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Former Atlanta Brave Eric Hinske Likely to Retire After Being Released by Arizona Diamondbacks
July 19th, 2013 at 8:01 AM
The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially released former Atlanta Braves utility player Eric Hinske from Triple-A Reno after being designated for assignment and playing five games in the minors. Chris Gabel of the Reno Gazette-Journal also reports that Hinske is likely to retire.   1B/DH Eric Hinske is expected to retire after he...

That Awkward Moment for Atlanta Braves During Chipper Jones’ Jersey Retirement
June 28th, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Make no mistake, the ceremony the Atlanta Braves put on for Chipper Jones and his jersey retirement was great, but there was one subtly awkward moment most people missed. When Chipper thanked his former Braves teammates who now play for the Arizona Diamondbacks, it seems he didn't know that Eric...

Atlanta Braves Officially Retire Chipper Jones’ Number
June 28th, 2013 at 7:55 PM
In a pregame ceremony Friday evening, the Atlanta Braves inducted Chipper Jones into the Braves Hall of Fame and retired his no. 10 jersey. With a stage packed with Ted Turner, scout Paul Schneider, Dale Murphy, Bill Bartholomay, Bobby Cox, Frank Wren, John Schuerholz, parents Larry and Lynn Jones, Dan Uggla,...

Atlanta Braves Take on Arizona Diamondbacks, Justin Upton Makes First Visit to Old Team: Series Preview
May 13th, 2013 at 6:53 PM
When the Atlanta Braves start their three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Monday, it will be the first time Justin Upton has played his old team since being traded over the offseason after two years of trade rumors. "I think it's going to be cool," Upton said...

Eric Hinske Doesn’t Expect Atlanta Braves to Re-Sign Him
October 6th, 2012 at 8:14 PM
Eric Hinske struggled mightily in his third season with the Atlanta Braves, and it's expected that it will be his last. The 35-year-old Hinske set new career lows by hitting just .197 (26-for-132) with two home runs while striking out 41 times. Over the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Hinske hit a combined 21 home...

Three-run Eighth Inning, Reversed Call Boost Atlanta Braves Over New York Mets
July 15th, 2012 at 8:27 AM
The Atlanta Braves pushed their winning streak to six games, courtesy of a late rally off the New York Mets bullpen. Jason Heyward hit the go-ahead RBI-single to cap off a three-run eighth in the 8-7 win Saturday at Turner Field. The eighth inning began with the Braves down 7-5, but...

Pinch-hitting Eric Hinske Ejected from First Game Against St. Louis Cardinals
May 12th, 2012 at 1:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves got their late-inning heroics from Jason Heyward, but Eric Hinske provided a bit of drama in the eighth inning of the opening game of the their three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals when he became the first Braves player to be ejected from a game. ***PHOTO1*** Hinske attempted to check...

Atlanta Braves Rally from Early Deficit, Defeat Colorado Rockies 9-8 in Extras
May 5th, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Eric Hinske has been on fire recently, and he kept that going in dramatic fashion on Friday night. Hinske hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies. He tied a career high with four...

Mike Minor Roughed up, Atlanta Braves Split Series with Pittsburgh Pirates
April 30th, 2012 at 10:40 PM
The first four starts Mike Minor made in 2012 were more than enough reason to give him the confidence to be in the Atlanta Braves starting rotation. Monday's finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates, however, saw Minor get rocked in a 9-3 loss. ***PHOTO1*** Minor allowed a career high seven runs in a...

Atlanta Braves Lose 2-1 to Baltimore Orioles, Drop Third in a Row
March 8th, 2012 at 9:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves' spring training struggles continued on Thursday, as they fell 2-1 to the Baltimore Orioles. The loss was their third in a row and dropped them to a 1-5 record in the spring. Despite the Braves' struggles, there were some positives in the game. Eric Hinske hit a solo home...

Motivated Players Arrive at Spring Training Early for Atlanta Braves
February 18th, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Ready to put their September 2011 collapse behind them, several Atlanta Braves players showed up to Spring Training nearly a week early on Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** Although pitchers and catchers report tomorrow and positiona players have until Friday to get to the Braves' Spring Training facility at the ESPN Wide World of Sports...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Eric Hinske
October 31st, 2011 at 11:27 PM
In lieu of the Atlanta Braves trading Derek Lowe and cutting ties with Nate McLouth, the club will bring back Eric Hinske to come off the bench for 2012. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves announced Monday that they would exercise Hinske's $1.5 million club option for the 2012 season. Hinske, 34,  hit .233 with 10 homers...

Atlanta Braves Trade for Matt Diaz in Waiver Deadline Deal
August 31st, 2011 at 10:46 PM
The "hittin' fool" is coming home. Matt Diaz, who spent the previous five seasons with the Atlanta Braves, rejoined his former team after the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Diaz to the Braves for a player to be named later. The Braves were looking for a right-handed hitting bench player to complement Eric...

Atlanta Braves Sign Wes Helms to Minor League Deal
August 17th, 2011 at 10:55 PM
The Atlanta Braves signed former Florida Marlin Wes Helms to a minor league contract on Wednesday. The Braves have been searching for a right-handed bat off the bench to complement lefty Eric Hinske. Helms, who debuted for the Braves in 1998 and played in Atlanta until being traded to the...

Jason Heyward Out of Lineup for Second Straight Game
August 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM
With Jason Heyward's struggles against left-handed pitching this season, it was no surprise to see him out of the lineup with a lefty on the mound for Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals. However, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez chose to sit Heyward for the second straight game for...

Dan Uggla, Tim Hudson Lead Atlanta Braves to 5-1 Victory Over Florida Marlins
July 31st, 2011 at 1:16 AM
Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman continued their hot hitting, and Tim Hudson tossed a gem as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Florida Marlins 5-1 Saturday night. When the Braves acquired Uggla in the offseason, it marked the end of a long search for a right-handed power bat to stick in the middle...

Atlanta Braves Drop Final Game of Series with Pittsburgh Pirates for Four-Game Split
July 29th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
Though the Atlanta Braves struck first in the finale of one of the more memorable series of the year, but they still could not manage to string hits together and managed a split with the Pittsburgh Pirates. It seemed Atlanta caught nothing but bad breaks with the bats as they...

Freddie Freeman Continues Dominance of Colorado Rockies as Atlanta Braves Win
July 19th, 2011 at 9:06 AM
Freddie Freeman is public enemy no. 1 for the Colorado Rockies right now. The Atlanta Braves' rookie, who has hit .526 and slugged 1.368 against the Rockies this year, hit his fifth home run against them in as many games as Atlanta took the first of four games at Coors Field...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...