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Police Report: Fan Dies From Fall At Turner Field

Aug 30, 2015 12:41 AM

A fan has died after falling out of the upper deck of Turner Field during the seventh inning of Saturday's night's Yankees - Braves game, police said.

The fan was given emergency medical treatment and was taken away on a stretcher after falling. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Police said he was in his early 60s. They did not identify him.

ESPN.com

Tags: Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Braves Likely To Bring Mike Minor Back For 2016

Aug 18, 2015 7:05 AM

The Atlanta Braves are expected to retain Mike Minor for the 2016 season.

The 27-year-old can be controlled through arbitration for two more years, but has struggled with injuries.

In his last full season, 2013, Minor posted a 3.21 ERA and 181 strikeouts in 204.2 innings.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Braves Get Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher From Indians

Aug 7, 2015 4:45 PM

The Atlanta Braves have acquired Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Chris Johnson.

Johnson is owed $19 million through the 2017 season, a contract the Braves had been trying to move.

The Braves received cash considerations from Cleveland to help offset the cost of Bourn and Swisher, who are guaranteed to make a combined $30 million next season.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Working On Three-Team Deal With Braves, Marlins

Jul 29, 2015 10:09 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are working on a three-team deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that would yield Mat Latos from Miami and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Jose Peraza from Atlanta.

It is being reported that Dodgers prospect Hector Olivera is also involved in the deal.

Los Angeles could keep Wood or flip him in a deal for David Price.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Asked Braves About Andrelton Simmons; Price 'Unreachable'

Jul 27, 2015 4:02 PM

The New York Mets recently inquired with the Atlanta Braves about Andrelton Simmons as a long-term solution at shortstop.

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that talks went nowhere. The Braves placed such a high asking price on Simmons that it was "basically unreachable."

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame

Jul 26, 2015 5:01 PM

Craig Biggio has been added to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The multitalented native of Smithtown, New York, on Long Island, was enshrined on Sunday, becoming the first Astro to make the Hall of Fame.

He is being honored along with Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz as the Hall of Fame's 2015 class.

ESPN.com

Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Mets Acquire Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson From Braves

Jul 25, 2015 1:43 AM

The Mets finalized a deal with the Braves on Friday night to acquire third baseman Juan Uribe and lefty-hitting utility player Kelly Johnson, according to an ESPN.com report.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Braves Extend Fredi Gonzalez, Staff Through 2016

Jul 17, 2015 4:36 PM

The Atlanta Braves have announced that they have extended the contract of Fredi Gonzalez and his coaching staff through the 2016 season.

Gonzalez's new contract contains a club option for 2017. He has compiled a 400-337 record in four-plus seasons with the club.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

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Smoltz: Mets' Rotation 'Way Better' Than 1990s Braves

Jul 17, 2015 6:38 AM

The Atlanta Braves of the 1990s had three Hall of Fame pitchers in their starting rotation, but John Smoltz believes the New York Mets rotation has more talent.

"They're way better," Smoltz told the New York Daily News. "They've got more talent than we could ever have."

Smoltz will be inducted into Cooperstown later this month.

New York's rotation includes young standouts Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz as well as veterans Bartolo Colon and Jonathon Niese. Zack Wheeler is due to re-enter the rotation next summer after completing his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine combined to win seven National League Cy Young Awards.

"The opportunities that exist today won't allow a lot of staffs to find out what kind of staff they can be," Smoltz added. "That's the shame of the game. The injuries have taken over. ... There's no doubt that the dynamic arms are way better than we've ever seen. And the issue is how long can we keep them healthy and how long can they stick together financially? What we did in the era that we did, we take a lot of pride in it. We worked really hard and we didn't miss a lot of starts.

"We've anointed people a little too quickly in this game. And they don't have the ability to wait and learn and have a fair shake at the game. ... Everybody wants quick results, expectations through the roof. And that's what these guys are fighting today. They're not giving them a chance to fail too often. And when they do, what happens?"

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

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Jason Grilli Ruptures Achilles Tendon

Jul 11, 2015 10:16 PM

 

Yahoo.com

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Vin Mazzaro To Sign Deal With Braves
Vin Mazzaro will head to Triple-A upon signing his contract.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Braves To Sign Kolby Allard
The Braves are expected to sign first-round pick Kolby Allard despite recent reports that he might instead attend UCLA.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

First-Rounder Kolby Allard May Choose UCLA Over Braves
The Braves have signed all of their top picks with the exception of first round pick Kolby Allard.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Athletics Acquire Aaron Kurcz From Braves
The Braves have traded Aaron Kurcz to the Athletics in exchange for an international bonus slot valued at $167,000.

Mark Bowman/MLB

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

D-Backs Trade Arroyo, Toussaint To Braves For Gosselin
Bronson Arroyo has not pitched since having Tommy John surgery last July 18.

ESPN.com

Braves Have Tried To Move Chris Johnson
The Braves have tried to trade Chris Johnson, offering to pay a good chunk of what remains on his contract.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Terry Collins May Ask Smoltz To Speak With Harvey
Terry Collins spoke with John Smoltz on Thursday and the pair discussed Matt Harveyís struggles in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Braves Seeking Bullpen Upgrades
The Braves are looking to trade for bullpen upgrades, but they are reluctant to part with young talent or pay significant money in order to make it happen.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Callaspo, Uribe Swap Between Braves, Dodgers Finalized
The Braves and Dodgers have finalized a trade that hit a roadblock early Tuesday.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Alberto Callaspo Nixes Trade To Dodgers
Alberto Callaspo has blocked a trade that would have seen the Braves deal the infielder to the Dodgers in exchange for Juan Uribe, according to a source.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Braves Working On Alberto Callaspo Trade
The 32-year-old signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Braves prior to the 2015 season.

Mark Bowman/MLB

MLB Suspends Will Smith Eight Games
Brewers pitcher Will Smith has appealed the eight game suspension.

ESPN.com

Will Nieves To Sign With Braves
The catcher opened the 2015 season as the backup catcher for the Padres.

Matt Eddy/Baseball America

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