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Atlanta Braves Dodge Bullet with Michael Bourn Signing with Cleveland Indians
February 12th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
All of a sudden, the National League East seems a lot friendlier to Atlanta Braves. The New York Mets, who were considered a front runner for free agent and former Atlanta center fielder Michael Bourn, lost out to the Cleveland Indians when Bourn agreed to a four-year contract Monday. The Mets...

Michael Bourn Still a Possibility for the Atlanta Braves
January 22nd, 2013 at 8:52 PM
At the conclusion of the 2012 season, it seemed very unlikely that Michael Bourn would don an Atlanta Braves uniform in 2013. However, with spring training quickly approaching and the Braves still looking for an outfielder, Bourn may find himself manning the outfield at Turner Field once again. While there is...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Tim Hudson: What It Means
November 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 PM
It was a near certainty that the Atlanta Braves were going to pick up Tim Hudson's option for the 2013 season. He not only provides much-needed veteran leadership and stability to a young pitching staff, but also to the entire team following Chipper Jones' retirement. Hudson ended the season with a...

Atlanta Braves Make Qualifying Offer to Michael Bourn
November 2nd, 2012 at 11:43 PM
The Atlanta Braves have made a qualifying offer to potential free agent center fielder Michael Bourn before Friday's deadline. Bourn now has a week to accept or decline the one-year offer worth $13.3 million, and he is expected to reject it and become a free agent. That would leave him free...

Atlanta Braves May Be Better Suited to Pursue Angel Pagan Over Michael Bourn
October 19th, 2012 at 9:19 AM
One of the biggest decisions that face the Atlanta Braves this offseason is what to do in center field. As of right now, general manager Frank Wren is faced with two options. Either unload gobs of money on Michael Bourn or look elsewhere in the free agent market. Bourn made $6.845...

Frank Wren Hopes to Keep Michael Bourn in Atlanta Braves Uniform
October 8th, 2012 at 4:10 PM
It looks like most of the 2013's Atlanta Braves lineup is already set, but general manager Frank Wren is facing the glaring question of whether he can lure Michael Bourn with a contract lucrative enough for his agent, Scott Boras. Bourn is eligible for free agency once the World Series is over,...

Atlanta Braves’ World Series Hopes Dashed by Sloppy Defense in 6-3 Loss to St. Louis Cardinals
October 5th, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves didn't quite get the storybook ending they wanted. The Braves ended the season with a six-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card standings. However, with the new rule implemented by Major League Baseball that has the two Wild Card teams face...

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...

Atlanta Braves Rest Starters, Fall to Pittsburgh Pirates
October 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 AM
A day after being eliminated from the NL East division title race, the Atlanta Braves treated Tuesday's game like Spring Training and rested the majority of their starters. Pittsburgh put up 3 runs in the fifth inning as the Braves fall, 5-1. Tommy Hanson, who has been a disappointment this season,...

Michael Bourn Finally Returns to Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 30th, 2012 at 1:56 PM
Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn has finally taken the field after missing six games with a sprained left thumb. Fredi Gonzalez originally didn't include Bourn in his lineup Sunday morning, but Bourn convinced him otherwise in the indoor batting cages at Turner Field, ajc.com reports. Bourn originally injured his thumb Sept. 22 in...

Michael Bourn Still Out of Lineup, Looks to Return Wednesday
September 25th, 2012 at 7:21 PM
Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn is out of the lineup for a second straight game after jamming his thumb on a head-first slide on Saturday. AJC.com reports that Bourn had an appointment with Braves hand specialist Gary Lourie on Monday and was cleared of any structural damage. Fredi Gonzalez had originally...

Atlanta Braves Lose Heartbreaker to Philadelphia Phillies in Extra Innings
September 1st, 2012 at 10:03 AM
When Craig Kimbrel takes the mound with a lead, it's usually a sure-fire Atlanta Braves victory. That wasn't the case on Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. With a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth inning, Erik Kratz drilled an 0-2 pitch from Kimbrel into the left field seats...

Mike Minor Gets It Done at Plate, on Mound in Atlanta Braves Win Over San Francisco Giants
August 26th, 2012 at 8:40 AM
The Atlanta Braves finally gave Mike Minor, albeit two of the runs were scored by himself. After going four starts with exactly no run support, Minor put together a quality start with more than enough for the 7-3 win against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday. Minor drew...

Kris Medlen Does Everything to Help Atlanta Braves Avoid Sweep by Washington Nationals
August 23rd, 2012 at 8:46 AM
The Atlanta Braves mercifully ended their four-game losing streak Wednesday night at Nationals Park, thanks in large part to Kris Medlen throwing seven shutout innings and drawing a key two-out walk that led to the Braves' first runs in the 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals. The win brings the Braves...

Atlanta Braves Rally, Defeat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 in Extra Innings
August 18th, 2012 at 3:38 PM
It looked like the Atlanta Braves were on their way to a loss in the series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. However, the Braves rallied in the eighth inning and won on a Juan Francisco walk-off single in the 11th inning. After two quick outs in the...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out San Diego Padres Behind Tim Hudson and the Long Ball
August 14th, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Tim Hudson wasn't going to let the Atlanta Braves' previous two losses turn into a losing streak. Hudson pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings as the Braves claimed a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Hudson gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out four...

Freddie Freeman Drives in Five, Atlanta Braves Roll Past New York Mets
August 12th, 2012 at 12:18 AM
New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana has always had trouble winning against the Atlanta Braves, but the last two outings have been brutal for him. Freddie Freeman led the Braves charge in the 9-3 win at Citi Field on Saturday night, and Santana didn't even get out of the...

Offense Erupts as Atlanta Braves Claim 12-6 Victory Over Philadelphia Phillies
August 8th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Tim Hudson blew a five-run lead, but the Atlanta Braves came roaring back to claim a 12-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the rubber game of the series on Wednesday night. Usually when the offense gives Hudson a big lead, it's a guaranteed win. However, Hudson gave up five runs...

Cole Hamels Deals Shutout in Philadelphia Phillies’ 3-0 Victory Over Atlanta Braves
August 7th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Cole Hamels was on his game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Hamels shut down the Braves hitters in the Philadelphia Phillies' 3-0 victory over the Braves in the second game of their series in Philadelphia. Hamels, who recently signed a mammoth contract extension with the Phillies, threw a complete...

Kris Medlen Strong Again, Atlanta Braves Finish Off Houston Astros
August 5th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
Kris Medlen is going to give the Atlanta Braves fits once Tommy Hanson is off the disabled list on how to best utilize him. The young righty put together another strong outing in his second start of the season, taking a no decision in the Braves' 6-1 win over the Houston...