Atlanta Braves Wiretap

Dallas Keuchel Eyes Braves After Shaky Minors Outing

Jun 16, 2019 1:31 PM

Dallas Keuchel's second start in the minors since signing with the Atlanta Braves was a little more of a struggle than his first.

The 31-year-old left-hander gave up three runs and 11 hits over seven innings for Double-A Mississippi of the Southern League on Saturday. He struck out four and walked one, throwing 106 pitches, including 74 strikes.

Keuchel said he felt good physically and would have a discussion with the Braves' front office to see if his next outing would be in the majors or with another minor league affiliate.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

Dallas Keuchel Agrees To One-Year Deal With Braves

Jun 7, 2019 7:36 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with Dallas Keuchel, according to sources.

Keuchel will receive a $13 million salary, which is prorated from a figure of $21.21 million.

According to sources, Keuchel is scheduled to have his physical Friday and is slated to make a start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

The Braves entered Thursday night two games back of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

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

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Six Teams Could Be In Mix For Dallas Keuchel

May 30, 2019 10:18 AM

With the Major League Baseball Draft looming, as many as six teams could be in the mix to sign Dallas Keuchel.

Once the draft passes, teams will no longer have to surrender a draft pick as compensation for signing the pitcher.

Jon Heyman noted that the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers have been linked to Keuchel.

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Braves Will Host 2021 All-Star Game

May 30, 2019 10:13 AM

The Atlanta Braves will host the 2021 All-Star Game at Suntrust Park, Major League Baseball has announced.

"When we built SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta we envisioned our complex would be the perfect setting for an All-Star Game and we are thrilled to be able to showcase the ballpark, Cobb County and the City of Atlanta to the world," Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said in a statement.

It will be the third All-Star Game in Atlanta. The exhibition game was played in the city in 1972 and 2000.

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Braves Doing Due Diligence On Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel

May 28, 2019 8:28 AM

The Atlanta Braves are doing their due diligence on both Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel with the MLB Draft approaching on June 3.

At that point, teams will no longer need to surrender a draft pick to sign him, per the rules for players who reject a qualifying offer.

"I would think both guys can certainly help our club," Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said of Kimbrel and Keuchel. "I think it's fair to say, any free agents that are out there, certainly with the draft pick being gone for some of these guys soon, I would think would only help their market. And like anybody else I'm sure that we will do our work on it."


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Pitcher Skips MLB Draft, Signs $7M Deal In Japan

May 22, 2019 7:45 AM

Carter Stewart has agreed to a six-year, $7 million contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League, according to sources.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Stewart with the No. 8 pick in 2018 out of high school. He did not sign after the Braves reduced their signing-bonus offer due to an alleged injury. He was expected to be taken in the early second round in next month's draft.

Stewart is guaranteed significantly more money by signing in Japan. He could theoretically join the Major Leagues as a 25-year-old free agent.

He is represented by Scott Boras.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Austin Riley Homers In Second Major League At-Bat

May 16, 2019 8:56 AM

The Atlanta Braves called up Austin Riley on Wednesday and he didn't disappoint.

The club's top prospect homered in his second Major League at-bat to lead off the fourth inning.

At the time of his promotion, Riley was leading the International League with 15 homers and 39 RBI.

"I'm speechless," Riley said. "That second at-bat, I figured he was going to challenge me a little bit. I was able to put a good swing on it."

Riley hit another drive to the edge of the warning track his next time up to the plate.

Associated Press

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Braves To Call Up No. 4 Prospect Austin Riley

May 15, 2019 8:06 AM

The Atlanta Braves plan to promote Austin Riley from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, according to sources.

Riley will take the roster spot of Ender Inciarte, who is expected to land on the injured list with a back injury.

The 22-year-old had never played in the outfield until the Braves introduced him to left field last week. He's a natural third baseman.

Mark Bowman/MLB

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Braves Giving Prospect Austin Riley Time In Outfield

May 13, 2019 8:17 AM

The Atlanta Braves have been experimenting with top prospect Austin Riley in the outfield.

Riley may be baseball's best third base prospect. He's been playing as a left fielder at Triple-A Gwinnett.

He's been receiving two starts per week in the outfield.

The presence of Josh Donaldson may leave Riley without a clear path to Major League playing time this season, but the ability to play in the outfield could get him some at-bats.

David O'Brien/The Athletic

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Francisco Lindor Returns From Injuries
Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has missed the season's first 18 games with ankle and calf strain issues.

Braves Lose Arodys Vizcaino For Season
Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery to clean up his labrum and remove scar tissue.

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Braves Send Sean Newcomb To Triple-A
The Braves also placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the injured list Sunday.

Braves Extend Ozzie Albies Through 2027 Season
Ozzie Albies has been signed to a seven-year, $35 million contract extension that includes options for 2026 and 2027.

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Bobby Cox Hospitalized In Atlanta-Area
Former Braves manager Bobby Cox was admitted with undisclosed medical issues on Tuesday.

Braves, Ronald Acuna Jr. Agree To Eight-Year, $100M Deal
The Braves record-setting deal with Ronald Acuna Jr. includes club options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons.

Braves, Ronald Acuna Jr. Close To Eight-Year, $100M Extension
Ronald Acuna Jr. won the National League Rookie of the Year award last season, batting .293 with 26 home runs and 64 RBIs.

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

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Braves Still Interested In Reunion With Craig Kimbrel
The reliever remains unsigned with Opening Day just a few days away.

David O'Brien/The Athletic

Braves May Pursue Dallas Keuchel
The Braves have seen a number of their pitchers suffer injuries, which has created a need.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Braves Will 'Definitely' Be Involved In Trades
The Braves will "definitely" be involved in trade talks as the offseason progresses.

MLB Network Radio

Braves Bringing Back Nick Markakis On One-Year Deal
Nick Markakis hit. 297/.366/.440 with 14 home runs, 43 doubles and 93 RBIs while playing in all 162 games last season.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Braves, Tigers Discussed Nick Castellanos Around Winter Meetings
The Braves would still like an upgrade in the corner outfield and remain active.

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Braves Interested In Craig Kimbrel On Three-Year Deal
Craig Kimbrel is seeking a six-year deal, but landing such a contract seems unlikely to happen in this market.

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Braves Out On Trading For J.T. Realmuto
The Braves feel there isn't any further reason to discuss trading for catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Braves Unlikely To Meet Trade Demands For Corey Kluber
The Braves are looking to land a frontline starting pitcher, but they appear unlikely to meet the price for Corey Kluber.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Josh Donaldson Hoping For Long-Term Home With Braves
The Braves introduced Josh Donaldson on Tuesday and the former American League MVP is hoping he's found a long-term fit.

Associated Press

Braves, Josh Donaldson Agree To One-Year, $23M Deal
The 32-year-old has been hampered by injuries in each of the last two seasons.


Brian McCann, Braves Agree Upon One-Year Deal
"It feels right," said Brian McCann, who played for the Braves fro 2005 to 2013.

Associated Press

Nathan Eovaldi Drawing Plenty Of Interest
It is being reported that the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants, Padres, and Red Sox are interested in free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.