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BRAVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braves expected to designate Jordan Schafer for assignment

Needing roster spots for new arrivals Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell, the Atlanta Braves are expected to designate Jordan Schafer for assignemnt. After getting off to a surprising hot start, Schafer is batting just .163/.256/.213 on the season. He has started just two games over the past month. The #Braves haven't announced the roster moves to make room for Bonifacio and...
Via Tireball.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Russell gets word on trade after deadline

James Russell left the bullpen in the middle of the sixth inning Thursday to use the restroom and thought he was staying with the Cubs after teammate Travis Wood mentioned the 3 p.m. deadline had arrived. Shortly after, trainer P.J. Manville told him to see President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, each of whom notified him and super utility player Emilio Bonifacio that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves land Russell, Bonifacio from Chicago Cubs

The Atlanta Braves improved their bullpen and bench on Thursday, acquiring left-handed reliever James Russell and utility player Emilio Bonifacio as well as cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for prospect Victor Caratini just before the Jul. 30 trade deadline. Russell represents a reliable reliever for the Braves Russell, now in his fifth Major League season, joins a Braves...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Jonny Venters

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is playing through shoulder soreness, and he will continue to play. In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward has not played since leaving Monday night's game with back soreness, and he will likely miss at least Thursday's series finale at the Dodgers. Pitcher Jonny Venters has begun a throwing program, but it is unclear if he will...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta checks in on Rangers' Neal Cotts

The Atlanta Braves have been searching the trade market for a left-handed relief pitcher to bolster their relief corps. Andrew Miller of the Red Sox, Wesley Wright of the Cubs, and James Russell of the Cubs have been on the Braves list of targets, but they have yet to come close to acquiring any of them. Atlanta really wants a lefty in their bullpen, so they are continuing to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Braves all-time

Credit: SportsLogos.Net Hall of Fame weekend was a great weekend for baseball with six beloved figures being enshrined. It was also a great weekend for the Atlanta Braves, one of the oldest franchises in the sport. Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine went into the Hall of Fame celebrating their careers, which helped form the dynasty that was the Braves. From 1991-2005, the Braves...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves place RP Simmons on DL, call up Jaime

The Atlanta Braves will have to continue their pursuit of the Washington Nationals in the NL East race without the help of one of their top young arms for the next two weeks. Rookie right-hander Shae Simmons was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday afternoon with a shoulder strain, according to a team announcement. In a corresponding move, the club recalled 26-year-old rookie...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves need to be thrifty as Deadline approaches

Like many other legitimate postseason contenders, the Braves have a few areas they would like to improve before heading into this season's stretch run. But their dire need to mend their fractured starting rotation during Spring Training has left them with essentially no financial flexibility with Thursday's Trade Deadline approaching. When Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan catches foul, shares sweet moment with son

Baseball seems to be a great backdrop for father-son bonding sometimes, and Monday’s Braves-Padres game was just another example of that. One father managed to snag a foul ball during Atlanta’s 2-0 afternoon matinee win, creating this awesomely adorable moment with his young son. Sure, dad didn’t exactly have to battle a bunch of fans in his section to get his paws on that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward exits with back soreness

Jason Heyward left Monday’s afternoon game with what the team is callng lower back soreness, according to #452538164 / gettyimages.com" target="_blank">David O'Brien of AJC.com. Ryan Doumit replaced Heyward in right field and five-hole in the lineup. Heyward went hitless in one at bat as he grounded out to Yonder Alonso in the second inning.#Braves say...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves poised for quick return trip to Cooperstown with Smoltz, others

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While soaking in an historic weekend for the Atlanta Braves organization, a collection of fans staged a impromptu demonstration behind the MLB Network set following the Hall of Fame induction speeches of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine on Sunday afternoon. Staged on a Cooperstown lawn cluttered with chairs and tents and tomahawks, the set obscured the...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Hall of Fame Weekend: A look back at each inductee’s best moments

After a 2013 election in which no players were selected for induction into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, the 2014 class features three former on-field superstars as well as three legendary managers. Each of the six honored this weekend in Cooperstown had a lengthy impact on the game. Their plaques will be detailed, but can be defined best by a particular accomplishment—some that took...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Braves Find a Suitor for B.J. Upton?

Braves will be able to trade Upton. Perhaps they can convince a team to take him off their hands in the offseason when there’s more time to work a deal out. Right now it doesn’t look like Upton can be an upgrade for a contending team. His future might be a fourth outfielder, and he’s getting paid like a star player.
Via Baseball News Source
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves looking to get rid of B.J. Upton 'at almost any cost'

After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked. The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75 million contract before last season, hoping he could bring his stout two-way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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