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Atlanta Braves’ Paul Maholm Feels No Discomfort in Simulated Game
August 13th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm threw a 79-pitch simulated game at Turner Field on Monday and hopes to continue his recovery later in the week. The left-handed Maholm felt no discomfort during the simulation, in which he was up and down six times. He looks to begin a rehab assignment...

Chris Johnson Tapes Mouth to Avoid Ejection
August 13th, 2013 at 12:09 PM
After being ejected by Jim Joyce for arguing balls and strikes on Saturday, in the Atlanta Braves' 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins, Chris Johnson and Fredi Gonzalez were not willing to put themselves in a situation where the NL's leading hitter found himself ejected once again.   ***VIDEO1***   Coming into Saturday's game,...

Evaluating the Tommy Hanson, Jordan Walden Trade
August 13th, 2013 at 11:20 AM
The first trade Fran Wren orchestrated during the Atlanta Braves' off-season in 2012 was a pitching swap, sending RHP Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jordan Walden, a right-handed flame-throwing bullpen arm.     Hanson, once deemed an 'untouchable' prospect of the Atlanta Braves, saw his numbers balloon after...

Atlanta Braves Need B.J. Upton to Start Producing ASAP
August 13th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
Not to slam on B.J. Upton or call him garbage (like many did on Twitter Monday night), but the Atlanta Braves need their second highest paid player to start making a difference with his bat. Upton, who is making just over $13 million this season, grounded into a double play to...

Jason Heyward’s Four Hits Lead the Atlanta Braves Over the Miami Marlins
August 11th, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor tossed 7 innings and Freddie Freeman added a three-run home run as the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9 to 4 to take the best-of-three game series at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves increased their record to 72-46 on the season. ***PHOTO1*** The Marlins took...

Jordan Schafer Returns to Atlanta Braves; Jose Constanza to Triple-A Gwinnett
August 10th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Jordan Schafer is set to return from the 15-day disabled list to the Atlanta Braves this Saturday, just in time for the second game of the three-game home series with the Miami Marlins. Copyright  2011mrzeising Jordan Schafer sustained an ankle injury in late June, after a foul tip off his ankle which led...

East Division Leading Atlanta Braves Seize Best Record in National League
August 10th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves are enjoying the fruits of their summer labor as they take a 14-game winning streak into tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field in Atlanta. Following last night’s 5-0 shutout victory against the Marlins, the Braves need one more win to tie the Atlanta franchise...

Atlanta Braves Begin Homestand with Miami Marlins
August 9th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Make no bones about it, the Atlanta Braves are the hottest team in baseball right now. Currently riding a 13-game winning streak, today the Braves will begin a homestand with the cellar-dwelling Miami Marlins. Coming into the next two series, the Braves find themselves with a very comfortable 15.5 game division...

Injured Starter Tim Hudson Will Return to Form for the Atlanta Braves in Time to Begin 2014 Season
August 8th, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Injuries are part of sports. Anyone who has ever played or watched sports is aware of this unsettling reality. However, gruesome injuries, such as the one suffered recently by veteran Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson can be particularly disturbing, not only because we are forced to watch the replay over...

A Closer Look at Chris Johnson’s Breakout Season with the Atlanta Braves
August 8th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
When the trade that brought Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for fan-favorite Martin Prado and multiple prospects was announced, few Braves fans had any idea who Johnson was, or how important he would be to Atlanta's offense in the 2013 season.  After spending his first...

Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper Stays Classless in Comments About Atlanta Braves, Julio Teheran
August 7th, 2013 at 8:50 PM
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was miffed when Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran hit him intentionally Tuesday night after he admired a home run. But Harper kept up his general lack of class when he said if the Nationals were ahead and in the National League East race that he...

Atlanta Braves Players Believe Steroid Suspensions Should Be Harsher
August 6th, 2013 at 4:19 PM
Atlanta Braves players, especially Dan Uggla, believe Major League Baseball should up the ante when it comes to punishment for steroids and human growth hormone. Though there has been tremendous progress in MLB's drug testing program, Uggla believes it should be year-round and include HGH. He also thinks MLB should slap...

Major League Baseball Should Ban Steroid Users for Life: Step One to Cleaning up the Game
August 5th, 2013 at 8:51 PM
Major League Baseball has quite a mess on its hands with the Biogenesis steroid scandal. They just suspended 12 players Monday for 50 games and Alex Rodriguez for the rest of this season and all of next season, but the problem would be much simpler to solve if the punishment...

Atlanta Braves Unscathed Among Major League Baseball Steroid Suspensions
August 5th, 2013 at 3:36 PM
The Atlanta Braves, thankfully, don't have any players suspended in the Biogenesis scandal. That's more than can be said for other teams in the National League East or Alex Rodriguez though. Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo and New York Mets Cesar Puello and Jordany Valdespin are among the 12 who received...

Justin Upton is Officially Producing Again for the Atlanta Braves
August 2nd, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Justin Upton finally rediscovered his power stroke in Thursday's blowout of the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. The Atlanta Braves have been wondering when the Upton from April would resurface, and it seems he may have caught fire at just the right time. ***VIDEO1*** Upton belted two homers, a two-run shot in...

Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson Had a Ridiculous July for Atlanta Braves
August 1st, 2013 at 3:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been red hot for the past week, but Chris Johnson and Andrelton Simmons really turned it on for the month of July. Simmons may not have the batting average Johnson does, but he's put the ball in play pretty much all the time. He only struck out...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy not Happy with Tommy John Comeback Performance
July 30th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Brandon Beachy was rocked by the Colorado Rockies in his first start for the Atlanta Braves of the season. And though it was his first start since Tommy John surgery last year, he wasn't pleased. The Rockies torched Beachy for seven runs over 3 2/3 innings, cranking two homers in the...

Atlanta Braves Designate Kameron Loe for Assignment
July 29th, 2013 at 10:22 PM
With the acquisition of lefty reliever Scott Downs, the Atlanta Braves had to make room on their roster, so they designated Kameron Loe for assignment, the team announced via Twitter.   LHP Scott Downs has been activated and RHP Kameron Loe has been designated for assignment. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 29, 2013 Loe...

Craig Kimbrel, John Smoltz Only Atlanta Braves with Three 30-Save Seasons
July 29th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
With Saturday's save, Craig Kimbrel joined Atlanta Braves legend John Smoltz as the only closers in Braves history with three 30-save seasons. Kimbrel, while recognizing the enormity of that feat, was focused more on his team's performance than his own. "Like I say every Spring Training, I'm not going into a season saying...

Andrelton Simmons Recognizes Need for Change in Atlanta Braves’ Offensive Approach
July 24th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Andrelton Simmons may not be the best hitter, but he recognizes the need for the Atlanta Braves to take a better approach at the plate, as told to Kevin McAlpin of 680 the Fan after Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field.   Simmons: "we've got to do the...