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Dan Uggla Sits Against Cole Hamels, Whines
September 2nd, 2012 at 6:58 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made the decision to sit Dan Uggla against Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels on Sunday afternoon, and Uggla was not pleased. Braves.com reports that Uggla let Gonzalez know of his displeasure with not being in the starting lineup; Gonzalez stuck with his original decision, but not before...

Andrelton Simmons Gets the Nod to Resume Baseball Activities
September 1st, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Andrelton Simmons has been on the disabled list since breaking his hand in July, but he was cleared Friday night to resume all baseball related activities by Dr. Gary Laurie in his road to rejoin the Atlanta Braves, braves.com reports.   "It was a big relief," Simmons said. "I've been getting stalled...

Peter Moylan Perfect in Atlanta Braves Return
September 1st, 2012 at 7:06 PM
Three batters and three groundouts, and Peter Moylan is finally back with the Atlanta Braves after a surprise September call-up. It took 11 months after shoulder surgery, but Moylan finally worked his way back through four levels and 21 games of minor league ball. He struck out 21 in batters in 22...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Jeff Baker from Detroit Tigers
August 31st, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired utility player Jeff Baker from the Detroit Tigers on Friday, braves.com reports. The 31-year-old Baker was designated for assignment Friday, prompting general manager Frank Wren to call Dave Dombrowski a call and secure an upgrade in right-handed hitting, a plus since Baker is a career .298 hitter...

Jack Wilson Released by Atlanta Braves, Andrelton Simmons Nears Rehab Assignment
August 31st, 2012 at 11:13 PM
One year to the day of the Atlanta Braves acquiring shortstop Jack Wilson, they released him as reported by braves.com. Wilson had been placed on the 15-day disabled list July 15 with a dislocated pinky finger and was close to returning, but the club couldn't find a role for him in...

Brian McCann’s Performance May Be Hurting Next Contract
August 29th, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Brian McCann has obviously had a down year with the Atlanta Braves, and Ken Rosenthal thinks it may cost him financially. The Braves hold a $12 million club option on McCann for 2013, and he will be a free agent afterward. The sticky spot is obviously that McCann is hitting a...

Atlanta Braves Place Ben Sheets on Disabled List with Shoulder Inflammation
August 25th, 2012 at 5:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves had to end their use of the six-man rotation about a week early Saturday when they placed Ben Sheets on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. After a nearly two year retirement, the Braves signed Sheets after the All-Star break. Though he allowed just five runs in...

Dan Uggla not Living up to Contract
August 25th, 2012 at 11:09 AM
It has been a year and a half since Dan Uggla joined the Atlanta Braves, and fans are still waiting on results. After being acquired from the Florida Marlins in 2011 and signing a five-year, $62 million extension, Uggla, with the exception of a 33-game hit streak last season, has done...

Atlanta Braves Sign Lyle Overbay to Minor League Contract
August 21st, 2012 at 8:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves signed the recently released Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract on Monday, braves.com reports. Overbay will report to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday on their day off and begin playing Thursday against Syracuse. General manager Frank Wren said the move will allow Overbay to join the Major League...

Brian McCann not Pleased to Have Second Consecutive Night Off
August 18th, 2012 at 8:03 PM
It's not often that an Atlanta Braves player openly vents to the media about anything, but Brian McCann let everyone know that he wasn't happy with being out of the lineup again Saturday after having the night off on Friday, Dave O'Brien reports. McCann is hitting a career worst .229 with...

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 to Temporarily Use Six-Man Rotation
August 13th, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Fredi Gonzalez confirmed Monday what had been speculated and kicked around for about a week - the Atlanta Braves will use, at least on a temporary basis, a six-man rotation when Tommy Hanson returns from the disabled list on Friday, reports ajc.com. The plan is for the rotation to go through...

Tommy Hanson Makes Strong Rehab Start in Triple-A
August 13th, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson may come back from the disabled list Friday after he threw five shutout innings for Triple-A Gwinnett. Hanson scattered three hits over five innings on Sunday, providing the Braves with the problem everyone wants to have - having too much pitching. Atlanta could go with a...

Atlanta Braves Minor Leaguer Suspended 50 Games for Steroids
August 10th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Major League Baseball announced Friday that Atlanta Braves minor league starting pitcher Darrel Leiva has been suspended 50 games for the use of performance enhancing drugs, Dave O'Brien reports. The 18-year-old Leiva, who was pitching in the Dominican Summer League, tested positive metabolites of Nandrolone and Stanazolol, two forms of steroids. He...

Chipper Jones Gets Hotel TV Fixed via Twitter
August 10th, 2012 at 8:54 AM
The mere fact that Chipper Jones got a Twitter account got him enough attention, and that has carried over to make him the focus every time he sends out a tweet. That attention Thursday night helped him get some repairs to his hotel room when the Atlanta Braves were attempting...

Chipper Jones Stays Firm on Impending Retirement
August 6th, 2012 at 8:24 AM
Chipper Jones announced during Spring Training that 2012 would be his final year, and he is sticking to his story, even though he is providing not only offensive production but the heart and soul of the Atlanta Braves. He may be 40, but Chipper leads the team with a .320 average,...

Jair Jurrjens to Start Minor League Rehab Monday
August 5th, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Plagued Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens will start his minor league rehab stint Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett. It just happens that he has no idea when or in what capacity he will pitch for the G-Braves. Jurrjens was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained groin to make...

Andrelton Simmons Has Cast Removed, May Be Out Until September
August 3rd, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons had the cast on his right hand removed Friday and his fractured right pinky placed in a removable splint, braves.com reports. It looks, however, that his return time may be closer to eight weeks from the original injury sustained on July 9, putting his timetable...

Brandon Beachy Regains Full Range of Motion in Elbow
August 2nd, 2012 at 8:26 PM
Thursday is officially six weeks since Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery, and he has regained the full range of motion in his right elbow. Beachy was leading the majors with a 2.00 ERA when his elbow was injured in June. "I feel great," Beachy told braves.com....

Atlanta Braves Place Jair Jurrjens on Disabled List with Strained Groin
August 1st, 2012 at 10:57 PM
In yet another turn to a tumultuous year for Jair Jurrjens, the Atlanta Braves have placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin. Jurrjens injured his groin while pitching an inning in relief during the Braves' 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, though Fredi Gonzalez...