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Atlanta Braves Lose Two Minor League Pitchers in Rule 5 Draft
December 13th, 2013 at 8:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves didn't take anyone in Thursday's minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft, but they did lose two pitchers, namely Mike Lee and Blaine Sims. The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Lee, who spent last season with Double-A Mississippi, while the Houston Astros took Sims after a year at...

Atlanta Braves Tied for 2nd-Most Strike-Outs in MLB
August 29th, 2013 at 1:08 PM
The Atlanta Braves do not have the most strike-outs in baseball; they're close, however. The Braves currently sit at 1, 127 strikeouts on the year - tied with the Minnesota Twins for 2nd in all of baseball. The Houston Astros currently lead the category with 1,252 strikeouts. Coming into the season, it...

Atlanta Braves Pursuing Trade for Houston Astros’ Bud Norris
July 26th, 2013 at 9:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves are one of the teams "actively pursuing" a trade for Houston Astros' starting pitcher Bud Norris, Jon Morosi tweets.   Sources: #Braves among teams actively pursuing #Astros starter Bud Norris. @FOXSportsLive — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 26, 2013 Just a week ago, the Braves had a surplus of starting pitching with...

Jordan Schafer Making Most of Second Chance with Atlanta Braves
June 25th, 2013 at 9:27 AM
Jordan Schafer has truly rejuvenated his career in his second stint with the Atlanta Braves, and he's actually proven to be a vital part of this year's team. ***VIDEO1*** After Schafer was a highly touted prospect going into 2009 and homering in his first Major League at-bat, things went downhill. He had...

Julio Teheran Throws Six Hitless Innings, Dan Uggla Homers in Atlanta Braves Win
March 23rd, 2013 at 5:48 PM
Julio Teheran further showed that he deserves a spot in the Atlanta Braves rotation Saturday afternoon by throwing six hitless innings against the Houston Astros in a 3-2 win. Dan Uggla also hit his first home run in almost three weeks. Teheran mowed through the Astros lineup with 10 strikeouts and...

Atlanta Braves Claim Jordan Schafer Off Waivers from Houston Astros
November 1st, 2012 at 4:02 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Houston Astros, mlbtraderumors.com reports. Schafer originally played in the Braves organization from 2005-11 before being shipped to Houston in July 2011 as part of the Michael Bourn trade. Schafer hit .211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games last season while...

Tim Hudson Reaches Milestone in Atlanta Braves Win Over Houston Astros
August 4th, 2012 at 8:52 AM
With the Atlanta Braves bullpen desperately needing a break, Tim Hudson churned out a strong start into the eighth inning to win his fifth straight decision. Little did he know, it was also his 100th win as a member of the Braves as they beat the hapless Houston Astros 4-1...

Chipper Jones Presented with Cowboy Hat by Craig Biggio, Expected to Play Tuesday
April 10th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
With Chipper Jones playing in his final season - all with the Atlanta Braves - he was presented with a cowboy hat courtesy of Houston Astros legend Craig Biggio, who also spent his whole career with one team, on Monday as a gesture from the ballclub that likely marked the...

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...

Bud Selig Oversteps Bounds with Houston Astros Throwback Uniforms
February 19th, 2012 at 5:07 PM
The Houston Astros are celebrating their 50th season this year, which at least gives them something to be proud of after last season's 106-loss effort. Their celebration, however, has been on the receiving end of censorship by Major League Baseball's commissioner's office and Bud Selig. ***PHOTO1*** The Astros will utilize Friday home games...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Michael Bourn from Houston Astros
July 31st, 2011 at 10:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves have traded for Michael Bourn from the Houston Astros. Though they had originally gone after Carlos Beltran and Hunter Pence and were even in talks about Carlos Quintin,  the Braves landed Bourn, widely considered the fastest player in the majors. ***PHOTO1*** Houston received the currently injured Jordan Schafer and three minor...

Atlanta Braves Lose Out on Hunter Pence as Houston Astros Trade Him to Philadelphia Phillies
July 29th, 2011 at 10:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves were rumored to be in the hunt for a trade deadline deal for the Houston Astros' Hunter Pence, but the price for him proved to be too steep for Atlanta as the Philadelphia Phillies snatched him up Friday night. Houston landed Pence in exchange for four Phillies prospects,...

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...

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...