A strength going into the season, the Atlanta bullpen is now very much a concern.. Eric O'Flaherty, diagnosed with an ulnar collateral ligament tear on Saturday, is likely headed to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery two days after the Braves lost fellow left-hander Jonny Venters for the same reason
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Having a prominent Atlanta Brave rehabbing at Coolray Field hasn't paid off in a victory for Gwinnett yet this season.. Brandon Beachy will try to break that streak.. The right-hander, coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, will start and pitch three innings today as the G
ATLANTA The Atlanta Braves finally had their regular lineup intact, but it was the player who had carried them off to a good start who came through again on Friday night.. Justin Upton hit a no-doubt grand slam in the sixth inning for his Major League-best 14th
ATLANTA -- The Gwinnett Braves gave out Brandon Beach bobbleheads earlier this season. Now Coolray Field fans will get to see the right-hander pitch.. Beachy, on schedule to return to the Atlanta rotation in the second half of June, will officially begin his 30-day minor league rehab assignment
Left-hander had same surgery in 2005 and bounced back
All-star catcher hopes to boost Atlanta's offense for the remainder of the season
Gwinnett back up to six active major leaguers at the moment
All-star catcher from Gwinnett hopes to give boost to NL East-leading Atlanta
His preferred first name has gone back and forth, but not the results. Joey Terdoslavich is one of the hottest hitters in the International League and there is no mistaking that.
Matt Olson is one of the youngest players in the Class A Midwest League, so a slow start with Beloit wasn't unexpected.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Brian McCann, proving he's ready for a quick return to the Atlanta Braves, has done what he can to help Gwinnett snap out of its funk.. His hitting hasn't been enough so far, though, to get the G-Braves a needed victory.. McCann hit a home run and
Nick Green did all be could to show that he was up to playing regularly again in the major leagues. It was not enough, though, to convince the struggling Miami Marlins, who are determined to give their young players a chance.. Despite hitting .321 with a home run in eight
ATLANTA -- Thanks to Jordan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond, the Washington Nationals finally have a victory over the Atlanta Braves.. Zimmerman allowed just two hits over eight innings and Desmond, batting in the cleanup spot for the first time, hit a two-run homer in the fourth as the Nationals
All-star catcher, on a rehab assignment, to debut for Gwinnett in Thursday's game
ATLANTA -- Tim Hudson made sure that his 200th career victory was extra memorable.. The 37-year-old right-hander hit his third career home run and allowed just three hits over seven innings as the Atlanta Braves continued their mastery of the Washington Nationals with an 8-1 victory Tuesday
Wesleyan graduate James Ramsey got off to a fast start with the Palm Beach Cardinals, winning the Florida State League's first player of the week award.. Then things came to a screeching halt for the center fielder, who was taken by St. Louis with the No. 23 overall draft pick
Brian McCann had to wait longer than he had hoped to begin his minor league rehab assignment.
Moves come as Atlanta plays series at Colorado
Journeyman gets opportunity as Florida needs help at shortstop
ATLANTA -- Jeff Francoeur arrived at Turner Field on Tuesday with a big smile and left on Wednesday with an ever bigger one.. As homecomings go, his two-game and five-night return couldn't have gone too much better.. "I've had a blast," Francoeur said. "I used to feel
ATLANTA -- The Kansas City Royals witnessed firsthand the power in the Atlanta Braves' lineup on Wednesday night. Less than 24 hours later, they short-circuited it.. Wade Davis stopped Atlanta on five hits through seven innings and the Kansas City Royals ended the Braves' 10-game winning streak with
Pastornicky has game-winning hit as Gwinnett rebounds from 1-6 road trip
Lucas Sims' second appearance for Class A Rome went a lot better than the first.
Atlanta went into the season considered by most to be the best team in the majors not favored to win its division.
The Atlanta Braves' bullpen -- already considered one of the best in baseball -- led the majors in ERA through the first nine games.
Cliff Lee, hoping to rebound from a frustrating 2012, did just what was needed to get the Philadelphia Phillies their first victory of the season.
Justin Upton hit his second homer in as many games and Evan Gattis went deep in his major league debut, pacing the Atlanta Braves to a 9-2 victory over Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA -- Jonny Venters has avoided elbow surgery at least for the moment, but his extended absence from the Braves bullpen is sure to increase the role of fellow left-hander Luis Avilan.. Off his performance in the Braves' opening 7-5 victory over Philadelphia on Monday night, the native of
Prospect hoping for bounce-back year with Braves' AAA franchise
The Braves haven't won a division title since 2005 or a playoff series since 2001. Will this be the year that frustration ends?. Washington remains a tough team to beat in the National League East, but most observers in spring training felt that the Braves were the best team in
Former manager Bobby Cox stopped by often during spring training and the Braves brought back a parade of guest instructors, including Chipper Jones.. There was no question, though, that these are the new Braves. It's hoped the only similarity a return to the franchise's success in the 1990s and early
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Cory Rasmus is just a year younger than brother Colby, and both of the former Little League stars were first-round draft choices.. But while Colby has already put in four full seasons in the major leagues as an outfielder with St. Louis and Toronto
News and notes as Atlanta finishes up spring training
Season to start with just two locals in the big leagues
Left-hander still having arm trouble as Atlanta gets closer to season opener
Brookwood grad, a first-round pick last season, is eager to get his first full pro season started
Jordan Schafer has gone from starting center fielder to fifth outfielder. But four years after his hyped arrival, the former top prospect will be back on the Braves' opening roster.
Left-hander finishes Grapefruit League with a 6.26 ERA
Catcher takes the next step in his rehab with a designated hitter assignment
Hot-hitting prospect, two others to begin the season in Gwinnett
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Julio Teheran is just the Braves' fifth starter for now. But the rookie showed again Saturday that his upside is much greater than that now that he seems to have put everything together.. "That's a really good arm," Houston manager Bo Porter said.. The
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Brian McCann's spirits naturally rise on the good days and fall on the bad ones. Rehabbing from major surgery always provides those highs and lows.. But what really appears to be troubling the catcher is the not knowing, both about his immediate and his long
It looks like Evan Gattis will start the season as the Braves' backup catcher. The 26-year-old is hitting just too well to be kept off the roster.
Gwinnett fans are still likely to see top Atlanta prospects J.R. Graham and Christian Bethancourt this year. It may not be at the start of the season, though.
Tim Hudson now looks like he's ready for his opening night start against Philadelphia on April 1. The Braves' veteran right-hander pitched six scoreless innings in his next-to-last tune-up of the spring Thursday night.
Right-hander has been Braves' best starting pitcher this spring
Shortstop made a great showing in the World Baseball Classic
Braves rout Pirates as first baseman goes 4-for-4 with two home runs and a double
Replacing Chipper Jones' bat in the Braves lineup may not be as daunting a task as once feared.
Gary Moran, who led the Southern League in ERA last season, struck out the first three batters he faced and pitched two perfect innings in the Gwinnett Braves' exhibition opener Saturday.