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Braves | Craig Kimbrel says he's ready

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.

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

Braves | Craig Kimbrel plays catch

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.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jayson Stark

Braves | Skipping David Hale

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:42:41 -0700

The Atlanta Braves will skip SP David Hale in the rotation as a result of the rainout Tuesday, April 15. They'll go with SP Julio Teheran on Wednesday, April 16, and SP Alex Wood on Thursday, April 17.

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MLB | Phillies-Braves postponed

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:26:31 -0700

The game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, April 15, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up at a later date.

Fantasy Tip: Remove all of your Phillies and Braves from daily lineups.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jim Salisbury

Braves | Dan Uggla in hot stretch

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:10:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is 4-for-8 with two home runs and seven RBIs in his last two games after going 6-for-37 (.162) with two doubles, three RBIs, one walk and 11 strikeouts in his first 10 games.

Fantasy Tip: Remember that Uggla is one of the streakiest hitters in all of baseball, but the hot stretch this early is good to see after he made some changes in the offseason. Ride him while he's hot.

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

Braves | Evan Gattis enjoys playing Philly

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:08:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis enjoys playing against the Philadelphia Phillies; he's 10-for-25 with five home runs and 10 RBIs in his last six games against them, and he has half as many dingers (four) in five games (20 at-bats) at Citizens Bank Park as he has in 54 games in Atlanta. Gattis has two straight two-home run games in Philadelphia, too.

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

Braves | Andrelton Simmons on a tear

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:05:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons tripled and homered for the second straight day Monday, April 14, and he's 11-for-29 (.379) with five extra-base hits and five RBIs in the last seven games. Simmons has yet to strike out in 45 plate appearances in 2014 and leads the National League with a .467 average in two-strike counts.

Fantasy Tip: Simmons' wrist injury from last week is clearly behind him. Not only does he have one of the best gloves at the 6 in all of baseball, but he can help your offensive stats, as well.

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

Braves | Craig Kimbrel expects to be back soon

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."

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jerry Crasnick

Braves | Ervin Santana electric

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:42:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Ervin Santana matched his career high with 11 strikeouts in his no-decision against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, April 14. He allowed a run on four hits in six innings.

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Braves | Craig Kimbrel sits

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.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Braves | Evan Gattis busts two out

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:33:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis hit two homers Monday, April 14.

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Braves | Dan Uggla breaks out

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:29:01 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla hit two homers and drove in five runs Monday, April 14.

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Braves | Mike Minor, Gavin Floyd getting closer

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:28:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) allowed a hit in five scoreless innings for Single-A Rome last Friday and is set to join the team's starting rotation April 23 or April 25. SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) gave up two runs (one earned) and three hits in 3 2/3 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett in his third rehab outing Friday. Floyd will make three more starts before coming off the disabled list in a few weeks. Minor will make his final rehab start Friday, April 18, for Double-A Mississippi.

Fantasy Tip: Minor is much more intriguing with way more upside than Minor. Consider adding Minor this week if you have the room.

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

Braves | Jordan Schafer still sick

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:05:42 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer (flu) has been dealing with flu-like symptoms for several days.

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

Braves | Chris Johnson out again

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:55:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris D. Johnson is out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday, April 14, but manager Fredi Gonzalez said Johnson will play the rest of the team's four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Johnson went hitless in three of his last four games, including two four-strikeout performances. "He's just fighting himself a little bit right now," hitting coach Greg Walker said. "We're trying to get him to get the fight back between him and the pitcher."

Fantasy Tip: It's concerning when a contact hitter like Johnson starts swinging and missing so much. We knew that Johnson was primed for regression this year, especially with his average, so continue to temper your expectations.

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

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Anderson Josh OF
Atkins Mitch P
Avilan Luis RP
Baker Brad P
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Beachy Brandon SP
Beato Pedro RP
Bello Yenier C
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
Bolivar Luis SS
Bowman Shawn 3B
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Buchter Ryan RP
Bullock Billy P
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Caratini Victor C
Carpenter David RP
Cedeno Juan P
Clark Doug OF
Colon Roman RP
Colyer Steve RP
Constanza Jose OF
Corcoran Tim SP
Culver Calvin OF
Cunningham Todd OF
Curtis Daniel P
De La Cruz Luis C
DeLome Collin OF
Dennick Ryan P
Doumit Ryan C
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Floyd Gavin SP
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Garcia Chris J. 1B
Gattis Evan C
Gearrin Cory RP
Gomez Yasser OF
Gosselin Phil 2B
Gosselin Phil 2B
Graham J.R. SP
Greene Tyler SS
Guzman Javier INF
Hale David SP
Hamilton Mark 1B
Hanson Jason 3B
Harang Aaron SP
Hardy Rowdy P
Henry Sean OF
Hernandez Buddy P
Heyward Jason OF
Hiller William OF
Hodges Daniel P
Holt J.C. 2B
Hubbard Mike C
Hughes Dusty RP
Hunter Cedric OF
Hursh Jason P
Jaime Juan P
Jansen Ardley OF
Johnson Chris D. 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 Craig RP
Kimbrel Matt P
La Stella Tommy 2B
Laird Gerald C
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
Leiva Darrel P
Leonard Joe 3B
Lerud Steve C
Lipka Matt OF
Lopez Gonzalo P
Lopez Robinson P
Lorenzo Matt P
Lugo Jose P
Maldonado Brahiam OF
Marin Ivan SS
Martin Cody SP
Maya Yunesky SP
McCarthy Billy OF
McConnell Sam P
McCurry Cole P
Medlen Kris SP
Mejia Ernesto INF
Mendez Carlos C
Minor Mike SP
Monk Brandon 2B
Moore Navery P
Noboa Michael 2B
Northcraft Aaron SP
Obispo Wirfin P
Paiml Greg INF
Parr James SP
Pastornicky Tyler 2B
Pena Ramiro 2B
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Luis RP
Pope Van P
Pruneda Benino P
Pyzik Steve C
Rice Jason P
Richards Glen P
Ridgway Jeff RP
Rodriguez Daniel P
Rodriguez Geraldo INF
Rodriguez Manuel 1B
Roman Milton P
Salcedo Edward 3B
Sanchez Alejandro INF
Santana Ervin SP
Sborz Jay P
Scalamandre Rich RP
Schafer Jordan OF
Schlehuber Braeden C
Schlosser Gus P
Schreiber Zach P
Schuerholz Jonathan 2B
Severino Atahualpa P
Shehan Christopher OF
Simmons Andrelton SS
Simmons Shae P
Sims Lucas P
Small Matthew P
Spina Michael 1B
Stewart Zach SP
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
Thomas Ian P
Torres Yeralf P
Trejo Jaime INF
Uggla Dan 2B
Upton B.J. OF
Upton Justin OF
Varvaro Anthony RP
Vasquez Luis RP
Velazquez Juan INF
Venters Jonny RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Walden Jordan RP
Weglarz Nick OF
White Dean SS
Williamson Fabian P
Wood Alex SP
Yepez Jose C

Dascenzo Doug TO
Fletcher Scott TO
Glavine Tom TO
Gonzalez Fredi MAN
Lewis Derrick TO
McDowell Roger PC
Pendleton Terry TO
Schuerholz John TO
Snitker Brian TO
Tosca Carlos TO
Walker Greg TO
Wren Frank GM

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