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Four Atlanta Braves Make All-Star Team
July 4th, 2011 at 4:38 PM
In the twilight of a career that is sure to be destined for Cooperstown, Chipper Jones has been selected to his seventh All-Star team. The 39-year-old third baseman was voted in by the players for the 82nd All-Star Game. ***PHOTO2*** "That means more than anything to have the respect of your peers and...

Down on The Farm: Atlanta Braves’ Minor League System Packed with Talent
June 30th, 2011 at 11:55 PM
  The Atlanta Braves have always done one thing consistently well for the last twenty-five years: draft and develop young players. That hasn’t changed. They currently have the third ranked farm system in the major leagues according to Baseball America.   The Atlanta Braves are loaded with pitching prospects. Julio Teheran (#5),...

Tommy Hanson to Return from DL Tuesday, Face Seattle Mariners
June 28th, 2011 at 8:12 AM
Tommy Hanson will return to the Atlanta Braves' rotation Tuesday after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. He is scheduled to face the Seattle Mariners' Michael Pineda on the hill. "It feels good," Hanson said on mlb.com. "I just want to get back out there. I just...

Martin Prado to Resume Baseball Activities
June 26th, 2011 at 10:05 AM
Martin Prado was cleared by team doctors to start swinging off a tee Friday, atlantabraves.com reports. It is the first time since being diagnosed with a staph infection in his leg on June 9 that Prado has been cleared to do anything baseball related. Prado will again hit off a tee...

With Trade Deadline a Month Away, Atlanta Braves Need a Bat
June 23rd, 2011 at 4:04 PM
  The Atlanta Braves need offense. More specifically, they need offense now. That fact is unmistakably clear to anyone who has watched a single game of Braves baseball this season. With the trade deadline coming up next month, the Braves will undoubtedly be looking to upgrade an abysmal offense currently tied for...

Tommy Hanson Looks to Return Tuesday, Kris Medlen Rehab Update
June 22nd, 2011 at 10:33 PM
MLB.com reports that Tommy Hanson's shoulder inflammation is improving and that he believes he will be able to start Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners. Hanson, who has been retroactively on the disabled list since Friday, threw 75 pitches Wednesday and had no problems. He also plans to throw a bullpen session...

Martin Prado’s Recovery Coming Around, Still No Return Date Set
June 21st, 2011 at 9:30 AM
Atlanta Braves left fielder Martin Prado is inching toward a recovery and has been in the clubhouse the last few days, atlantabraves.com reports. Prado has lost some weight and strength since being diagnosed with a staph infection in his leg on June 9. Though he was bedridden the first few days,...

Chicks Dig the Long Ball: Tim Hudson Does it All in Atlanta Braves Win Over Toronto Blue Jays
June 21st, 2011 at 9:22 AM
Tim Hudson did it all for the Atlanta Braves Monday night as he pitched eight-plus shutout innings and belted his second career home run against the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** In what was a quintessential pitchers' duel, Ricky Romero's (6-7. 2.98 ERA) only mistake came in the seventh inning. David Ross lead...

Jason Heyward Says He’s Ready to Play Wednesday for the Atlanta Braves
June 15th, 2011 at 2:41 PM
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward arrived in Atlanta Wednesday and said he is ready to play tonight, MLB.com reports. The 21-year-old Heyward has been on the disabled list since May 22 with a sore right shoulder, which had plagued him since Spring Training. He rehabbed the shoulder at the Braves'...

Atlanta Braves Drop Series Finale to Houston Astros
June 14th, 2011 at 12:30 AM
After a weekend where everything seemed to go right, the Atlanta Braves failed to finish off a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros on a night where nearly everything went wrong. Derek Lowe had yet another outing where his sinker did not live up to its name. He got touched...

Injured Heyward Begins Rehab Games; McLouth, Beachy to Follow
June 13th, 2011 at 11:07 PM
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward started for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves in Indianapolis Monday for his first rehab game. Heyward, who is currently slated to play three rehab games, went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and a run. "The last couple days, he felt good," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said on...

Dan Uggla Breaks out of Season-Long Slump
June 13th, 2011 at 9:43 AM
Dan Uggla's usual cold April seems to have finally come to an end in mid-June. The Atlanta Braves second baseman, who had been hitting a scant .170 at the conclusion of the series finale in Florida on Thursday, is now 5-for-11 in the first three games against the Houston Astros. ***PHOTO1*** "Danny's swinging...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...

Jason Heyward, Nate McLouth Could Return Next Week for the Atlanta Braves
June 8th, 2011 at 7:07 AM
Even though Jason Heyward has said his injured right shoulder is feeling better, he is still a few days away from hitting off a tee, and it will probably be another week before he sees the field for the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward was eligible to come off the disabled list yesterday,...

Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Leads All-Star Voting at Catcher
June 7th, 2011 at 7:19 AM
Last year’s National League starting catcher in the All-Star game is in a spot to start again. ***PHOTO1*** Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is currently leading NL catchers with 1,123,943 votes, according to Major League Baseball reports today. He has passed and is now currently 60,000 votes ahead of San Francisco Giants...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Schafer Suffers Non-Displaced Sinus Fracture
June 4th, 2011 at 7:25 AM
The already battered Atlanta Braves outfield took another literal hit last night when center fielder Jordan Schafer suffered a non-displace sinus fracture against the New York Mets. Though the Braves will probably get by with Joe Mather and Matt Young, the team has said it will not place Schafer on the...

Atlanta Braves’ Jair Jurrjens Named NL Pitcher of the Month
June 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 AM
After missing most of 2010 with injuries, Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens has come back even better than before and has been named the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for May. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens posted a 5-1 record with a miniscule 1.65 ERA in May. He struck out 24 batters while walking...