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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...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen: “I Don’t Want to Go to the Bullpen”
July 24th, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Kris Medlen may be standing down the barrel of a trip to the Atlanta Braves' bullpen, but he definitely has no desire to do so, even with his season-long struggles. Medlen's loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday dropped his season record to 6-10, and his 3.78 ERA isn't indicative...

Atlanta Braves Players Believe Ryan Braun Suspension Should Be Longer
July 23rd, 2013 at 8:25 PM
The suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left a severely sour taste in baseball fans' mouths. And though most are glad Major League Baseball suspended the steroid user for 65 games, many Atlanta Braves players think he should have gotten a bigger suspension, ajc.com reports. Under the deal Braun...

Jason Heyward Makes Game-Saving Catch in Atlanta Braves’ Win Over New York Mets: Video
July 23rd, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Jason Heyward made a spectacular diving catch to seal Monday's series-opening win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Have a gander below. ***VIDEO1*** Heyward saved Craig Kimbrel a blown save by going full extension for the grab in left-center field. He is manning center until B.J. Upton returns from the...

Mike Minor Ribs Reed Johnson Over Having Home Run Robbed
July 22nd, 2013 at 9:24 PM
In the Atlanta Braves' loss to the Chicago White Sox in the series finale at U.S. Cellular Sunday, Reed Johnson was robbed of a game-tying homer in the eighth inning, and pitcher Mike Minor playfully let him hear about it on Twitter.   Don't worry guys, the pitchers are going to work...

Tim Hudson to Pitch Second Half Opener for Atlanta Braves
July 18th, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Tim Hudson started on Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves, and he'll do the same when they start the second half against the Chicago White Sox. With a 6-7 record and 4.02 ERA, he obviously doesn't have the most impressive stat line among Braves pitchers, but that was largely inflated by...

Kris Medlen Swaps Atlanta Braves Rotation Spot with Paul Maholm, Moves to Fifth
July 15th, 2013 at 3:49 PM
With Kris Medlen and his mechanical issues, the Atlanta Braves have swapped his spot in the starting rotation with Paul Maholm, Dave O'Brien tweets.   #Braves plan to flip-flop Medlen and Teheran coming out of break, with Teheran moving up to fourth spot and Medlen to fifth. — David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) July 14,...

Brandon Beachy, Jordan Schafer Have Twitter Tiffle Over George Zimmerman Verdict
July 14th, 2013 at 9:13 AM
Being on the disabled list has led to two Atlanta Braves apparently spending a little bonding time on Twitter, most notably when Brandon Beachy seemingly called out Jordan Schafer for his reaction to the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict. It started with Schafer's reaction immediately after the Zimmerman verdict was announced.   Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Jordan...

New Contact Lenses Making Huge Difference for Dan Uggla
July 9th, 2013 at 3:49 PM
Dan Uggla has been notoriously streaky through his first two years with the Atlanta Braves, but getting his vision checked last month has led to enormously increased productivity and confidence at the plate. ***VIDEO1*** In the first 67 games he played in 2013, Uggla hit an awful .194, but with 13 homers. Entering...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen Deflects Billy Butler Groundball: Video
June 26th, 2013 at 4:10 PM
In one of the stranger plays of the season, Atlanta Braves' starting pitcher Kris Medlen deflected a groundball off the bat of Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler on Tuesday. The ball caromed off Medlen's glove to Brian McCann, who threw to Freddie Freeman to complete the putout. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves would...

Jordan Schafer Making Most of Second Chance with Atlanta Braves
June 25th, 2013 at 9:27 AM
Jordan Schafer has truly rejuvenated his career in his second stint with the Atlanta Braves, and he's actually proven to be a vital part of this year's team. ***VIDEO1*** After Schafer was a highly touted prospect going into 2009 and homering in his first Major League at-bat, things went downhill. He had...

Atlanta Braves Have Gotten Better End of Jordan Walden, Tommy Hanson Trade
June 24th, 2013 at 7:53 PM
It's not even halfway through the 2013 season, and it's pretty obvious the Atlanta Braves got the better end of their trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to acquire Jordan Walden for Tommy Hanson. Walden has put together 10 straight scoreless appearances since coming off the disabled list on...

Dan Uggla Calls Out Atlanta Braves Teammates for Attitude
June 23rd, 2013 at 12:29 PM
The Atlanta Braves aren't known for being outspoken in the media, but Dan Uggla called out his teammates for their string of poor performances, as tweeted by Dave O'Brien. "Uggla: We’ve got to pick up our attitude, we’ve got to pick up our intensity. Not saying we didn’t play hard but...

See Video of B.J. and Justin Upton’s Collision
June 19th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
B.J. Upton and Justin Upton had a scary collision in the outfield during the Atlanta Braves' loss to the New York Mets in the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader. Have a gander at the video. ***VIDEO1*** We're pretty amazed B.J. didn't sprain or break his neck with how he rolled on his head,...

Atlanta Braves Call up Cory Rasmus as 26th Man for Doubleheader
June 18th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves have called up right-handed reliever Cory Rasmus as their 26th man on the roster for their doubleheader with the New York Mets on Tuesday, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Rasmus was knocked around in his only two Major League appearances on May 22 and 27. He gave up five runs on five...

Three Generations of Uptons Involved in First Pitch: Video
June 17th, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Baseball is the ultimate family sport. That was further proven when Justin Upton and B.J. Upton were on the receiving end of first pitches from family spanning three generations before the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants Sunday night at Turner Field. ***VIDEO1*** In honor of Father's Day, Manny "Bossman" Upton...

Alex Wood to Make Spot Start for Atlanta Braves on Tuesday Against Mets
June 16th, 2013 at 11:32 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** With eight games in seven days and a doubleheader on Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves have tabbed Alex Wood to make a spot start in the first game of the doubleheader with the New York Mets, Mark Bowman tweets. Fredi said Wood will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader — Mark Bowman...

Atlanta Braves Play Coy About Starting Rotation Moves
June 13th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves have done a great job at not tipping their hand as to what they'll do with the starting rotation once Brandon Beachy returns from Tommy John surgery, which is scheduled to happen Tuesday. They've done so well at keeping anything under wraps, in fact, that Mark Bowman compared...