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Atlanta Braves Lose Peter Moylan to Los Angeles Dodgers
January 17th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Peter Moylan was non-tendered by the Braves earlier in the offseason with hopes that the two sides could work out a new deal.  The two sides reached an impasse and now Moylan is moving on with a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. When healthy, Peter...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel to Pitch for Team USA
January 17th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
The World Baseball Classic is set for it's third installment this spring, and two prominent members of the Atlanta Braves pitching staff have been invited by manager Joe Torre to take part: Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel. Medlen, led the major league in nearly every category over the second half of...

Atlanta Braves Claim David Carpenter Off Waivers
November 30th, 2012 at 11:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed right-handed reliever David Carpenter off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, Mark Bowman tweeted earlier Friday. The Red Sox had designated the 27-year-old for assignment 10 days ago. He had spent the last two seasons with the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays before being traded...

Atlanta Braves Trade Tommy Hanson to Los Angeles Angels
November 30th, 2012 at 3:09 PM
The Atlanta Braves continued to reshape their roster this week by trading starting pitcher Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for bullpen arm Jordan Walden. Hanson, who had been battling shoulder issues, went 13-10 in 2012 with an ERA of 4.48.  The Braves had been concerned with his declining numbers...

Peter Moylan Perfect in Atlanta Braves Return
September 1st, 2012 at 7:06 PM
Three batters and three groundouts, and Peter Moylan is finally back with the Atlanta Braves after a surprise September call-up. It took 11 months after shoulder surgery, but Moylan finally worked his way back through four levels and 21 games of minor league ball. He struck out 21 in batters in 22...

Atlanta Braves Place Jair Jurrjens on Disabled List with Strained Groin
August 1st, 2012 at 10:57 PM
In yet another turn to a tumultuous year for Jair Jurrjens, the Atlanta Braves have placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin. Jurrjens injured his groin while pitching an inning in relief during the Braves' 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, though Fredi Gonzalez...

Arodys Vizcaino, Jaye Chapman Named as Players Sent to Chicago Cubs for Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson
July 30th, 2012 at 11:49 PM
The mystery minor league pitchers in the Atlanta Braves deal with the Chicago Cubs has finally been solved. Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Braves sent Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino to the Cubs in exchange for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm. ***PHOTO1*** Vizcaino, 21, underwent Tommy John surgery this spring and has a...

Atlanta Braves Sign Miguel Batista to Minor League Contract
July 27th, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Though it's not the blockbuster move everyone is waiting for, the Atlanta Braves signed 41-year-old Miguel Batista to a minor league contract on Friday, tweeted David Lennon. He has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Batista was released by the New York Mets yesterday after being designated for assignment. It is not expected...

Atlanta Braves Re-call Jose Constanza, Option Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A
July 23rd, 2012 at 8:47 PM
In a pair of moves Monday, the Atlanta Braves re-called outfielder Jose Constanza and optioned reliever Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A Gwinnett, Dave O'Brien reports. With a healthy Jonny Venters back in the bullpen and Matt Diaz on the DL with a potentially season-ending injury, the Braves opted for more depth on...

Atlanta Braves Activate Jonny Venters, Place Matt Diaz on Disabled List
July 21st, 2012 at 6:00 PM
In need of a bullpen arm for Saturday's doubleheader with the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves have activated Jonny Venters from the disabled list early. His roster spot was made available by the Braves also placing Matt Diaz on the DL with an open would to his right hand containing...

Jonny Venters Throws Scoreless Inning in Rehab Appearance
July 20th, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw a perfect inning for Triple-A Gwinnett Friday in the first of his scheduled two rehab appearances, ajc.com reports. Venters needed only six pitches, five strikes, to induce two flyouts and a groundout. He is scheduled to pitch again Sunday. If all goes according to plan, Venters should be...

Jonny Venters to Makes Weekend Rehab Appearances
July 18th, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Injured Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters will make rehab appearances with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday and Saturday before he returns from the disabled list, ajc.com reports. Venters threw 39 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday and will throw another on Wednesday. He was placed on the 15-day DL on July 5...

Jonny Venters Has Positive Results in Throwing Sessions
July 12th, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw on Wednesday for the first time since going on the disabled list July 5 with an elbow impingement. After positive results then, he also threw Thursday. The lefty felt "great" after his flat ground throwing sessions.   "My arm felt like it was coming out good," Venters told...

Atlanta Braves Place Jonny Venters on Disabled List
July 5th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
The Atlanta Braves have added yet another disappointment for 2012 in the story of Jonny Venters by placing him on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow impingement. The Braves have called up Luis Avilan to fill Venters' vacated roster spot. Venters, who had struggled to a 4.45 ERA and a...

Peter Moylan Pitches in First Rehab Game
June 30th, 2012 at 5:42 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Peter Moylan pitched in a game for the first time since September in a rehab stint in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday, braves.com reports. Moylan, who had surgery for a torn rotator cuff and labrumlast October, threw just seven pitches to the Yankees' GCL team in a perfect inning...

Jonny Venters Gives up Costly Grand Slam as Atlanta Braves Blow Lead to New York Yankees
June 12th, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Jonny Venters had given the Atlanta Braves a faint glimmer of hope that he had rebounded from his disastrous May, he surrendered a game-tying grand slam to Alex Rodriguez. Another homer off Cory Gearrin would give the New York Yankees the lead in the 6-4 loss at Turner Field Tuesday...

Atlanta Braves Send Kris Medlen to Triple-A, Convert to Starter
May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
The Atlanta Braves have struggled to find consistent pitching this year, especially during their eight-game losing streak. In the wake of Kris Medlen and his recent struggles, the club announced Tuesday that he had been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett with the goal of reconverting him to a starting pitcher. The 26-year-old...

Injury Updates: Chipper Jones and Brian McCann’s Conditions Worsen, Jonny Venters Returns to Action
May 24th, 2012 at 11:53 PM
As the Cincinnati Reds completed a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night, the Braves remain without a couple of their key cogs in the line-up. Chipper Jones, after taking a sharp ground ball directly to the ankle on Sunday, has missed the last four games. While he was...

Craig Kimbrel Passes Rookie Ritual to Cory Gearrin
April 26th, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Craig Kimbrel has finally freed himself of the title of the Atlanta Braves pitcher with the least service time. Cory Gearrin, who was called up to fill Jair Jurrjens' roster spot, now has that claim along with another responsibility. ***PHOTO1*** Now with Gearrin on the ballclub, Kimbrel has passed down the responsibility of bringing...

Atlanta Braves Call Cory Gearrin up to Bullpen
April 24th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
The Atlanta Braves have called up Cory Gearrin from Triple-A Gwinnett to take the spot vacated when they optioned Jair Jurrjens to the minors. Gearrin nearly made the team out of Spring Training until he struggled in two consecutive appearances toward the end. The Braves faced with the choice of Gearrin...