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Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Box Score, Ozzie Albies Sent Down To Mississippi

Baseball Reference Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves were taken down by the red-hot Cleveland Indians last night and this week.  The Indians are currently on a 11 game winning streak and having their hitting and pitching clicking.  The Braves played them competitively, but weren’t able to win a game in the series.  For […] Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop...
Via Tomahawk Take
8 minutes ago

Heyman: Braves ‘99.9 percent’ not trading Julio Teheran

While rivals suspect the Atlanta Braves ultimately will trade excellent starter Julio Teheran, the Braves say no, that is not the case. “We are not trading Teheran,” one Braves person says emphatically in the most definitive statement yet. And another one said the same. Yet pressed, word came that they are “99.9 percent” not trading Teheran. Which isn’t zero, you’ll...
Via Today's Knuckleball
24 minutes ago

Atlanta Braves Jace Peterson Proving That He’s A Major League Hitter

The Braves may have been blanked in the series finale with the Indians, but one player that stood out in the loss was Jace Peterson, who continued his consistent work at the plate since being called back up on June 10th. Even though Jace Peterson struggled mightily for both the Major League squad and the […] Atlanta Braves Jace Peterson Proving That He’s A Major League Hitter...
Via Tomahawk Take
28 minutes ago

Joel De La Cruz reacts after MLB debut with Atlanta Braves

Via FOX Sports South
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red-Hot Tribe Spoils Joel De La Cruz’s Atlanta Braves Debut

Braves Stiffed As Smokin’ Tribe Roll By All in all, you couldn’t ask for much more from Joel De La Cruz. For a late-blooming 27-year old making his first major league appearance, six innings of seven-hit, three-run ball against the hottest team in the majors is both refreshing and surprising. Five days ago he was […] Red-Hot Tribe Spoils Joel De La Cruz’s Atlanta Braves Debut...
Via Tomahawk Take
10 hours ago

Braves’ RHP Joel De La Cruz records first career big league hit

Despite wavering between Triple-A Gwinnett and Atlanta thus far into the 2016 regular season, Braves’ pitcher Joel De La Cruz is currently making the most of his big league debut. While taking the mound for the first time in a Braves’ uniform on Wednesday against the surging Cleveland Indians, the Dominican-born the right-hander is also showing off from within the batter’s...
Via Today's Knuckleball
12 hours ago

Atlanta Braves confused with current state of MLB Replay system

Via FOX Sports South
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tribe goes for 12th straight win in final Turner Field appearance

ATLANTA -- A month ago, the Atlanta Braves were wondering what to do with all their starting pitchers. Now they're wondering who's going to start.Three players who were in the starting rotation last month are on the disabled list. Mike Foltynewicz (right elbow soreness), Williams Perez (right rotator cuff soreness) and John Gant (left oblique) are all on the sidelines.When you add...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves MiLB Recap 6/28: Soroka Deals

(35-44) Gwinnett Braves 2, (41-37) Indianapolis Indians 1 Box Score Ozzie Albies, 2B: 1-3 R, BB, SB, .248/.307/.351 Rio Ruiz, 3B: 0-4 2K, .270/.364/.369 Chris Ellis, SP: 4.1IP 4H 1ER 6BB 6K Jose Ramirez, RP: 1.0IP 0H 0BB 0K Ozzie started off the game with a walk, stole second, was moved over by a Mel Rojas Jr single, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Anthony Recker to start...
Via Talking Chop
22 hours ago

Atlanta Braves news and links: Maitan, Swanson, and more trade rumors

There may be tough times for the Braves right now, but both the immediate and distant future received some shine thanks to Dansby Swanson and Kevin Maitan, respectively. BRAVES NEWS Mistakes cost Braves dearly in loss to Cleveland The Braves actually had a decent shot at beating Corey Kluber and Cleveland last night, but mistakes ended up sinking Atlanta’s ship last night...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Braves’ Mauricio Cabrera delivers historic debut

The Braves are losing starting pitchers at a rapid rate and losing games at a better rate than just about every team in baseball, but they did send out a player who made a historic debut during Monday night’s loss to the Indians. Atlanta deployed relief prospect Mauricio Cabrera during the seventh inning of Monday’s 8-3 interleague defeat and saw some electric results. Cabrera’s...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Braves place rookie RHP John Gant on DL with oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed rookie right-hander John Gant on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained side. Gant left Monday night's 8-3 loss to Cleveland in the third inning with the left oblique injury. He is 1-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 11 games, including four starts. The Braves recalled right-hander Casey Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett. Kelly is 0-2 with a...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Braves Trade Julio Teheran?

For all the struggles that have taken place in Atlanta over the past two seasons, the materialization of trade rumors seemingly never rests around the Braves organization. The newest rumor to surface in Atlanta centers around the team’s ace, Julio Teheran. There is growing speculation around baseball that the Braves may be willing to entertain trade offers for Teheran, who is...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves right-hander Gant leaves game with oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) Braves rookie right-hander John Gant left Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a left oblique strain. After giving up a single to Chris Gimenez in the third inning, Gant grabbed his left side near his ribs after throwing a pitch to Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. Assistant trainer Jim Lovell and interim manager Brian Snitker joined Gant on the mound...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dancing lessons help Atlanta Braves' Adonis Garcia on defense

Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No, But Seriously, Check Out Bud Norris

It’s not something I’ve ever officially written down, but I’ve tried to observe a personal policy of not bothering to write about Bud Norris. Do I really need to explain? I assume you get it. The level of interest you’ve had in reading about Bud Norris — that’s more or less been my level of interest in writing about Bud Norris. And I certainly didn’t think I’d be...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves designate Ogando for assignment, recall Cabrera

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right-hander Alexi Ogando has been designated for assignment and right-hander Mauricio Cabrera has been recalled from Double-A Mississippi. Ogando gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning in Atlanta's 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday. He was 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA in 36 games. Ogando spent his first five seasons with Texas and appeared in a career...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig or Jeff Francoeur?

Not long ago, we had a little company trip to New York, and while we were there we swung through the MLBAM offices. As part of that visit, we had a chance to go on the Statcast Podcast with Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers. At one point, in talking with them, I blurted out Jeff Francoeur as a player comp for Yasiel Puig. I hadn’t thought about it much, in the way I usually don...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves GM informative and entertaining during Twitter chat

It’s a given that most professional sports teams are tight-lipped when it comes to organizational decisions. John Coppolella, the general manager for the Atlanta Braves, provided a refreshing change. In a Twitter conversation with fans on Friday afternoon, Coppolella openly answered questions that ranged from personnel moves to tanking to food preferences. Despite being obvious...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman’s Delicate Balance of Power and Contact

Last week, I wrote about the dearth of production at the first-base position this season. In the piece, I highlighted Wil Myers as one of the few, young beacons of hope at the position and mentioned a few other young stars, but there was one notable guy I failed to mention: the Braves’ sole star-caliber position player, 26-year-old first baseman Freddie Freeman. It wasn’t a slight...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves reliever can

  The Atlanta Braves have the second worst record in all of baseball, and one particular event Friday night summed up their season perfectly. Reliever Chris Withrow was summoned from the bullpen in the 7th inning, but there was just one problem: he couldn’t get out of the bullpen no matter what he did.   It should be noted that this was at Citi Field in New York, so this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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