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Braves sign infielder Callaspo

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 9 months 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, 1 year 9 months 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, 1 year 9 months 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 year 9 months 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 year 9 months 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 year 9 months 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 year 10 months 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.

Braves hire Seitzer as hitting coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 10 months ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves have hired Kevin Seitzer to replace Greg Walker as hitting coach.The 52-year-old Seitzer was the hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays this past season. He also served in a similar position for the Kansas City Royals from 2009-12 and the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007."Kevin is a well-respected, experienced hitting coach," Braves president of...

Braves name Hart president of baseball operations

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 10 months ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations.Hart took over as interim general manager on Sept. 22 when Frank Wren was fired after the Braves were eliminated from playoff contention.At the time, Hart was not interested in a full-time position as head of the club's baseball department, but he has now signed on for three years in a...