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Braves | Freddie Freeman could return soon

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:40:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) and the team are hoping that he can return right after his 15-day disabled list stint is up like he did for an oblique strain in 2013. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said it's not a high oblique strain, so the injury isn't deemed as serious. Freeman will head to Florida to work out and rehab. He was just 3-for-23 in his first six games after returning from a wrist injury, and was 7-for-38 (.184) with a double, two home runs and four RBI in 10 games since returning from the DL.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Freeman ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) wasn't hitting well following his return from his first DL stint, he must be retained in all fantasy leagues. Chris Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) figures to see the bulk of playing time at first base with Freeman out. Johnson is a very mediocre FantasyScore commodity, though, and he doesn't display much power at all in a weak overall offense.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien


Braves | Andrelton Simmons could be back this week

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:56:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) did some throwing and fielding of ground balls Tuesday, Aug. 4, and he could return by the end of the week. He hurt his thumb over the weekend trying to dive to catch a ball, and X-rays came back negative. An MRI exam showed a bone bruise in his thumb. The improvement in his thumb slowed a bit Tuesday. Simmons has hit .198 (17-for-86) since the start of July with just one extra-base hit in that time.

Fantasy Tip: Daniel Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is starting at shortstop in place of Simmons again tonight, but he is a weak FantasyScore option while hitting at the bottom of the lineup. Daily gamers won't be in a rush to get Simmons back into their lineups when he's back, and you shouldn't either.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Matthew Bain


Braves | Chris Johnson at 1B Tuesday

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:21:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and hitting cleanup against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: With Freddie Freeman (oblique) back on the disabled list, Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) should be the one to benefit the most from more playing time in Atlanta. Johnson doesn't have much power and is only hitting .184 (16-for-87) with one home run and five RBI against right-handers in 2015. Even against Peavy and in a run-producing spot in the order, Johnson is a pretty mediocre FantasyScore pick tonight.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons out Tuesday

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:44:18 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is not in the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 4, due to a bone bruise in his thumb. SS Daniel Castro is starting in his place once again.

Fantasy Tip: Simmons ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) may be out for a few days past this, so the best thing to do is bench him until he returns and then wait a couple days longer. Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap), as previously suggested, may be a good cheap source of FantasyScore points.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Braves | Freddie Freeman back on DL

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:30:13 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: It's another tough break for Freeman ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) and his owners. He had just seven hits (two home runs) in 38 at-bats since returning from his first DL stint. Continue stashing him on the DL. Chris Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) might benefit the most from extra playing time at first base. The Braves become much weaker offensively without Freeman, and targeting cheap starters against them could prove effective on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons has bone bruise

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:00:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) has a bone bruise on his thumb, manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday, Aug. 3. Simmons was sent for an MRI which revealed the injury.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how long Simmons ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) will be sidelined. Daniel Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) continues to start at shortstop in his absence and he is a good low-end FantasyScore option who can save you plenty of salary to spread across other spots.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien


Braves | Daniel Castro makes another start

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:58:24 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Daniel Castro made his second start in place of the injured SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) Monday, Aug. 3, against the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is worth using in FantasyScore if you're looking to save salary to allocate to your pitching spots.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carlos Collazo


Braves | Andrelton Simmons improving

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:57:39 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) saw big improvement with his right thumb from Sunday, Aug. 2, to Monday, Aug. 3. However, the team still isn't sure when Simmons will return to the starting lineup. "He took an MRI," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. The team is awaiting the team doctor to read the results.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how long Simmons will remain sidelined. Daniel Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) made a start in Simmons' place at shortstop and is a short-term, low-priced option in FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carlos Collazo


Braves | Freddie Freeman leaves early

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:12:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) left the game Monday, Aug. 3, against the San Francisco Giants due to a right oblique injury. He is considered day to day.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players, you know the drill. At least it wasn't an aggravation of the wrist injury which forced him out for several weeks. Avoid using Freeman ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) until he can officially return and prove his health in two full games without any lingering discomfort.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons out vs. Giants

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:54:42 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 3. 2B Daniel Castro is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Simmons ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is still awaiting MRI results on his thumb. He suffered the injury diving for a ground ball in the field. Continue to check back for updates, but at this point, it seems possible he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list. Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has no power upside, and he is nothing more than a desperation flier for FantasyScore contests Monday.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien


Braves | Jace Peterson drives in three

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:15:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in a 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, Aug. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been in a bit of slump, and it cost him a spot at the top of the lineup. If he can play his way back into a better spot in the order, he could be worth considering again at FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Braves | Julio Teheran dominates Phillies

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:06:46 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out seven over seven innings in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, Aug. 2, and he owns a 2.56 ERA in his career against the Phillies and a 1.21 ERA since 2014.

Fantasy Tip: It was a rare impressive road outing for Teheran ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) this season, and if you plan on using him at FantasyScore, it is best to make sure it is a home game for Atlanta.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Braves | Andrelton Simmons to undergo MRI exam

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:43:22 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) will undergo an MRI exam on his sprained right thumb Monday, Aug. 3. He suffered the injury while diving for a single off the bat of Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera Saturday, Aug. 1. X-rays revealed that the thumb is not fractured but Simmons is still experiencing pain.

Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for Simmons' ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) return. He is batting .254 with three home runs and 30 RBIs in 102 games. Daniel Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should see the bulk of the playing time at shortstop while Simmons is sidelined.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman


Braves | Andrelton Simmons out of lineup

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:15:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is out of the lineup Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Philadelphia Phillies. 2B Daniel Castro will start at shortstop and hit eighth in the order against LHP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) hit .389 at Class AA this season, but he hit just .264 at Class AAA before joining the Braves. FantasyScore owners will need to see him start producing before making the investment.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Braves | Jonny Gomes starting in left

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:08:31 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes will start in left field and hit fifth in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Philadelphia Phillies and LHP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting just .231 against left-handed pitching, and he's no longer relevant for FantasyScore purposes.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Aardsma David RP
Allard Kolby P
Anderson Josh OF
Araujo Victor P
Baker Brad P
Banuelos Manny SP
Barbosa Andrew P
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Bello Yenier C
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
Bird Zachary P
Bolivar Luis SS
Bowman Shawn 3B
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Briceno Jose C
Brigham Jake SP
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Butcher Ryan RP
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Carpenter David L. RP
Castro Daniel 2B
Cedeno Juan P
Cervenka Hunter P
Ciriaco Pedro SS
Clark Doug OF
Colyer Steve RP
Corcoran Tim SP
Culver Calvin OF
Cunningham Todd OF
Curtis Daniel P
Davidson Braxton OF
De La Cruz Luis C
DeLome Collin OF
Detwiler Ross SP
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Foltynewicz Mike SP
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
Frasor Jason RP
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Fried Max SP
Gant John SP
Garcia Adonis 3B
Garcia Chris J. 1B
Gomes Jonny OF
Gomez Yasser OF
Grilli Jason RP
Guzman Javier INF
Guzman Kevin P
Hamilton Mark 1B
Hanson Jason 3B
Hardy Rowdy P
Henry Sean OF
Heredia Jairo P
Hernandez Buddy P
Hiller William OF
Hodges Daniel P
Holt J.C. 2B
Hubbard Mike C
Hughes Dusty RP
Hunter Cedric OF
Hursh Jason P
Jackson Justin SP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Chris 3B
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
Jones Mycal OF
Jordan Brantley P
Joseph Onil OF
Jurries James 1B
Kazmar Sean INF
Keeling Tom P
Kelton David OF
Kennelly Matt C
Kimbrel Matt P
Kohn Michael RP
Lambson Mitchell RP
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
Lavarnway Ryan C
Leiva Darrel P
Leonard Joe 3B
Lipka Matt OF
Lopez Gonzalo P
Lopez Robinson P
Lorenzo Matt P
Lugo Jose P
Maldonado Brahiam OF
Marin Ivan SS
Markakis Nick OF
Martin Cody SP
Mateo Victor P
Mattair Travis 3B
Maya Yunesky SP
Maybin Cameron OF
Mazzaro Vin RP
McCarthy Billy OF
McConnell Sam P
McCurry Cole P
McKirahan Andrew P
Mendez Carlos C
Miller Shelby SP
Minor Mike SP
Monk Brandon 2B
Moore Navery P
Moylan Peter RP
Noboa Michael 2B
O'Dowd Chris C
Olivera Hector 2B
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Eury OF
Perez Williams SP
Peterson Dustin 3B
Peterson Jace 2B
Pierzynski A.J. C
Pope Van P
Pruneda Benino P
Pyzik Steve C
Quintana Zach P
Reyes Jorge P
Reynolds Mikey 2B
Rice Jason P
Richards Glen P
Ridgway Jeff RP
Robinson Andrew P
Rodriguez Geraldo INF
Rodriguez Manuel 1B
Rodriguez Paco RP
Roman Milton P
Rondon Francisco P
Ruiz Rio 3B
Sanchez Alejandro INF
Sanchez Ricardo SP
Sborz Jay P
Scalamandre Rich RP
Scarpetta Cody P
Schlehuber Braeden C
Schrader Clay RP
Schreiber Zach P
Schuerholz Jonathan 2B
Septimo Leyson P
Shehan Christopher OF
Silvestre Alvaro P
Simmons Andrelton SS
Simmons Shae RP
Sims Lucas P
Small Matthew P
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mallex OF
Soroka Michael P
Spina Michael 1B
Sturkie Scott P
Sullivan Richard P
Sumoza Luis OF
Suschak Matthew P
Swaggerty Ben P
Taylor Reggie OF
Teheran Julio SP
Terdoslavich Joey OF
Terveen Bryce C
Thurman Andrew P
Torres Yeralf P
Toscano Dian OF
Toussaint Touki P
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Weglarz Nick OF
Whalen Robert SP
White Alex SP
White Dean SS
Williamson Fabian P
Wilson Ross 2B
Winkler Daniel SP
Wisler Matt SP
Withrow Chris RP
Yepez Jose C
Young Jr. Eric OF

Blakeley Gordon TO
Clark Roy TO
Coppolella John TO
Glavine Tom TO
Gonzalez Fredi MAN
Hart John TO
Lewis Derrick TO
McDowell Roger PC
Pendleton Terry TO
Porter Bo TO
Schuerholz John TO
Seitzer Kevin TO
Snitker Brian TO
Tosca Carlos TO

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