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Atlanta Braves Starter Brandon Beachy Returns to Disabled List
August 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 PM
The Atlanta Braves placed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list on Friday due to tightness in his pitching elbow. Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2012 and returned to the rotation in late July 2013 following a lengthy rehabilitation. Outfielder Todd Cunningham was called up from Triple-A...

Dan Uggla Hoping for August 28 Return for Atlanta Braves
August 22nd, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is eyeing a return to the field next week after being placed on the disabled list to undergo laser eye surgery last Friday. Uggla took batting practice on Tuesday in Atlanta and has traveled with the team to St. Louis for more BP before returning...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Scratched from Next Start for Appointment with Dr. James Andrews
August 22nd, 2013 at 5:39 PM
According to the official Atlanta Braves Twitter account, Brandon Beachy has been scratched from his projected start on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. He will instead visit with Dr. James Andrews, the doctor who performed Beachy's Tommy John surgery.   LHP Mike Minor will start on Sunday in place of RHP Brandon...

Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward Hit by Pitch
August 21st, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Jason Heyward was hit by a Jon Niese fastball in the top of the 6th inning of the Atlanta Braves' final game of their two game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.  The pitch hit Heyward squarely in the right side of his jaw, just below the ear....

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...

Justin Upton Hits Walk-off Homer in 10th Inning, Atlanta Braves Beat Washington Nationals: Video
August 17th, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Justin Upton blasted a walk-off solo homer off Ian Krol in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday at Turner Field. Have a look at the video. ***VIDEO1*** It was third walk-off homer of Upton's career and his second this season. He...

Luis Avilan Denies Intentionally Hitting Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper
August 17th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
In what's become a pretty chippy rivalry, Atlanta Braves pitchers have hit Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper three times this season, including twice in the Braves' 3-2 win Friday night. Luis Avilan hit Harper with his first pitch in the eighth inning, but he says it was far from intentional.   Avilan...

Season Over for Tyler Pastornicky, Atlanta Braves Call up Phil Gosselin
August 16th, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Tyler Pastornicky, called up from the minors this week by the Atlanta Braves, will have season-ending knee surgery, the Braves announced today. Pastornicky suffered a torn ACL after colliding with right fielder Jason Heyward on a play Wednesday night. He was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday to start in place...

Michael Young a Perfect Fit for the Atlanta Braves
August 15th, 2013 at 1:06 PM
Major League veteran Michael Young has cleared waivers and appears to be on his way out of Philadelphia. That is, if he agrees to waive his no trade clause. The Atlanta Braves are a perfect place for Young to bring his talents. ***PHOTO1***With Dan Uggla recently being place on the 15-day...

Atlanta Braves’ Bat Boy Lives up to His Title: Video
August 15th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves' bat boy lived up to his title, but not in the way you'd normally think.  ***VIDEO1*** While the bat boys for the Braves normally help with supplying the umpire with balls, and removing dropped baseball bats from the field of play, Wednesday night, one Atlanta bat boy was tasked...

Atlanta Braves’ Starting Rotation Undeterred by Tim Hudson Injury
August 15th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
When Tim Hudson sustained a gruesome ankle injury against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 24th, his season was immediately over. This left many Atlanta Braves fans wondering exactly what they were going to do to fill the void left by Hudson. In his absence, as well as...

Alex Wood Becoming Solid Starting Pitcher for Atlanta Braves
August 15th, 2013 at 8:21 AM
When Alex Wood takes the mound opposite the Washington Nationals Friday, the Atlanta Braves know they'll be getting a start from a confident pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** The lefty has allowed just one run over his last two starts combined in a sign that the 22-year-old no longer has the jitters that went along...

Atlanta Braves 2B Tyler Pastornicky Suffers Injury in Collision with Jason Heyward
August 14th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky, filling in for starter Dan Uggla, collided with right fielder Jason Heyward while attempting to catch a fly ball in the top of the third inning. Pastornicky suffered a sprained left knee and is listed as day-to-day. The injury is a major blow to Pastornicky who...

Tim Hudson’s Recovery Going Well; Expects to Be Completed by December
August 14th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
After Tim Hudson's season-ending ankle injury, many were concerned on how the Atlanta Braves pitcher would recover, especially considering his age. Today,  Hudson took to MLB Network in a radio interview to respond.     Hudson on being ready for spring training: "We're looking at being totally healed from this thing at the...

Jordan Walden Hoping to Be Pitching Again by Friday
August 14th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
According to Mark Bowman, Jordan Walden is hoping to be pitching again as soon as this Friday after being struck on the right hand in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins.   — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 14, 2013     Fortunately, the injury was nothing more than a bruise on Walden's pitching hand, requiring...

Atlanta Braves Pitchers Who Know How to Hit, Kris Medlen: Video
August 14th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Kris Medlen greatly helped himself in the Atlanta Braves' win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday at Turner Field. Not only did he throw seven strong innings, but he swung the bat pretty well, too. ***VIDEO1*** Medlen anchors a rotation along with Mike Minor and Tim Hudson (Yes, he's done for the...