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David Ross to Start Over Brian McCann in National League Wild Card Game
October 4th, 2012 at 9:39 PM
  In what may be a sign of things to come for the Atlanta Braves, Fredi Gonzalez has selected David Ross to start in place of Brian McCann in the National League Wild Card game Friday evening against the St. Louis Cardinals. Gonzalez cited defense and holding runners as a primary reason for Ross getting...

Atlanta Braves Closer Craig Kimbrel Putting up Historic Numbers
October 2nd, 2012 at 11:59 AM
The Atlanta Braves knew they had one of the best closers in baseball at the beginning of the season. What they didn't know was that Craig Kimbrel would be putting the finishing touches on one of the most dominant seasons for a reliever in MLB history. Kimbrel has appeared 61 times...

Dan Uggla Out of Atlanta Braves Lineup with Swollen Hand
October 1st, 2012 at 8:02 PM
When the Atlanta Braves took the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night at PNC Park, they did so minus Dan Uggla. Uggla has a swollen hand, but it's not like it was hangnail quality. Uggla's original injury stems from a laceration he sustained on his hand during last Tuesday's...

Michael Bourn Finally Returns to Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 30th, 2012 at 1:56 PM
Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn has finally taken the field after missing six games with a sprained left thumb. Fredi Gonzalez originally didn't include Bourn in his lineup Sunday morning, but Bourn convinced him otherwise in the indoor batting cages at Turner Field, ajc.com reports. Bourn originally injured his thumb Sept. 22 in...

Kris Medlen, Atlanta Braves Look to Set Major League Baseball Record
September 30th, 2012 at 8:44 AM
When Kris Medlen toes the rubber Sunday afternoon against the New York Mets, the Atlanta Braves will look to continue their 22-game winning streak in games started by Medlen. A 23rd straight win will be a new Major League record. ***PHOTO1*** Medlen's only loss this season was in relief to contribute to...

Atlanta Braves Honor Chipper Jones with Pre-Game Ceremony
September 28th, 2012 at 9:16 PM
Tonight is Chipper Jones Day at Turner Field, and the Atlanta Braves made sure to give honor where it was due. As has become custom for the Bravos, Jones was honored before their series opener with the New York Mets with a lavish ceremony that include a video tribute, guest speakers...

Chipper Jones Blasts Radio Hosts Over Celebration Criticism
September 26th, 2012 at 8:16 PM
A note to Atlanta area sports radio hosts: Chipper Jones does not like it when you rip on the Atlanta Braves. Jones vented to reporters before Wednesday's game with the Miami Marlins about a local sports talk show criticizing the Braves' champagne and beer celebration after clinching a playoff berth...

Michael Bourn Still Out of Lineup, Looks to Return Wednesday
September 25th, 2012 at 7:21 PM
Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn is out of the lineup for a second straight game after jamming his thumb on a head-first slide on Saturday. AJC.com reports that Bourn had an appointment with Braves hand specialist Gary Lourie on Monday and was cleared of any structural damage. Fredi Gonzalez had originally...

Atlanta Braves Would Do Well to Skip Tommy Hanson in Rotation
September 24th, 2012 at 8:06 PM
Tommy Hanson is scheduled for two more starts this season, but the Atlanta Braves would benefit from skipping the recently inconsistent starter. Hanson's most recent start on Sept. 21 was just the latest step in Hanson's plagued second half of the year. He gave up five earned runs over 5 1/3...

Paul Janish Out 2-4 Weeks with Dislocated Shoulder
September 21st, 2012 at 9:32 PM
After flying back to Atlanta for an X-ray on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves have confirmed that shortstop Paul Janish will miss 2-4 weeks due to his dislocated shoulder, Dave O'Brien reports. Janish, who dislocated his left shoulder while diving for a grounder on Tuesday, had his shoulder examined on Thursday by...

Paul Janish Goes Back to Atlanta After Dislocating Shoulder
September 19th, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Already down a man in Andrelton Simmons at shortstop, Paul Janish flew back to Atlanta to see a specialist for his recently dislocated shoulder, Dave O'Brien reports. Janish dislocated his left shoulder while diving for a grounder during the ninth inning of the Braves' loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday....

Atlanta Braves Outfielder Martin Prado Proving to Be Clutch
September 19th, 2012 at 1:59 PM
It's no question that the Atlanta Braves are desperate for Dan Uggla and Brian McCann to start producing like they are capable. However, perhaps there is no more important Braves position player than Martin Prado, who's proving to be one of the most clutch hitters in all of baseball. Prado's ability...

Brian McCann Returns, Andrelton Simmons Out of Lineup with Sore Shoulder
September 18th, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Whenever the Atlanta Braves get someone back from an injury, they can't help but have someone else miss time with some kind of ailment. Brian McCann finally returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Miami Marlins, but Andrelton Simmons was out of the starting lineup due to a sore shoulder. Simmons...

Atlanta Braves Expect Brian McCann to Return to Lineup Soon
September 16th, 2012 at 9:55 PM
Brian McCann will remain limited to pinch-hitting duties for the Atlanta Braves as he rests his tweaky right knee, braves.com reports. McCann said his knee, officially diagnosed as tendonitis on the inside part of his right knee, felt better before Sunday's game with the Washington Nationals but that playing defense would still be...

Brian McCann Exits Early with Hamstring Injury
September 15th, 2012 at 6:14 PM
Brian McCann only caught two innings for the Atlanta Braves in their game with the Washington Nationals on Saturday before leaving and being replaced by David Ross. McCann grounded out in his only atbat, and the club says he has hamstring tendonitis, Dave O'Brien reports. McCann is currently considered day-to-day.

Andrelton Simmons to Be Activated by Atlanta Braves Monday
September 8th, 2012 at 7:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves will finally get their rookie shortstop back on Monday when Andrelton Simmons is done with his rehab assignment and joins the team in Milwaukee, braves.com reports. Simmons, who broke his hand on July 8, will play with Advanced-A Lynchburg in the Carolina League's championship series on Saturday and...

This Weekend’s Series the Last for Chipper Jones in New York
September 7th, 2012 at 2:27 PM
As the Atlanta Braves enter this weekend's series with the New York Mets at Citi Field, it's easy to remember how sluggish their offense has been for the past couple of weeks. What will hopefully instead be witnessed is a reappearance of Chipper Jones as the classic Mets killer. Jones has...

Chipper Jones Unhappy with Turner Field Attendance
September 5th, 2012 at 9:08 PM
Chipper Jones made no excuses for the loss the Atlanta Braves incurred last night at the hands of the Colorado Rockies, but he made sure the Atlanta faithful knew he thought they needed to be, well, more faithful. "Come on Atlanta!" Chipper tweeted from his @RealCJ10 account. "The Ted was a morgue...

Brian McCann Should Be in Lineup Tonight
September 5th, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has missed three straight games since getting a cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder Saturday night, but ajc.com reports that he should return to action tonight against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. McCann, who has been diagnosed with a cyst and a frayed labrum...

Kris Medlen Wins National League Pitcher of the Month Award
September 4th, 2012 at 7:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball announced Tuesday what everyone already knew. Kris Medlen was the National League Pitcher of the Mont during August. Medlen compiled a scant 0.50 ERA during August with just two earned runs over 35 2/3 innings. Combine that with a 4-0 record and 35 strikeouts, and the choice was...