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Atlanta Braves Place Andrelton Simmons on Disabled List
July 9th, 2012 at 8:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves made the inevitable and unenviable move of placing rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons on the 15-day disabled list on Monday. He injured his right hand on a headfirst slide during the Braves' win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Simmons was examined by Dr. Gary Lourie and was confirmed...

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 Place Jonny Venters on Disabled List
July 5th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
The Atlanta Braves have added yet another disappointment for 2012 in the story of Jonny Venters by placing him on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow impingement. The Braves have called up Luis Avilan to fill Venters' vacated roster spot. Venters, who had struggled to a 4.45 ERA and a...

Ben Sheets Starts First Game in Minors for Atlanta Braves
July 5th, 2012 at 9:57 AM
Newly signed Atlanta Braves pitcher Ben Sheets made his first start in nearly two years on Wednesday. He threw five innings for Double-A Mississippi to start his attempt at a comeback to the majors. With a fastball clocked in the low 90s, consistent with his recent workouts, Sheets gave up four...

Chipper Jones to Replace Matt Kemp at 2012 All-Star Game
July 3rd, 2012 at 5:59 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has been named to National League squad of the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City, Dave O'Brien reports. Matt Kemp, who is currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, will not be able to play in All-Star Game, so National League manager Tony...

Andrelton Simmons Named National League Rookie of the Month
July 2nd, 2012 at 7:02 PM
Only a month into his Major League career, Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons was named the National League Rookie of the Month for the month of June. Simmons was called up on May 30 to shore up the defense at shortstop with the thought that any offensive production would just...

Atlanta Braves Sign Ben Sheets to Minor League Deal
July 1st, 2012 at 3:30 PM
The Atlanta Braves, looking to make a move to bolster their starting rotation after the loss of Brandon Beachy to surgery, have signed four-time All-Star starting pitcher Ben Sheets to a minor league deal, braves.com reports. He will make his first start on Independance Day for Double-A MIssissippi. Sheets, who turns...

Peter Moylan Pitches in First Rehab Game
June 30th, 2012 at 5:42 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Peter Moylan pitched in a game for the first time since September in a rehab stint in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday, braves.com reports. Moylan, who had surgery for a torn rotator cuff and labrumlast October, threw just seven pitches to the Yankees' GCL team in a perfect inning...

Atlanta Braves Looking into Possible Trade for Jason Vargas
June 29th, 2012 at 6:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves, for some reason, are looking into acquiring starting pitcher Jason Vargas from the Seattle Mariners, Jason Stark reports. In their search for an "impact starting pitcher" to shore up the rotation, the Braves have scouting Vargas heavily. But there seem to be more than a few problems. The 7-7...

Atlanta Braves Interested in Chicago Cubs’ Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza
June 25th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
With the recent loss of Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves' rotation is currently a question mark. The Braves are rumored to be interested in Chicago Cubs' starters Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. Garza earns $9.5MM this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this offseason. He...

Brandon Beachy Has Successful Tommy John Surgery
June 21st, 2012 at 8:19 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, ending his season and starting a year-long healing process. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Gulf Breeze, Fla., replacing Beachy's ulnar collateral ligament.  "It's tough," general manager Frank Wren told mlb.com. "He was really doing everything that you...

Brandon Beachy to Undergo Tommy John Surgery Thursday
June 20th, 2012 at 5:50 PM
With the Atlanta Braves riding high after their big win over the New York Yankees, manager Fredi Gonzalez had to bring down everyone's spirits with the announcement everyone expected and no one wanted to hear. Brandon Beachy will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. James Andrews confirmed what team doctors had...

Brandon Beachy Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament
June 19th, 2012 at 8:03 AM
God help the Atlanta Braves. Right in the middle of a three-game losing streak, the club has announced that an MRI performed on Brandon Beachy and his troublesome right elbow has revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Beachy will see the dreaded Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday...

Atlanta Braves Put Brandon Beachy on 15-Day Disabled List
June 17th, 2012 at 2:06 PM
After coming out of the game on Saturday evening with soreness in his elbow, the Braves didn't waste any time in reaching a decision on what to do with Brandon Beachy. He'll go to the 15-day disabled list and Jair Jurrjens will return to the Atlanta rotation. Beachy said Sunday before...

Brian McCann Corrects Swing, Starts Raking
June 16th, 2012 at 7:33 PM
It took 10 months, but Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has finally corrected a mistake in his swing that was killing his production. McCann told ajc.com that the mistake was the result of coming back too soon from his oblique injury last season. McCann came back from the 15-day disabled list...

Chipper Jones, Wife Separate After 12 Years of Marriage
June 14th, 2012 at 6:59 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones and his wife, Sharon, have separated after 12 years of marriage, ajc.com reports. A source familiar with the situation confirmed the news to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Jones declined to comment when asked about it Thursday, and attempts to reach Sharon Jones were not successful. Though neither...

Jonny Venters Gives up Costly Grand Slam as Atlanta Braves Blow Lead to New York Yankees
June 12th, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Jonny Venters had given the Atlanta Braves a faint glimmer of hope that he had rebounded from his disastrous May, he surrendered a game-tying grand slam to Alex Rodriguez. Another homer off Cory Gearrin would give the New York Yankees the lead in the 6-4 loss at Turner Field Tuesday...

Atlanta Braves to Give Brandon Beachy an Extra Day of Rest
June 12th, 2012 at 9:49 AM
The Atlanta Braves have been shuffling their rotation a bit lately with injuries and their pitchers needing additional rest. You can now add Brandon Beachy to that list. The Braves had intentions of pushing Beachy back to Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after Tim Hudson was skipped in the rotation due...

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...

Tim Hudson Scratched from Sunday Start, Julio Teheran to Make Spot Start
June 9th, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson was slated to start Sunday's series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays at Turner Field, but a bout with bone spurs in his left ankle has caused Fredi Gonzalez to scratch him from the start, calling up Julio Teheran from Triple-A Gwinnett instead. Hudson had...