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  1. Cory Gearrin needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 8, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Apr 5, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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

  3. 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…

  4. Cory Gearrin could be headed for Tommy John surgery

    Mar 29, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Mar 25, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

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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.  

  6. 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.…

  7. Brandon Beachy to have Tommy John surgery Friday

    Mar 20, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    Brandon Beachy AP

    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…

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

    Mar 17, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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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…

  9. 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)…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. A’s send injured starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin to doctors

    Mar 14, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    It’s been a rough day for the A’s starting rotation, as expected Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin are both headed for the disabled list to begin the season. Parker has a forearm injury and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he’s traveling to Alabama on Monday to be examined…

  13. More bad news for the Braves: Brandon Beachy could need Tommy John surgery too

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

    Brandon Beachy

    The Braves better hope there’s a two-for-one sale at Dr. Andrews’ office, because in addition to Kris Medlen almost certainly needing a second Tommy John surgery, it appears as though Brandon Beachy is heading in that direction too. Previously it was assumed that Beachy’s problem was merely muscle soreness — in his biceps specifically —…

  14. 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…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. And down goes another: Brandon Beachy leaves a start early due to biceps tightness

    Mar 10, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

    Brandon Beachy

    The Braves looked great on paper heading into spring training. Too bad they don’t play baseball on paper. They play it on grass and dirt, and since they started doing that Atlanta has had two pitchers leave games early due to injury. Kris Medlen left a game yesterday due to a forearm strain. He’s having…

  19. Kris Medlen leaves game with right forearm strain

    Mar 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Braves right-hander Kris Medlen made an early departure from a Grapefruit League appearance on Sunday against the Mets after appearing to injure his elbow on a pair of consecutive fourth-inning pitches. Medlen grabbed at his throwing elbow following his second-to-last delivery of the game and then skipped to the Braves’ dugout after his final pitch,…

  20. Bobby Cox, Bryce Harper and the Braves Philharmonic

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA — I’ve done a good job so far today not cheering in the press box. Kris Medlen struck a dude out looking. Evan Gattis just thew out a would-be base stealer. Both of those things are usually worth at least a fist-pump from me when watching a game but I’ve been totally…

  21. Will the Braves be able to lock up their core?

    Feb 2, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    The Braves’ winter full of arbitration cases was an indication of the problems lurking just beyond the horizon — their core of young, talented players is starting to get very expensive, and inching ever closer to free agency. The organization has been among the more thrifty in Major League Baseball lately, keeping a payroll below…

  22. Braves and Mike Minor agree to one-year, $3.85 million deal to avoid arbitration

    Jan 17, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    On the heels of a fantastic 2013 campaign, Braves starter Mike Minor has earned a pay raise of nearly $3.5 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility as a super-two player. MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that the two sides avoided arbitration with a one-year, $3.85 million deal. Minor took home $505,000 last season. A…

  23. Are the Braves a small market team now?

    Jan 4, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

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    The Braves may be moving into a new stadium soon, but with the Phillies’ latest 25-year, $2.5 billion TV deal with Comcast SportsNet, Grant Brisbee of SB Nation argues that the Braves have more in common with the Rays than the rival Phillies, Mets, and Nationals. Brisbee notes that in 2000, the Braves had the…

  24. Report: Braves close to a deal with Gavin Floyd

    Dec 14, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reported last night that free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd was close to signing a one-year contract with an unidentified team. That team is a mystery no longer. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Floyd is in talks with the Braves. The two sides are believed to…

  25. Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 batters as Dodgers top Braves in Game 1 of NLDS

    Oct 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 batters over seven innings tonight at Turner Field as the Dodgers topped the Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NLDS. Kershaw labored early on, but he eventually showed why he’s a virtual lock to win the National League Cy Young Award, striking out nine out of the final 11…

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