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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Jason Heyward leaves the Braves’ 12th consecutive victory with a strained neck muscle

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    heyward neck getty

    David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was removed in the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Nationals with a strained muscle in his neck. Heyward appeared to tweak something on a swing during his at-bat in the top of the first inning and was replaced in the outfield…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Jason Heyward leaves game with strained right hamstring

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward AP

    Troubling development for the first-place Braves, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Jason Heyward left tonight’s game against the Reds with a strained right hamstring. After reaching on an infield single with two outs in the second inning, Heyward was advancing to third base on a single by Justin Upton before he…

  7. Some Braves players think the All-Star voting process is unfair

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Only one Braves player made the All-Star team and that was because the manager put him on there. As far as fan voting goes? They didn’t do so good. Dave O’Brien of the AJC talked to a bunch of them yesterday and many voiced their displeasure at fan voting. Both in the main selection process…

  8. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

  9. Cancel the no-hitter alert: Matt Harvey gives up an infield single to Jason Heyward

    Jun 18, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    UPDATE: Forget it. Jason Heyward just reached on an infield single. A weird looking one as Harvey fielded the ball between the mound and first and then flipped it to … no one. Scored an infield hit, which makes sense considering that errors are rarely called on bad decisions by fielders — in this case…

  10. Braves place Evan Gattis on the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Evan Gattis caught all nine innings for the Braves in last night’s rain-delayed victory over the Mets and now, about eight hours after the final out, he’s headed to the disabled list with an oblique strain. Gattis has been a fantastic story, finally getting a chance in the majors as a 26-year-old rookie and taking…

  11. B.J. Upton benched again

    May 31, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    Our Fredi is learning. B.J. Upton, mired in, well, it can’t really be called a “slump” when it’s his whole season, is riding pine against the Nationals tonight. In his place in center field: Jason Heyward. Evan Gattis will be in left and Justin Upton in right. Counting tonight, Upton has been benched five times…

  12. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 31, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    Groundhog Day

    Pirates 1, Tigers 0: Jim Leyland was in the Virgin Islands once. He met a girl. they ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, they made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t he get that day over, and over, and over? Or, well, at least two out of three days. It’d…

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

    May 29, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    New York Mets Lucas Duda reacts after he hit to get winning run against New York Yankees in New York

    Mets 2, Yankees 1: Yesterday I cracked that Mariano Rivera, who was asked to throw out the first pitch by the Mets, would likely throw the last pitch in the “Yankees likely victory over the Mets.” Shows ya what I know. The greatest closer in the history of baseball came into the ninth with a…

  14. Brian McCann homers twice, Evan Gattis once, as the Braves beat the Jays

    May 28, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Brave v Toronto Blue Jays

    Many people would argue that the story of the early season has been Evan Gattis — El Oso Blanco — the Braves’ backup catcher who has seemingly come out of nowhere to put up some pretty impressive power numbers for a 26 year-old rookie. And with all of the attention on Gattis, it’s understandable if…

  15. Evan Gattis returns to New York under better circumstances

    May 24, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

    Evan Gattis

    The Braves are in Queens, New York tonight to open up a three-game series against the Mets. Catcher Evan Gattis isn’t starting, but figures to be used as a pinch-hitter late in the game if the Braves are in need of some offense, as the 26-year-old came up with two big home runs recently: on…

  16. The Legend of El Oso Blanco

    May 23, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Evan Gattis

    I said this morning that I’m a bit uncomfortable with the legend-building surrounding Evan Gattis. I think I’m not alone in thinking that it’s starting to get a little ridiculous. From an Atlanta radio stadion: Unless that’s a straight-up homage and I’m just reading in the satire.

  17. The Evan Gattis mythmaking continues

    May 23, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Atlanta Braves

    So torn here. I love what Evan Gattis has done with the Braves so far. Highlight reel moments, power when it has been needed and he is a great story. But I almost wonder if he’s too great a story. We cant’ seem to go a day without hearing some new Gattis-is-Kane-from-Kung-Fu tale. Stuff about…

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

    May 23, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Star Trek into Darkness

    Phillies 3, Marlins 0: Cliff Lee shuts out the Marlins on three hits. Granted, it doesn’t take anyone as good as Lee to shut out the Marlins, but that’s nothing that Lee could help. He was dominant. Just like Benedict Cumberbatch in that scene when he killed all those [alien race redacted to avoid spoilers]…

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

    May 22, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    Wilin Rosario

    Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 4: One of four games to require ten frames last night. This from the AP gamer: Reliever Matt Reynolds tried to outthink his former teammate, guess what pitch Wilin Rosario would be looking for and throw the opposite. Only, Rosario knew Reynolds was trying to get inside his head, so … Long story short, Rosario spent the last…

  20. Timely Evan Gattis homer powers Braves past Dodgers

    May 18, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    The Evan Gattis story keeps on getting better. With the Braves struggling to put together any kind of offensive threat against Dodgers starter Chris Capuano, trailing 1-0 heading into the eighth, Evan Gattis provided a pinch-hit two-run home run against reliever Kenley Jansen to give the Braves the 2-1 lead and eventually the win. A…

  21. Braves activate Jason Heyward, place Jordan Walden on DL

    May 17, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Jason Heyward is back from the disabled list after being out since April 21 following an emergency appendectomy. Heyward made it clear right away that he wasn’t going to rush back, targeting late-May, and ended up missing 23 games. Atlanta went 9-14 without Heyward after starting the season at 13-4, although considering he was hitting…

  22. Answering your Twitter Questions

    May 16, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Don Draper

    Q: What did you think of Hideki Matsui’s postseason performance? Would you like to have a player like Matsui on your team? I love the oldies. Q: Went to watch the M’s at Yankees stadium last night and tonight. National Anthem pre-recorded both nights, is this a thing? I wish it were more of one. How…

  23. Jason Heyward could be activated as soon as Monday

    May 9, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward AP

    While the Braves aren’t any closer to getting left-hander Jonny Venters back from an elbow injury, their lineup could receive a nice boost in the coming days. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Heyward went 0-for-5 with a walk and three strikeouts today in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A…

  24. Jason Heyward cleared to begin rehab assignment

    May 8, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Jason Heyward has been pretty pessimistic about his recovery from an appendectomy, but the Braves right fielder has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Heyward is scheduled to join the Triple-A team Thursday and play there through the weekend, at which point it’s possible…

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

    May 7, 2013, 6:44 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    Braves 7, Reds 4: The Braves weren’t going to be able to maintain any sort of momentum if the offense was all Justin Upton — who can’t do it alone — and Evan Gattis — who is, after all, a rookie. Last night they had help from Andrelton Simmons who hit two bombs and drove…

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