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Braves | Jordan Schafer injures finger

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:11:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer (finger) injured his right middle finger but said he got X-rays and added that everything is fine.

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


Braves | Mike Minor to pitch Saturday

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:33:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to make his first start of the season Saturday, April 26.

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


Braves | Craig Kimbrel shaky in latest outing

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:20:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel allowed three hits, two runs, one walk and a hit batsman in his return after time off to rest. "That was pretty bad. I was all over the place," Kimbrel said of his 24-pitch performance. "I couldn't get the curveball over at first. Just throwing fastballs over the plate, and when you do that it makes for a tough inning."

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


Braves | Gavin Floyd to make two more outings

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:17:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Gavin Floyd (shoulder) will make two more rehab starts before the team makes a decision to activate him.

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


Braves | Aaron Harang flirts with no-hitter Friday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:47:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Aaron Harang tossed seven no-hit innings against the New York Mets Friday, April 18, but was removed from the game by manager Fredi Gonzalez because he had thrown 121 pitches. "I want him pitching 27 more times," Gonzalez said. "If it was the ninth inning, maybe, think about it. It gets to the point you chase that no-hitter, chase that dragon, you're up to 140 pitches. I think we made the right decision." Harang walked six batters and struck out five, while improving to 3-1 on the season.

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


Braves | Cory Gearrin undergoes surgery

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:42:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Cory Gearrin (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week.

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


Braves | Jason Heyward sitting out

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:16:48 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward is sitting out Friday, April 18.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward is stuck in a slump of late and is receiving a day to clear his head.

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


Braves | Evan Gattis explains new approach

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:03:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis is 14-for-33 (.424) with two doubles, four home runs, seven RBIs and six strikeouts in nine April games since the team's opener, and he's 5-for-20 with three home runs in two-strike situations. Gattis explained his success: "It's really just taking my hands directly to the ball," he said. "I was doing it even during spring training, though the results weren't there." Gattis is more concerned with making contact with two strikes, as well.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis' lack of patience was the reason for his decline in the second half last year. The power is obviously still there, but if he can keep this approach all season long, there is batting average upside to be had.

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


Braves | B.J. Upton showing signs of life

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:00:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is 10-for-42 (.238) with three extra-base hits, four walks, nine strikeouts and a .304 OPS in his last 10 games, but he's just 2-for-22 with runners on base, including 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. He's 6-for-41 (.146) with a .146 on-base percentage against right-handers and 5-for-17 (.294) against lefties.

Fantasy Tip: Upton can still be useful in very deep mixed leagues, but keep in mind his splits and the fact that he's becoming more and more of a platoon player.

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


Braves | Alex Wood pitching well

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:47:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood is 2-2 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts this year, and he has the seventh-lowest ERA among National League starters. He also has 24 strikeouts and seven walks in 27 innings, and in his two losses, the team scored one and no runs. The Braves are likely to monitor Wood's innings this year, and a cap of 175 innings seems reasonable.

Fantasy Tip: We mentioned Wood as a sleeper candidate this season, and he shouldn't be in any danger of being bumped from the rotation based on a few bad outings, because the Braves don't have the luxury of rotation depth this year.

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


Braves | Jason Heyward in a rut

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:56:39 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward is 5-for-51 with two extra-base hits and three RBIs in his last 13 games.

Fantasy Tip: If you have other outfield options in a mixed leagues, now would be a good time to sit Heyward on your fake pine until he shows signs of coming out of this funk.

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


Braves | Evan Gattis sitting

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:56:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis is out of the lineup Thursday, April 17.

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


Braves | Evan Gattis with good night

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:19:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis homered among his career-best four hits Wednesday, April 16.

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Braves | Julio Teheran goes the distance

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:18:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed three hits and struck out four in a complete-game shutout over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, April 16.

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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


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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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