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Atlanta Braves Take Lucas Sims with First Round Pick
June 4th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Imagine that. The Atlanta Braves drafted another pitcher in the first round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft. The Bravos selected right-handed pitcher Lucas Sims from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga., with the 21st overall pick in the first round. Sims, yet another homegrown Georgia boy, stands 6 feet 1...

Freddie Freeman to Stick with Oakley Goggles for Now
June 4th, 2012 at 10:05 AM
It seems as if Freddie Freeman has finally round some relief to his eye-issues in the form of Oakley goggles. Freeman was diagnosed with corneal abrasions after playing in rough conditions during the May 4th-6th series in Colorado and has seen his prescription drop considerably since. After complaining of dry sockets...

Jair Jurrjens Could Be Non-Tendered If Minor League Performance Keeps Suffering
June 3rd, 2012 at 9:54 AM
The Atlanta Braves were forced to send Jair Jurrjens down to Triple-A Gwinnett after he posted a 9.37 ERA in four starts, but his command issues have followed him to the minors, causing a good bit of concern in the Braves organization. Jurrjens got everyone excited when he threw eight shutout innings...

Atlanta Braves Skip Mike Minor’s Start, Brandon Beachy to Start Saturday
June 2nd, 2012 at 9:44 AM
With the Atlanta Braves having their first game of the series with the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park rained out Friday night, manager Fredi Gonzalez has mixed up the rotation by skipping Mike Minor's start. Minor has compiled a 9.95 ERA in his last six starts, which should provide enough logic...

J.C. Boscan to Stay with Atlanta Braves Until David Ross is Healed
May 30th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday that the roster will stay as is until David Ross is 100 percent, meaning J.C. Boscan will stay with the big league club. Ross strained his groin on a check swing last Friday, which, combined with Brian McCann's case of flu, forced the Braves...

Atlanta Braves Send Kris Medlen to Triple-A, Convert to Starter
May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
The Atlanta Braves have struggled to find consistent pitching this year, especially during their eight-game losing streak. In the wake of Kris Medlen and his recent struggles, the club announced Tuesday that he had been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett with the goal of reconverting him to a starting pitcher. The 26-year-old...

Chipper Jones Has Minor Procedure to Drain Fluid in Leg, Freddie Freeman Still Battling Eye Issues
May 27th, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Chipper Jones has been gimpy since bruising his left calf over a week ago, causing the Atlanta Braves place him on the disabled list. Jones is feeling a bit better now, however, since doctors drained some of the fluid in his leg in a minor surgical procedure on Saturday. "The doc...

Atlanta Braves Place Chipper Jones on 15-Day Disabled List with Bruised Leg
May 26th, 2012 at 9:46 AM
After making only a pinch-hit appearance in the seven days since severely bruising his calf, the Atlanta Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez made the announcement after Friday's loss at the hands of the Washington Nationals. He also said that the...

David Ross Injury Forces Brian McCann to Play with Flu
May 25th, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Just turn Turner Field into an infirmary; the Atlanta Braves have another injury to deal with. David Ross was forced to exit Friday's game with the Washington Nationals with a leg injury, forcing Brian McCann to play with the flu. Ross appeared to injure his groin on a check swing on...

Freddie Freeman Back in Action for Atlanta Braves
May 25th, 2012 at 8:39 PM
It seems Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has found at least a temporary solution to his dry eye problem. Freeman is not producing enough natural tears, similar to what the flu-stricken Brian McCann went through a couple years ago. He is back in the lineup tonight after missing last night's...

Injury Updates: Chipper Jones and Brian McCann’s Conditions Worsen, Jonny Venters Returns to Action
May 24th, 2012 at 11:53 PM
As the Cincinnati Reds completed a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night, the Braves remain without a couple of their key cogs in the line-up. Chipper Jones, after taking a sharp ground ball directly to the ankle on Sunday, has missed the last four games. While he was...

Atlanta Braves Hoping for Swift Return of Chipper Jones, Brian McCann
May 24th, 2012 at 11:17 AM
The Atlanta Braves offense has scored only four runs in their past two games while missing both Brian McCann and Chipper Jones and have lost four of their five games since Jones went down with a calf injury last Friday. Both are making progress in their prospective returns that could...

Chipper Jones Still Day-to-day, Will Wear a Shinguard
May 21st, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones missed his second straight game on Sunday after being drilled by a B.J. Upton one-hopper, but the chances do not sound good for him being in the lineup Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. "He's walking around better," Fredi Gonzalez said. "Hopefully, [he can play on...

Chipper Jones to Miss Remainder of Series with Tampa Bay Rays with Calf Injury
May 19th, 2012 at 7:32 AM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will likely miss the rest of the Braves' series with the Tampa Bay Rays after suffering a contusion to his left calf while trying to field a hard grounder by B.J. Upton in the third inning Friday night. Chipper left in the seventh inning...

Freddie Freeman Has Corneal Abrasion, Could Play Tuesday
May 15th, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman left in the seventh inning of Monday's 3-1 loss against the Cincinnati Reds with blurred vision in his right eye. General manager Frank Wren told Dave O'Brien that the diagnoses was a "very fine" corneal abrasion of his right eye, but that he could...

St. Louis Cardinals Honor Chipper Jones
May 13th, 2012 at 4:46 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals honored the career of Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones for his accomplishments before the series finale at Busch Stadium on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** The 40-year-old Braves legend was presented with an autographed Stan Musial jersey and a game action photo of himself that was autographed by Cardinals players. Former Brave...

Pinch-hitting Eric Hinske Ejected from First Game Against St. Louis Cardinals
May 12th, 2012 at 1:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves got their late-inning heroics from Jason Heyward, but Eric Hinske provided a bit of drama in the eighth inning of the opening game of the their three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals when he became the first Braves player to be ejected from a game. ***PHOTO1*** Hinske attempted to check...

Chipper Jones’ Knee is Healing Well
May 9th, 2012 at 4:23 PM
It has taken time, but Chipper Jones has seen the swelling in his surgically repaired left knee go down dramatically over the last week, and he thinks the healing process is nearly complete. He will hopefully be able to start more regularly for the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** With Chipper in the lineup...

Brian Mccann Swinging Well, but Shift is Killing Average
May 8th, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Brian McCann is still providing power in the middle of the Atlanta Braves lineup, but his .232 average after Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs has many scratching their heads. ***PHOTO1*** Hitting mainly cleanup for the Braves but also against an exaggerated infield shift, McCann has hit into all kinds of bad...

Freddie Freeman Named National League Player of the Week Again
May 7th, 2012 at 5:01 PM
Freddie Freeman has been rolling as of late for the Atlanta Braves, and it was announced Monday that he was named the National League Player of the Week for April 30-May 6. ***PHOTO1*** For Freeman, it is the second time he has won the award in three weeks, and understandably so. He...