Braves News

  • Heyward up for Heart and Hustle Award

    Along with being blessed with tremendous athleticism, Jason Heyward has endeared himself to fans with the all-out-effort he brings to the stadium on a daily basis. His insatiable desire to compete has put the Braves right fielder in a position to receive a respectable and deserving honor.

  • Andrelton pulls off magic trick with glove

    Trying to describe Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons's defensive wizardy Monday night is almost impossible with words.

  • Bloom: Maddux's work was root of success

    Greg Maddux said he never thought much about his place in history or the Hall of Fame. But he'll enter Cooperstown on Sunday as a slam-dunk selection, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time.

  • PLAY Campaign stops at Turner Field

    Kris Medlen had a Q&A session with the children who participated in the PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday morning at Turner Field. They participated in numerous on-field activities, led in part by Braves trainers Jeff Porter and Jim Lovell.

  • Walks bite Braves in 10th against Marlins

    Craig Kimbrel escaped a ninth-inning jam, but Shae Simmons couldn't duplicate the magic in the 10th as the Braves dropped a 3-1 decision to the visiting Marlins on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series. Julio Teheran tied his career high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings.

  • Gattis gets right back in the action for Braves

    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez wasted no time putting Evan Gattis back in the lineup once the club activated the slugger from the disabled list on Monday afternoon and optioned fellow catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett.

  • Gonzalez addresses Upton's effort on grounder

    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he will talk to Justin Upton, who was not running hard down the line when Marlins second baseman Yordany Valdespin bobbled his grounder in the eighth inning of Monday's 3-1 loss

  • Braves' Bethancourt proves worthy, must wait

    As long as his back cooperates, Evan Gattis will continue serving as the Braves' primary catcher. But Christian Bethancourt spent the past three weeks giving the organization confidence that he is ready to assume that role when necessary.

  • Medlen, Braves to host PLAY event Tuesday

    As Kris Medlen make his way back from Tommy John surgery in March, health is on his mind. He, along with Braves trainers Jeff Porter and Jim Lovell, will share that focus with others by teaming up with the Taylor Hooton Foundation in a National PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday morning at Turner Field.

  • Santana spreads word on chikungunya virus

    Ervin Santana informed his more than 85,000 Twitter followers of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus that has taken hold of his native Dominican Republic. His parents, his sister, his grandmother and several other family members have been just a few of the 251,880 infected.

  • Braves' big hits back Wood's excellent start

    Tommy La Stella capped a four-run third with a bases-loaded double that was more than enough for starter Alex Wood, who held the Phillies in check as the Braves cruised to an 8-2 victory on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.

  • Simmons' homerless streak snapped

    Shae Simmons faced 492 batters in his professional career since the Braves drafted him in the 22nd round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft before Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins became the first Major Leaguer to take him deep.

  • J. Upton's status uncertain after HBP

    Justin Upton exited Sunday's game with left triceps soreness after Kyle Kendrick plunked him with an 88-mph sinker in the third. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is hopeful, but uncertain if Upton will be available to start on Monday.

  • Fredi expects Gattis to be in Monday's lineup

    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is counting on Evan Gattis to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time for Monday's series opener against the Marlins.

  • After callup, Shreve gets first taste of Majors

    The Braves wasted no time welcoming left-hander Chasen Shreve to the big leagues on Saturday night. The rookie made his Major League debut against Phillies slugger Ryan Howard in the seventh and struck him out.

  • Harang drops pitchers' duel to Hamels, Phils

    Aaron Harang stayed with Cole Hamels through six scoreless innings, but the Braves fell, 2-1, on Saturday night at Turner Field to even the series.

  • Braves option Avilan and promote Shreve

    The Braves on Saturday optioned struggling lefty Luis Avilan to Triple-A and promoted fellow southpaw Chasen Shreve from Double-A.