Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:01:02 -0800
As expected, free-agent C Brian McCann rejected the Atlanta Braves' $14.1 million qualifying offer Monday, Nov. 11. McCann is already drawing interest from 10 teams on the open market. He could also re-sign with the Braves, although that seems unlikely. Cs Evan Gattis and Christian Bethancourt are options to take over at catcher for McCann next year.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:10:35 -0700
Atlanta Braves manger Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday, Sept. 24, that C Christian Bethancourt will likely get some playing time before the regular season concludes. However, it might not come until the team's playoff seeding becomes clearer.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 06:07:34 -0700
The Atlanta Braves recalled C Christian Bethancourt from Double-A Missisippi.
Fantasy Tip: It's unlikely he'll play very much down the stretch.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 05:55:31 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt and 1B Joey Terdoslavich were named to the 2013 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:28:21 -0700
The Atlanta Braves optioned C Christian Bethancourt to the minors Monday, March 25.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:44:43 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt is receiving praise from the coaching staff this spring for his improved hitting approach. Bethancourt could receive consideration to open the season as C Brian McCann's (shoulder) backup with the likes of C Gerald Laird, Evan Gattis, Matt Pagnozzi and Jose Yepez. Bethancourt hit .224 (13-for-58) with three doubles, no home runs and a .246 on-base percentage in the Dominican Winter League. "That swing has gotten better," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "That's always been the thing. When you listen to the reports and listen to the guys talk about it, they always talk about the swing, how the swing is not ready yet. But just watching BP and watching the four at-bats I saw of him in winter ball, I think there's improvement there."
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:53:16 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt could be thrust into action in early April as C Brian McCann (shoulder) recovers from shoulder surgery.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:27:33 -0800
The Atlanta Braves added C Christian Bethancourt, P David Hale, P Cory Rasmus, P Ezekiel Spruill and P Aaron Northcraft to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:32:33 -0700
With the free-agent market for catchers very thin this offseason, the Atlanta Braves could look to trade C Brian McCann. However, it's much more likely that he'll remain in Atlanta. There is some belief that C Christian Bethancourt could be the Braves' starting catcher by the beginning of 2014.
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 09:56:46 -0700
Atlanta Braves SPs Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran will join the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League next week. They are each expected to make approximately seven starts, tossing between 30 and 40 innings. They will be joined by minor league C Christian Bethancourt.