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Atlanta Braves’ Luis Avilan’s Near-Perfect Streak is No “Mo”
September 5th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Luis Avilan said it himself, his name is Luis Avilan, not Craig Kimbrel, or Mariano "Mo" Rivera. However, his ridiculous three month stretch during the Braves' 2013 campaign has been comparable to the aforementioned names. Until his most recent relief appearances, that is. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves' young southpaw found himself as...

Atlanta Braves Closer Craig Kimbrel Awarded August Delivery Man of the Month
September 5th, 2013 at 9:36 AM
After assuming the closer role for the Atlanta Braves in 2011, following the retirement of Billy Wagner, Craig Kimbrel's performance has been dominant. On Wednesday, he was awarded the Delivery Man of the Month for August by Major League Baseball. It was the third time Kimbrel has won the award. Kimbrel led...

Atlanta Braves Bring Kameron Loe Back to Major League Roster
September 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 PM
The Atlanta Braves re-added pitcher Kameron Loe to the 40-man roster Monday in a move to give them more depth at long relief, braves.com reports. Already having been released by the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs this year, Loe signed a minor league contract with the Braves in mid-May, making two appearances with Atlanta...

Freddy Garcia Sees First Action in Atlanta Braves Uniform
September 2nd, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia, called up just hours earlier from Triple-A Gwinnett, made his first appearance for the Atlanta Braves Sunday, pitching 4 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball in a losing effort against the Miami Marlins. Miami won the game 7-0. After the Marlins torched starter Alex Wood for seven earned...

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...