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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...

Atlanta Braves Place Tommy Hanson on Disabled List with Strained Lower Back
July 31st, 2012 at 7:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves have placed starting pitcher Tommy Hanson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back, rotowire.com reports. The injury is not serious, and Hanson should be able to come off the DL as scheduled. Kris Medlen, who is starting tonight against the Miami Marlins, will fill Hanson's...

Arodys Vizcaino, Jaye Chapman Named as Players Sent to Chicago Cubs for Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson
July 30th, 2012 at 11:49 PM
The mystery minor league pitchers in the Atlanta Braves deal with the Chicago Cubs has finally been solved. Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Braves sent Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino to the Cubs in exchange for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm. ***PHOTO1*** Vizcaino, 21, underwent Tommy John surgery this spring and has a...

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...

Chipper Jones Gives Fredi Gonzalez Nightmares with Twitter Account
July 30th, 2012 at 9:01 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones kept Fredi Gonzalez up all night on Saturday, and Gonzalez blames it on Chipper's new Twitter account. ***PHOTO1*** After Saturday's game win over the Philadelphia Phillies in which Mike Minor recorded a win off an eight-inning outing, Jones tweeted from @RealCJ10, "'Wow Mikey Minor! Hats off...

Kris Medlen to Start Tuesday in Place of Jair Jurrjens
July 29th, 2012 at 2:54 PM
As scheduled, the Atlanta Braves will continue their search to externally upgrade their starting rotation, but on Tuesday it will be Kris Medlen making at least a spot start for Jair Jurrjens. After Jurrjens seemingly reverted during his last two starts to the form of his first month this season to the...

Atlanta Braves Sign Miguel Batista to Minor League Contract
July 27th, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Though it's not the blockbuster move everyone is waiting for, the Atlanta Braves signed 41-year-old Miguel Batista to a minor league contract on Friday, tweeted David Lennon. He has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Batista was released by the New York Mets yesterday after being designated for assignment. It is not expected...

Atlanta Braves to Skip Jair Jurrjens in Rotation
July 25th, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Following a second straight rough start by Jair Jurrjens on Sunday, the Atlanta Braves will skip his next turn in the starting rotation. After consecutive starts of allowing six runs or more and putting up a 7.04 ERA over 10 starts this season, Jurrjens very well may have pitched his last...

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...

Confusion Surrounds Atlanta Braves in Ryan Dempster Deal
July 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 PM
It seems that everyone but Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster was aware of an impending trade to the Atlanta Braves. The deal, which would ship Randall Delgado to Chicago in exchange for the 35-year-old righty, is already subject to Dempster's 10-5 trade protection rights, but Cubs manager Dave Sveum refuted that...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Ryan Dempster from Chicago Cubs in Trade
July 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves accomplished their goal of solidifying their starting rotation by trading for Ryan Dempster of the Chicago Cubs, braves.com reports. Details are not yet available, but it seems the Braves will ship Randall Delgado to the Cubbies as part of the deal. Dempster will make $6 million more this season and...

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...

Chipper Jones Passes George Brett on All-Time List for RBIs by Third Baseman
July 20th, 2012 at 11:48 PM
George Brett will always be known as one of the greatest pure hitters to every play the game, but Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones passed him for first place on the all-time list for RBIs by a third baseman Friday night against the Washington Nationals. Entering the game tied with...

Jonny Venters Throws Scoreless Inning in Rehab Appearance
July 20th, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw a perfect inning for Triple-A Gwinnett Friday in the first of his scheduled two rehab appearances, ajc.com reports. Venters needed only six pitches, five strikes, to induce two flyouts and a groundout. He is scheduled to pitch again Sunday. If all goes according to plan, Venters should be...

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...

Jonny Venters to Makes Weekend Rehab Appearances
July 18th, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Injured Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters will make rehab appearances with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday and Saturday before he returns from the disabled list, ajc.com reports. Venters threw 39 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday and will throw another on Wednesday. He was placed on the 15-day DL on July 5...

Atlanta Braves Trade with Cincinnati Reds for Paul Janish, Option Randall Delgado to Minors
July 15th, 2012 at 7:59 AM
With Andrelton Simmons out at least six weeks with a broken hand and Jack Wilson on the disabled list with a dislocated pinky, the Atlanta Braves made a trade with the Cincinnati Reds for shortstop Paul Janish in exchange for right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond. Janish is considered a primarily defensive shortstop....

Brian McCann, Tyler Pastornicky Rejoin Atlanta Braves
July 14th, 2012 at 1:24 PM
In two roster moves, the Atlanta Braves brought back Brian McCann from paternity leave and Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett. The move also sent J.C. Boscan back to Gwinnett. McCann returns to the Braves from the birth of his first child on Friday, but Pastornicky was re-called to fill the roster spot...

Ben Sheets to Start for Atlanta Braves on Sunday
July 13th, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Recent free agent signee Ben Sheets will start on the mound for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez made the call after seeing Sheets throw a bullpen session Thursday, reports mlb.com. It will be Sheets' first Major League start since July 19, 2010, when he played for the Oakland...

Jonny Venters Has Positive Results in Throwing Sessions
July 12th, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw on Wednesday for the first time since going on the disabled list July 5 with an elbow impingement. After positive results then, he also threw Thursday. The lefty felt "great" after his flat ground throwing sessions.   "My arm felt like it was coming out good," Venters told...