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Atlanta Braves Sign Livan Hernandez After Release by Houston Astros
March 30th, 2012 at 3:20 PM
Veteran starting pitcher Livan Hernandez was released by the Houston Astros on Friday. Just hours later, the Atlanta Braves already signed him. ***PHOTO1*** Hernandez's release was spurred on by his 1-2 record and 5.62 Spring Training ERA over five starts with the Astros, but the Braves are taking a chance a 16-year veteran who...

Tim Hudson Gets Back to Work After Being Cleared to Throw
March 15th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
After being cleared to throw on Tuesday, Tim Hudson returned to the Atlanta Braves and threw his first bullpen of Spring Training on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** "I'm ready to go," Hudson said. "The back is not a concern to me. I've just got to start getting my arm, legs and everything else ready...

Tim Hudson Throws Light Bullpen, Targets May 1 Return
March 11th, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Tim Hudson went through a light bullpen session on Sunday and is optimistic that he can return to the Atlanta Braves by May 1 "at the latest," Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** The light bullpen session meant that the catcher never even went into a squat, and Hudson will fly back to Atlanta...

Tommy Hanson Schedule to Make Spring Debut Sunday
March 9th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
After sustaining a Grade 1 concussion in a one-car accident on Feb. 20, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson will finally make his first Spring Training start on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays in a split-squad game. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson threw his first live batting practice on Tuesday, and Fredi Gonzalez said...

Tommy Hanson Strong in Last Workout, Should Return Tuesday
February 28th, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Tommy Hanson was able to push himself more in conditioning drills Monday and should be cleared to return to Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** "Everything felt really good," Hanson said. "I felt really strong and no headaches. So I'm good. ... The sooner I get out there, the...

Jair Jurrjens Working Out Without Knee Pain
February 28th, 2012 at 8:23 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens has worked out for the first week of Spring Training without the knee pain that has plagued him for the last two seasons. ***PHOTO1*** Braves.com reports that Jurrjens' lack of pain is due to knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman fitting him with a brace that helps...

Tommy Hanson Returns to Field After Auto Accident
February 26th, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson returned to the field Sunday after last he was in a one-car accident last Monday. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson, who has been out with a mild concussion after he blew out a tire on the way to Spring Training, did some light throwing at Champion Stadium while supervised...

Mike Minor Clarifies “Trade” Request Quote
February 24th, 2012 at 9:02 PM
Atlanta Braves lefty Mike Minor made sure his teammates and manager did not think he was trying to work his way out of town on Friday, clarifying statements he made to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** The AJC quoted Minor on Thursday as saying, "If they don't have room for me here,...

Tommy Hanson Rides Stationary Bike as Concussion Symptoms Subside
February 24th, 2012 at 8:54 PM
Tommy Hanson rode a stationary bike for about 10 minutes and said he felt fine on Friday, Mark Bowman reports. ***PHOTO1*** Fredi Gonzalez said Hanson's activity levels will gradually increase over the next few days, but it will still probably be Monday when Hanson returns to the field. Bowman also reports that while...

Randall Delgado, Julio Teheran not Options for Bullpen
February 23rd, 2012 at 8:18 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said a few weeks ago that pitching prospects Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran could begin the season in the bullpen. He has changed his tune on that statement. ***PHOTO1*** Gonzalez said the pitchers need to be starting somewhere, whether it was on the big league club or...

Tommy Hanson Diagnosed with Mild Concussion
February 21st, 2012 at 7:46 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after his one-car accident on Monday. He is not expected to miss much time. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson was diagnosed with a Grade 1 concussion, the least severe possible, and will be evaluated after resting for 48 hours. He will ease...

Tim Hudson, Peter Moylan Showing Patience in Rehab
February 19th, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Atlanta Braves pitchers Tim Hudson and Peter Moylan are both attempting to return from surgeries within the past few months, but neither will be rushing onto the field. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson, who finally underwent a spinal fusion surgery on Nov. 28 that he had been putting off, reported to Spring Training with the...

Tommy Hanson to Enter Spring Training with New Delivery
February 13th, 2012 at 8:28 PM
In order to alleviate stress on his shoulder and keep base stealers a little more honest, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson has altered his pitching delivery this offseason, reports mlb.com. ***PHOTO1*** Braves minor league physical therapist Troy Jones initially suggested the change to Hanson when rehabbing Hanson's worn and torn shoulder....

Candidates for the Atlanta Braves’ Fifth Starting Pitcher: Mike Minor
February 12th, 2012 at 8:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves have upwards of four starting pitchers who could potentially take the fifth spot in the starting rotation behind Tim Hudson, Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson and Brandon Beachy. In terms of Major League experience, the current favorite may be Mike Minor. ***PHOTO1*** Minor, the Braves' first round draft pick in...

A Look at the Atlanta Braves’ Front Four in the Rotation
February 11th, 2012 at 9:51 PM
It is no secret that the Atlanta Braves are loaded with pitching talent. While the myriad options provide the Braves with all kinds of flexibility in the rotation, the problem surfaces in finding spots for all of them. With general manager Frank Wren indicating the dwindling likelihood of the club...

Tommy Hanson Looks to Healthy Start at Spring Training
February 7th, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Tommy Hanson missed almost all of the last two months of the 2011 season that saw the Atlanta Braves complete one of the biggest collapses in history, but anticipates being at full strength when Spring Training begins. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson was sidelined with shoulder pain for the rest of the season after his...

Atlanta Braves’ Starting Pitching Depth Alleviates Injury Concerns
February 5th, 2012 at 12:24 AM
With the 2012 season approaching, the Atlanta Braves find themselves in a precarious position. After a monumental collapse in September to close out the 2011 season, Braves fans wanted major moves this offseason. Other than a trade of Derek Lowe to clear some salary, the Braves stood pat while others...

Atlanta Braves Open Voluntary Pitching Camp
January 30th, 2012 at 9:58 PM
On Monday, the Atlanta Braves opened up a two-week voluntary pitching camp a Turner Field. ***PHOTO1*** Pitching coach Roger McDowell welcomed back seven pitchers to the camp and says the early start to the season is needed to put last year's collapse in the past. “The calendar turned over to 2012, and so...

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 Avoid Arbitration with Michael Bourn, Jair Jurrjens
January 17th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves managed to avoid salary arbitration with their final two eligible players by agreeing to terms with Michael Bourn and Jair Jurrjens on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves have now signed all four of their arbitration-eligible players. Martin Prado signed Friday, and Eric O'Flaherty signed Monday night. Bourn will make $6.845 million as...