• Top prospect performers for Thursday April 18
    by William Boor and Chad Thornburg on April 19, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Here’s a look at Thursday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Yennsy Diaz, RHP (No. 26) — 6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (Double-A New Hampshire) Diaz held the Hartford Yard Goats scoreless […]

  • MLB’s best prospect relievers
    by Mike Rosenbaum and Jim Callis on April 19, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Identifying future closers isn’t easy. Mariano Rivera, baseball’s all-time saves leader and only unanimous Hall of Famer, began his pro career as a starter. So did Edwin Diaz and Wade Davis, the league leaders in saves a year ago, and many other pitchers who are nailing down the ninth inning […]

  • Mike Soroka strong debut in Braves loss
    by Mark Bowman on April 18, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    ATLANTA — At some point over the next few days and weeks, the Braves will attempt to fix a bullpen which crumbled near the end of a 2-5 homestand that concluded with Thursday afternoon’s 4-1 loss to the D-backs. But regardless of what transpires, the value of the bullpen w […]

  • Toussaint to make first start of 2019
    on April 18, 2019 at 8:13 pm

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  • What are secret weapons in NL East?
    by Todd Zolecki on April 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    It will take more than sluggers, aces and closers to win the National League East this season. It will take role players and fifth starters and middle relievers, too. It might take somebody or something that nobody is expecting at all. We are talking about secret weapons, of course. It […]

  • Braves drop series to D-backs in extras
    by Mark Bowman on April 18, 2019 at 4:59 am

    ATLANTA — Following Wednesday night’s 3-2, 10-inning loss to the D-backs at SunTrust Park, Braves manager Brian Snitker did not hesitate when he was asked if Jesse Biddle’s recent struggles are more mental than physical. “It’s a mental thing,” Snitker said. “It absolutely is. Against right-handers, it’s fine. But it’s […]

  • Brian McCann nears return from injured list
    by Mark Bowman on April 18, 2019 at 3:40 am

    ATLANTA — Though he is on the back end of his career, Brian McCann still appears to be a quick healer. McCann returned to the Braves’ lineup in Wednesday’s 3-2, 10-inning loss to the D-backs at SunTrust Park. His return came less than two weeks after he strained his right […]

  • Arodys Vizcaino shoulder surgery to miss season
    by Mark Bowman on April 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    ATLANTA — When Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos heard some “We want Kimbrel” chants after his bullpen faltered during Tuesday night’s 9-6 loss to the D-backs, he playfully asked one of his staff members if they had gone out in the stands to join in the chorus. Still, even after […]

  • 2026 MLB All-Star team predictions
    by Will Leitch on April 17, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced that the 2026 All-Star Game will be held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, 50 years after Veterans Stadium hosted the ASG for the United States’ bicentennial. (2026 will be the U.S.’s sestercentennial, if you enjoy that sort of nomenclature.) MLB has not announced […]

  • Acuna’s slide off mark, but not his Beltre-like HR
    on April 17, 2019 at 12:35 am

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  • Braves bullpen falters in loss to D-backs
    by Mark Bowman on April 16, 2019 at 5:25 am

    ATLANTA — After contributing in the lopsided seventh inning of Tuesday night’s 9-6 loss to the D-backs at SunTrust Park, Braves left-handed reliever Jesse Biddle accepted accountability and vowed that he and his bullpen mates will never again endure anything like this. “It hurts, but the sun comes up tomorrow,&rdquo […]

  • Is Sean Newcomb part of Braves long-term plans
    by Mark Bowman on April 15, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    **With Newcomb being sent down, do you think the Braves will move on from him and make him available via trade? \-\- @jackburke36** Absolutely not. Even if he were to be passed by many of the club’s rising prospects and it was clear that there was no future room for […]

  • Jonny Venters to IL with right calf strain
    on April 15, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    ATLANTA — Jonny Venters will have a chance to decompress and figure out why the first couple weeks of this season have been so frustrating. The Braves announced Monday afternoon Venters was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain. A corresponding move will be announced Tuesday. […]

  • Why do Braves fans keep posting Tiger photos?
    on April 15, 2019 at 8:26 pm

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  • Player of the Week Meadows Acuna
    by Sarah Langs on April 15, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Austin Meadows and Ronald Acuña Jr. were named the American League and National League Player of the Week Award winners presented by W.B. Mason, Major League Baseball announced Monday. Both players are part of the current youth movement in baseball and won monthly league Rookie of the Month Awards last […]

  • Ozzie Albies messes with Ronald Acuña Jr.
    on April 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm

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  • Ozzie Albies sparks Braves from leadoff spot
    by Mark Bowman on April 15, 2019 at 5:13 am

    ATLANTA — As fans clamored for Ronald Acuña Jr. or somebody other than Ender Inciarte to fill the leadoff role, Braves manager Brian Snitker progressed through Spring Training knowing that if Ozzie Albies proved he could handle right-handed pitchers more consistently, he would be placed at the top of t […]

  • Braves put Arodys Vizcaino on injured list
    by Mark Bowman on April 14, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    ATLANTA — Arodys Vizcaíno’s right shoulder finally became concerning enough for the Braves to shut him down. Sean Newcomb’s fate was sealed when his prolonged command issues forced him to exit during the second inning of Saturday night’s win over the Mets. The Braves placed Vizcaino on the injured list […]

  • Braves reliever Touki Toussaint quiets Mets
    by Mark Bowman on April 14, 2019 at 4:41 am

    ATLANTA — The odd man out when the season started, Touki Toussaint may now be given the chance to occupy the rotation spot Sean Newcomb possibly lost when he quickly squandered the comfortable, early lead the Braves created in Saturday night’s 11-7 win over the Mets at SunTrust Park. Ronald […]

  • Braves option prospect Kyle Wright to Triple-A
    by Mark Bowman on April 13, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    ATLANTA — When Braves manager Brian Snitker informed Kyle Wright that he was being optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett after Friday night’s loss to the Mets, Snitker made sure the highly regarded pitching prospect — ranked No. 2 in the organization by MLB Pipeline — knew how much Atlanta values his […]

  • Braves rookie Kyle Wright struggles against Mets
    by Mark Bowman on April 13, 2019 at 4:51 am

    ATLANTA — Kyle Wright has shown he has the necessary stuff to potentially establish himself as an ace at the Major League level. But after being humbled in Friday night’s 6-2 loss to the Mets at SunTrust Park, the Braves right-hander walked away from his third career start realizing […]

  • Swanson’s range + Freeman’s split = sweet out
    on April 13, 2019 at 3:03 am

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  • Ronald Acuna Jr. crushes 462-foot home run
    by Mark Bowman on April 12, 2019 at 4:41 am

    ATLANTA — Asked about hitting the longest home run of his career and the second-longest produced by a Braves player within the past five seasons, Ronald Acuña Jr. smiled about the eighth-inning solo homer he hit in Thursday night’s 6-3 loss to the Mets and then indicated he has a […]

  • Braves Ozzie Albies extension
    by Mark Bowman on April 11, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    ATLANTA — Less than three years removed from fracturing his elbow while simply swinging a bat, Ozzie Albies has gained nearly a decade’s worth of financial security and the comfort of knowing he’s going to spend many more years filling the Braves’ lineup with his good friend Ronald Acuña Jr. […]

  • Braves’ Top 30 Prospects list
    on February 27, 2017 at 7:40 pm

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