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Braves OF Markakis undergoes surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 week 1 day 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, 1 week 3 days 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...

Braves sign infielder Callaspo

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 2 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves have apparently agreed to deal with infielder Alberto Callaspo. Although terms of the agreement are unknown, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed the pact, pending a physical, to MLB Network Radio. Callaspo had an awful 2014 season for the Oakland Athletics, hitting just .223 with a .290 on-base percentage in 127 games. The...

Braves sign former All-Star closer Johnson

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves have signed former All- Star closer Jim Johnson to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not announced, but the pact is believed to be worth $1.6 million. The 31-year-old righty recorded 101 saves for Baltimore from 2012-13 and represented the Orioles at the All-Star Game in 2012. However, after being dealt to Oakland last...

Braves, Markakis agree to 4-year deal

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves welcomed free agent outfielder Nick Markakis to the fold on Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a four-year contract. No terms were reported by the team, but multiple sources indicated a $44 million price tag for the duration. The 31-year-old Markakis hit .276 and collected 14 home runs, 27 doubles, 81 runs scored and 50 RBI over 155...

Braves cut ties with RHPs Medlen, Beachy

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves said Tuesday they have declined to tender 2015 contract offers to right-handed pitchers Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, and Gus Schlosser, making them free agents. Medlen and Beachy both had Tommy John surgery for the second time in their careers in March. Medlen, 29, had his ulnar collateral ligament reconstructed for the first time in...

Braves send Heyward to Cardinals for Miller

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and relief pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.The trade is the first major move for the Braves under new general manager John Hart.Heyward, 25, hit .271 with 11 homers and 58 RBI in 149 games last season with the Braves. A five-year veteran,...

Cubs acquire La Stella from Braves

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs acquired infielder Tommy La Stella and the No. 4 international signing bonus slot from the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and three international signing bonus slots.La Stella made his major league debut with the Braves last season and led all National League rookies with 36 walks and a .328 on-base percentage (min. 300 plate...

Braves add OF Almonte

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves signed outfielder Zoilo Almonte to a one-year contract Monday while bringing in a pair of veteran pitchers on minor league deals.Almonte had spent his entire career in the Yankees organization and hit .211 with two home runs and 12 RBI over 47 major league games spread across two seasons with New York. The switch-hitting Dominican had been...

Braves extend qualifying offer to Santana

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves made a qualifying offer to starting pitcher Ervin Santana on Monday.Santana went 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA and 179 strikeouts last season, his first with Atlanta. The right-hander previously spent eight seasons with the Angels and one in Kansas City.Santana has until 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, Nov. 10 to accept the offer or become a free agent.