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Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel to Pitch for Team USA
January 17th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
The World Baseball Classic is set for it's third installment this spring, and two prominent members of the Atlanta Braves pitching staff have been invited by manager Joe Torre to take part: Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel. Medlen, led the major league in nearly every category over the second half of...

Atlanta Braves Trade Tommy Hanson to Los Angeles Angels
November 30th, 2012 at 3:09 PM
The Atlanta Braves continued to reshape their roster this week by trading starting pitcher Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for bullpen arm Jordan Walden. Hanson, who had been battling shoulder issues, went 13-10 in 2012 with an ERA of 4.48.  The Braves had been concerned with his declining numbers...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Tim Hudson: What It Means
November 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 PM
It was a near certainty that the Atlanta Braves were going to pick up Tim Hudson's option for the 2013 season. He not only provides much-needed veteran leadership and stability to a young pitching staff, but also to the entire team following Chipper Jones' retirement. Hudson ended the season with a...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Paul Maholm: What It Means
November 1st, 2012 at 8:48 AM
When the Atlanta Braves picked up their club option for Paul Maholm, they once more ran into the familiar problem of having too much starting pitching. But the move very well may have provided them the flexibility to make a deal this offseason without decimating their starting rotation. The 30-year-old lefty...

Tim Hudson Hoping for Contract Extension from Atlanta Braves
October 27th, 2012 at 8:26 PM
With Chipper Jones' retirement, Tim Hudson is now the longest tenured player on the Atlanta Braves, and he would like to finish his career there. The 37-year-old is expected to have his $9 million option picked up by the Braves for 2013, but any kind of contract extension will likely be...

Brandon Beachy Begins Throwing Program After Tommy John Surgery
October 23rd, 2012 at 8:17 PM
Four months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy has finally begun a throwing program in his rehab efforts, ajc.com reports. Beachy had the ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction performed on June 21 and was able to lob a ball about 30 feet with team physical therapist Lloyd Van...

Kris Medlen, Atlanta Braves Look to Set Major League Baseball Record
September 30th, 2012 at 8:44 AM
When Kris Medlen toes the rubber Sunday afternoon against the New York Mets, the Atlanta Braves will look to continue their 22-game winning streak in games started by Medlen. A 23rd straight win will be a new Major League record. ***PHOTO1*** Medlen's only loss this season was in relief to contribute to...

Atlanta Braves Would Do Well to Skip Tommy Hanson in Rotation
September 24th, 2012 at 8:06 PM
Tommy Hanson is scheduled for two more starts this season, but the Atlanta Braves would benefit from skipping the recently inconsistent starter. Hanson's most recent start on Sept. 21 was just the latest step in Hanson's plagued second half of the year. He gave up five earned runs over 5 1/3...

Kris Medlen Wins National League Pitcher of the Month Award
September 4th, 2012 at 7:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball announced Tuesday what everyone already knew. Kris Medlen was the National League Pitcher of the Mont during August. Medlen compiled a scant 0.50 ERA during August with just two earned runs over 35 2/3 innings. Combine that with a 4-0 record and 35 strikeouts, and the choice was...

Atlanta Braves Place Ben Sheets on Disabled List with Shoulder Inflammation
August 25th, 2012 at 5:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves had to end their use of the six-man rotation about a week early Saturday when they placed Ben Sheets on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. After a nearly two year retirement, the Braves signed Sheets after the All-Star break. Though he allowed just five runs in...

Atlanta Braves to Temporarily Use Six-Man Rotation
August 13th, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Fredi Gonzalez confirmed Monday what had been speculated and kicked around for about a week - the Atlanta Braves will use, at least on a temporary basis, a six-man rotation when Tommy Hanson returns from the disabled list on Friday, reports ajc.com. The plan is for the rotation to go through...

Tommy Hanson Makes Strong Rehab Start in Triple-A
August 13th, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson may come back from the disabled list Friday after he threw five shutout innings for Triple-A Gwinnett. Hanson scattered three hits over five innings on Sunday, providing the Braves with the problem everyone wants to have - having too much pitching. Atlanta could go with a...

Atlanta Braves Minor Leaguer Suspended 50 Games for Steroids
August 10th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Major League Baseball announced Friday that Atlanta Braves minor league starting pitcher Darrel Leiva has been suspended 50 games for the use of performance enhancing drugs, Dave O'Brien reports. The 18-year-old Leiva, who was pitching in the Dominican Summer League, tested positive metabolites of Nandrolone and Stanazolol, two forms of steroids. He...

Jair Jurrjens to Start Minor League Rehab Monday
August 5th, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Plagued Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens will start his minor league rehab stint Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett. It just happens that he has no idea when or in what capacity he will pitch for the G-Braves. Jurrjens was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained groin to make...

Brandon Beachy Regains Full Range of Motion in Elbow
August 2nd, 2012 at 8:26 PM
Thursday is officially six weeks since Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery, and he has regained the full range of motion in his right elbow. Beachy was leading the majors with a 2.00 ERA when his elbow was injured in June. "I feel great," Beachy told braves.com....

Atlanta Braves Place Tommy Hanson on Disabled List with Strained Lower Back
July 31st, 2012 at 7:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves have placed starting pitcher Tommy Hanson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back, rotowire.com reports. The injury is not serious, and Hanson should be able to come off the DL as scheduled. Kris Medlen, who is starting tonight against the Miami Marlins, will fill Hanson's...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm from Chicago Cubs
July 30th, 2012 at 11:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves have satisfied their need for a starting pitcher and backup outfielder by trading for lefty Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs in a deal just over half a day before the trade deadline Tuesday, John Paul Morosi tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Not all details are available at the...

Kris Medlen to Start Tuesday in Place of Jair Jurrjens
July 29th, 2012 at 2:54 PM
As scheduled, the Atlanta Braves will continue their search to externally upgrade their starting rotation, but on Tuesday it will be Kris Medlen making at least a spot start for Jair Jurrjens. After Jurrjens seemingly reverted during his last two starts to the form of his first month this season to the...

Atlanta Braves to Skip Jair Jurrjens in Rotation
July 25th, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Following a second straight rough start by Jair Jurrjens on Sunday, the Atlanta Braves will skip his next turn in the starting rotation. After consecutive starts of allowing six runs or more and putting up a 7.04 ERA over 10 starts this season, Jurrjens very well may have pitched his last...

Confusion Surrounds Atlanta Braves in Ryan Dempster Deal
July 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 PM
It seems that everyone but Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster was aware of an impending trade to the Atlanta Braves. The deal, which would ship Randall Delgado to Chicago in exchange for the 35-year-old righty, is already subject to Dempster's 10-5 trade protection rights, but Cubs manager Dave Sveum refuted that...