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New Braves OF Nick Markakis has neck surgery

ATLANTA (AP) New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The fusion operation was performed Wednesday in Atlanta by Dr. Steven Wray. The Braves say the operation was a success and Markakis should be able to resume baseball activities before spring training in late February, though the expected eight-week recovery period leaves...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Receive RHP Anthony Varvaro In Trade With Atlanta Braves

The Red Sox made a move on Wednesday, a trade with the Atlanta Braves that brings right handed reliever Anthony Varvaro to Boston and sends minor leaguer Aaron Kurcz.
Via CLNS Radio
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 Reasons why the Atlanta Braves will trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves have had a busy offseason that could get busier in the next few weeks with the imminent trade of slugging outfielder Justin Upton. The question is when, not if the Braves will trade Upton, here is why: Upton is in a contract year, and the Braves are rebuilding: Upton is entering the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract he signed while still a...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fail: Artists rendering of Braves new SunTrust Park has Atlanta losing and committing an error...

SunTrust Park will be a state-of-the-art ballpark and a "play, work, stay" and, apparently losing facility for the Atlanta Braves if these new artist renderings are to be believed. [Next Generation America] Yeah, the ballpark is full (cough, cough) -- but check the scoreboard. Score and error... Poorly produced...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or...
Via Bob's Blitz
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign RHP Floyd to one-year, $4M deal

  Right-hander Gavin Floyd has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, giving him a chance to make a comeback from his latest elbow surgery. The club announced the deal Tuesday. The 31-year-old pitcher broke a bone in his elbow while throwing a curveball with Atlanta last June. He had surgery and couldn't resume throwing until after the season. That injury occurred during...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Nick Markakis to have neck surgery Wednesday

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a 79-win season and finished a distant 17 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. The pitching staff appears to be solid for next season, but the Braves need to improve on an offense that was 29th in runs scored. One move that may help the Braves is the signing of outfielder Nick Markakis, pictured below with the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rendering of new Braves stadium shows them losing to Nationals (Photo)

On Monday, some artist renderings were unveiled for the Atlanta Braves' new baseball stadium, SunTrust Park, which is now being built and should be ready for the opening of the 2017 season. Interestingly enough, however, one of the renderings showed the Braves losing to the Washington Nationals. The rendering in question depicts a birds-eye view of SunTrust Park during a Braves...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Artist Rendering of Atlanta Braves' New Ballpark Has Them Losing

Phillies foe the Atlanta Braves got a new ballpark back in 1997, just seven years before the Phillies opened Citizens Bank Park. Could you imagine the Phillies building a new stadium ten years from now? The Braves are doing it, in what will be Sun Trust Park in the northern...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Markakis to undergo neck surgery Wednesday

Just 12 days after new right fielder Nick Markakis finalized his four-year, $44 million contract with the Atlanta Braves, he'll undergo surgery on his neck. To ease pain that hasn't forced him to miss games, but has been a nuisance, Markakis will have fusion surgery on Wednesday to fix a herniated disc. According to the David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Markakis...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves finalize Callaspo contract, designate Varvaro for assignment

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday they had finalized the deal with new infielder Alberto Callaspo, a deal that was agreed to on Dec. 9 at the winter meetings in San Diego. Callaspo and the Braves inked a one-year contract for $3 million, with $1 million in performance incentives. To make room on the 40-man roster for Callaspo, the Braves designated relief pitcher...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves dump reliever Anthony Varvaro to make room for Alberto Callaspo

The Atlanta Braves announced the signing of infielder Alberto Callaspo to a one-year deal worth $3 million on Monday. Callaspo will serve as the Braves second baseman this season until prospect Jose Peraza is ready to take over the position. The move is a bit uninspiring given Callaspo’s lackluster .223/.290/.290 line with four homers and 39 RBI in 451 plate appearances last season...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dian Toscano signs for 4 Years, $6 Million

Last week, the latest player to come to the Major Leagues from Cuba, Dian Toscano, signed a contract with the Atlanta Braves. It is now being reported by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com that the contract is worth $6 million over the four year span of the contract, along with a fifth year $1.5 million dollar team option. Toscano was a more enticing player to sign than other Cuban defects...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Exploring Justin Upton’s Trade Value

If you’re still looking for offense on the free agent market, you’re basically out of luck, other than the still-available Chase Headley. Looking at our Free Agent Tracker, the only hitter left who projects to reach a realistic 2 WAR — i.e., league average — is Jed Lowrie, who is undeniably talented but rarely healthy […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres remain interested in Justin Upton trade

The Braves continue to field offers for outfielder Justin Upton and according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman the Padres are one team that continues to show interest. Even after picking up Matt Kemp in a trade with the division rival Dodgers the Padres are looking more more bats for their offense. The #Padres remain one of the clubs pursuing J-Up. I wouldn't be shocked if J-Up and...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins add Ervin Santana to a veteran-heavy rotation

The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins Sign Ervin Santana To 4-Year Deal

Ervin Santana has found himself a new home. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Twins are finalizing a 4-year deal with Ervin Santana. Source: Ervin Santana finalizing a four-year deal for around $54 million with Minnesota. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2014 Ervin Santana’s deal will include a fifth-year option at vests depending on innings pitched. Specifics...
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves release new renderings of SunTrust Park

While the Atlanta Braves are in the middle of baseball's Winter Meetings, building their current roster with one eye focused on the 2017 season, construction on the team's new Cobb County ballpark continues. Nearly three months after the groundbreaking for SunTrust Park, the franchise released new renderings of their soon-to-be home on Wednesday, featuring more detail than every...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Braves may deal Chris Johnson with Justin Upton

In Justin Upton, the Atlanta Braves have one of the premier bats on the trading block.  He is a superstar who could bring in a lot were he to be dealt.  After spending weeks trying to package his younger brother B.J. in a trade, Bob Nightengale is reporting that they are now set to offer Chris Johnson in were they to make a deal. #454537082 / gettyimages.com The #Braves now...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller, Worth It To The Atlanta Braves

With Winter Meetings being underway and an abundance of big fish still yet to be netted, the probability that the proverbial dominos will start to fall soon is a definite. Even with some of the bigger names still in play, namely the top notch arms of Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, one could argue in favor of the some of the moves made so far being more important than any other occurrence...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

No one is willing to meet Atlanta’s asking price on Justin Upton

It’s obvious that the Braves really want to trade outfielder Justin Upton. And following the team’s trade of Jason Heyward (and Jordan Walden) for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, expectations are set high for the club’s return. There’s only one problem – teams think that the Braves got overpaid for Heyward, and don’t want to top that package for Upton. CBS’s Jon Heyman...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves players on Twitter

Freddie Freeman: @FreddieFreeman5 Andrelton Simmons: @Andrelton David Carpenter: @DCarpenter29 Alex Wood: @awood45 Todd Cunningam: @Todd_Cunningham Justin Upton: @JUP_8TL Chris Johnson: @C_Johnson28 Evan Gattis: @BulldogBeing Craig Kimbrel: @kimbrel46 B.J. Upton: @BJUPTON2 Julio Teheran: @Julio_Teheran Joe Terdoslavich: @JoeTerdoslavich Luis Avilan: @lavilan70 Christian Bethancourt...
Via BravesWire
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves nab Nick Markakis in free agency

The Atlanta Braves have been tinkering with their roster ever since the 2014 season came to a close, but the team may have outdone itself on Wednesday with the signing of Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis. Markakis, who is from Woodstock, Georgia, stands alone as the Braves’ biggest signing so far this year. A former first round draft pick out of Young Harris College,...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Atlanta Braves offseason thus far

After trading outfielder Jason Heyward to the St.Louis Cardinals on November 17th, the Atlanta Braves have been relatively quiet on the open market. They have made a few internal moves, cutting ties with oft-injured reliever Jonny Venters, utility infielder Ramiro Pena, and sporadic starting outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, but Heyward remains the sole regular starting position player...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Discussing Two-Year Deal with Medlen

According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Atlanta Braves are considering a two-year contract with Kris Medlen. Medlen missed all of 2014 due to his second Tommy John surgery in March, but expects to return at some point in 2015. Because of the uncertainty surrounding his 2015 season, the #Braves have discussed a two-year deal with Kris Medlen. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) December...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Atlanta Braves

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Atlanta Braves. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Batters Although it hasn’t been […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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