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Giants To Acquire Gordon Beckham From Braves

Sep 27, 2016 4:20 PM

The San Francisco Giants will acquire Gordon Beckham from the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports.

The Braves will receive cash considerations.

Beckham provides insurance for the Giants in the infield with Eduardo Nunez dealing with a hamstring injury.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Nationals To Activate Joe Ross

Sep 17, 2016 4:02 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker expects Joe Ross to return from the 60-day disabled list Sunday and make his first start since July 2.

Baker will keep Ross on a pitch count, probably no more than three innings, when Washington closes a three-game series against the Braves.

Ross has been sidelined with right shoulder inflammation. He went 7-4 with a 3.49 ERA in 16 starts before getting hurt.

ESPN.com

Tags: Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Braves Expect To Be Active In Free Agency

Sep 14, 2016 6:31 AM

The Atlanta Braves will be active in free agency this winter, according to John Coppolella.

Coppolella says the Braves have "more money to spend than in the past 10 years."

Atlanta only has about $50 million on the books for 2017 at this point.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor

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Braves Place A.J. Pierzynski On DL

Sep 12, 2016 1:05 AM

The Braves have placed catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Pierzynski wouldn't say after Saturday night's 10-inning victory over the Mets whether he has played his last game.

ESPN.com

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Hector Olivera Found Guilty Of Assault, Sentenced To Jail

Sep 9, 2016 7:56 AM

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.

The former Atlanta Braves outfielder appeared before an Arlington County (Va) General District Court judge, who presided over, issued the guilty verdict and levied the sentence on the assault charge in a bench trial.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, although the judge suspended 80 days of that sentence. He hasn't appeared in a Major League game since his arrest in April.

Major League Baseball put Olivera on paid leave and he later suspended 82 games by the league under MLB's Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

The Braves dealt Olivera to the San Diego Padres in July in exchange for slugger Matt Kemp. The Padres waived Olivera in August and he remains a free agent.

A.J. Perez/USA Today

Tags: Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Legal

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Braves See No Risk In Potentially Signing Tim Tebow

Sep 7, 2016 7:30 AM

The Atlanta Braves continue to contemplate signing Tim Tebow to a Minor League contract.

If they do so, the Braves would sign the former NFL quarterback because there is no risk involved.

Tebow would fill a need at Double-A Mississippi while serving as a non-roster player.

"Whatever Tim decides, the fact that he wants to play baseball is good for the game," John Coppolella said. "It's similar to when Michael Jordan or others have wanted to play. It's positive to draw this kind of interest to the game and make it a story because it's good for baseball."

If the Braves were to sign Tebow, they would provide a signing bonus of less than $100,000 and attempt to get him the reps he needs in the instructional league, which begins Sept. 17.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor

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Dansby Swanson's First Home Run Is Inside The Park

Sep 7, 2016 7:24 AM

Dansby Swanson hit the first home run of his Major League career on Tuesday night with an inside-the-park job against the Washington Nationals.

The first overall pick in 2015, Swanson lined a pitch from Gio Gonzalez over Trea Turner and high off the center-field fence, 399 feet away. The ball caromed toward the infield, and Swanson slid home headfirst, easily beating the throw by Bryce Harper.

"It was one of those things where I thought it was going to be my first triple," Swanson said. "Then as I kept going, judging by the reaction in the dugout and the crowd, I thought, 'Maybe I'll get an inside-the-parker.' I just kept going."

ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Stats

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Braves Have Serious Interest In Signing Tim Tebow To Minor League Deal

Sep 3, 2016 11:24 AM

The Atlanta Braves have serious interest in signing Tim Tebow to a minor league deal.

The Braves were one of five clubs that spoke one-on-one with Tebow after his Los Angeles workout Tuesday.

Tebow generated mixed reviews during his session that lasted more than two hours, showing off a powerful bat and a few areas of needed improvement.

Tebow, 29, has been working out since late May with former big league catcher Chad Moeller, who runs a baseball school in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Pedro Gomez/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Braves Unsure About Promoting Top-20 Prospect Ozzie Albies

Aug 28, 2016 1:33 PM

The Atlanta Braves aren't sure if they will promote Ozzie Albies when rosters are expanded in September.

Albies is widely considered a top-20 prospect.

Albies hit an excellent .322/.394/.446 in 325 Double-A plate appearances this year, but he hasn’t been as effective at the Triple-A level (.248/.307/.351 in 247 PAs). 

Mark Bowman/MLB.com (via MLBTradeRumors)

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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.

ESPN

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

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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.

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

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Francoeur: 'MLB Players Want Stiffer PED Penalties'
Jeff Francoeur said changes may be necessary in the game's drug testing agreement.

ESPN.com

Julio Teheran To Miss Next Start For Braves
Julio Teheran is being treated for an infection in his right thigh.

MLB.com

Marlins Beat Braves In Fort Bragg Game
Major League Baseball thanked the military on Sunday night, as Fort Bragg hosted Sunday Night Baseball.

ESPN.com

Braves Don't Expect To Trade Julio Teheran
The Braves don't expect to trade Julio Teheran, according to general manager John Coppolella.

ESPN

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.

ESPN

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.

ESPN

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.

ESPN

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.

ESPN