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Pleskoff Scouting Report: Tyrell Jenkins

  TEAM: Atlanta Braves AGE: 24 BATS: Right THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-4 WEIGHT: 210 lbs. ACQUIRED: The St. Louis Cardinals selected Jenkins in the first round of the 2010 First-Year Player out of Henderson High School in Henderson, Texas.* *In November 2014, the Cardinals traded Jenkins along with pitcher Shelby Miller to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Jason Heyward [...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

Freddie Freeman is the biggest highlight of a miserable Atlanta Braves season

Saying that the 2016 season has been miserable for the Atlanta Braves and their fans is probably an understatement. The team is an MLB-worst 45-80 and has a 4.5-game edge on the Minnesota Twins for the top pick in next June’s MLB Draft. They’re going to finish under .500 for the third straight season after finishing below .500 just twice from 1991-2013. There hasn’t been...
Via The Comeback
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves Hit Arizona Hard… Can’t Overcome Pitching

The Braves used 4 pitchers Monday night in the desert.  One got away unscathed.  Then again, he only faced one batter.  But what’s wrong with Vizcaino? Ordinarily, you’d think this one would have been in the bag for Atlanta: Four consecutive second-inning batters hit for the team-cycle. Freddie Freeman launched two home runs.  He also […] Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves Hit...
Via Tomahawk Take
10 hours ago

Manny Banuelos A Great Signing for the Angels- Probably

Manny Banuelos has thrown 26.1 major league innings, all coming with the Atlanta Braves in 2015. He has a 5.81 ERA to show for his troubles. Here are some other facts about Banuelos Along with Dellin Betances, Banuelos was a tippy top Yankees pitching prospect for a while. Both were supposed to be starters. Both got hurt, both sort of blew out as starters. Betances shifted to the...
Via Off The Bench
12 hours ago

Braves' Peterson scratched night after game-ending HR

PHOENIX (AP) Jace Peterson has been scratched from the Atlanta Braves' lineup due to general soreness a day after crashing into the outfield wall and later hitting a game-ending homer . Peterson stayed in Sunday's game after running shoulder-first into the wall in center during the third inning to make a catch. He hit a walkoff homer in the 10th inning for a 7-6 victory over the...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves scratch Jace Peterson following outfield collision

Sunday was an eventful day for Atlanta Braves’ utility man Jace Peterson. After running headlong straight into the center field wall to make a splendid catch, not only did Peterson stay in the game with a gash at the top of his nose, he would hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the […] The post Braves scratch Jace Peterson following outfield collision appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Braves GM told Matt Kemp to get in better shape

Matt Kemp’s time with the Atlanta Braves really isn’t off to a great start. In an interview with MLB Network Radio on Sunday, Braves general manager John Coppolella said that Kemp needs to get in better shape and that the team has talked to him about it. “We see Matt Kemp as a player with a big upside,” Coppolella said, per Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Atlanta Braves Coming to Town, D-Backs Disastrous Season Comes into Focus

Rumblings about change in the Arizona Front Office are coming to a boil as the Atlanta Braves arrive in town carrying two of the three gifts from The Great Snake Robbery of 2015. If you can believe it, the Diamondbacks looked at last December’s trade with Atlanta as the bargain compared to other options they […] With Atlanta Braves Coming to Town, D-Backs Disastrous Season Comes...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 day ago

Talking Chop interviews Braves’ prospect Corbin Clouse about his first year in professional baseball

Corbin Clouse took some out of his busy schedule of striking out every batter he faces to chat with us If you ask any of us who cover the Braves’ minor leagues (or really any minor league aficionado), we will all say that one of the more enjoyable aspects of doing this is seeing under the radar guys pop up and break out. Of course we love to see the prospects with pedigree and...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap Up August 22nd

Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap Up Transactions 8/18 – RHP Chad Sobotka activated from DL by Carolina 8/18 – RHP Andrew Thurman released by Carolina 8/18 – IF Kurt Hoekstra sent to GCL on rehab 8/18 – RHP Aaron Blair activated from DL by Gwinnett 8/18 – RHP Jason Hursh demoted from Atlanta to […] Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap Up August 22nd - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 day ago

Braves news and links: Inciarte and Swanson return to the desert

While Shelby Miller is in AAA Reno for the Diamondbacks, the Braves will be sending two of the players they got in that trade to the field in Arizona this week. BRAVES NEWS Braves break losing streak in walk-off fashion Jace Peterson was the face that ran the place on Sunday afternoon, as he made a couple of huge plays that helped the Braves end their long losing streak on...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Freddie Freeman injury: Braves’ first baseman day-to-day with injured finger

There was more to Freddie Freeman’s day off than was first thought What appeared to be a random day off for Freddie Freeman was apparently much more. Freeman was unavailable on Sunday after receiving a painkiller injection in his middle finger on his right hand according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Cunningham. Freeman says that he has been dealing...
Via Talking Chop
2 days ago

Braves' Nick Markakis on his first action at 1B since '14

"I didn't mess anything up, so it was a good day." -- Braves' Nick Markakis on his first action at 1B since '14.
Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Banuelos agrees to minor league deal with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Left-hander Manny Banuelos has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels following his release by the Atlanta Braves. A former top prospect in the Yankees organization, the 25-year-old Mexican was designated for assignment by the Braves on Aug 12 after being demoted from Triple-A to Double-A. Banuelos had two strong minor league seasons...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves GM On Matt Kemp, Matt Wisler And Aaron Blair

In addition to declaring that the rebuilding, last-place Braves need to start winning in 2017, general manager John Coppolella touched on the statuses of three of his team’s players in a Sunday interview with MLB Network Radio (Twitter links). Specifically, Coppolella mentioned outfielder Matt Kemp and a pair of right-handers, Matt Wisler and Aaron Blair. Coppolella believes Kemp...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Braves reinstate John Gant from 15-day disabled list

The Atlanta Braves have officially reinstated right-handed pitcher John Gant from the 15-day disabled list, according to a Sunday afternoon statement from the club’s official Twitter account. The Braves originally placed the up-and-coming hurler on the club’s 15-day disabled list back on June 28 as the result of a strained left oblique muscle. The 24-year-old has […] The post...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

A new era of Atlanta Braves baseball has begun

Since 2014, the Atlanta Braves have been one of the most active teams on the trade market. Following back-to-back playoff appearances in 2012 and 2013, the Braves traded away some key components of a successful club. Some notable names that were moved include Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Evan Gattis, and the Upton Brothers. Last year, we saw Atlanta trade away Shelby Miller for...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves activate Julio Teheran from DL to start against Nats

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right-hander Julio Teheran has been activated from the disabled list to start in Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals. The Braves placed left-hander Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list due to left elbow neuritis. Teheran will be making his first start of the month. He has been sidelined since July 31 with a strained lat. Teheran (3...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dansby Swanson’s family missed his biggest phone call

Like most other young minor league baseball players, Dansby Swanson couldn’t wait to call his parents and give them the life-changing news when the Atlanta Braves called him up to the big leagues on Wednesday. The call, however, did not go as he envisioned. Why? Because no one answered. In a recent interview with Cory McCartney of FOX Sports, Dansby revealed that he was unable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dansby Swanson recaps MLB debut with Atlanta Braves

Via FOX Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tell a Joke Day with Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer John Smoltz

John Belushi John Smoltz is not.
Via FOX Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats closer Papelbon wants out of D.C. according to reports

Jonathan Papelbon has had a rather rough season, and it’s gotten to the point where the reliever is requesting to be released, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick reports that the Nationals are seeking a way to go about the release, and could do so as early as Saturday: Washington could release Papelbon as early as Saturday because the team will need to make a corresponding...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves want Matt Kemp to lose weight

As the Atlanta Braves figure out what to do with their new addition in Matt Kemp, they know one thing: he needs to drop a few pounds. The Braves and Kemp both reportedly agree that the outfielder needs to lose some weight during the offseason, according to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. Atlanta believes that for Kemp to get close to his prime self again, he needs to get back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees asked Braves for Mike Foltynewicz, Ender Inciarte in Brian McCann deal

The New York Yankees did well in their efforts at rebuilding in advance of last Monday’s trade deadline. With the impending retirement of Mark Teixeira and the release of Alex Rodriguez, their rebuild is going to be in an even better place. One highly-paid veteran that hasn’t been moved is catcher Brian McCann. The Braves were rumored to be interested in McCann, but according...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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