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  1. The 23rd best GM of all time is currently driving me nuts

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:33 AM EST

    John Hart

    But I may be biased and less-than-objective about that.

  2. Brandon Beachy aiming to sign with a team this week

    Jan 6, 2015, 8:29 PM EST

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    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish heard from a source Tuesday that free agent starter Brandon Beachy is hoping to sign with a team by Friday. Beachy has thrown for seven different clubs over the past 10 days and is now requesting final bids from six of them …

  3. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  4. Royals designate Johnny Giavotella for assignment

    Dec 18, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

    Johnny Giavotella

    Giavotella is a career .315 hitter with an .835 OPS and as many walks as strikeouts in nearly 2,000 plate appearances at Triple-A.

  5. Royals sign Kris Medlen for two years, with option for 2017

    Dec 18, 2014, 3:18 PM EST

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    Medlen missed all of this year recovering from his second Tommy John elbow surgery.

  6. 2014 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 3, 2014, 12:22 AM EST

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    A list of all of the new free agents in advance of Tuesday’s midnight deadline.

  7. The Braves could offer Kris Medlen a two-year deal

    Dec 2, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

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    His health makes him a non-tender candidate, but the Braves may want to keep him around.

  8. Braves release reliever Cory Gearrin post-Tommy John surgery

    Nov 11, 2014, 9:50 PM EST

    Cory Gearrin

    It looks like the Braves decided that Gearrin, who once made eight appearances in 10 days in 2013, was all used up.

  9. Braves are leaning towards bringing back Kris Medlen

    Nov 9, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    Kris Medlen is coming back from Tommy John surgery, but the Braves are still considering making him a part of their 2015 rotation.

  10. Francisco Liriano still undecided about Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer

    Nov 9, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

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    Francisco Liriano is deliberating whether or not to accept the Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer.

  11. Braves will make a qualifying offer to Ervin Santana

    Nov 2, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    Ervin Santana

    The Braves will make a $15.3 million qualifying offer to starter Ervin Santana.

  12. Henderson Alvarez leaves start with stiff right elbow

    May 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

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    The elbow injury epidemic simply can’t be stopped. CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Wednesday night against the Nationals after experiencing stiffness in his pitching elbow.

  13. Astros’ Jose Cisnero needs Tommy John surgery

    May 13, 2014, 10:58 PM EST

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    He doesn’t quite carry the profile of a Kris Medlen or Jose Fernandez or A.J. Griffin or Matt Moore, but you can add Astros reliever Jose Cisnero to the long list of young pitchers requiring Tommy John surgery. CSN Houston’s Julia Morales reports that Cisnero is scheduled to undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure next week in Texas.

  14. Ivan Nova diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:49 AM EST

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    Yankees starter Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow — an injury that almost always leads to Tommy John surgery.

  15. Gavin Floyd to make at least two more rehab starts

    Apr 19, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    The Braves could get Gavin Floyd back in early May after he makes at least two more rehab starts.

  16. Cory Gearrin needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 8, 2014, 5:07 PM EST

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    Another day, another Braves pitcher headed for Tommy John elbow surgery. This time it’s reliever Cory Gearrin, who has decided to go under the knife after getting three different opinions that confirmed his torn ulnar collateral ligament.

  17. Cory Gearrin may undergo Tommy John surgery with partial ligament tear in right elbow

    Apr 5, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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    The Braves have been sending a lot of pitchers to the operating table. What’s one more?

  18. Braves name David Hale their fourth starter

    Mar 29, 2014, 11:15 PM EST

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    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…

  19. Cory Gearrin could be headed for Tommy John surgery

    Mar 29, 2014, 2:10 PM EST

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    The Braves already lost starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery this spring and it now looks like it will claim one of their relievers. Cory Gearrin left Tuesday’s Grapefruit League game with a right elbow injury and Braves general manager Frank Wren told David O’Brien of the Altanta Journal-Constitution this morning…

  20. Kris Medlen’s new Twitter avatar is pretty great

    Mar 25, 2014, 2:37 PM EST

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    Sometimes in life, if you can’t laugh, you’ll surely cry. Glad to see that Kris Medlen is taking his second Tommy John surgery in stride. His new Twitter avatar: Closer: Of course at this point maybe Tommy John should change his avatar to a picture of Kris Medlen.  

  21. Julio Teheran to start Opening Day for Braves

    Mar 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    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.…

  22. Brandon Beachy to have Tommy John surgery Friday

    Mar 20, 2014, 9:31 PM EST

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    In news that was all but inevitable, the Braves confirmed today that right-hander Brandon Beachy will undergo season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery tomorrow. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttache in Los Angeles. Like teammate Kris Medlen, who went under the knife earlier this week, this will be the second Tommy John…

  23. Kris Medlen to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday; Brandon Beachy going for second opinion

    Mar 17, 2014, 7:59 PM EST

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    The following news doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s now official. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Braves right-hander Kris Medlen will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery tomorrow. This will be the second Tommy John surgery of Medlen’s young career. He previously had the procedure in August of 2010 and made it back to…

  24. Ryan Doumit, Freddie Freeman okay after injury scares

    Mar 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

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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)…

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