:16 PM
After battling through a career-worst season, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann finally went under the knife in a procedure to repair the frayed labrum in his right shoulder on Tuesday. Braves.com reports that team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Xavier Duralde performed the surgery to the posterior portion of McCann's shoulder, putting McCann's...

Atlanta Braves Right Fielder Jason Heyward up for Hank Aaron Award
October 11th, 2012 at 2:59 PM
For the past twelve years, the Hank Aaron Award has been given to the top offensive player in each league. Past winners include players like Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols. Could Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward be next in line? Heyward has been nominated as a finalist representing...

Frank Wren Hopes to Keep Michael Bourn in Atlanta Braves Uniform
October 8th, 2012 at 4:10 PM
It looks like most of the 2013's Atlanta Braves lineup is already set, but general manager Frank Wren is facing the glaring question of whether he can lure Michael Bourn with a contract lucrative enough for his agent, Scott Boras. Bourn is eligible for free agency once the World Series is over,...

Eric Hinske Doesn’t Expect Atlanta Braves to Re-Sign Him
October 6th, 2012 at 8:14 PM
Eric Hinske struggled mightily in his third season with the Atlanta Braves, and it's expected that it will be his last. The 35-year-old Hinske set new career lows by hitting just .197 (26-for-132) with two home runs while striking out 41 times. Over the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Hinske hit a combined 21 home...