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Atlanta Braves Designate Juan Francisco for Assignment, Promote Alex Wood
May 30th, 2013 at 3:31 PM
The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen Thursday by calling up left-hander Alex Wood from Double-A Mississippi. To make room for Wood, the Braves designated Juan Francisco for assignment, Dave O'Brien tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco hit .241 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 115 at-bats. He also struck out 43 times and hit...

Could Atlanta Braves Be Interested in Brian Wilson?
May 23rd, 2013 at 4:01 PM
The obvious need for the Atlanta Braves is a left-handed reliever, but more specifically a quality setup man now that both Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters are out for the year. Braves general manager Frank Wren is known to make unexpected moves, so could that involve signing Brian Wilson to...

Report: Atlanta Braves in Market for Left-Handed Reliever
May 21st, 2013 at 12:30 PM
With the loss of lefty relief pitchers Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves are down to one left-handed arm in their bullpen in the form of Luis Avilan. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves are already shopping for a good southpaw for their bullpen...

Atlanta Braves Bullpen Still Strong with Loss of Eric O’Flaherty
May 20th, 2013 at 8:49 AM
The Atlanta Braves bullpen is riddled with injuries, but if they keep up their current pace, there is nothing to worry about. Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty are gone for the year with Tommy John surgery. Luis Ayala has been on the disabled list since late April with anxiety disorder. Cristhian...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Use Six-Man Bullpen
May 16th, 2013 at 6:00 PM
With Jason Heyward likely coming off the disabled list on Friday, the Atlanta Braves are faced with the tough decision on who to jettison from the 25-man roster, and it looks like they'll go with the now unconventional six-man bullpen. The plan would work better if Atlanta's starting pitchers go deep...