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7/21/2014 | Medlen, trainers to share PLAY message with youth

As Kris Medlen make his way back from Tommy John surgery in March, health is on his mind. He, along with Braves trainers Jeff Porter and Jim Lovell, will share that focus with others by teaming up with the Taylor Hooton Foundation in a National PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday morning at Turner Field.

7/21/2014 | Gattis gets right back in the action off disabled list

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez wasted no time putting Evan Gattis back in the lineup once the club activated the slugger from the disabled list on Monday afternoon and optioned fellow catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett.

7/21/2014 | Bethancourt proves worthy of role, just not yet

As long as his back cooperates, Evan Gattis will continue serving as the Braves' primary catcher. But Christian Bethancourt spent the past three weeks giving the organization confidence that he is ready to assume that role when necessary.

7/20/2014 | Fredi expects Gattis to be in Monday's lineup

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is counting on Evan Gattis to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time for Monday's series opener against the Marlins.

7/20/2014 | J. Upton's status uncertain after being hit by pitch

Justin Upton exited Sunday's game with left triceps soreness after Kyle Kendrick plunked him with an 88-mph sinker in the third. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is hopeful, but uncertain if Upton will be available to start on Monday.

7/20/2014 | Simmons' impressive homerless streak snapped

Shae Simmons faced 492 batters in his professional career since the Braves drafted him in the 22nd round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft before Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins became the first Major Leaguer to take him deep.

7/20/2014 | Santana raises awareness for chikungunya virus

Ervin Santana informed his more than 85,000 Twitter followers of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus that has taken hold of his native Dominican Republic. His parents, his sister, his grandmother and several other family members have been just a few of the 251,880 infected.

7/20/2014 | Marlins look to claw back into division race

With a four-game set against the first-place Braves at Turner Field on tap, Miami has a chance to climb the ladder as Tom Koehler takes on Julio Teheran.

7/20/2014 | Big hits back Wood's excellent start to take series

Tommy La Stella capped a four-run third with a bases-loaded double that was more than enough for starter Alex Wood, who held the Phillies in check as the Braves cruised to an 8-2 victory on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.

7/20/2014 | After callup, Shreve gets first taste of Majors

The Braves wasted no time welcoming left-hander Chasen Shreve to the big leagues on Saturday night. The rookie made his Major League debut against Phillies slugger Ryan Howard in the seventh and struck him out.

7/19/2014 | Slow starters look to right ship in rubber match

Kyle Kendrick and Alex Wood have both struggled in early innings this season, and they square off as the Phillies take on the Braves in the series finale at Turner Field on Sunday afternoon.

7/19/2014 | Venters rehabs, throws in back-to-back days

Left-hander Jonny Venters threw for the first time on Friday since he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in early June. He also threw on Saturday, a workout consisting of 20-25 throws from 60 feet.

7/19/2014 | Braves hope for healthy Gattis to be back Monday

Evan Gattis (back) remains on track for a potential Monday return after catching five innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday night. He is slated to serve as the designated hitter on Sunday after catching six to seven innings on Saturday.

7/19/2014 | Braves option Avilan and promote fellow lefty Shreve

The Braves on Saturday optioned struggling lefty Luis Avilan to Triple-A and promoted fellow southpaw Chasen Shreve from Double-A.

7/19/2014 | Harang drops pitchers' duel to Hamels, Phillies

Aaron Harang stayed with Cole Hamels through six scoreless innings, but the Braves fell, 2-1, on Saturday night at Turner Field to even the series.

7/19/2014 | Draft signing deadline passes without incident

Major League Baseball's Friday deadline for clubs to sign players selected in this year's First-Year Player Draft passed rather quietly in Atlanta. Each of the club's top 11 selections signed by June 26.

7/18/2014 | Gonzalez manages for first time without Uggla

For the first time in eight seasons, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will lead a team without Dan Uggla. Atlanta cut ties with the struggling veteran second baseman, releasing him on Friday afternoon.

7/18/2014 | Braves teammates praise Uggla after release

Although Dan Uggla's on-field role diminished quite rapidly during the weeks leading up to his unconditional release on Friday, his influence on his teammates remained strong.

7/18/2014 | Gattis gets first work behind the plate in Minors

Evan Gattis (back) saw his first action behind the plate in more than three weeks, catching five innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday night as part of his current rehab assignment. He finished 0-for-2 with a groundout and a flyout.

7/18/2014 | Hamels looks for run support in battle of vets

With eyes throughout the league on Cole Hamels as a potential trade asset, the lefty takes the hill on Saturday night against 36-year-old Aaron Harang and the Braves at Turner Field.

7/18/2014 | Clutch two-out knocks lift Braves to open second half

In a tight race with the Nationals atop the NL East, the Braves opened up the second half playing postseason-minded baseball. Atlanta tallied nine two-out hits in a 6-4 win against the Phillies on Friday night at Turner Field.

7/18/2014 | Braves decide to cut ties with Uggla

The Braves informed Dan Uggla that he was being given his unconditional release during a Friday afternoon meeting at Turner Field.

7/17/2014 | Gattis pleased with first test in Triple-A rehab

Braves catcher Evan Gattis played the first game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett pain-free on Thursday night. He went 0-for-4 as he works to regain his timing after an absence of nearly three weeks.

7/17/2014 | Braves reporter celebrated at Triple-A Gwinnett

The Gwinnett Braves hosted "Mark Bowman Day" at Coolray Field on Thursday evening, and the man of the hour was well prepared. Before taking the field to throw out the first pitch, he warmed up in the batting cages.

7/16/2014 | Gattis will move rehab to Triple-A on Thursday

Braves catcher Evan Gattis, who has been sidelined by a bulging disc in his back since late June, will ,move his rehab assignment from Class A Rome to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

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