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  1. B.J. Upton made some mechanical adjustments

    Feb 21, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins

    B.J. Upton became one of 12 players since the start of the millennium to post an OPS below .560 while taking at least 400 trips to the plate. Upton, who established himself as one of baseball’s most dynamic players while with the Rays, could never get it going in the first year of a five-year,…

  2. The Braves trade for Ryan Doumit

    Dec 18, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Doumit

    This is pretty unexpected: Source: Atlanta finalizing deal to acquire catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit from Minnesota. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 18, 2013 Rosenthal reports that the Braves are sending back lefty Sean Gilmartin. Doumit, a catcher and outfielder who does neither of those things at all well but who has been known to hit a little,…

  3. The Uehara Phenomenon

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    So, you probably know that this year Boston’s Koji Uehara proved to be harder to reach base against than any pitcher in the history of baseball. That’s a pretty good thing. Here’s the list of the Top 10 WHIPs in baseball history, pitching at least 50 innings: 1. Koji Uehara, 2013, 0.565 2. Dennis Eckersley,…

  4. Jose Abreu skepticism sounds like Yasiel Puig skepticism

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    jose dariel abreu getty

    Jose Abreu‘s reported $68 million deal with the White Sox isn’t even official yet and there are already lots of prominent media members questioning whether Chicago over-committed to an “untested” player with some question marks attached. I have no idea. I’ve seen Abreu play a couple times on television, I’ve read the same write-ups everyone…

  5. Braves’ replacements flounder in Game 1 loss

    Oct 4, 2013, 12:16 AM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    With Dan Uggla off the roster and B.J. Upton on the bench, the Braves were banking on lesser names helping their cause against the Dodgers. It didn’t work in Game 1, as both left fielder Evan Gattis and second baseman Elliot Johnson had key misplays in the 6-1 loss. Uggla and Upton are the Braves’…

  6. Dodgers grab early lead in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig Getty

    The Dodgers are off to a quick start against the Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS. After Braves right-hander Kris Medlen struck out the side in the first inning, he gave up two runs in the top of the second. Yasiel Puig helped create one of them, as he reached on a one-out single…

  7. Dodgers-Braves lineups announced for tonight’s game

    Oct 3, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    McCann Gonzalez

    Gosh, I hope Don Mattingly filled out his lineup card properly or else he’ll have to answer to Brian McCann: Dodgers: Carl Crawford LF Mark Ellis 2B Hanley Ramirez SS Adrian Gonzalez 1B Yasiel Puig RF Juan Uribe 3B Skip Schumaker CF A.J. Ellis C Clayton Kershaw P Skip Schumaker in center, starting is not…

  8. NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    NLDS Dodgers Braves Baseball

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Dodgers and Braves have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70) vs. Atlanta Braves (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Today in Atlanta: Clayton Kershaw vs. Kris…

  9. 2013 leads the way in spectacularly bad offensive performances

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    By OPS, the 2013 season boasts three of the six worst offensive seasons since 2000: .545 – Cesar Izturis (2010 Orioles) .559 – Alcides Escobar (2013 Royals) .562 – Nick Punto (2007 Twins) .564 – Neifi Perez (2002 Royals) .565 – Adeiny Hechavarria (2013 Marlins) .569 – Darwin Barney (2013 Cubs) .576 – Ramon Santiago…

  10. The Giants are interested in signing Hunter Pence to an extension

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly reports that the Giants have expressed interested in signing outfielder Hunter Pence to a contract extension. Pence, 30, will become eligible for free agency for the first time in his career once the season is over. He has had one of the most productive seasons of his career, currently sitting…

  11. B.J. Upton goes 4-for-6, helps Braves walk off against the Marlins

    Aug 31, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    After a hot streak to begin the month of August, Braves outfielder B.J. Upton had fallen into another slump again, hitting just .100 in his last 44 plate appearances entering tonight’s game against the Marlins. Upton was on fire all night against Marlins starter Jacob Turner and the bullpen, though, knocking four hits including a…

  12. Wanna buy B.J. Upton’s house?

    Aug 29, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    B.J. Upton house

    B.J. Upton’s Tampa home is for sale for $1.6 million.  Sounds like a nice joint.  Word is that the ventilation is great, provided by ceiling fans with baseball bats for blades which, in keeping with the owner’s habits, cut swiftly and silently into the humid night air: Inside, the two-story residence boats a host of…

  13. Jason Heyward diagnosed with fractured right jaw

    Aug 21, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    jason heyward getty

    The diagnosis is in on Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who was struck in the face with a Jon Niese fastball in Wednesday afternoon’s 4-1 defeat of the Mets. And it’s no good for anyone involved. According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Heyward has a fracture in his right jaw and will likely be out for the…

  14. Jason Heyward thriving in new leading role

    Aug 15, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was carrying a sub-.700 OPS near the end of July when Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to move him from the #2 spot in the lineup, where he had hit for most of the season, to the lead-off spot. Despite owning baseball’s best record at 74-47, the Braves have lacked a…

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 12, 2013, 5:20 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Gardner follows through on walk off solo home run to defeat Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Yankees 5, Tigers 4: If I told you that Mariano Rivera blew two saves in a three game series you’d probably assume the Yankees had a bad series. Except in this case they won both of the games Mo blew. Baseball is weird. Miguel Cabrera homered off of him again on Sunday — he’s only…

  16. The Braves, winners of ten straight, have opened up a 12.5 game lead in the NL East

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    Braves youngster Alex Wood gave up one run over six innings in his start on Sunday night against the Phillies — a start in which Delmon Young struck out four times, seeing a total of 15 pitches — to help the Braves to another win. It was their tenth in a row. Meanwhile, the Phillies…

  17. Braves activate outfielder B.J. Upton from disabled list

    Aug 3, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

    BJ Upton

    After missing three weeks with a right adductor strain, Braves outfielder B.J. Upton has been activated from the disabled list. Upton was cleared to return after going 4-for-12 (.333) with three doubles and two RBI over three rehab games with Triple-A Gwinnett. Per Mark Bowman of MLB.com, he’ll start in center field and bat seventh…

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    These were the last baseball games that count — despite the claim about the All-Star Game counting, which is certainly does not in any real sense — until Friday. That’s some b.s. right there. Why don’t they play the All-Star Game with only 25 guys on a team and let the rest of the league…

  19. Braves activate Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list and place outfielder B.J. Upton on it

    Jul 14, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    evan gattis getty

    From the Braves’ official team Twitter feed comes word that Evan Gattis has officially been activated from the disabled list after missing close to four weeks because of a strained right oblique. “El Oso Blonco” was not expected to return until after the All-Star break, but the Braves’ entire starting outfield is hobbled (along with…

  20. Jordan Schafer diagnosed with stress fracture in foot

    Jul 13, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Jordan Schafer AP

    The Braves were hoping to get outfielder Jordan Schafer back from a right foot injury immediately following the All-Star break, but it turns out they’ll be waiting much longer than originally expected. Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that an MRI taken on Schafer’s foot yesterday revealed a stress fracture. Known as an intraosseous…

  21. On the same night brother B.J. is injured, Justin Upton leaves with calf strain

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    The bad news keeps piling up for the Braves. B.J. Upton had to exit tonight’s game against the Reds in the first inning after straining his right abductor muscle on a dive attempt. Justin Upton had to leave with a strained left calf after the end of the bottom of the seventh inning. He had…

  22. B.J. Upton exits game with strained abductor muscle

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins

    After losing right fielder Jason Heyward to a hamstring injury yesterday, the Braves had to remove another outfielder tonight against the Reds. Center fielder B.J. Upton had trouble reading a Todd Frazier line drive to center in the first inning. He dove forward to make the grab, but as the ball ricocheted off of his…

  23. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 10, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Baltimore Orioles

    Rangers 8, Orioles 2: Adrian Beltre hit two homers on a 4 for 4, 5 RBI night. He has an 11 game hitting streak and is 21 for his last 43. Wrecking crew. — He’s not a member of the All-Star team despite a line of .319/.362/.551. Thank you, Jim Leyland, though, for giving us five middle…

  24. Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and great prospect duos

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Byron Buxton

    Baseball America released its midseason top 50 prospects list yesterday–updating their preseason list based on performances, injuries, and graduations to the majors–and the Twins had 19-year-old center fielder Byron Buxton at No. 1 and 20-year-old third baseman Miguel Sano at No. 3. Preseason lists are the standard for measuring prospect status and things could change…

  25. Ike Davis watch: raking at Triple-A

    Jun 21, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    ike davis getty

    Wally Backman is my spirit animal. Here’s Ike Davis’ line at las Vegas: 10 games, .306/.457/.583, four homers. He went 3 for 5 with two home runs and two RBI last night. On Wednesday he was 2 for 2 with three walks. Yes, it has come in a crazy-friendly hitting environment, but the way Davis has…

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