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BRAVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three Cuts: Braves no-hit by Hamels, three Phillies relievers

ATLANTA -- The Braves found themselves on the wrong end of history. Cole Hamels threw the first six innings, then relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon did the rest, as the Phillies had a combined no-hitter in dropping the Braves 7-0 Monday at Turner Field. It was the sixth time the Braves have been no-hit and the first since Ubaldo Jimenez had one for the Rockies...
Via Fox Sports South
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves RP to have third Tommy John surgery

Coming back from Tommy John surgery is no great feat. Returning after a second such operation is nearly miraculous…just ask Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson and New York Yankees set up man Shawn Kelley. But getting back into the swing of things following a third Tommy John operation? Yeah, Atlanta Braves lefty Jonny Venters might have his work cut out for him. Jonny Venters...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Alert: Jonny Venters to undergo third TJ surgery

The Atlanta Braves and Jonny Venters are hoping that the third time is a charm in his career.  Venters will attempt yet another comeback as he will undergo the third Tommy John surgery of his career on Thursday. Venters says he plans to attempt another comeback. Thus, he will undergo a 3rd Tommy John surgery. #Braves— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 29, 2014When Venters is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: I Believe in Mike Minor

Mike Minor still knows how to pitch. Prior to yesterday’s game his statistics suggested otherwise (4.90 ERA and 1.48 WHIP). In early August the Braves skipped his start so he could “clear his mind.” Yesterday he looked like the pitcher he was last year. The changeup had good break to it. The curveball was a true bat misser (partly because the Mets hitters were not picking it...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta may look at offseason trades of B.J. Upton, Evan Gattis

The Atlanta Braves have struggled since the All-Star break falling from first place in the National League East to the souring Washington Nationals. This season the Braves finally parted ways with downward spiral second baseman that is, Dan Uggla. But David O'Brien of AJC.com says the Braves might not be finished. According to O'Brien, this offseason the Braves could trade...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters has a torn UCL

Atlanta Braves left handed pitcher Jonny Venters is 29 years old and has three major-league seasons under his belt with a 2.23 ERA and an All-Star apperance. But he hasn't pitched in the majors since the end of the 2012 season and if he wants to pitch again he'll need a third Tommy John surgery, according to David O'Brien of AJC.com.Jonny Venters#151717565 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why moving on from the Braves is not the best idea

Sports fans have now reached the end of August, the most anticipated part of the year in which a crossroads is created between baseball and football. A great deal of fans will shift their focus from their MLB club of choice and turn towards a local college or professional football squad, particularly in the South where it is no secret that football is king. Such an action will take...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Shows Off His Cannon For Arm With Great Play (Video)

Andrelton Simmons could be the best defensive shortstop in baseball, and there aren’t many players who can do what he did Wednesday night. The Atlanta Braves shortstop, who won the 2013 National League Gold Glove, proved why he’s probably in line to win the award yet again. Simmons made an incredible play in the bottom of the eighth inning of an eventual win against the New York...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons saves run with great play

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made this outstanding defensive play on Wednesday night at Citi Field against the Mets, leaving a lot of jaws hanging in the process. Simmons’ play was so great not only because he showed off amazing range and athleticism, but because he also prevented the Mets from plating the game-tying run while...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves couldn’t deal BJ Upton before the trade deadline, will revisit in the offseason.

B.J. Upton has yet to live up to the 5 year $75 million contract he signed in 2012, at the time, it looked to be a very solid deal. Upton was coming off a very good 2012 season where he hit .246, 28 home runs, and had 31 steals. Nobody could have imagined things could […]
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters shut down again with elbow discomfort

The Atlanta Braves are in good position in the National League wild card race with a little more than a month remaining, but they are in danger of falling out of the race in the National League East. One aspect of the team keeping them afloat is a pitching staff which is fifth in the league in ERA. There is some bad news on the injury front, as Jonny Venters, who has been battling...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect B.J. Upton trade talks to be revisited

The Braves’ B.J. Upton-Edwin Jackson talks from a month ago with the Cubs are still getting a lot of play nationally. When this happens, it’s usually because someone from one or both teams continues to leak info in order keep the story to alive for one or more reasons: To show the fan base they’re trying, for example. Or as a last-ditch effort to light a fire under a particular...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves split series in Cincy despite flirting with no-no

After breaking out the bats in the series opener against the Reds at Great American Ballpark, the Braves were once again the victims of their own lack of run support for quality starting pitching. Walking away from the a series split in Cincy, Atlanta missed an opportunity to improve in the wild card standings. The Braves leave GAB for Citi Field for a 3-game set sitting 8 games...
Via BravesWire
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ervin Santana dares Dee Gordon to steal on him

After speedy Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tallied his 52nd stolen base of the season with a swipe of second base against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana last night, a hilarious showdown ensued that featured Santana daring Gordon to proceed to try and take third. Santana’s lucky he didn’t get called for a balk as he egged Gordon on from the rubber, as he appeared to flinch...
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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