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Atlanta Braves Acquire Ryan Dempster from Chicago Cubs in Trade
July 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves accomplished their goal of solidifying their starting rotation by trading for Ryan Dempster of the Chicago Cubs, braves.com reports. Details are not yet available, but it seems the Braves will ship Randall Delgado to the Cubbies as part of the deal. Dempster will make $6 million more this season and...

Ben Sheets to Start for Atlanta Braves on Sunday
July 13th, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Recent free agent signee Ben Sheets will start on the mound for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez made the call after seeing Sheets throw a bullpen session Thursday, reports mlb.com. It will be Sheets' first Major League start since July 19, 2010, when he played for the Oakland...

Ben Sheets Starts First Game in Minors for Atlanta Braves
July 5th, 2012 at 9:57 AM
Newly signed Atlanta Braves pitcher Ben Sheets made his first start in nearly two years on Wednesday. He threw five innings for Double-A Mississippi to start his attempt at a comeback to the majors. With a fastball clocked in the low 90s, consistent with his recent workouts, Sheets gave up four...

Atlanta Braves Sign Ben Sheets to Minor League Deal
July 1st, 2012 at 3:30 PM
The Atlanta Braves, looking to make a move to bolster their starting rotation after the loss of Brandon Beachy to surgery, have signed four-time All-Star starting pitcher Ben Sheets to a minor league deal, braves.com reports. He will make his first start on Independance Day for Double-A MIssissippi. Sheets, who turns...

Atlanta Braves Looking into Possible Trade for Jason Vargas
June 29th, 2012 at 6:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves, for some reason, are looking into acquiring starting pitcher Jason Vargas from the Seattle Mariners, Jason Stark reports. In their search for an "impact starting pitcher" to shore up the rotation, the Braves have scouting Vargas heavily. But there seem to be more than a few problems. The 7-7...

Atlanta Braves Interested in Chicago Cubs’ Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza
June 25th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
With the recent loss of Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves' rotation is currently a question mark. The Braves are rumored to be interested in Chicago Cubs' starters Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. Garza earns $9.5MM this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this offseason. He...

Brandon Beachy Has Successful Tommy John Surgery
June 21st, 2012 at 8:19 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, ending his season and starting a year-long healing process. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Gulf Breeze, Fla., replacing Beachy's ulnar collateral ligament.  "It's tough," general manager Frank Wren told mlb.com. "He was really doing everything that you...

Brandon Beachy to Undergo Tommy John Surgery Thursday
June 20th, 2012 at 5:50 PM
With the Atlanta Braves riding high after their big win over the New York Yankees, manager Fredi Gonzalez had to bring down everyone's spirits with the announcement everyone expected and no one wanted to hear. Brandon Beachy will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. James Andrews confirmed what team doctors had...

Brandon Beachy Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament
June 19th, 2012 at 8:03 AM
God help the Atlanta Braves. Right in the middle of a three-game losing streak, the club has announced that an MRI performed on Brandon Beachy and his troublesome right elbow has revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Beachy will see the dreaded Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday...

Atlanta Braves Put Brandon Beachy on 15-Day Disabled List
June 17th, 2012 at 2:06 PM
After coming out of the game on Saturday evening with soreness in his elbow, the Braves didn't waste any time in reaching a decision on what to do with Brandon Beachy. He'll go to the 15-day disabled list and Jair Jurrjens will return to the Atlanta rotation. Beachy said Sunday before...

Atlanta Braves to Give Brandon Beachy an Extra Day of Rest
June 12th, 2012 at 9:49 AM
The Atlanta Braves have been shuffling their rotation a bit lately with injuries and their pitchers needing additional rest. You can now add Brandon Beachy to that list. The Braves had intentions of pushing Beachy back to Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after Tim Hudson was skipped in the rotation due...

Tim Hudson Scratched from Sunday Start, Julio Teheran to Make Spot Start
June 9th, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson was slated to start Sunday's series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays at Turner Field, but a bout with bone spurs in his left ankle has caused Fredi Gonzalez to scratch him from the start, calling up Julio Teheran from Triple-A Gwinnett instead. Hudson had...

Atlanta Braves Take Lucas Sims with First Round Pick
June 4th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Imagine that. The Atlanta Braves drafted another pitcher in the first round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft. The Bravos selected right-handed pitcher Lucas Sims from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga., with the 21st overall pick in the first round. Sims, yet another homegrown Georgia boy, stands 6 feet 1...

Jair Jurrjens Could Be Non-Tendered If Minor League Performance Keeps Suffering
June 3rd, 2012 at 9:54 AM
The Atlanta Braves were forced to send Jair Jurrjens down to Triple-A Gwinnett after he posted a 9.37 ERA in four starts, but his command issues have followed him to the minors, causing a good bit of concern in the Braves organization. Jurrjens got everyone excited when he threw eight shutout innings...

Atlanta Braves Skip Mike Minor’s Start, Brandon Beachy to Start Saturday
June 2nd, 2012 at 9:44 AM
With the Atlanta Braves having their first game of the series with the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park rained out Friday night, manager Fredi Gonzalez has mixed up the rotation by skipping Mike Minor's start. Minor has compiled a 9.95 ERA in his last six starts, which should provide enough logic...

Atlanta Braves Send Kris Medlen to Triple-A, Convert to Starter
May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
The Atlanta Braves have struggled to find consistent pitching this year, especially during their eight-game losing streak. In the wake of Kris Medlen and his recent struggles, the club announced Tuesday that he had been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett with the goal of reconverting him to a starting pitcher. The 26-year-old...

Jair Jurrjens Has Strong Outing in Gwinnett
April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
It will take more than one good game at Triple-A Gwinnett for Jair Jurrjens to be called back up to the Atlanta Braves, but he was strong over seven innings against Toledo on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** In 93 pitches, Jurrjens allowed four hits and one run over seven innings against Toledo in his first...

Jair Jurrjens not Happy with Scrub-like Numbers
April 18th, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Jair Jurrjens was leading the way for the Atlanta Braves pitching staff in the first half of 2011, posting a National League best 1.87 ERA before the All-Star break. Since then, however, it has been anything but smooth sailing, and he has the numbers to show for it. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens missed all of...

Tim Hudson Pitches Three Innings for Class-A Rome
April 8th, 2012 at 2:37 PM
Tim Hudson is hoping to rejoin the Atlanta Braves by the end of the month, and he took a step closer Saturday night when he threw three pain free innings for Class-A Rome Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson gave up two runs (one earned) and four hits in his three frames against the...

Tommy Hanson Named Opening Day Starter, First Four Starting Rotation Spots Set
April 1st, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Tommy Hanson had to wade through missing the last two months of last season with a shoulder injury, and his Spring Training got off to a late start when he sustained a concussion in a car wreck on the way to reporting, but that did not stop him from being...