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  1. Giancarlo Stanton diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and dental damage

    Sep 12, 2014, 1:06 AM EDT

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    Stanton was hit on the left side of his face by a pitch from Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers in the top of the fifth inning.

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

    May 15, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    There is no word for “lose” in Masahiro Tanaka’s vocabulary. It’s not even a translation thing. There is no “lose” in his Japanese or his English. He’s just a giant bag of win and dominance and stuff.

  3. Giancarlo Stanton sends the Marlins to victory with a walk-off grand slam

    Apr 18, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Giancarlo Stanton does Giancarlo Stanton things.

  4. The Marlins signed Reed Johnson

    Jan 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Reed Johnson

    The Miami Marlins have announced that they’ve signed Reed Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp. Johnson was useful for the Brave early last season but then missed most of the second half with an Achilles’ injury. He ended up hitting .244 with one homer and a .653 OPS…

  5. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  6. Braves decline Reed Johnson’s option

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Reed Johnson

    Reed Johnson is a free agent after the Braves declined his $1.6 million option for 2014, paying him a $150,000 buyout instead. Johnson was useful in a part-time role, but then missed most of the second half with an Achilles’ tendon injury. He finished hitting .244 with one homer and a .653 OPS in 136…

  7. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  8. Because you can’t let Jose Constanza beat you

    Oct 4, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Jose Constanza

    If there’s a worse hitter than Jose Constanza on a postseason roster, it’s safe to say the guy also dabbles in some mound work. This is a guy who hit .276/.332/.314 with no homers and 17 RBI this year… in Triple-A! In the majors, he came in at .258 in 31 at-bats. He also had…

  9. Dodgers squandered plenty of opportunities against the Braves

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Despite making it close, the Dodgers had plenty of opportunities to score but came up empty plenty of times following Hanley Ramirez‘s RBI double in the first inning. They couldn’t get the big hit against Braves starter Mike Minor from the second through the sixth innings, nor relievers Luis Ayala or Luis Avilan in the…

  10. Mike Minor pitches in as Braves bring the NLDS to Los Angeles at 1-1

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    We knew going into the playoffs that the Braves’ biggest strength was their pitching and it shone through tonight against the Dodgers. Starter Mike Minor held the Dodgers to one run over six and one-third innings of work on eight hits and a walk while striking out five. The Dodgers’ lone run against him came…

  11. Carlos Gomez suspended, Brian McCann goes unpunished

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Crols Gomez Brian McCann

    MLB apparently felt that Carlos Gomez‘s postgame Twitter apology wasn’t enough following his incident with the Braves last night, so they’ve suspended the Brewers center fielder for tonight’s game against the Mets. Gomez homered off Paul Maholm–continuing what has been a longtime quasi-feud–and took his sweet time going around the bases. He then started yelling…

  12. Stop being slaves to baseball’s stupid macho orthodoxy

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

    Brewers Braves Baseball

    Just to review, my take on the Braves-Brewers thing last night is that while Carlos Gomez was certainly out of line, Brian McCann and the Braves were too and that they are the ones responsible for what should have been a minor thing turning into a fight that caused punches to be thrown and a…

  13. Carlos Gomez homers, gets ejected, never touches home plate

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    The fireworks started early at the Brewers-Braves game in Atlanta on Wednesday, with a Carlos Gomez homer off Paul Maholm in the top of the first leading to a benches-clearing incident. Gomez and Maholm had a history, with Gomez batting .424 with two HBPs in 21 career plate appearances against the lefty. After his long…

  14. Reed Johnson running out of time to rejoin Braves

    Sep 4, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

    Reed Johnson

    Reed Johnson has been out for more than a month with an Achilles’ tendon injury, but his rehab has stalled and the Braves outfielder may not make it back this season. Johnson told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the setbacks he’s experienced have been “really frustrating” and he’s worried about “watching the…

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

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:12 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Mets 5, Phillies 0: It’s getting close to the time for us to break out all of that “we are all witnesses” kind of hyperbole for Matt Harvey. Not that it’s really hyperbole. He’s simply toying with hitters at this point, throwing ungodly stuff in just about every count. Seven innings, three hits, ten strikeouts,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Question of the Day: Choose your own MLB career

    May 21, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

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    What type of MLB player do you want to be?

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

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

    May 6, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Cardinals 10, Brewers 1: The four-game sweep of the Brewers. Four RBI for Allen Craig. That’s six straight wins for the Cards, who are in their customary first place position in rather quiet fashion. The six first place teams right now: Boston, Detroit, Texas, Atlanta, St. Louis, San Francisco. Not many surprises there. I guess…

  23. Anibal Sanchez had himself a ballgame

    Apr 26, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Detroit Tigers

    With all due respect to Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, the author of a one-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Reds, Anibal Sanchez was tonight’s best pitcher. The right-hander, who signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Tigers back in December, shut out the Braves with a franchise record 17 strikeouts over eight innings. The Braves…

  24. Pirates end Paul Maholm’s scoreless inning streak

    Apr 20, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Paul Maholm entered tonight’s start against the Pirates with a 0.00 ERA and 20.1 consecutive scoreless innings over three starts. The lefty took his streak into the sixth inning until it was finally snapped on an Andrew McCutchen RBI double. Gaby Sanchez followed it up with a two-run home run to give the Pirates a…

  25. Jason Heyward is working on bunting

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward hit 30 doubles and 27 home runs last season, both career bests. Early in spring training, though, the slugger is working on playing small ball. In the fifth inning of today’s game against the Washington Nationals, Heyward laid down a bunt, reaching first base safely while moving Reed Johnson to second…

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