Atlanta Braves Wiretap

Braves Acquire Jaime Garcia From Cardinals For Prospects

Dec 2, 2016 7:37 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.

The Cardinals received infielder Luke Dykstra and pitchers John Gant and Chris Ellis.

St. Louis picked up Garcia's $12 million option last month to use him as a trade chip.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Trade Alex Jackson To Braves For Rob Whalen

Nov 29, 2016 8:04 AM

The Seattle Mariners have traded former first-round pick Alex Jackson to the Atlanta Braves for Rob Whalen.

Seattle also acquired Max Povse and will send a player to be named later to Atlanta.

Jackson, 20, was the sixth pick in the 2014 amateur draft.

Associated Press

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Braves, Sean Rodriguez Agree To Two-Year, $11M Deal

Nov 28, 2016 7:43 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with Sean Rodriguez, according to a source.

Rodriguez, 31, averaged a .260 average with 22 home runs and 73 RBIs in the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Jason Castro Has Multiple Three-Year Offers

Nov 22, 2016 7:41 AM

Jason Castro has reportedly received three-year offers from multiple teams.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the club that pushes to a fourth year may be the one that ultimately lands him.

The Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays have been linked to Castro.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jason Castro Has Multiple Offers On Table

Nov 18, 2016 6:52 AM

Jason Castro is drawing interest from five teams and has multiple offers on the table, according to a report.

The Atlanta Braves are one of the clubs pursuing Castro, who hit .210/.307/.377 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs in 113 games for the Houston Astros in 2016.

SB Nation

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Braves Continue To Pursue Trade For Chris Sale

Nov 18, 2016 6:38 AM

The Atlanta Braves continue to pursue a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Chris Sale.

Even after signing Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey to one-year deals, the Braves remain focused on adding another starter.

Sale is under contract for a total of $38 million for three more years including two options years.

The Braves have also inquired about Chris Archer and Sonny Gray, but their focus is on Sale, according to a source.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Braves Also Pursuing Chris Archer, Sonny Gray

Nov 16, 2016 7:38 AM

The Atlanta Braves, who have already been linked to Chris Sale in reports, are also pursuing Chris Archer and Sonny Gray, according to sources.

"They're doing everything they can to be competitive and try to contend next year," a rival executive said of the Braves, who will open SunTrust Park.

The Braves have already signed R.A Dickey and Bartolo Colon to one-year deals this offseason to serve as bridges until some of their young pitchers are ready.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Braves Interested In Trading For Chris Sale

Nov 15, 2016 7:18 PM

The Atlanta Braves have strong interest in trading for Chris Sale, according to a report.

Sale is owed $38 million over the next three seasons. If the Chicago White Sox do trade him, they'll likely want a prospect-rich package, which the Braves could provide.

The Braves have already signed Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey this offseason.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Bartolo Colon Signs One-Year Deal With Braves

Nov 11, 2016 5:34 PM

The Atlanta Braves have signed Bartolo Colon to a one-year contract.

Colon, 43, will make $12.5 million next season, according to sources.

The right-hander has a career 232-162 record over 19 Major League seasons. Colon went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA with the New York Mets this past season.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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R.A. Dickey Agrees To One-Year Deal With Braves

Nov 11, 2016 7:22 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with R.A. Dickey.

Dickey met with an Atlanta group that included manager Brian Snitker, general manager John Coppolella and two Hall of Famers -- Bobby Cox and Phil Niekro.

The deal will guarantee Dickey $8 million. He gets a $7.5 million salary next year, and the Braves have an $8 million option for 2018 with a $500,000 buyout.

Dickey considers Niekro to be part of the "Jedi council of knuckleballers" who influenced his career.

"Phil and I have a good relationship," Dickey said. "I consider him a friend. We filmed a documentary together."

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Braves Officially Hire Brian Snitker As Manager
The Braves have officially hired Brian Snitker as manager for the 2017 season with a club option for 2018.

ESPN

Brian Snitker Considered Front-Runner For Braves' Job
Brian Snitker guided the Braves to a 59-65 record as the team's interim manager this season.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Braves Dismiss Pitching Coach Roger McDowell
The Braves have not made a decision on who will manage the team next season or the status of the remaining coaches on staff.

Associated Press

Braves To Interview Ron Washington, Bud Black
The Braves have already interviewed four internal candidates for the job -- interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez and third base coach Bo Porter.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Braves Interview Four Candidates For 2017 Manager
The Braves will begin inteviewing candidates outside the organization after the season ends on Sunday.

ESPN.com

Giants To Acquire Gordon Beckham From Braves
Gordon Beckham provides insurance for the Giants in the infield with Eduardo Nunez dealing with a hamstring injury.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Nationals To Activate Joe Ross
Joe Ross has been sidelined with right shoulder inflammation since July 2.

ESPN.com

Braves Expect To Be Active In Free Agency
Atlanta only has about $50 million on the books for 2017 at this point.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Braves Place A.J. Pierzynski On DL
A.J. Pierzynski's future is uncertain, and he wouldn't say after Saturday night's game whether he has played his last game or not.

ESPN.com

Hector Olivera Found Guilty Of Assault, Sentenced To Jail
Hector Olivera was found guilty on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge in a Virginia courtroom and was ordered to serve 10 days in jail on Thursday.

A.J. Perez/USA Today

Braves See No Risk In Potentially Signing Tim Tebow
The Braves continue to contemplate signing Tim Tebow to a Minor League contract.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Dansby Swanson's First Home Run Is Inside The Park
Dansby Swanson hit the first home run of his Major League career on Tuesday night with an inside-the-park job against the Nationals.

ESPN

Braves Have Serious Interest In Signing Tim Tebow To Minor League Deal
The Braves were one of five clubs that spoke one-on-one with Tim Tebow after his Los Angeles workout Tuesday.

Pedro Gomez/ESPN

Braves Unsure About Promoting Top-20 Prospect Ozzie Albies
Ozzie Albies hit an excellent .322/.394/.446 in 325 Double-A plate appearances this season.

Mark Bowman/MLB.com (via MLBTradeRumors)

Marlins Acquire Jeff Francoeur In Three-Team Deal
The Braves have traded Jeff Francoeur to the Marlins in a three-team deal with the Rangers.

ESPN

Georgia State Will Convert Turner Field To Football Stadium
Turner Field has been the home of the Atlanta Braves, who will move to a new stadium for the 2017 season.

Associated Press

Braves Promote Dansby Swanson From Double-A
The Braves have called up Dansby Swanson from Double-A to make his Major League debut on Wednesday.

ESPN

Brian McCann Clears Waivers, Yankees Working On Trade
The Yankees are still working to move veterans after making four deals before the August 1 non-waiver deadline.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Source: Padres Trade Matt Kemp To Braves For Hector Olivera
The Padres and Braves swap bad contracts on Saturday, according to a source.

ESPN.com

Braves Place Closer Arodys Vizcaino On 15-Day DL
Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has a right oblique strain.

ESPN.com