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Expect Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez, Frank Wren to Receive Contract Extensions
November 29th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren are entering the final year of their respective contracts in 2014, but don't be surprised if both get contract extensions. As frustrating as some of their moves have been, from Wren signing B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla to expensive contracts to...

Atlanta Braves Enjoy Much Needed Off Day Before Heading to Philadelphia
September 5th, 2013 at 3:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been beleaguered by injuries in their 2013 campaign, losing Jason Heyward, Reed Johnson, Jordan Schafer, Justin Upton, Johnny Venters, Eric O'Flaherty, Brian McCann, Ramiro Peña, Tim Hudson, Tyler Pastornicky, and Christhian Martinez. These injuries have ranged from day-to-day, to season-ending, yet haven't stopped the Braves from maintaining...

Evaluating the Tommy Hanson, Jordan Walden Trade
August 13th, 2013 at 11:20 AM
The first trade Fran Wren orchestrated during the Atlanta Braves' off-season in 2012 was a pitching swap, sending RHP Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jordan Walden, a right-handed flame-throwing bullpen arm.     Hanson, once deemed an 'untouchable' prospect of the Atlanta Braves, saw his numbers balloon after...

Atlanta Braves Express Interest in Chicago White Sox Reliever Matt Thornton
July 7th, 2013 at 9:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves, in need of a veteran bullpen arm, have expressed "limited" interest in Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton, Ken Rosenthal tweets.   Sources: #WhiteSox’s Thornton on long #RedSox list of possible bullpen targets. #Braves also inquired on Thornton; interest “limited.” — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 7, 2013 Thornton has posted a...

Atlanta Braves Expected to Pursue Chicago Cubs Kevin Gregg
June 27th, 2013 at 6:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves, as previously noted, could use another veteran arm in their bullpen. Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are among several teams who are likely to try to trade with the Chicago Cubs for Kevin Gregg. Luis Avilan and Jordan Walden have held down the fort with the big...

Atlanta Braves Have Gotten Better End of Jordan Walden, Tommy Hanson Trade
June 24th, 2013 at 7:53 PM
It's not even halfway through the 2013 season, and it's pretty obvious the Atlanta Braves got the better end of their trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to acquire Jordan Walden for Tommy Hanson. Walden has put together 10 straight scoreless appearances since coming off the disabled list on...

Report: Atlanta Braves in Market for Left-Handed Reliever
May 21st, 2013 at 12:30 PM
With the loss of lefty relief pitchers Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters to Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves are down to one left-handed arm in their bullpen in the form of Luis Avilan. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves are already shopping for a good southpaw for their bullpen...

Eric O’Flaherty to Undergo Tommy John Surgery Tuesday
May 20th, 2013 at 8:58 PM
The Atlanta Braves confirmed everyone's expectations and worst fears when they announced Eric O'Flaherty will have Tommy John surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Dr. James Andrews examined O'Flaherty on Monday and will perform the procedure. Andrews also performed the ligament replacement surgery on Jonny Venters last week. O'Flaherty had a 2.50 ERA in 19 appearances this season.

Atlanta Braves Bullpen Still Strong with Loss of Eric O’Flaherty
May 20th, 2013 at 8:49 AM
The Atlanta Braves bullpen is riddled with injuries, but if they keep up their current pace, there is nothing to worry about. Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty are gone for the year with Tommy John surgery. Luis Ayala has been on the disabled list since late April with anxiety disorder. Cristhian...

Eric O’Flaherty Has Ligament Tear, Likely Headed for Tommy John
May 18th, 2013 at 7:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves have had a pretty horrid time keeping their bullpen healthy this season, and it just got worse. Eric O'Flaherty has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is likely going to have Tommy John surgery, ajc.com reports. O'Flaherty was placed on the disabled list Saturday after...

Tim Hudson, Freddie Freeman Lead Atlanta Braves Past New York Mets
May 5th, 2013 at 7:24 PM
The Atlanta Braves took advantage of their day off via rainout on Saturday to stick it to the New York Mets on Sunday, using a five-run inning to split the series in a 9-5 final at Turner Field. Atlanta converted seven Mets walks into five runs while torching Jonathan Niese for...

Atlanta Braves Bullpen Blows Leads, Loses to New York Mets in 10 Innings
May 4th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
The Atlanta Braves bullpen was in rare form Friday night at Turner Field, giving up four runs and blowing two saves in a 10-inning, 7-5 loss to the New York Mets in the series opener. ***VIDEO1*** An RBI-single by Ruben Tejada off Jordan Walden in the 10th inning proved insurmountable for Atlanta,...

Atlanta Braves Play Small Ball, Beat Washington Nationals in Opener
April 30th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Returning home from a grueling road trip made all the difference for the Atlanta Braves, who turned four lead-off walks into three runs to beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 in the series opener at Turner Field on Monday. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves worked four walks off Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, who was chased...

Eric O’Flaherty Painless in Live Batting Practice Session
March 10th, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty moved a step closer to making his 2013 Grapefruit League debut Sunday when he  threw a five-minute live batting practice session with no pain in his groin. O'Flaherty strained his left groin during the first week of Spring Training, causing him to miss all game action...

Jordan Walden Has Bulging Disc, Eric O’Flaherty Nearly Recovered
March 8th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
The Atlanta Braves have shut down Eric O'Flaherty and Jordan Walden the last couple of weeks and will continue to monitor them for the foreseeable future as they recover from back and groin problems that have plagued them all spring. O'Flaherty pulled his groin nearly a month ago when he only had...

Eric O’Flaherty Out Until Next Week with Sore Back
February 27th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Eric O'Flaherty has been battling a sore back, and the Atlanta Braves plan on holding him out of Grapefruit League play until next week, braves.com reports. The Braves note that he will still have about as much time as usual, because the World Baseball Classic pushed the start of Spring Training...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Jason Heyward and Four Others
January 18th, 2013 at 3:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves reached agreements on Friday with five players to avoid salary arbitration hearings.  Jason Heyward, Eric O'Flaherty, Johnny Venters, Kris Medlen and Cristhian Martinez all signed deals, leaving Martin Prado the lone unsigned member of the team. Heyward, as expected, received the largest bump in salary for the upcoming season....

Atlanta Braves Use Eight Pitchers to Claim 4-0 Victory Over Pittsburgh Pirates in Regular Season Finale
October 3rd, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Ben Sheets started the last game of his career in the Atlanta Braves' regular season finale, and the Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Braves used eight pitchers, with Sheets striking out two batters in his one inning of work.  "I'm just glad they gave me an opportunity...

Tim Hudson Overcomes Early Struggles, Leads Atlanta Braves Past Miami Marlins
July 24th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
There is good reason Atlanta Braves starting pitcher TIm Hudson has earned the nickname of "Bulldog," and he showed it again Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins in the Braves' 4-3 win at Marlins Park. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson allowed the fish to jump out to an early 3-1 lead, but he dominated over...

Atlanta Braves Survive Scorching Heat, Beat Stephen Strasburg and Washington Nationals
June 30th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves tolerated record-setting temperatures Saturday afternoon at Turner Field, defeating Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 7-5 to even the series. With a first pitch temperature of 104 degrees - and eventually reaching an all-time Atlanta record of 106 - Strasburg lasted only three innings due to heat-related issues...