Category: ‘Players’

Atlanta Braves Claim Elliot Johnson Off Release Waivers from Kansas City Royals
August 21st, 2013 at 2:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed Infielder Elliot Johnson from the Kansas City Royals off release waivers, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.   — Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) August 21, 2013   Johnson is a switch-hitting bat off the bench, that owns a lifetime batting average of .212. Originally a member of the...

Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward Makes Spectacular Diving Catch at Citi Field: Video
August 21st, 2013 at 7:59 AM
The Atlanta Braves may have dropped the series opener to the New York Mets on Tuesday, but that didn't stop Jason Heyward from making yet another great catch at Citi Field. Have a look. ***VIDEO1*** Heyward robbed Juan Lagares on a flyball to the warning track in the right-center field gap. It...

Atlanta Braves Right to Go with Jordan Schafer Over B.J. Upton in Lineup
August 20th, 2013 at 8:24 AM
The numbers don't like, and what they're saying is that Fredi Gonzalez is exactly right in playing Jordan Schafer in center field over B.J. Upton in the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup. Simplistically, Schafer is producer, and Upton isn't. Upton, who went 10-for-21 in his first five games off the disabled list earlier...

Atlanta Braves Waste Two Jason Heyward Home Runs as Washington Nationals Win in Extras
August 18th, 2013 at 1:07 AM
The Washington Nationals used an Adam LaRoche home run in the 15th inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 Saturday night. It was the second extra inning game between the two teams in as many nights. Jason Heyward belted two home runs, including a game-tying two-run home run off Nationals closer Rafael...

Atlanta Braves Must Re-Sign Brian McCann for 2014 Season
August 17th, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Atlanta Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann becomes a free agent at the end of the 2013 season and there is no guarantee the Braves are willing to re-sign him. However, the Braves need to make a priority of bringing the Atlanta native McCann back for at least the 2014 campaign. McCann...