Category: ‘Relief Pitchers’

Atlanta Braves Reliever Scott Downs not Deterred by Broken Finger
September 11th, 2013 at 9:58 AM
Scott Downs, the Atlanta Braves relief pitcher acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels on July 29, is not expected to miss any playing time after being hit with a line drive Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** The 36 year-old left hander was hit with a Chase Utley comebacker in Saturday's loss to the...

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, 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...