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Baltimore Orioles Reportedly Looking into Tommy Hanson
January 3rd, 2012 at 8:58 PM
Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told Dan Connelly of the Baltimore Sun that while he wants to build the franchise around Adam Jones, he is still available. In the midst of the Orioles' lack of interest in Jair Jurrjens, they are now looking into a deal involving Atlanta...

Trade Market for Jair Jurrjens Continues to Grow
December 22nd, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Now that pitcher Gio Gonzalez has been trade from the Oakland Athletic to the Washington Nationals, teams around Major League Baseball are sure to turn their attention to acquiring Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens. ***PHOTO1*** Many believed that Gonzalez was the top starting pitcher on the trade market this offseason with Jurrjens falling in line right behind him. It had previously...

Boston Red Sox May Make Deal with Atlanta Braves for Jair Jurrjens
December 18th, 2011 at 9:49 PM
This offseason, the Atlanta Braves have been exploring their options in trading Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado. It seems they may find a suitor in the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** In an effort to shore up their starting rotation with a lower-cost arm, new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has expressed an...

Tim Hudson, Even with a Bad Back, Among League’s Best
November 30th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Prior to his surgical procedure on Monday, Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson had played the past two seasons with a herniated disc in his back. Let's see how he stacked up against other elite National League pitchers. Pitcher W-L ERA Opp. Avg. Innings Tim Hudson 33-19 3.02 .232 443 2/3 Cliff Lee 29-17 2.77 .234 445 Tim Lincecum 29-24 3.08 .232 429 1/3 Clayton Kershaw* 34-15 2.57 .210 437 2/3 Roy Halladay* 40-16 2.40 .241 484 1/3 With the last two...

Tim Hudson Has Back Surgery, Should Be Fine for Spring Training
November 28th, 2011 at 8:09 PM
Atlanta Braves ace Tim Hudson underwent successful surgery for a herniated disc in his back on Monday. Doctors say Hudson should be ready in time for Spring Training. ***PHOTO1*** The 36-year-old veteran had been trying to avoid going under the knife by strengthening his back during the offseason, but general manager Frank...

Candidates to Fill Atlanta Braves Starting Rotation: Julio Teheran
November 10th, 2011 at 8:32 AM
Barring trade or injury, the Atlanta Braves have one rotation spot to fill with at least three legitimate contenders. The youngest and possibly most hyped is Julio Teheran. Teheran, who will be 21 on Opening Day, was ranked no. 5 among all minor league prospects by Baseball America for 2011. Though Teheran's...

Three Atlanta Braves Recognized in Inaugural MLB.com Awards
November 8th, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Even with the bitter taste of their September collapse still in their mouth, three Atlanta Braves have been recognized in the inaugural MLB.com awards. Already having won awards for their 2011 seasons, Brian McCann and Craig Kimbrel were named the team's Player of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year,...

Candidates to Fill Atlanta Braves Starting Rotation: Randall Delgado
November 6th, 2011 at 11:38 PM
With the Atlanta Braves shipping Derek Lowe off to Cleveland, they must now look to round out a starting rotation that is sure to include TIm Hudson, Tommy Hanson, Jair Jurrjens (if he is not traded) and Brandon Beachy. Among their candidates is the highly touted Randall Delgado. Delgado, who will...

Tommy Hanson Cuts Short Instructional League Start, Peter Moylan Has Torn Rotator Cuff
September 24th, 2011 at 8:45 AM
The Atlanta Braves received a double dose of bad news for their pitching staff again Friday, when Peter Moylan was diagnosed with a torn labrum and rotator cuff, and when Tommy Hanson exited his instructional league start after only two innings due to shoulder soreness. ***PHOTO1*** Moylan, who was out from April...

Tommy Hanson Ready for Start in Instructional League
September 17th, 2011 at 5:14 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson is now ready for a start in Orlando in the instructional league after his third bullpen session this week, ajc.com reports. Hanson, who has not pitched since Aug. 6 due to inflammation in his rotator cuff, said he felt alright after his 30-pitch bullpen session. “Felt...

Tommy Hanson’s Return Pushed Back, Peter Moylan to Start Rehab
August 19th, 2011 at 8:45 AM
It turns out Tommy Hanson will not return for the Atlanta Braves against the Chicago Cubs after all. The right-hander said he no longer feels discomfort in his right shoulder is no longer there, but it is not to the point where he is able to effectively pitch. "I threw today...

Brian McCann to Start Rehab Games Friday; Tommy Hanson Diagnosed with Tendinitis (Again)
August 10th, 2011 at 11:33 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is expected to start a rehab stint with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. The All-Star starter is expected to start either two or three games before being activated from the disabled list. McCann has been out since July 26 with a strained left oblique. He may be...

Atlanta Braves Send Tommy Hanson Back to Atlanta to Evaluate Shoulder
August 10th, 2011 at 8:08 AM
Already having spent two weeks on the disabled list in June with shoulder tendonitis, the Atlanta Braves have sent Tommy Hanson back to Atlanta to have his sore right shoulder evaluated. "When a pitcher, athlete or baseball player comes to you and says, 'I don't feel good,' I think you need...

Atlanta Braves Pitching Helps Secure National League Win in All-Star Game, Prince Fielder’s Home Run The Difference
July 13th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
In the only American All-Star contest that actually plays defense, it was the trio of Atlanta Braves pitchers that rode Prince Fielder's coattails to the National League's second straight All-Star Game victory. Jair Jurrjens, Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings at Chase Field to help secure...

Four Atlanta Braves Make All-Star Team
July 4th, 2011 at 4:38 PM
In the twilight of a career that is sure to be destined for Cooperstown, Chipper Jones has been selected to his seventh All-Star team. The 39-year-old third baseman was voted in by the players for the 82nd All-Star Game. ***PHOTO2*** "That means more than anything to have the respect of your peers and...

Tommy Hanson to Return from DL Tuesday, Face Seattle Mariners
June 28th, 2011 at 8:12 AM
Tommy Hanson will return to the Atlanta Braves' rotation Tuesday after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. He is scheduled to face the Seattle Mariners' Michael Pineda on the hill. "It feels good," Hanson said on mlb.com. "I just want to get back out there. I just...

Tommy Hanson Looks to Return Tuesday, Kris Medlen Rehab Update
June 22nd, 2011 at 10:33 PM
MLB.com reports that Tommy Hanson's shoulder inflammation is improving and that he believes he will be able to start Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners. Hanson, who has been retroactively on the disabled list since Friday, threw 75 pitches Wednesday and had no problems. He also plans to throw a bullpen session...

Chicks Dig the Long Ball: Tim Hudson Does it All in Atlanta Braves Win Over Toronto Blue Jays
June 21st, 2011 at 9:22 AM
Tim Hudson did it all for the Atlanta Braves Monday night as he pitched eight-plus shutout innings and belted his second career home run against the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** In what was a quintessential pitchers' duel, Ricky Romero's (6-7. 2.98 ERA) only mistake came in the seventh inning. David Ross lead...

Atlanta Braves Drop Series Finale to Houston Astros
June 14th, 2011 at 12:30 AM
After a weekend where everything seemed to go right, the Atlanta Braves failed to finish off a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros on a night where nearly everything went wrong. Derek Lowe had yet another outing where his sinker did not live up to its name. He got touched...

Injured Heyward Begins Rehab Games; McLouth, Beachy to Follow
June 13th, 2011 at 11:07 PM
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward started for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves in Indianapolis Monday for his first rehab game. Heyward, who is currently slated to play three rehab games, went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and a run. "The last couple days, he felt good," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said on...