Braves Farm System Could Be Key

The Atlanta Braves farm system has done a great job over the years of producing high-quality major league players. In recent years the system has produced Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons, Evan Gattis, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel.  Many other Braves players that have provided significant contributions were developed on […]

Braves Blank Indians in Series Opener

The Atlanta Braves started off their last inter-league series of 2013 with a victory on Tuesday night.  The new guy, Elliot Johnson, and the Braves bullpen, came up big as they shut out the Cleveland Indians, 2-0. Alex Wood was not his best on Tuesday.  It was amazing to me that he did not allow […]

Braves Acquire Starter Freddy Garcia

The Atlanta Braves have acquired starting pitcher Freddy Garcia from the Baltimore Orioles.  The trade will not cost the Braves any players, Garcia was obtained for cash considerations. Garcia, 36 will be sent to Triple-A Gwinnett and assume a spot in the starting rotation.  This season Garcia was 3-5 in 11 appearances (10 starts) with […]

Braves Tyler Pastornicky Will Have Season Ending Knee Surgery

The Atlanta Braves have announced that utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky will have season-ending knee surgery on Monday, August 19.  Pastornicky hurt his knee Wednesday night when he collided with Braves right fielder Jason Heyward while chasing a pop fly. Pastornickyk suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Braves have purchased the […]

Braves Activate Laird, Option Cunningham to Triple-A

The Atlanta Braves continue to get healthy as they activated catcher Gerald Laird off the disabled list and optioned outfielder Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett.  Laird will be in uniform and available to play against the Marlins Sunday. Laird went on the disabled list August 3, retroactive to July 26, with a kidney stone ailment. […]

B.J. Upton Will Start Against Phillies Today

Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton was activated off the disabled list and will start today against the Phillies.  Upton will play center field and bat seventh. Upton went on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring injury suffered while trying to make a running catch. Catcher Gerald Laird has been placed on the disabled […]

Braves Unsung Carpenter Carving Them Up

Traded three different times since August 2010 then designated for assignment by Boston last fall, the Braves picked up reliever David Carpenter off of waivers on November 30.  The move seemed to be fairly inconsequential at the time, as there was little room in the loaded Atlanta bullpen.  The former West Virginia Mountaineer seemed destined […]

B.J. Upton Completes First Rehab Game

Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton made his first rehab appearance Wednesday night, as he recovers from a right thigh strain he suffered on July 12.  Upton, playing for the Braves Triple-A Gwinnett affiliate, went 0 for 3 with a strikeout and handled four chances in the outfield in five innings of work. Upton led off […]

Braves Acquire Lefty Reliever Scott Downs

The Atlanta Braves have acquired lefty reliever Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels for minor league pitcher Cory Rasmus.  The Braves have been looking to acquire a veteran lefty reliever since Eric O’Flaherty was hurt in May. Downs has performed at a high level this season, registering a 1.84 ERA in 43 appearances.  Included […]

Brandon Beachy MLB Ready After Wednesday Rehab Start

Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings for the Gwinnett Braves against the Durham Bulls Wednesday night. With Braves stalwart Tim Hudson breaking his ankle Wednesday night against the Mets and Paul Maholm a few days into a 15-day stint on the disabled list, the Braves needed some good news.  Beachy offered that […]

Is Braves Kris Medlen Bullpen Bound?

Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen has struggled lately and he’ll have to turn it around if he wants to stay in the Braves’ starting rotation.  Medlen starts Tuesday night against the New York Mets and he needs to make it a good one. Medlen has a 1-2 record in July, with a 7.63 ERA.  He’s […]

Braves Place Maholm on Disabled List

The Atlanta Braves have placed starter Paul Maholm on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 21 due to a left wrist contusion. Maholm left Saturday’s game against the White Sox in the fourth inning. Rookie Alex Wood will start Thursday’s game against the Mets in Maholm’s place. Wood pitched five effective innings last Thursday […]