Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Box Score, Chris Sale Rumor, Freeman’s Stitches Removed

Baseball Reference Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves held a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th, but then that inning happened.  A walk, single, double, single, walk, walk, single all happened consecutively against Braves starter Matt Wisler and relief pitcher Ian Krol.  A five run inning, led to the Braves 65th […] Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop...
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1 hour ago

Atlanta Braves Stay Cold in the Rockies, Get Tapped Again by Story, Rox

As trade rumors swirled around White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, the Atlanta Braves looked to turn it around in the Mile High City against the Rockies in game two. Braves starting pitcher, Matt Wisler, got the scoring started in the second inning. Wisler blooped a single to center off Tyler Anderson that plated Adonis Garcia. […] Atlanta Braves Stay Cold in the Rockies, Get Tapped...
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11 hours ago

Braves hoping to have Shae Simmons back in late August

Shae Simmons set to begin another rehab assignment on Saturday It has been a long road back from injury for reliever Shae Simmons but hopefully this time there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The AJC’s David O’Brien reports that Simmons is set to begin another rehab assignment on Saturday in the Gulf Coast League and the Braves are hoping he will be ready to return to...
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23 hours ago

MLB Trade Rumors: Braves likely to hold onto Ender Inciarte

It doesn’t appear that Ender Inciarte will be going anywhere. The Atlanta Braves could be one of the more active teams at the August 1 trade deadline but are unlikely to part ways with center fielder Ender Inciarte according to a report by’s Mark Bowman. Bowman reports that Braves GM John Coppolella would have to be blown away by an offer for Inciarte and that the...
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1 day ago

Checking in on Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Kolby Allard in Rome

ROME, GA — We have been awaiting Kolby’s arrival in Rome for quite some time. He had a brief stint here at the beginning of June, but that barely counted, as he was brought here temporarily to bridge the gap between the end and start of two leagues. Last night, we saw why the Atlanta […] Checking in on Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Kolby Allard in Rome - Tomahawk Take -...
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1 day ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Allard and Whalen Shine, Peterson just keeps hitting

More fun down on the farm as there was plenty of hitting and pitching to go around Gwinnett Braves 7, Buffalo Bisons 1 Box Score Rio Ruiz, 3B: 0-3, BB, run, .265/.352/.364 Matt Lipka, CF: 2-4, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, .265/.313/.451 Reid Brignac, SS: 3-4, 2 2B, RBI, run, .260/.368/.379 Rob Whalen, SP: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2.13 ERA Rob Whalen continues to dominate as a member...
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1 day ago

Braves' Julio Teheran leaves start with injury

DENVER (AP) Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran left Friday night's start against Colorado in the fifth inning with an injury. Teheran left the game after facing one batter in the fifth with what the team said was right lat tightness. His status was described as day to day. Mark Reynolds beat out an infield single that Teheran had tried to chase down from the mound. It wasn...
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Report: Braves sign catcher Michael McKenry to minor league deal

Veteran catcher Michael McKenry has reportedly found a new home in baseball after signing a minor-league contract with the Atlanta Braves on Friday. Source: Braves signing catcher Michael McKenry to minor-league deal. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 23, 2016 McKenry spent much of the season with the St. Louis Cardinals, signing on May 16. Prior […] The post Report: Braves...
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1 day ago

Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

The Kansas City Royals are on the fringes of the playoff race, but they are still looking at potential upgrades. One of them is reportedly Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, whom Kansas City is looking at, according to Mark Bowman of Markakis fits in well with how the Royals build. He’s a contact-hitting outfielder who hits left-handed and doesn’t rely on power. He has...
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Matt Wisler fails to keep the ball down in Cincy and pays the price

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What's a walk-off win feel like? Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman & Chase d'Arnaud answer

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Mike Foltynewicz Is Almost There

Earlier today I wrote about how the Braves should feel motivated to trade Julio Teheran, given all of the circumstances of the market. I believe what I said in that post, and I do think that, from a rational perspective, the time now is right to sell Teheran while he’s cruising. That all being said, this is sports, and at the core of this whole endeavor, there are fans, fans driven...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Should Be Motivated to Trade Julio Teheran

Let’s be clear about the reality of baseball trades. Despite all of the rumors and all of the posturing, every team has the same stance on just about every player: The player is available for trade, given a good-enough offer. That second part is where it gets complicated, because “good enough” can mean very different things. Not all teams value all players in the same way,...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves put closer Vizcaino on DL with right oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed struggling closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Vizcaino left Friday's 11-2 loss to Colorado after throwing three pitches in the ninth. It was his first appearance since he missed four straight games with an infection on his right elbow. Interim Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated that Jim...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman has cancerous mole surgically removed

ATLANTA (AP) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was in the lineup after having a cancerous mole surgically removed from his upper back three days ago. He received test results Friday that abnormal cells were present, but Freeman returned from the All-Star break saying he's cancer-free following the procedure. The Atlanta fan favorite and two-time All-Star said he regularly gets...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks option Shelby Miller to Triple-A

The terrible season that Shelby Miller and the Arizona Diamondbacks are going through has gotten worse. The team announced Thursday that Miller has been optioned to Triple-A. #Dbacks option right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller to the Triple-A Reno @Aces. A corresponding move will be made tomorrow. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 14, 2016 The Diamondbacks gave up a lot...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred rejects idea that rise in home runs is due to PEDs, ball changes

No one in baseball, including Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, isn’t aware of the spike in home runs throughout the first half of the 2016 season. However, given baseball’s recent history with performance enhancing drugs, one’s mind would be forgiven for wondering if PEDs had anything to do with the sudden rise in homers this season. Manfred, addressing the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves GM: ‘We aren’t trading’ Julio Teheran

In the midst of one of their worst seasons in recent history, the last-place Atlanta Braves figure to be sellers between now and the trade deadline early next month. Without much in terms of capital on the Big League club, the central focus of rumors surrounding the Braves have involved All-Star starter Julio Teheran. The 25-year-old ace has long been considered to be on the trade...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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