Category: ‘Relief Pitchers’

Tommy Hanson Cuts Short Instructional League Start, Peter Moylan Has Torn Rotator Cuff
September 24th, 2011 at 8:45 AM
The Atlanta Braves received a double dose of bad news for their pitching staff again Friday, when Peter Moylan was diagnosed with a torn labrum and rotator cuff, and when Tommy Hanson exited his instructional league start after only two innings due to shoulder soreness. ***PHOTO1*** Moylan, who was out from April...

Tommy Hanson’s Return Pushed Back, Peter Moylan to Start Rehab
August 19th, 2011 at 8:45 AM
It turns out Tommy Hanson will not return for the Atlanta Braves against the Chicago Cubs after all. The right-hander said he no longer feels discomfort in his right shoulder is no longer there, but it is not to the point where he is able to effectively pitch. "I threw today...

Injured Chipper Jones to Continue Pinch-Hitting; Anthony Varvaro Called up to Relieve Bullpen
July 28th, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Chipper Jones will continue pinch-hitting duties for the next few days as he nurses a strained right quadriceps. Jones, who strained the quadriceps his first game back after arthroscopic knee surgery, will miss his own bobblehead night Thursday. The Atlanta Braves also called up Anthony Varvaro from Triple-A Gwinnett to give the bullpen...

Atlanta Braves Pitching Helps Secure National League Win in All-Star Game, Prince Fielder’s Home Run The Difference
July 13th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
In the only American All-Star contest that actually plays defense, it was the trio of Atlanta Braves pitchers that rode Prince Fielder's coattails to the National League's second straight All-Star Game victory. Jair Jurrjens, Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings at Chase Field to help secure...

Four Atlanta Braves Make All-Star Team
July 4th, 2011 at 4:38 PM
In the twilight of a career that is sure to be destined for Cooperstown, Chipper Jones has been selected to his seventh All-Star team. The 39-year-old third baseman was voted in by the players for the 82nd All-Star Game. ***PHOTO2*** "That means more than anything to have the respect of your peers and...

Atlanta Braves Drop Series Finale to Houston Astros
June 14th, 2011 at 12:30 AM
After a weekend where everything seemed to go right, the Atlanta Braves failed to finish off a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros on a night where nearly everything went wrong. Derek Lowe had yet another outing where his sinker did not live up to its name. He got touched...