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Braves announce 4-year deal for Toscano

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with Cuban free-agent outfielder Dian Toscano on a four-year major league contract with a club option for 2019. The deal was formally confirmed by Major League Baseball on Wednesday and financial terms were not announced. Toscano hit .356 with a .440 on-base percentage and a .452 slugging percentage during the...

Braves bring in Jonny Gomes

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 days ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes have agreed to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, but MLB.com reported it to be worth $4 million. The deal also includes a vesting option for 2016. Gomes split last season with Boston and Oakland, batting .234 with six homers and 37 runs batted in over 112 games. He was traded to the...

Cap selections announced for Smoltz, Martinez and Biggio

By The Sports Network, 1 month 5 days ago
Cooperstown, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - As expected, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio will enter the Hall of Fame in July with caps most associated with their respective teams. Smoltz will have an Atlanta Braves cap, Martinez will go in with a Boston Red Sox logo and Biggio will feature an Astros emblem. It was previously announced that fellow 2015 class member Randy Johnson...

Astros land Gattis from Braves

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves dealt away another power bat as they continue an offseason makeover, trading slugger Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros in exchange for a trio of prospects. Houston sent hard-throwing pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to the Braves along with right-hander Andrew Thurman and third baseman Rio Ruiz, with Atlanta also obtaining minor league hurler...

Braves sign Pierzynski, Outman to 1-year deals

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski and pitcher Josh Outman to one-year contracts on Wednesday. Pierzynski, 38, split 2014 with the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, finishing the season with a .251 batting average, five homers and 37 RBI in a combined 102 games. The two-time All-Star is a career .281 hitter with 368 doubles...

Braves come to terms with RHP Grilli

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves have come to terms with right-handed pitcher Jason Grilli on a two-year contract with a club option for 2017. Grilli has 45 saves over the last two seasons, including 33 for the Pirates in 2013. The 38-year-old had a combined 1-5 mark with a 4.00 ERA and 12 saves in 62 appearances for Pittsburgh and the Angels this past season. He was...

Braves send Justin Upton to San Diego

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres continued what has been a whirlwind week with Friday's acquisition of two-time All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. Upton, a National League Silver Slugger Award recipient in 2014, heads to the new-look Padres along with minor league pitcher Aaron Northcraft, with the Braves receiving a package of four prospects...

BoSox acquire Varvaro from Braves

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox acquired right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations on Wednesday. Varvaro, 30, was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 61 relief appearances last season for the Braves. Over the last two seasons with Atlanta, Varvaro is 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA and...

Braves OF Markakis undergoes surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to mend a bulging disk in his neck. Markakis, who signed a four-year contract for a reported $44 million on Dec. 5, is expected to resume training in eight weeks and should be ready for spring training. The 31-year-old won his second Gold Glove award in 2014 and batted ....

Callaspo signs 1-year deal with Braves

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves announced a one-year deal with infielder Alberto Callaspo on Monday. Callaspo had a rough 2014 season for the Oakland Athletics, hitting just .223 with a .290 on-base percentage, four home runs, 15 doubles and 39 RBI in 127 games. The 31-year-old Callaspo has spent the majority of his nine-year big league career at third base, but has...