Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:55:50 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) threw a 15-pitch side session Wednesday, April 16, and said his shoulder felt good. Kimbrel says he's ready to pitch, but manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't sure he'll use him in cold weather Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel looks like he's dodged a bullet. Make sure he's in your starting lineups moving forward.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:17:38 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) "played a little catch" before the team's game was postponed Tuesday, April 15, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said Kimbrel's injury is "nothing major." He's still listed as day-to-day.
Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel shouldn't need to go on the DL for this injury, but continue to keep tabs on his progress. He could be back as early as Wednesday.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:51:42 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) said he's been bothered by the shoulder issue on and off since spring training, but he doesn't think it's serious and expects to be back pitching soon. "There's no reason to push it this early in the year," Kimbrel said. "It's something that doesn't really hinder me on the field. Being a pitcher, things get sore now and then. It's just a little uncomfortable. I'll take a few days off and be ready to go."
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:38:44 -0700
Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) wasn't used in a save chance Monday, April 14, due to a sore shoulder. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Kimbrel felt discomfort after his appearance Saturday, April 12, and is day to day. RP David Carpenter filled in Monday night for the save.
Fantasy Tip: While this isn't great news, it's premature to begin worrying. Let's see how he rebounds in the coming days.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:10:52 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract extension Sunday, Feb. 16. The deal can grow to $45.5 million with incentives and the option year is worth $13 million. The maximum value on the deal is $58.5 million.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:31:04 -0800
The Atlanta Braves are unlikely to work out a long-term deal with RP Craig Kimbrel before the two sides head to a salary arbitration hearing. He asked for $9 million, while the Braves countered at $6.55 million.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:52:27 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel is asking for $9 million in arbitration, while the Braves are countering with $6.55 million.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:50:01 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Anthony Varvaro recorded his first career save against the Miami Marlins Friday, Aug. 30. CL Craig Kimbrel was unavailable because he had pitched in three consecutive games.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 16:20:18 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright, Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann, Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee, Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez, Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke and RP Jason Grilli, San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner, Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel and Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman have been named to the National League team for the 2013 All-Star Game.
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:49:29 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel is unavailable to pitch Monday, May 20, after saving all three games over the weekend. RPs Luis Avilan and Cory Gearrin will be mixed and matched late in the game if a save situation arises Monday against the Minnesota Twins.
Fantasy Tip: Avilan and Gearrin shouldn't be added for one day in case either get thrown into a save situation against the Twins. Both pitchers will be used heavily in setup roles now that Jonny Venters (elbow) and Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) are out for the season.