Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop
ATLANTA (AP) — One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves.
Freeman leaves Braves’ 4-1 loss to Giants with sore elbow
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves closed their final home regular-season game with new injury concerns about Freddie Freeman and his status for the playoffs.
Braves’ postseason goals grow after another division title
ATLANTA (AP) — One year ago, just winning the NL East was enough for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves.
Now manager Brian Snitiker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos expect more.
Braves sign Hechavarría to fill void at shortstop
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have signed Adeiny Hechavarría to fill a void at shortstop with Dansby Swanson still injured and Johan Camargo heading to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves recall RHP Foltynewicz after Gausman goes to Reds
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves recalled Mike Foltynewicz from the minor league on Monday, hoping the hard-throwing right-hander can regain the form that made him an All-Star last...
Braves focus on bullpen at deadline, trading for 3 relievers
ATLANTA (AP) — With a second straight trip to the playoffs firmly in their sights, the Atlanta Braves had plenty of options for improving their roster at the trade deadline.
Braves acquire reliever Chris Martin from Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves have gotten some bullpen help, acquiring hard-throwing reliever Chris Martin from the Texas Rangers for former first-round draft pick...
LEADING OFF: Braves need a closer, Royals-Chisox tempers
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
The Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after...
Braves closer Vizcaino out for season after shoulder surgery
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing right shoulder surgery.
Braves offer prayers for Hall of Famer Cox following stroke
ATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on Wednesday, one day after the longtime Braves skipper suffered a stroke.
Donaldson, Braves reach a deal that works well for both
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson needed the Braves.
The Braves needed Josh Donaldson.
Call this one a perfect match.
The slugging third baseman was officially introduced to Atlanta on Tuesday, joining the team he cheered for as a youngster. Donaldson agreed to a $23 million, one-year deal that provides the sort of flexibility both sides wanted.
Swanson has wrist surgery, to be ready for spring training
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is expected to be ready for spring training following surgery on his left wrist.
The Braves said Wednesday Swanson had a procedure on Monday to remove a "loose body" in the wrist.
Snitker gets 2-year extension; managed Braves to playoffs
ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker has a two-year contract for only the second time in his 43 years with the Braves.
It's little wonder that Snitker, who turns 63 on Wednesday, said Monday he never assumed he'd be asked to return as manager even after leading Atlanta to a surprise NL East division title and its first playoff berth since 2013.
Newcomb to start Game 3 for Braves instead of Gausman
ATLANTA (AP) — With their season on the line, the Atlanta Braves are throwing a changeup.
Trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 in their best-of-five NL Division Series, the Braves will start left-hander Sean Newcomb in Game 3 on Sunday night rather than Kevin Gausman. Newcomb nearly pitched a no-hitter against Los Angeles in July, and the Dodgers have beaten right-handers in the first two games of the series.
Gausman helps Braves ‘hit all the boxes’ for NL East push
ATLANTA (AP) — From the perspective of manager Brian Snitker, the addition of right-hander Kevin Gausman means the Atlanta Braves added help in all the right places for their push to win the NL East.
Snitker applauded four trades made by general manager Alex Anthopoulos.
"I feel really good," Snitker said. "We talked about what you would like to have, and I think he hit all the boxes. Bullpen depth, starting pitcher, maybe a bat off the bench. I think they did a great job."
Welcome back: Braves get LH reliever Jonny Venters from Rays
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have acquired a familiar name to bolster their bullpen.
Shortly after an 8-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Braves announced a trade for Tampa Bay left-hander Jonny Venters in exchange for $250,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation.
Braves send top prospect Acuna to minor league camp
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. was sent down to the Atlanta Braves' minor league camp.
The 20-year-old Venezuelan outfielder hit .432 with four home runs in 16 spring training games when the Braves sent him down after Monday's 6-0 win over Toronto .
Stewart agrees to $575,000, 1-year deal with Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Chris Stewart has agreed to $575,000, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.
The 35-year-old hit .183 in 51 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. He is a seven-year major league veteran.
Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos announced the roster addition after the Braves' first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers.
Braves still open to adding free agent to short-term deal
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves haven't closed the door on adding a free agent, preferably on a short-term deal.
General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Saturday he's still considering free-agent options at third base, the outfield and in the bullpen. He said he's not looking to add a long-term contract that would block the path of outfielder Ronald Acuna or third baseman Austin Riley.
Braves release 3B Garcia so he can play in South Korea
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have released third baseman Adonis Garcia so he can play overseas.
The team says on Twitter that Garcia has a "desire to play in South Korea for the 2018 season."
Kemp back in LA, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal with Braves
Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that creates more financial flexibility for the reigning NL champions.
The Dodgers sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, oft-injured starting pitchers Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy, infielder Charlie Culberson and cash to Atlanta for the 33-year-old Kemp.
Braves hire Tinnish, promote Minasian in front office revamp
ATLANTA (AP) — Alex Anthopoulos began assembling his team in the Atlanta Braves' front office Monday, hiring Andrew Tinnish as vice president of amateur and international scouting and promoting Perry Minasian to replace recently hired Adam Fisher as assistant general manager.
John Hart leaves Braves after being stripped of power
ATLANTA (AP) — John Hart left the Atlanta Braves on Friday, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations.
The decision was not unexpected given the hiring of general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who is now in charge of all baseball-related decisions. Hart was bumped to the role of senior adviser, but clearly had no real power.