Atlanta Braves Wiretap

Pirates Reacquire Sean Rodriguez

Aug 5, 2017 8:31 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are turning to a familiar face in their attempt to stay in the crowded National League Central race.

Pittsburgh claimed veteran utility infielder Sean Rodriguez off waivers from Atlanta on Saturday and sent the Braves minor league infielder Connor Joe in return.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Braves Place Matt Kemp On DL

Jul 29, 2017 7:38 PM

The Braves have placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 10-day disabled list after he strained his right hamstring during Friday's game.

Kemp suffered the injury running the bases in the fourth inning of Atlanta's loss to the Phillies. He was thrown out at second base and then removed from the game in between innings.

The 32-year-old is hitting .290 this season with 14 home runs and 48 RBIs.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

Braves Sending Dansby Swanson To Triple-A

Jul 27, 2017 8:12 AM

The Atlanta Braves plan to demote Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, according to a report.

The slumping rookie is hitting .213/.287/.312 this season.

Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, made his Major League debut in 2016 and hit .302 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 38 games last season.


Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

Braves Trade Jaime Garcia To Twins For Prospect

Jul 25, 2017 8:00 AM

The Atlanta Braves have traded Jaime Garcia to the Minnesota Twins for minor league right-hander Huascar Ynoa.

Atlanta also sent catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations to Minnesota as part of the trade.

The Braves have also agreed to pay the remaining $4.6 million on Garcia's contract, according to a report.

The Twins will start Garcia on Friday night at the Oakland Athletics.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Twins Nearing Trade With Braves For Jaime Garcia

Jul 21, 2017 8:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins are closing in on a trade with the Atlanta Braves for Jaime Garcia, according to a source.

Atlanta would receive a Minor League player in the swap.

Garcia has a 4.33 ERA in 17 starts this season. He is making $12 million.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Freddie Freeman Plays Third Base In First Rehab Game

Jul 2, 2017 12:59 PM

Freddie Freeman left his first baseman's mitt in the dugout during his first minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves slugger played third base Saturday for the first time since 2007, converting his only fielding chance in a game against the Charlotte Knights that was suspended after four innings.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

Braves Seeking Trade For Controllable Starter

Jun 28, 2017 8:54 AM

The Atlanta Braves would like to trade for a top-of-the-rotation starter and have Chris Archer and Jose Quintana on their wish list.

They also had scouts watching Sonny Gray over the weekend.

However, the Braves have more interest in Archer and Quintana because they are under contract longer.

Archer is under contractual control for four more seasons, including club-friendly options in 2020 ($9 million) and 2022 ($11 million).

Quintana's deal runs through 2020 including two option years. He will make about $31 million in 2018-20, assuming the options are exercised.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Freddie Freeman Originally Suggested Moving To Third

Jun 22, 2017 10:29 AM

Freddie Freeman is serious about playing third base when he returns to the Atlanta Braves.

He says he originally suggested the move, which would keep Matt Adams in the lineup at first base.

"I mentioned it and said I'd be willing to move over to third base to accommodate Matt, who's been pretty spectacular for us," Freeman said. "It really happened yesterday when I was walking to the field."

Freeman has been sidelined for more than a month with a broken wrist. He has played first base his entire Major League career.

"I said I'm completely on board with it, want to do it," he said. "We got to keep Matt's bat in the lineup, and I'll do anything to win. So this is what we came to."


Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

Matt Adams, Brandon Phillips Likely Trade Chips For Braves

Jun 21, 2017 8:12 AM

Matt Adams and Brandon Phillips have produced in short stays with the Atlanta Braves, which has only enhanced their potential trade value.

The Braves acquired Adams when Freddie Freeman broke his wrist, but the latter is expected to return a few weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. Phillips, who turns 36 this month, is in the final year of his contract and could be an option for a contender.

"I worry about things I can control," Phillips said. "If we keep winning, we'll be here. Until they call me into the office, I'm here."

Mark Bradley/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Could Play Freddie Freeman At Third Base Upon Return

Jun 21, 2017 7:51 AM

Freddie Freeman has gotten the cast off his broken wrist, which means the Atlanta Braves could have to make some difficult lineup decisions.

Matt Adams, acquired in the wake of Freeman's injury, is swinging such a hot bat that the club may consider playing Freeman at third base so they can keep Adams at first.

"We're discussing that internally, because the fact is, Freddie will be back," Brian Snitker said. "There are some options there, because it would be nice to have both of those guys in the lineup somehow."

Freeman is still a month or so away from returning, but it appears to be a real option considering Adams' shaky defense in the outfield.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

Braves Agree To $7M Signing Bonus With Kyle Wright
Kyle Wright's bonus, well over the slot value of $5,707,300, is the highest since restraints on signing bonuses began in 2012.

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early.

RealGM Staff Report

Brandon Phillips Shocked Reds Issued 'My No. 4'
Brandon Phillips, a member of the Braves after spending 11 seasons with the Reds, feels slighted that the Reds issued his former No. 4 to another player.


Braves Like Austin Beck With Fifth Pick
The Braves, who have the No. 5 overall pick in next month's draft, are reportedly looking at North Carolina high school outfielder Austin Beck.

Bill Shanks/The Telegraph

Equipment Malfunction Caused False Alarm At SunTrust Park
In the top of the third inning, an emergency alarm sounded in the ballpark and a disturbing message was posted on the scoreboard.

Associated Press

Braves Release James Loney From Triple-A Contract
James Loney, 33, signed a Minor League deal with the team on Thursday after they learned Freddie Freeman will miss about 10 weeks with a fractured left wrist.

Associated Press

Braves Acquire Matt Adams From Cardinals
The Cardinals sent Matt Adams and cash to the Braves for prospect Juan Yepez.

Freddie Freeman Out 10 Weeks With Fractured Wrist
The Braves will be without Freddie Freeman for approximately 10 weeks after an MRI and CT scan revealed a nondisplaced left wrist fracture.


Braves Miffed After Jose Bautista Homers, Stares Down Pitcher
Benches emptied in Wednesday's game between the Braves and Blue Jays after Jose Bautista hit a home run, stood at home plate and stared toward Eric O'Flaherty before flipping the bat away.


Freddie Freeman Set For Tests On Left Wrist
Freddie Freeman left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays after getting struck on the left wrist by a pitch in the fifth inning.


Braves Terminate Ryan Howard's Minor League Deal
Ryan Howard played in 11 games for Triple-A Gwinnett, hitting .184 with one homer and five RBIs.

Associated Press

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

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

Associated Press

Braves Sign Ryan Howard To Minors Deal
Ryan Howard will report to extended spring training next week then will join Triple-A Gwinnett.


Angel Pagan To Decide On Club Soon
His performance at the World Baseball Classic increased his value.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Astros, Braves, Pirates Interested In Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana continues to be mentioned in trade rumors as Opening Day approaches.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Braves Have Made Several Attempts To Sign Angel Pagan
The Braves have made a number of attempts to sign Angel Pagan as a reserve, but he has yet to accept.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Sean Rodriguez May Miss Season Following Shoulder Surgery
Sean Rodriguez hurt his shoulder when a vehicle he was driving collided with a stolen police car in Miami on Jan. 28.

Associated Press

Noah Syndergaard Ready To Start Opening Day
The Mets are expected to start Noah Syndergaard against the Braves on Opening Day.

Reds Agree To Trade Phillips To Braves
The Reds will receive pitchers Andrew McKirahan and Carlos Portuondo from the Braves in exchange for Brandon Phillips.