Atlanta Braves Wiretap

Marlins Acquire Jeff Francoeur In Three-Team Deal

Aug 25, 2016 7:38 AM

The Atlanta Braves have traded Jeff Francoeur to the Miami Marlins in a three-team deal with the Texas Rangers.

Atlanta got Minor League infielder Dylan Moore from Texas and Minor League catcher Matt Foley from Miami while also sending cash considerations to the Marlins.

As part of the trade, the Braves will send the Marlins $104,959 to help offset Francoeur's contract. The Rangers obtained two international signing slots from Miami and one from Atlanta.


Tags: Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Georgia State Will Convert Turner Field To Football Stadium

Aug 18, 2016 1:59 PM

Georgia State University will convert Turner Field to a football stadium, according to Atlanta city leaders.

Turner Field has been the home of the Atlanta Braves, who will move to a new stadium for the 2017 season.

Georgia State, with more than 53,000 students, is one of the nation's largest universities. Its main campus is in the heart of downtown Atlanta, just north of Turner Field.

Associated Press

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Braves Promote Dansby Swanson From Double-A

Aug 17, 2016 7:34 AM

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

The No. 1 overall pick of 2015 will be in the lineup at shortstop.

"I think that Dansby is going to be able to handle it mentally," John Hart said. "He's not a kid that if he comes in and really struggles right out of the gate that it's going to affect him. This is a kid that finds a lot of ways to help you win games other than maybe what he does with the bat."

Atlanta acquired Swanson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Shelby Miller trade last offseason.

A spot in the lineup was created when the Braves traded Erick Aybar to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.


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Brian McCann Clears Waivers, Yankees Working On Trade

Aug 12, 2016 6:45 AM

The New York Yankees are still working to move veterans after making four deals before the August 1 non-waiver deadline.

Brian McCann has cleared waivers, according to a report, and the Yankees could move him. The club has discussed McCann with the Atlanta Braves and others have shown interest as well.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Trade Rumor

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Source: Padres Trade Matt Kemp To Braves For Hector Olivera

Jul 30, 2016 10:10 PM

The Padres have agreed to trade outfielder Matt Kemp to the Braves for third baseman Hector Olivera, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The deal, first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will become official once both players have completed their physicals.

The Padres are sending $10.5 million to the Braves as part of the trade, a source said.

Tags: San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Braves Place Closer Arodys Vizcaino On 15-Day DL

Jul 16, 2016 7:49 PM

The Braves have placed struggling closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Vizcaino left Friday night's loss to the Rockies after throwing three pitches in the ninth. It was his first appearance since he missed four straight games with an infection on his right elbow.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Francoeur: 'MLB Players Want Stiffer PED Penalties'

Jul 7, 2016 7:55 PM

Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur estimated that 90 percent of MLB players are in favor of stronger penalties for performance-enhancing drug use. He also said changes to the game's drug testing agreement might be necessary as a disincentive to players who are "cheating the system.''

"The system is flawed,'' Francoeur told Buster Olney on ESPN's Baseball Tonight podcast Thursday. "There's no other way around it. Guys get docked 80 games (pay) or whatever it is. Yeah, that's a lot of money. But if you sign a $60 million deal and you're losing maybe $5 million, it's worth it for a lot of these guys. It stinks because there are buddies of mine who were basically battling these guys for jobs. It's just unfair.

"I know a lot of guys that have been busted, and they're good people. I like them a lot. But at the end of the day, they're cheating the system.''

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

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Julio Teheran To Miss Next Start For Braves

Jul 5, 2016 5:32 PM

Braves right-hander Julio Teheran will not start Wednesday after returning to Atlanta to be treated for an infection in his right thigh.

Right-hander Tyrell Jenkins will start Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Phillies in Teheran's place.
Atlanta is hopeful Teheran will be able to start during this weekend's series against the White Sox in Chicago.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Marlins Beat Braves In Fort Bragg Game

Jul 4, 2016 1:12 AM

The Fort Bragg Game, played on a temporary field built on the remains of a discarded golf course with 350,000 tons of infield clay hauled in, was baseball’s thank-you to the military, a chance for the sport to give something back to the men and women who serve their country.

On the diamond, the Marlins defeated the Braves by the score of 5-2.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Braves Don't Expect To Trade Julio Teheran

Jun 25, 2016 7:52 AM

The Atlanta Braves don't expect to trade Julio Teheran, according to general manager John Coppolella.

Coppolella addressed Teheran's future during a Twitter Q&A with fans on Friday.

Teheran is expected to attract trade interest as Major League Baseball's Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.


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Braves Would Have To Be 'Overwhelmed' To Trade Julio Teheran
Julio Teheran's name has been floated in trade discussions, but John Coppolella says the Braves would need to be "overwhelmed" to move him.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Atlanta's Mallex Smith Suffers Broken Thumb
Mallex Smith suffered a fractured left thumb after he was hit by a pitch thrown by Antonio Bastardo in the top of the seventh inning in Sunday's game between the Braves and Mets.


Freddie Freeman Hits For First Cycle Of 2016
The Braves went into extra innings on Wednesday, allowing Freddie Freeman to become the first player to hit for the cycle in the Major Leagues this season.


Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Mets Acquire Kelly Johnson For Second Straight Year
Kelly Johnson was acquired for Minor League right-hander Akeel Morris and cash considerations.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Brewers Trade Jed Bradley To Braves
The Brewers have traded Jed Bradley to the Braves for a player to be named later or cash.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Braves Trade Jason Grilli To Blue Jays
The Braves have traded Jason Grilli to the Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Sean Ratcliffe.

RealGM Staff Report

Keith Law Has A.J. Puk, Kyle Lewis, Jason Groome In Latest Mock Draft
With a little more than a week before the Major League Baseball draft, Keith Law of ESPN has posted his second mock draft of the year.

Keith Law/ESPN

Freddie Freeman On Slump: 'Right Now, I Suck'
Freddie Freeman has seen his batting average fall drastically this season, including a stretch over the last 14 games where he is hitting .186 and 1-for-26 with runners in scoring position.


Hector Olivera Suspended Through Aug. 1 Under Domestic Violence Policy
Hector Olivera has accepted a suspension without pay through Aug. 1 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

Associated Press

Braves Fire Fredi Gonzalez
The Braves have fired Fredi Gonzalez in the wake one of the worst starts in franchise history.


Braves Trade Jhoulys Chacin To Angels
The Braves have traded Jhoulys Chacin to the Angels for minor league left-hander Adam McCreery.

Associated Press

Indians Trade Anthony Recker To Braves
Anthony Recker, a former Mets catcher, will report to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Braves Have Considered Replacing Fredi Gonzalez
The Braves are off to the worst start in the Major Leagues (7-20) and club officials have considered making a managerial change.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Braves Seeking To Trade For Draft Picks
Atlanta would be willing to take on some bad contracts to facilitate such trades.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Braves Have Tried To Trade Hector Olivera
The Braves have attempted to trade Hector Olivera since his arrest on a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery, according to a report.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Braves May File Complaint Over Turner Infield
Braves players are considering contacting the players' union to see if they can pressure their own club to make improvements at Turner Field, according to a source.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Hector Olivera's Administrative Leave Extended By Two Weeks
The league wants to further investigate his arrest for alleged domestic violence, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Hector Olivera Arrested, Accused Of Assault
Hector Olivera has been arrested after a woman accused him of assault at a hotel outside Washington.


Dan Winkler Out Indefinitely With Fractured Elbow
Braves pitcher Dan Winkler broke his elbow throwing a pitch in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.