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  1. That was some win for Luis Avilan last night

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

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    The guy just knows how to win.

  2. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    The Braves-Phillies game was GONZO with a capital X. In no small part because Dan Uggla was the hero.

  3. Mike Minor on track to join Braves next week

    Apr 14, 2014, 11:39 PM EDT

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    The Braves are about to get stronger.

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  5. Ervin Santana will make his Braves debut Wednesday

    Apr 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    Signed to a one-year, $14.1 million contract on March 12, right-hander Ervin Santana will make his Braves debut Wednesday against the Mets in Atlanta.

  6. Five Blue Jays players were willing to defer salary to help bring Ervin Santana to Toronto

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    Five Blue Jays players were willing to sacrifice salary to help bring in one of the top free agent pitchers.

  7. Blue Jays player really, really wanted to get Ervin Santana to come to Toronto

    Apr 4, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Plus: how this could suggest that a big, big fire sale is in the Jays’ future.

  8. Braves name David Hale their fourth starter

    Mar 29, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves have finalized their injury-depleted starting rotation and have named David Hale their fourth starter, Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. One through five, their rotation will be: Julio Teheran Ervin Santana Alex Wood David Hale Aaron Harang Teheran will start on Opening Day, March 31, in Milwaukee against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo. Newcomer Ervin…

  9. The Braves cut Freddy Garcia

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

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    With their top two starters gone for the season with Tommy John surgery, you’d figure that Atlanta would be a safe place to be if you’re a starter looking to make the big club. Not necessarily: Freddy Garcia is packing his stuff. The Braves told him he will not be on the Opening Day roster.…

  10. Julio Teheran to start Opening Day for Braves

    Mar 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Julio Teheran AP

    Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that right-hander Julio Teheran will start Opening Day for the Braves when they take on the Brewers on March 31. Kris Medlen was originally expected to get the call for the Braves, but he underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week, leaving Teheran as the obvious choice for the assignment.…

  11. Ryan Doumit, Freddie Freeman okay after injury scares

    Mar 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    The Braves haven’t had a very fun spring. Starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy succumbed to injuries, forcing GM Frank Wren to make an emergency signing of free agent Ervin Santana. They had two more injury scares in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Yankees. First baseman Freddie Freeman was hit hard in his left (glove)…

  12. Scott Boras says clients Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales still willing to wait for the right deal

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    With about two weeks to go until the start of the regular season, shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales still remain unemployed. Both players rejected $14.1 million qualifying offers from the Red Sox and Mariners, respectively, hoping to sign big, multi-year contracts, but it never happened. Meanwhile, players like Nelson Cruz and Ervin Santana,…

  13. Mike Minor to throw batting practice Monday for the first time this spring

    Mar 15, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Mike Minor fell behind in his offseason training program after a painful-sounding surgery for a urinary tract infection in late December and showed up to camp with some shoulder soreness, but he’s beginning to make some progress. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Minor is scheduled to throw live batting practice Monday for the first…

  14. The Braves aren’t adding another starting pitcher

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

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    The Braves bolstered their suddenly shaky rotation earlier this week when they signed right-hander Ervin Santana to a one-year, $14.1 million contract, but general manager Frank Wren told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal this morning via phone that he isn’t planning to add another starter even with Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy potentially headed for another…

  15. Blue Jays may turn to Drew Hutchison after missing out on Ervin Santana

    Mar 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Drew Hutchison Reuters

    Toronto missed out on Ervin Santana after apparently thinking he was all but signed, with general manager Alex Anthopoulos saying the free agent right-hander joined the Braves instead because he didn’t want to pitch in the American League. Now that the dust has settled on that situation Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated during a…

  16. 2014 Preview: Kansas City Royals

    Mar 12, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Ned Yost and his flexible thumb

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Kansas City Royals. The Big Question: Are the Royals finally ready to contend? Kansas City made a big jump…

  17. Kris Medlen expects to have another Tommy John surgery

    Mar 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Kris Medlen

    There’s been no official announcement yet because he’s seeking a second opinion, but Braves right-hander Kris Medlen told reporters today that he expects to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery. Medlen injured his elbow on a pitch Sunday and actually remained in the game for two more pitches, but eventually exited after bouncing a ball to…

  18. Blue Jays GM says Ervin Santana didn’t want to pitch in the American League

    Mar 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos had some interesting comments about Ervin Santana after the free agent right-hander turned down a similar offer from the Blue Jays to sign a one-year, $14.1 million deal with the Braves today. John Lott of the National Post passed along Anthopoulos’ quotes from this morning’s appearance on Sportsnet 590 radio…

  19. The Braves to sign Ervin Santana to a one-year deal, announcement coming this morning

    Mar 12, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT

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    Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Atlanta Braves are completing a deal with Ervin Santana. Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that an announcement by the team is scheduled for later this morning. Multiple reporters are saying it’s a one-year deal, though the money has not yet been revealed. UPDATE: It’s a one-year,…

  20. Brandon Beachy will miss next spring start, maybe more, due to soreness in throwing arm

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com beat reporter Mark Bowman … LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed on Tuesday that Brandon Beachy will not make his next scheduled Grapefruit League start. Beachy exited Monday’s start against the Phillies after grueling through two innings during which he was burdened by tightness around his right elbow and biceps muscle. Beachy…

  21. Ervin Santana likely to sign “within the next day or two”

    Mar 11, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT

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    This particular free agent saga is almost complete. According to beat writer Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, right-handed starter Ervin Santana is “likely to make a decision on his destination within the next day or two” because he wants to get into a camp as soon as possible to get properly tuned up…

  22. Kris Medlen going for second opinion after MRI shows ligament damage

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

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    Braves right-hander Kris Medlen will seek a second opinion after an MRI exam on his sore elbow showed “some involvement of the ligament.” In other words: Not good. Medlen exited Sunday’s game after grabbing his elbow following one pitch and then short-hopping his next pitch to the plate, making his way into the Braves’ dugout.…

  23. The Braves could make a run at Ervin Santana

    Mar 10, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    No battle plan survives contact with the enemy, and with the Braves’ plans quickly becoming inoperative, they may be jumping in to the Ervin Santana uncertainty. Dave O’Brien of the AJC reports: Initially I didn’t think there was anything to the idea of the Braves pursuing him, but now with Beachy having more issues (he left today’s…

  24. Orioles’ Dan Duquette on Ervin Santana: “I really don’t know what’s real and what’s not”

    Mar 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Among the numerous Ervin Santana rumors swirling right now is that the Orioles remain in the mix to sign the free agent right-hander. Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com asked Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette about that specific rumor and his response was an interesting one: I really don’t know what’s real and…

  25. Twins reportedly offered Ervin Santana a three-year deal

    Mar 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Twins have offered free agent starter Ervin Santana a three-year deal. The right-hander has been mulling one-year deals from the Blue Jays and Orioles and has stated that he prefers a one-year deal, which doesn’t bode well for the Twins’ chances of signing him. In the…

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