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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...

Tyler Pastornicky Providing Spark from Eighth Spot
May 1st, 2012 at 8:42 PM
Tyler Pastornicky got a day off April 16 when his batting average was sitting at .136. In the past couple of weeks, however, the Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop has shown signs of finally putting it together. Since that fateful day off, when it seemed the Braves' plans to have Pastornicky start...

Jair Jurrjens Has Strong Outing in Gwinnett
April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
It will take more than one good game at Triple-A Gwinnett for Jair Jurrjens to be called back up to the Atlanta Braves, but he was strong over seven innings against Toledo on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** In 93 pitches, Jurrjens allowed four hits and one run over seven innings against Toledo in his first...

Brian McCann Listed as Day-to-Day with Strained Intercostal Muscle
April 28th, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Brian McCann had to leave in the fifth inning of the Atlanta Braves' win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday with a strained intercostal muscle. He is currently day-to-day. ***PHOTO1*** McCann missed most of last August with a strained left oblique and suffered through September because he came back too quickly. This injury,...

Craig Kimbrel Passes Rookie Ritual to Cory Gearrin
April 26th, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Craig Kimbrel has finally freed himself of the title of the Atlanta Braves pitcher with the least service time. Cory Gearrin, who was called up to fill Jair Jurrjens' roster spot, now has that claim along with another responsibility. ***PHOTO1*** Now with Gearrin on the ballclub, Kimbrel has passed down the responsibility of bringing...

Atlanta Braves Call Cory Gearrin up to Bullpen
April 24th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
The Atlanta Braves have called up Cory Gearrin from Triple-A Gwinnett to take the spot vacated when they optioned Jair Jurrjens to the minors. Gearrin nearly made the team out of Spring Training until he struggled in two consecutive appearances toward the end. The Braves faced with the choice of Gearrin...

Freddie Freeman Named National League Player of the Week
April 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 PM
Freddie Freeman put the Atlanta Braves on his shoulders last week, and he was rewarded by being named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** In a week where the Braves went 5-1, Freeman racked up 11 hits to accumulate a .478 average with 14 RBIs and a 1.087...

Jair Jurrjens not Happy with Scrub-like Numbers
April 18th, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Jair Jurrjens was leading the way for the Atlanta Braves pitching staff in the first half of 2011, posting a National League best 1.87 ERA before the All-Star break. Since then, however, it has been anything but smooth sailing, and he has the numbers to show for it. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens missed all of...

Chipper Jones Out for Home Opener with Swelling in Knee
April 13th, 2012 at 6:32 PM
Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones will miss what is probably his final home opener with swelling in his surgically repaired left knee. Dave O'Brien reports that Jones had swelling beginning on the flight back to Atlanta from Houston Wednesday, and even though he stayed off it and iced it all day...

Chipper Jones Presented with Cowboy Hat by Craig Biggio, Expected to Play Tuesday
April 10th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
With Chipper Jones playing in his final season - all with the Atlanta Braves - he was presented with a cowboy hat courtesy of Houston Astros legend Craig Biggio, who also spent his whole career with one team, on Monday as a gesture from the ballclub that likely marked the...

Tim Hudson Pitches Three Innings for Class-A Rome
April 8th, 2012 at 2:37 PM
Tim Hudson is hoping to rejoin the Atlanta Braves by the end of the month, and he took a step closer Saturday night when he threw three pain free innings for Class-A Rome Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson gave up two runs (one earned) and four hits in his three frames against the...

Juan Francisco to Start at Third Base Saturday
April 6th, 2012 at 9:57 PM
Juan Francisco will make his Atlanta Braves debut Saturday when he starts at third base against the New York Mets and right-hander R.A. Dickey, Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** Fredi Gonzalez intends to use Francisco at third and Martin Prado in left field against right-handed pitching. Last year in Triple-A, Francisco hit righties...

Chipper Jones to Hit Simulated Game Friday, Hopes to Be Back Tuesday
April 5th, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Chipper Jones started his final season on disabled list due to undergoing arthroscopic surgery on a torn left meniscus on March 26, but he hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves lineup when he is eligible to come of the DL on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Jones will hit off Randall Delgado and Chad...

Atlanta Braves Sign Reliever Chad Durbin
April 4th, 2012 at 4:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves put the finishing touches on their Opening Day bullpen on Tuesday, signing Chad Durbin to a one-year contract. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington Nationals cut Durbin after he compiled a 2.35 ERA in 15 1/3 innings this Spring. He was 2-2 with a 5.63 ERA in 56 games with the Cleveland...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Juan Francisco from Cincinnati Reds in Exchange for J.J. Hoover
April 1st, 2012 at 7:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired power hitting third base prospect Juan Francisco from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league pitcher J.J. Hoover on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco, 24, has spent seven years in the Reds system and has hit .284 his in 81 Major League games. Though Francisco made the Reds' Opening Day...

Tommy Hanson Named Opening Day Starter, First Four Starting Rotation Spots Set
April 1st, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Tommy Hanson had to wade through missing the last two months of last season with a shoulder injury, and his Spring Training got off to a late start when he sustained a concussion in a car wreck on the way to reporting, but that did not stop him from being...

Atlanta Braves Sign Livan Hernandez After Release by Houston Astros
March 30th, 2012 at 3:20 PM
Veteran starting pitcher Livan Hernandez was released by the Houston Astros on Friday. Just hours later, the Atlanta Braves already signed him. ***PHOTO1*** Hernandez's release was spurred on by his 1-2 record and 5.62 Spring Training ERA over five starts with the Astros, but the Braves are taking a chance a 16-year veteran who...

Atlanta Braves Trade Jairo Asencio to Cleveland Indians
March 30th, 2012 at 12:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves provided a better look at what their bullpen will look like in 2012 on Thursday when they traded Jairo Asencio to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. The trade now makes right-hander Cory Gearrin and left-hander Yohan Flande the most likely candidates for the last two bullpen spots. Asencio had...