Braves News

  • Minor's rocky start sets tone in lopsided affair

    Left-hander Mike Minor surrendered a pair of two-run homers to Tommy Medica, and the Braves showed little sign of life while suffering a series-opening 10-1 loss to the Padres on Friday night.

  • Hale regrets actions toward Gonzalez, trainer

    The usually mild-mannered David Hale was remorseful about expressing his emotions in a manner that incensed manager Fredi Gonzalez and added to the ugliness of the 10-1 loss the Braves suffered against the Padres on Friday night.

  • Bonifacio in Braves lineup, Heyward resting

    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will allow matchups and trends to dictate how often he places the versatile Emilio Bonifacio in his starting lineup. But with Jason Heyward still nursing a sore back on Friday, Bonifacio found himself in right field on his first day with the club.

  • Russell excited to jump into race with Braves

    The Braves spent the past few weeks looking for a left-handed bullpen arm and ended up with James Russell, who over the past few months has not fit the description of a traditional southpaw reliever.

  • Santana seeks repeat vs. hot-hitting Padres

    Braves right-hander Ervin Santana, who stifled the Padres with eight shutout innings Monday, looks to ride that wave Saturday night at Petco Park. San Diego counters with Ian Kennedy, who missed his last scheduled start with an oblique injury.

  • Schafer designated for assignment after Deadline

    Schafer was designated for assignment on Friday to create a roster spot for Emilio Bonifacio, who was acquired from the Cubs on Thursday afternoon. There is a strong possibility Schafer will be claimed off waivers by another club. If he is not, the Braves will have 10 days to decide whether to trade him, release him or send him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

  • Simmons playing through 'nagging' shoulder

    Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons dinged up his right shoulder making a diving stop on Wednesday night, and though he said its not 100 percent, its not something he or manager Fredi Gonzalez think will keep him out of the lineup.

  • Moore: Teheran looks up to, hopes to speak with Big Three

    Weird? Bizarre? Crazy? I'll just say Julio Teheran has a fascinating reaction to his baseball heroes whenever they are near his world, but let's start with a little background. This Braves pitching ace grew up in Cartagena, Colombia, worshiping the Big Three of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, the legends of yore for Atlanta.

  • Braves strike deal less than hour before Deadline

    Over the past couple of weeks, the Braves had separate discussions with the Cubs regarding utility man Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell. But they hadn't discussed putting the two in the same deal until the final hour before the Trade Deadline.

  • Teheran drops duel with Dodgers' Kershaw

    Julio Teheran's eight-strikeout complete game wasn't enough against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who didn't allow a run until there were two outs in the ninth inning in the Braves' 2-1 loss on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

  • Braves get Bonifacio, Russell from Cubs

    The Braves attempted to strength both their bullpen and bench by acquiring utility man Emilio Bonifacio and left-hander James Russell from the Cubs just before Thursday afternoon's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • Braves' Wood finds form with eight-K gem in LA

    Just five days removed from allowing a season-high 12 hits against a rather weak Padres lineup, Braves lefty Alex Wood limited the Dodgers' potent offense to just one run on six hits over seven innings.

  • Wood, Upton shine, but Dodgers escape in extras

    After Justin Upton hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, Kemp delivered a walk-off single in the 10th that forced the Braves to deal with a painful 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

  • Braves relive NLDS letdown in return to LA

    Though the sting was far less severe, the 8-4 loss the Braves suffered against the Dodgers on Tuesday night certainly conjured up some painful memories of what occurred in Game 4 loss in the National League Division Series last postseason.

  • Ringolsby: Greatness of Braves undeniable

    Braves president John Schuerholz admits a major disappointment in his career -- one World Series championship in the Braves' professional record 14 consecutive first-place finishes. But that can't take away from what was one of the great runs in the history of the game.

  • Shoulder strain forces Braves reliever Simmons to DL

    The Braves placed rookie reliever Shae Simmons on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained shoulder they believe played a large part in his recent struggles. Manager Fredi Gonzalez thinks the righty can be back to his dominant form in a couple of weeks.

  • HOF weekend a celebration of special Braves era

    On Sunday, Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were inducted into the Hall of Fame, drawing hordes of Atlanta fans to Cooperstown, along with former players and executives who were part of the '90s Braves.

  • Maddux's speech filled with thanks, humor

    While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.