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Atlanta Braves Trade with Cincinnati Reds for Paul Janish, Option Randall Delgado to Minors
July 15th, 2012 at 7:59 AM
With Andrelton Simmons out at least six weeks with a broken hand and Jack Wilson on the disabled list with a dislocated pinky, the Atlanta Braves made a trade with the Cincinnati Reds for shortstop Paul Janish in exchange for right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond. Janish is considered a primarily defensive shortstop....

Brian McCann, Tyler Pastornicky Rejoin Atlanta Braves
July 14th, 2012 at 1:24 PM
In two roster moves, the Atlanta Braves brought back Brian McCann from paternity leave and Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett. The move also sent J.C. Boscan back to Gwinnett. McCann returns to the Braves from the birth of his first child on Friday, but Pastornicky was re-called to fill the roster spot...

Atlanta Braves Place Andrelton Simmons on Disabled List
July 9th, 2012 at 8:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves made the inevitable and unenviable move of placing rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons on the 15-day disabled list on Monday. He injured his right hand on a headfirst slide during the Braves' win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Simmons was examined by Dr. Gary Lourie and was confirmed...

Andrelton Simmons Named National League Rookie of the Month
July 2nd, 2012 at 7:02 PM
Only a month into his Major League career, Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons was named the National League Rookie of the Month for the month of June. Simmons was called up on May 30 to shore up the defense at shortstop with the thought that any offensive production would just...

Tyler Pastornicky Providing Spark from Eighth Spot
May 1st, 2012 at 8:42 PM
Tyler Pastornicky got a day off April 16 when his batting average was sitting at .136. In the past couple of weeks, however, the Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop has shown signs of finally putting it together. Since that fateful day off, when it seemed the Braves' plans to have Pastornicky start...

Atlanta Braves Starting Shortstop Spot Still not Filled
March 19th, 2012 at 11:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves may have penciled in Tyler Pastornicky to start at shortstop this season, but Andrelton Simmons and his slick defensive play has turned some heads and produced a chance that he could take the job. Simmons has caused many to wonder if having a primarily plus-defender at shortstop would...

Jack Wilson Strains Calf, Out 4-6 Weeks
February 24th, 2012 at 7:50 PM
Atlanta Braves shortstop Jack Wilson will be out four to six weeks and will likely miss the first two weeks of the regular season after he strained his calf while working out with Tyler Pastornicky in California. ***PHOTO1*** Wilson, who was using crutches Friday at camp in Florida, strained his calf while...

Tyler Pastornicky Will Bring Hustle to Atlanta Braves
February 10th, 2012 at 4:03 PM
There may be myriad questions revolving around Tyler Pastornicky as he enters Spring Training penciled in as the Opening Day shortstop for the Atlanta Braves, but mlb.com's Mark Bowman says the one thing that cannot be questioned is Pastornicky's hustle. Drawing a comparison to Dan Uggla and Matt Diaz, two other...

Two Atlanta Braves Prospects Ranked Highly for 2012
January 18th, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Two Atlanta Braves prospects have been ranked in the top 10 in their respective positions on mlb.com for the 2012 season. Julio Teheran was ranked the best right-handed pitcher, and Andrelton Simmons was ranked the ninth best shortstop prospect. Teheran, who will be a scant 21-years-old on Opening Day, made his...

Atlanta Braves Sign Jack Wilson to One-Year Deal
January 13th, 2012 at 6:37 PM
The Atlanta Braves finally signed their biggest offseason need - a backup shortstop - by bringing back Jack Wilson with a one-year deal worth $1 million with an additional $500,000 in incentives. ***PHOTO1*** The 34-year-old, who started his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001, came to the Braves via a deal...

For Atlanta Braves, Losing Alex Gonzalez Means Immediate Offensive Improvement
December 12th, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Now former Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez has found his new team in the form of the Milwaukee Brewers. He signed a one-year deal with the National League Central champions with an option for 2013. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves had already planned on Gonzalez's departure. Since arriving in a mid-2010 trade that sent...

Frank Wren: Atlanta Braves Will not Trade for Hanley Ramirez
December 6th, 2011 at 10:44 PM
The Miami Marlins have signed Jose Reyes to be their new starting shortstop, and rumors swirl that Hanley Ramirez may ask to be traded rather than move to third base. Ajc.com reports that when Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren was asked whether the Braves may pursue that option, the...

Atlanta Braves Have Backup Shortstop at Top of Priorities
December 5th, 2011 at 11:52 PM
The Miami Marlins have already shelled out big bucks to sign Heath Bel and Jose Reyes, but Frank Wren says the Atlanta Braves are looking to make the right kind of moves, instead of just making a move. ***PHOTO1*** Though Bell and Reyes have just signed with the Marlins for at least...

Atlanta Braves Decline Arbitration to Alex Gonzalez
November 23rd, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Frank Wren has already indicated the Atlanta Braves were not planning on a future with Alex Gonzalez, and it was made official Wednesday when the Braves declined to offer him salary arbitration. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves would have received a draft pick to compensate for the loss of Gonzalez if they had offered...

Tyler Pastornicky Hits for First Mississippi Braves Cycle
July 6th, 2011 at 9:05 AM
The Atlanta Braves' no. 9 ranked prospect in what has to be the most exciting in difficult fashion. Tyler Pastornicky hit the triple in his last at-bat. The shortstop tripled for the Double-A Mississippi Braves in the eighth inning of their 14-7 win over the Jackson Generals. "I was just trying to...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...