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  • Five months after having a second reconstuctive elbow surgery and wondering if he’d ever make it back again, Braves pitcher Kris Medlen is back to being Kris Medlen — full of energy, and counting the days until he’s cleared to pick up a baseball in 2 ½ weeks and begin throwing again. “Night and day,” he said of his confidence level now compared to March, when he tore his ... read more...
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  • ATLANTA (AP) A nude man ran onto the field in the sixth inning of the Oakland Athletics-Atlanta Braves game, briefly interrupting play on Saturday night. With the Braves leading 4-2 in the bottom of the inning, the man jumped onto the field from the stands near the Atlanta dugout and ran toward center field. The reaction from fans was a mix of gasps and roars. Turner Fiel... read more...
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  • getty images Andrelton Simmons will not be in the starting lineup for the Braves when they take on the Dodgers Tuesday evening. Simmons remains sidelined by a ankle injury. While he worked out on Monday eyeing a return to the lineup on Tuesday the Braves will instead give him another day of rest. Once again, Emilio Bonifacio will start at SS tonight. No Andrelton Simmons. ... read more...
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  • Someone’s stubbornness is really TICKING ME OFF! Emilio Bonifacio, who was acquired at the trade deadline along with James Russell, has hit left-handed pitching to the tune of a .985 OPS.  B.J. Upton has a .522 OPS against LHP for the year.  Seems like an easy call, right?  Start Boni and bench B.J., too easy? […] ... read more...
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  • Two Braves relief pitchers are working toward a return, one faster than the other; Shea Simmons and Jonny Venters. Shae Simmons As most fans know Simmons was placed on the 15-day DL with a shoulder strain effective July 27. Last night he made his first rehab start for Gwinnett facing the Norfolk Tides. He was […] ... read more...
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  • Atlanta Braves ink Murphy to Minor-League deal Donnie Murphy is playing with his 4th organization in less than a full-season as the Braves inked the 31 year-old utility infielder to a Minor League deal.  Murphy was sent to AAA Gwinnett where he’ll receive fairly regular playing time due to the promotion of Phil Gosselin and […] ... read more...
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  • My post of Braves RISP failures generated some discussion about whether those numbers were really that bad. I’ve been digging in deeper to see if I can see anything that gives us a clue. After ruminating over more numbers than I care to see again for a month, this is what I’ve found. RISP in […] ... read more...
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  • Freddie Freeman said before Friday’s game that the Braves couldn’t wait any longer to get their offense going, that they had to start playing better now if they hoped to catch the Nationals. He talked the talk, then he and the Braves walked the walk, smashing four homers in a 7-2, series-opening win against American League power Oakland, the team with the best record in b... read more...
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  • Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video here and below. The team announced after the game that Justin has a mild hamstring straing.Justin Upton's batting line is  .281/.358/.505 with 21 hom... read more...
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  • The Atlanta Braves improved their bullpen and bench on Thursday, acquiring left-handed reliever James Russell and utility player Emilio Bonifacio as well as cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for prospect Victor Caratini just before the Jul. 30 trade deadline. Russell represents a reliable reliever for the Braves Russell, now in his fifth Major League season, joins ... read more...
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  • After speedy Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tallied his 52nd stolen base of the season with a swipe of second base against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana last night, a hilarious showdown ensued that featured Santana daring Gordon to proceed to try and take third. Santana’s lucky he didn’t get called for a balk as he egged Gordon on from the rubber, as he appeared to flin... read more...
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  • Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video and updates to follow as soon as we get them.Justin Upton is hitting .281/.358/.505 with 21 homers and 72 RBI. B.J. Upton remained in the game to pla... read more...
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  • INF Emilio Bonifacio offers infield versatility and a back-up outfielder for Fredi Gonzalez. Not willing to stand pat at the trade deadline with bench questions and help needed in the bullpen, Frank Wren made the call Thursday just an hour before the trade deadline to acquire IF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for Class A catching prospect Vict... read more...
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  • The Atlanta Braves are still hoping shortstop Andrelton Simmonscan avoid a trip to the disabled list, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com. David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal Constitution  adds that reliever Shae Simmons is making progress towards returning from a shoulder injury:Shea Simmons says he is on track to return. #Braves— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) August 8, 2014 ... read more...
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  • The Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals on Sunday by the score of. 3-1. Justin Upton hit his 21st home run of the season in the winning effort. The victory improved the Braves to 60-57 and pulled them to within four games of the Nationals in the National League East. The Braves were once again without shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who's been out with an ank... read more...
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  • The Atlanta Braves are struggling through a handful of games on the West Coast, losing seven straight in a stretch of games that has dropped Atlanta to three games behind the Washington Nationals and has left fans and analysts alike wondering if this team plans to bounce back any time soon. Atlanta’s struggles through the past seven games boils down to poor pitching combi... read more...
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