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Angels Acquire David Hernandez From Braves

Apr 24, 2017 4:07 PM

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired David Hernandez from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Hernandez isn't on the 40-man roster, but could join the Angels at the Major League level in the near future to add much needed pitching depth.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Police Searching For Former Braves Outfielder Otis Nixon

Apr 10, 2017 7:56 AM

Police in Woodstock, Georgia are searching for former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.

Nixon, 58, was last seen leaving his home Saturday morning in a gray Range Rover. Police said he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived.

In 1991, Nixon was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

Braves Sign Ryan Howard To Minors Deal

Apr 6, 2017 1:10 PM

The Atlanta Braves have signed Ryan Howard to a Minor League contract.

Howard will report to extended spring training next week then will join Triple-A Gwinnett.

Howard, 37, is a career .258 hitter with 382 home runs and 1,194 RBIs.


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

Angel Pagan To Decide On Club Soon

Mar 29, 2017 7:52 AM

Angel Pagan is expected to pick a new team before the end of this week.

Pagan has drawn interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers.

His performance at the World Baseball Classic increased his value.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Astros, Braves, Pirates Interested In Jose Quintana

Mar 22, 2017 8:13 AM

Jose Quintana continues to be mentioned in trade rumors as Opening Day approaches.

The Chicago White Sox are committed to rebuilding, but will only move Quintana for the right package.

The Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to the left-hander as of late.

Quintana is owed $15.85 million in total over the next two seasons and two more club options at $10.5 million apiece that add up to four years at $36.85 million.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Have Made Several Attempts To Sign Angel Pagan

Mar 17, 2017 8:01 AM

The Atlanta Braves have made a number of attempts to sign Angel Pagan as a reserve, but he has yet to accept.

Pagan is currently playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

He is believed to be seeking a Major League deal worth close to $5 million.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Sean Rodriguez May Miss Season Following Shoulder Surgery

Feb 14, 2017 6:53 AM

The Atlanta Braves aren't sure whether Sean Rodriguez will return this season after he undergoes shoulder surgery.

Rodriguez hurt his shoulder when a vehicle he was driving collided with a stolen police car in Miami on Jan. 28. His wife, Giselle, and two of their children were hospitalized with injuries, but they were not life-threatening.

The Braves signed Rodriguez to a two-year, $11.5 million contract in November.

"He's going to be out indefinitely," John Coppolella said. "We hope he comes back as soon as possible. We're not sure yet if it's realistic that will be for the 2017 season. We don't have enough information."

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

Noah Syndergaard Ready To Start Opening Day

Feb 12, 2017 6:50 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins has not officially revealed his Opening Day starter yet, waiting instead for a spring training announcement.

The worst-kept secret around the Mets is that it will be Noah Syndergaard who will take the mound in the first inning at Citi Field when New York opens the season against the Braves.

That doesn't mean the right-hander considers himself the staff ace.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Reds Agree To Trade Phillips To Braves

Feb 12, 2017 1:04 PM

Long rumored to be on the move, Brandon Phillips is finally leaving Cincinnati. A source told ESPN's Buster Olney on Sunday that the Reds have agreed to a trade that will send the second baseman to the Atlanta Braves.

A source told ESPN's Jim Bowden that Phillips passed his physical Sunday and will retain his full no-trade rights, which he waived to approve the trade to Atlanta.

The Reds will receive left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and right-hander Carlos Portuondo, sources told ESPN. McKirahan, 27, appeared in 27 games in relief for the Braves in 2015, posting a 5.93 ERA. Portuondo is a 29-year-old Cuban whose only American experience is 17 games between Class A and Triple-A last season.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Terms Agreement, Trade Rumor

Braves, Reds Talking Brandon Phillips Trade

Feb 12, 2017 3:18 AM

Brandon Phillips could soon be headed to Atlanta. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday evening that the Braves are nearing a trade to acquire the second baseman from the Reds. Neither club has confirmed the report.

It's not yet clear what Cincinnati may receive in return, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Phillips would be the only player the Reds would give up in a potential trade. The report cautioned that while an agreement is close, there are still hurdles to clear before it's completed.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves, Kurt Suzuki Agree Upon $1.5M Deal For 2017
Kurt Suzuki has the ability to earn an additional $2.5 million based on incentives.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Andy Marte Dies In Car Crash In Dominican Republic
According to Baseball America, Andy Marte was playing winter league baseball for Las Aguilas Cibaenas.

Braves, Kurt Suzuki Agree On One-Year Deal
Catcher Kurt Suzuki is a .256 career hitter over 10 major league seasons.

Mariners Acquire Drew Smyly From Rays For Three Players
The Mariners are sending Mallex Smith, who they acquired earlier from the Braves, infielder Carlos Vargas and left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to the Rays.


Brandon Phillips Blocked November Trade To Braves
Brandon Phillips used his no-trade rights to prevent the Reds from trading him to the Braves back in November, according to a report.

FOX Sports

Braves Sign Ender Inciarte To Five-Year Extension
The Braves and outfielder Ender Inciarte have agreed to a new five-year contract worth over $30 million.

Braves Could Have Mallex Smith Start Season In Triple-A
Mallex Smith is currently playing in Puerto Rico after missing the season half of the 2016 season with a fractured thumb.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Braves Consider Dansby Swanson Close To Untouchable
The Braves are very impressed with Dansby Swanson's on-field talent and off-field intangibles.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bud Selig, John Schuerholz Elected To HOF
Bud Selig spent 22 years as the commissioner of major league baseball.

Braves Acquire Jaime Garcia From Cardinals For Prospects
The Cardinals have traded Jaime Garcia to the Braves for three prospects.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Mariners Trade Alex Jackson To Braves For Rob Whalen
The Mariners have traded former first-round pick Alex Jackson to the Braves for Rob Whalen.

Associated Press

Braves, Sean Rodriguez Agree To Two-Year, $11M Deal
The Braves have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with Sean Rodriguez, according to a source.


Jason Castro Has Multiple Three-Year Offers
The Twins, Orioles, Braves and Rays have been linked to Jason Castro.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

SB Nation

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

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Braves Interested In Trading For Chris Sale
If the White Sox do trade him, they'll likely want a prospect-rich package, which the Braves could provide.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Bartolo Colon Signs One-Year Deal With Braves
Bartolo Colon, 43, will make $12.5 million next season, according to sources.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

R.A. Dickey Agrees To One-Year Deal With Braves
R.A. Dickey gets a $7.5 million salary next year, and the Braves have an $8 million option for 2018 with a $500,000 buyout.

Associated Press

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.