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Braves' Minor has surgery, out for year

By The Sports Network, 1 week 2 days ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves announced Thursday that pitcher Mike Minor had shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. The procedure took place on Wednesday and no other details were released. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the procedure was exploratory after an MRI exam showed no structural damage. The report added that if any...

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 1 week 5 days ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Aroldis Chapman's wild pitch in the ninth inning forced in the winning run as the Atlanta Braves picked up a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Monday's series opener. Chapman (1-2) took the mound in the ninth and quickly worked his way into a jam, serving up singles to pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin and Nick Markakis. Gosselin stole third during Andrelton...

Recap: Atlanta vs. Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Freddie Freeman continues to swing a hot bat as he drove in three more runs on Wednesday to help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the rubber match of their three- game series. Freeman entered Wednesday's game with six hits and four RBI over his last three. He added to that total with a 3-for-4 effort, while Andrelton Simmons...

Recap: Atlanta vs. Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Harang made another strong start against his former team and the Phillies scored three runs in the first inning to beat the Braves. Harang went six innings and another old Brave, Jeff Francoeur, had his first four-hit game in almost three years as Philadelphia rolled to a 5-2 win over Atlanta in the opener of a three-game series Monday night. ...

Braves' McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED use

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Braves pitcher Andrew McKirahan was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Monday for violating the drug policy. McKirahan tested positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance. His suspension, without pay, begins immediately. "I am extremely sorry for letting down the Atlanta Braves organization, my coaches, teammates and...

Recap: Atlanta vs. Miami

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves endured a pair of brief rain delays before moving back into the win column on Monday night. Eric Young Jr. had a pair of doubles and scored a run, Shelby Miller picked up his first win as a Brave and Atlanta edged the Miami Marlins 3-2 in the opener of a three-game set. The two rain delays totaled 1 hour and 31 minutes, with the start...

Braves designate Quentin for assignment

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves quickly decided to part ways with outfielder Carlos Quentin, a day after he was acquired from San Diego as part of the deal that sent closer Craig Kimbrel to the Padres. Quentin was designated for assignment on Monday, just hours before the Braves opened the season against the Miami Marlins. The 32-year-old veteran spent three injury-...

Braves send Kimbrel, Upton to Padres

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Just hours before the Major League Baseball season was set to begin, the Atlanta Braves made headlines by sending All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to the San Diego Padres in a six-player swap. Kimbrel has been as dominant as any relief pitcher in baseball since breaking through with Atlanta in 2010, posting a 1.43 ERA with 186 saves. He has led the National...

Braves acquire Cahill from Diamondbacks

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday night. The Braves also received cash considerations and shipped minor-league outfielder Josh Elander to the Diamondbacks. Cahill, who will reportedly have 5.5 million of his $12 million salary paid by the Braves, is coming off the worst season of his six-...

Braves release Wandy Rodriguez

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves released veteran pitcher Wandy Rodriguez from his minor-league deal on Friday. Rodriguez, 36, had been battling for a spot in the Braves' rotation and posted a 3.13 ERA in 23 innings this spring. The left-hander has compiled a 91-94 record with a 4.06 ERA in 258 career games, all but 10 as a starter, for Houston and...