Braves release Venters 1 year after NL Comeback Player award

Baseball 05/18/19, 17:01

Jonny Venters, the left-hander whose comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last year, has been released by the Atlanta Braves.The 34-year-old Venters had a 17.36 ERA after giving up nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings covering nine ...

Albies’ HR backs Soroka’s strong start, Braves beat Padres

Baseball 04/29/19, 21:12

Ozzie Albies homered and drove in two runs, Mike Soroka gave up one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Monday night.Soroka (2-1) allowed four hits, struck out a career-high eight and walked one. The 21-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 1.62.Soroka ...

Braves CF Inciarte leaves game with apparent leg injury

Sports 04/29/19, 19:58

Ender Inciarte has left the Atlanta Braves' game against the San Diego Padres with an apparent leg injury.Inciarte grabbed the back of his right leg following a third-inning single up the middle Monday night. With manager Brian Snitker and a trainer on the field, Inciarte tested the leg by jogging ...

Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox remains hospitalized

Sports 04/26/19, 18:46

Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox remains hospitalized after a stroke this month.People familiar with the situation say the former Atlanta Braves skipper has resumed walking and has regained feeling in his right side since he fell ill on April 3. But the people say Cox, 77, has yet to ...

Hall of Famer Cox in hospital, Snitker ‘very concerned’

Sports 04/03/19, 08:46

Hall of Famer Bobby Cox, the Atlanta Braves former longtime manager, has been admitted into an Atlanta-area hospital.Braves manager Brian Snitker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he reached out to Cox's family and was "very concerned" but couldn't share details of his condition.The 77-year-old Cox was admitted with ...

National League East capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 13:47

Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper lines a single off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)2018: 90-72, first place, ...

Braves may have 3 open spots in pitching rotation

Baseball 03/20/19, 17:27

When they started spring training, the Atlanta Braves had one opening in their pitching rotation. With a week to go before opening day, they may have three.The Braves are holding out some hope that Kevin Gausman will work through his shoulder soreness in time to pitch a game in the ...

Braves pitching staff springing leaks early in camp

Baseball 02/28/19, 17:55

The fifth spot in the Atlanta Braves' pitching rotation was open when spring training began.Now it is wide-open, and it might not be the only spot.Right-hander Touki Toussaint didn't do anything to help his bid for the rotation Thursday, giving up five runs in one inning in his second spring ...

If Acuna dropped down, Inciarte or Albies could lead off

Baseball 02/21/19, 15:22

If Ronald Acuna Jr. is dropped down in the Atlanta Braves' batter order, Ender Inciarte and Ozzie Albies could be the top candidates to lead off."I'm going to wait and see where we're at in a couple of weeks. I don't think we have to set a lineup right now, ...

NL East teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 12:47

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Atlanta BravesManager: Brian Snitker (fourth season).2018: 90-72, first place, lost to Dodgers in Division Series.Training Town: Kissimmee, Florida.Park: ...

Oakland’s Melvin, Atlanta’s Snitker voted top managers

Sports 11/13/18, 19:05

Oakland's Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the American League honor after leading the Athletics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll in the major leagues.Atlanta's Brian Snitker won the National League award for leading the Braves to a surprising first-place finish.Melvin ...

Snitker gets 2-year extension; managed Braves to playoffs

Baseball 10/15/18, 11:23

Braves manager Brian Snitker agreed to a two-year contract extension after guiding Atlanta to the NL East title and its first playoff berth since 2013. The deal announced Monday includes a club option for 2021.The extension is sure to be met with approval in a young clubhouse. The players constantly ...

Baby Braves bow out in playoffs, but the future looks bright

Baseball 10/09/18, 17:27

Brian Snitker endured a restless night after the final game of the season.He was poring over what went wrong for the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs.He might've been thinking about his own future, as well."I laid awake all night staring at the ceiling," the Braves manager said. "I couldn't sleep."After ...

Baby Braves can’t overcome lack of experience, depth in NLDS

Baseball 10/08/18, 21:02

After the Atlanta Braves leaned heavily on their youth in a breakout season, a lack of experience and depth finally caught up to them in October.The Baby Braves ran out of steam in the NL Division Series, falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday. Manny Machado delivered the ...

Leading off: Newcomb subs in for Braves, Rockies head home

Baseball 10/06/18, 21:13

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:2-0 CHANGEUPSean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the Braves' NL Division Series against the Dodgers instead of Kevin Gausman. With Atlanta trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, manager Brian Snitker made the swap Saturday. The 25-year-old Newcomb came within a strike ...

Newcomb to start Game 3 for Braves instead of Gausman

Baseball 10/06/18, 17:41

Left-hander Sean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and not Kevin Gausman.With the Braves trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker made the announcement Saturday.Snitker said he discussed the idea with general manager Alex Anthopolos on the ...

Gausman likely Game 3 starter for Braves; Buehler for LA

Baseball 10/05/18, 20:36

Kevin Gausman will likely start Game 3 for the Atlanta Braves in the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Braves manager Brian Snitker said he is leaning toward using the 27-year-old right-hander when the series shifts to Atlanta on Sunday.However, the Braves decided not to send Gausman back to ...

Dansby Swanson may be longshot for Braves’ NLDS roster

Baseball 10/02/18, 16:35

Shortstop Dansby Swanson did not participate in the Atlanta Braves' light workout Tuesday and appears to be a longshot to make the team's roster for its NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Swanson partially tore a ligament in his left hand on a swing against the Mets' Noah Syndergaard ...

NL East champ Braves drop finale, wait for NL West champ

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:01

Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves are set to open the playoffs on the road.All they need is an NL West champion to play.Needing at least a win to have a shot at home field in the NLDS, the Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Braves SS Swanson torn hand ligament, playoff status unclear

Baseball 09/26/18, 19:22

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has a partially torn ligament in his left hand and it's unclear if he will be available in the postseason for the NL East champions.Swanson traveled from New York to Atlanta on Wednesday to get his wrist and hand examined by team doctors. He will ...

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