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Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Scratched from Next Start for Appointment with Dr. James Andrews
August 22nd, 2013 at 5:39 PM
According to the official Atlanta Braves Twitter account, Brandon Beachy has been scratched from his projected start on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. He will instead visit with Dr. James Andrews, the doctor who performed Beachy's Tommy John surgery.   LHP Mike Minor will start on Sunday in place of RHP Brandon...

Atlanta Braves’ Starting Rotation Undeterred by Tim Hudson Injury
August 15th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
When Tim Hudson sustained a gruesome ankle injury against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 24th, his season was immediately over. This left many Atlanta Braves fans wondering exactly what they were going to do to fill the void left by Hudson. In his absence, as well as...

Alex Wood Becoming Solid Starting Pitcher for Atlanta Braves
August 15th, 2013 at 8:21 AM
When Alex Wood takes the mound opposite the Washington Nationals Friday, the Atlanta Braves know they'll be getting a start from a confident pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** The lefty has allowed just one run over his last two starts combined in a sign that the 22-year-old no longer has the jitters that went along...

Tim Hudson’s Recovery Going Well; Expects to Be Completed by December
August 14th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
After Tim Hudson's season-ending ankle injury, many were concerned on how the Atlanta Braves pitcher would recover, especially considering his age. Today,  Hudson took to MLB Network in a radio interview to respond.     Hudson on being ready for spring training: "We're looking at being totally healed from this thing at the...

Atlanta Braves Pitchers Who Know How to Hit, Kris Medlen: Video
August 14th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Kris Medlen greatly helped himself in the Atlanta Braves' win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday at Turner Field. Not only did he throw seven strong innings, but he swung the bat pretty well, too. ***VIDEO1*** Medlen anchors a rotation along with Mike Minor and Tim Hudson (Yes, he's done for the...

Paul Maholm Rehab Start Scheduled for Saturday in Single-A Rome
August 13th, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Paul Maholm will start for Rome, the Braves Single-A affiliate on Saturday night at 7:00 PM. Rome will take on the New York Yankees' affiliate Charleston River Dogs. His rehab start will follow yesterday's performance that included a six inning, 79-pitch simulated game in which Maholm felt little or no...

Atlanta Braves’ Paul Maholm Feels No Discomfort in Simulated Game
August 13th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm threw a 79-pitch simulated game at Turner Field on Monday and hopes to continue his recovery later in the week. The left-handed Maholm felt no discomfort during the simulation, in which he was up and down six times. He looks to begin a rehab assignment...

Jason Heyward’s Four Hits Lead the Atlanta Braves Over the Miami Marlins
August 11th, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor tossed 7 innings and Freddie Freeman added a three-run home run as the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9 to 4 to take the best-of-three game series at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves increased their record to 72-46 on the season. ***PHOTO1*** The Marlins took...

Injured Starter Tim Hudson Will Return to Form for the Atlanta Braves in Time to Begin 2014 Season
August 8th, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Injuries are part of sports. Anyone who has ever played or watched sports is aware of this unsettling reality. However, gruesome injuries, such as the one suffered recently by veteran Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson can be particularly disturbing, not only because we are forced to watch the replay over...

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy not Happy with Tommy John Comeback Performance
July 30th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Brandon Beachy was rocked by the Colorado Rockies in his first start for the Atlanta Braves of the season. And though it was his first start since Tommy John surgery last year, he wasn't pleased. The Rockies torched Beachy for seven runs over 3 2/3 innings, cranking two homers in the...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen: “I Don’t Want to Go to the Bullpen”
July 24th, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Kris Medlen may be standing down the barrel of a trip to the Atlanta Braves' bullpen, but he definitely has no desire to do so, even with his season-long struggles. Medlen's loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday dropped his season record to 6-10, and his 3.78 ERA isn't indicative...

Mike Minor Ribs Reed Johnson Over Having Home Run Robbed
July 22nd, 2013 at 9:24 PM
In the Atlanta Braves' loss to the Chicago White Sox in the series finale at U.S. Cellular Sunday, Reed Johnson was robbed of a game-tying homer in the eighth inning, and pitcher Mike Minor playfully let him hear about it on Twitter.   Don't worry guys, the pitchers are going to work...

Tim Hudson to Pitch Second Half Opener for Atlanta Braves
July 18th, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Tim Hudson started on Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves, and he'll do the same when they start the second half against the Chicago White Sox. With a 6-7 record and 4.02 ERA, he obviously doesn't have the most impressive stat line among Braves pitchers, but that was largely inflated by...

Kris Medlen Swaps Atlanta Braves Rotation Spot with Paul Maholm, Moves to Fifth
July 15th, 2013 at 3:49 PM
With Kris Medlen and his mechanical issues, the Atlanta Braves have swapped his spot in the starting rotation with Paul Maholm, Dave O'Brien tweets.   #Braves plan to flip-flop Medlen and Teheran coming out of break, with Teheran moving up to fourth spot and Medlen to fifth. — David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) July 14,...

Brandon Beachy, Jordan Schafer Have Twitter Tiffle Over George Zimmerman Verdict
July 14th, 2013 at 9:13 AM
Being on the disabled list has led to two Atlanta Braves apparently spending a little bonding time on Twitter, most notably when Brandon Beachy seemingly called out Jordan Schafer for his reaction to the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict. It started with Schafer's reaction immediately after the Zimmerman verdict was announced.   Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Jordan...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen Deflects Billy Butler Groundball: Video
June 26th, 2013 at 4:10 PM
In one of the stranger plays of the season, Atlanta Braves' starting pitcher Kris Medlen deflected a groundball off the bat of Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler on Tuesday. The ball caromed off Medlen's glove to Brian McCann, who threw to Freddie Freeman to complete the putout. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves would...

Alex Wood to Make Spot Start for Atlanta Braves on Tuesday Against Mets
June 16th, 2013 at 11:32 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** With eight games in seven days and a doubleheader on Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves have tabbed Alex Wood to make a spot start in the first game of the doubleheader with the New York Mets, Mark Bowman tweets. Fredi said Wood will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader — Mark Bowman...

Atlanta Braves Play Coy About Starting Rotation Moves
June 13th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves have done a great job at not tipping their hand as to what they'll do with the starting rotation once Brandon Beachy returns from Tommy John surgery, which is scheduled to happen Tuesday. They've done so well at keeping anything under wraps, in fact, that Mark Bowman compared...

Tim Hudson Puts up Elite Numbers for Half the Cost
April 1st, 2013 at 8:16 AM
The Atlanta Braves head into Opening Day against a Philadelphia Phillies team that was once one of the most hyped up teams in baseball, especially in regards to their starting rotation. What is lost on many baseball fans is that Tim Hudson has done pretty much the same thing as...

Tim Hudson Named Atlanta Braves Opening Day Starter
March 21st, 2013 at 3:58 PM
Even though Kris Medlen is essentially the de facto ace of the staff, Fredi Gonzalez named TIm Hudson to start on the mound for the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day against the Philadelphia Phillies, braves.com reports. The Opening Day start will be Hudson's third with the Braves and sixth for his...