Atlanta Braves Wiretap

Braves Sign John Buck To Minor League Deal

Jan 27, 2015 8:31 AM

John Buck has signed a Minor League contract with the Atlanta Braves that includes an invitation to Spring Training.

The veteran catcher is expected to open the season at the Triple-A level.

Mark Bowman/MLB

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

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Jonny Gomes Reaches Deal With Braves

Jan 23, 2015 8:43 AM

Jonny Gomes has reached an agreement on a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.

The deal includes a vesting option for 2016.

The contract is worth $4 million, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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Braves, Kelly Johnson Agree To Minors Deal

Jan 22, 2015 1:30 PM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a Minor League deal with Kelly Johnson.

Johnson, 33, will attend Major League spring training as a non-roster invitee and compete for roster spot as a utility player.

Associated Press

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Braves Pursuing Jonny Gomes

Jan 21, 2015 8:39 AM

The Atlanta Braves are interested in Jonny Gomes as a potential platoon option in left field.

Gomes would be paired with Zoilo Almonte.

The 34-year-old split the 2014 campaign between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics, posting a combined .234/.327/.330 batting line in 321 trips to the plate.

Mark Bowman/MLB

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Hart: Braves Will Contend In 2015

Jan 16, 2015 8:04 AM

The Atlanta Braves have rebuilt their roster this season, but John Hart insists that the club will contend in 2015.

Atlanta has traded three of their top hitters -- Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Evan Gattis -- and received only one Major League-ready player (Shelby Miller) in return.

Hart acknowledged that the Braves made the trades with an eye toward their long-term future.

"We may not be the prettiest girl at the dance," he said, "but we're going to be a lot of fun to dance with."

Associated Press

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Rangers Wanted Gattis, But Price Was Too High

Jan 15, 2015 8:37 AM

The Texas Rangers were interested in acquiring Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves, but felt the price to do so would have been too high.

Atlanta dealt Gattis to the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

According to a report, the Braves wanted prospects Alex Gonzalez and/or Nomar Mazara in a deal, which Texas felt was too much.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tags: Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Braves Trade Evan Gattis To Astros

Jan 14, 2015 4:36 PM

The Atlanta Braves have traded Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros, according to a source.

Atlanta will receive three minor league prospects -- right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz and right-hander Andrew Thurman -- in the deal.

Gattis, 28, has 43 home runs in just 213 career games with the Braves.

ESPN

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Braves, Wandy Rodriguez Reach Deal

Jan 13, 2015 4:45 PM

Wandy Rodriguez has signed a Minor League deal with the Atlanta Braves.

Rodriguez, who turns 36 Sunday, will attend Spring Training and compete for the fifth spot in the rotation.

If he is added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract for $2 million.

Associated Press

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Hank Aaron Bidding For NBA's Hawks

Jan 12, 2015 2:25 AM

Former baseball home run king and Atlanta icon Hank Aaron has joined a group of current owners from the NBA, Major League Soccer and Italian soccer's storied Serie A that is seeking to purchase the Atlanta Hawks, according to league sources.

ESPN.com

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Smoltz Makes HOF History Post-Tommy John Surgery

Jan 9, 2015 8:46 AM

John Smoltz is the first pitcher who will gain induction to Baseball's Hall of Fame after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

The right-hander is one of just seven Hall of Fame pitchers who made their Major League debut after 1974 -- when the career-saving procedure was first performed.

"If I risked anything in my career, I risked shortening my career by pitching through a lot of pain," Smoltz said. "I would never go back and redo it, even though I know what I know now."

Mark Bowman/MLB

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Braves Sign Josh Outman
The Braves announced Wednesday that they have signed Josh Outman to a one-year, Major League contract.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio Elected To Hall Of Fame
Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

RealGM Staff Report

Yankees Trade Banuelos To Braves For Two Relievers
The Yankees have traded Manny Banuelos to the Braves for relievers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve.

ESPN

Pierzynski Agrees To $2M Deal With Braves
The Braves have agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with A.J. Pierzynski.

ESPN

Braves Agree To Two-Year Deal With Grilli
Jason Grilli is expected to become the setup man for Craig Kimbrel.

ESPN

Justin Upton Traded To Padres
Justin Upton will make $14.5 million in 2015 and is set for free agency in 2016.

ESPN

Sources: Braves Finishing Justin Upton Trade
Justin Upton hit .270/.342/.491 in 641 plate appearances this past season.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Markakis Has Neck Surgery For Herniated Disk
The fusion operation was performed Wednesday in Atlanta by Dr. Steven Wray.

Associated Press

Peavy Drawing Interest From Braves, Giants, Marlins
The Marlins will only enter the race to sign Jake Peavy if Dan Haren retires or is traded.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Braves To Sign Dian Toscano
The Braves will sign Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano to a four-year, $7.5 million deal with a club option for a fifth year.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Braves Reach $3M Deal With Callaspo
The agreement is only pending a physical.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Braves Interested In Jason Grilli
The right-hander, 38, has previously been linked to the Yankees.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Drew An Option For Braves At Second Base
The Braves could use a second baseman after trading away Tommy La Stella to the Cubs earlier this offseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Braves Agree To Four-Year Deal With Markakis
According to sources, the deal could end up being worth $45 million.

ESPN

Lester Could Decide On New Team By Week's End
There is, however, no deadline in place for the left-hander to come to terms on a deal, according to source.

Ian Browne/MLB

Ervin Santana Seeking Five-Year Contract
Santana had a 3.95 ERA, 1.306 WHIP and 179 strikeouts in 196 innings with the Braves this past season.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Jim Johnson Signs With Braves
The Braves have signed Jim Johnson to a one-year, Major League contract.

Chris Cotillo/MLB Daily Dish

Braves Intrigued By Nick Markakis
The Braves are showing interest in Nick Markakis, who could fill a spot in the club's outfield.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Braves Don't Offer Contracts To Medlen, Beachy
Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy are both recovering from their second Tommy John surgeries.

Associated Press

Braves, Medlen Have Discussed Two-Year Deal
The Braves have discussed a two-year deal with Kris Medlen, who is a non-tender candidate and faces a Tuesday night deadline.

Mark Bowman/MLB