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5/23/2016 | Inbox: Will Snitker have interim tag removed?

Any chance Brian Snitker gets interim tag removed? Will the Braves trade Julio Teheran? Reporter Mark Bowman answers fans' question in the Inbox.


5/23/2016 | Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.


5/22/2016 | Atlanta's 'train rolling' after encouraging trip

Though they ended a 10-game road trip a 5-0 loss to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon, the Braves returned to Atlanta with a different look and feel than they had when they were last home nearly two weeks ago.


5/22/2016 | Phils ride Eickhoff's 7 scoreless over Braves

Sticking to his fastball-curve combo, Jerad Eickhoff went seven shutout innings in a Phillies' 5-0 win to avoid a series sweep for the first time since Philadelphia lost four straight to open the season.


5/22/2016 | Nelson, Teheran set for duel with both on a roll

Jimmy Nelson and Julio Teheran will both look to continue their recent success on the mound when the Brewers and Braves open up a three-game series on Tuesday at Turner Field.


5/22/2016 | Pipeline preview: Walker, Sheffield among prospects to watch

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:


5/21/2016 | Birthday wish: Continue to dominate dish

If Braves right-hander Williams Perez uses his birthday wish wisely, he will request that each of this season's remaining starts prove to be as efficient as the two dominant ones he has authored against the Phillies over the past two weeks.


5/21/2016 | Kelly to make first '16 start as Braves eye sweep

Chase Kelly was promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his first start of the season against Jerad Eickhoff with the Braves poised for a series sweep.


5/21/2016 | Braves' Perez stymies Phils for birthday win

Williams Perez again shut down the Phillies on Saturday afternoon, pitching 6 1/3 shutout innings in a 2-0 victory that gave the Braves two consecutive wins for the first time since April 19.


5/21/2016 | Norris now late-inning bullpen option

Bud Norris may not rejoin the Braves' rotation at any point during this season, but if the right-hander continues to pitch as effectively as he has since moving to the bullpen, he could prove to be one of the reliable late-inning relief options Atlanta has been seeking.


5/21/2016 | A.J.: No disrespect meant by celebratory hop

As A.J. Pierzynski has attempted to duplicate last season's success, he has provided the kind of production one might expect from a 39-year-old veteran who has served as a catcher in nearly 2,000 Major League games.


5/21/2016 | Power on: Braves double HR total in 5 games

Maybe it's purely coincidental that the Braves have matched their previous home run total since essentially turning Monday's batting-practice session at PNC Park into a modified home run derby. Or maybe the more aggressive approach taken during this week's batting-practice sessions has simply helped create some confidence for an offense that needed it, especially in the power department.


5/20/2016 | Morgan, Perez vying to replicate gems in Philly

Both Adam Morgan and Williams Perez picked up wins for their respective teams when the Phillies and Braves met earlier in the month. They'll square off Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, with Atlanta looking to secure the series after a win in the opener.


5/20/2016 | Wisler, Freeman's 2 HRs lift Braves in Philly

Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis extended an unexpected power surge as they combined to record three home runs that backed Matt Wisler's strong start and helped the Braves claim Friday night's 7-1 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.


5/20/2016 | Braves call up De La Cruz, option Gant

When Mike Foltynewicz recorded just nine outs in Thursday night's 8-2 loss to the Pirates, he became the second Braves starting pitcher to complete fewer than four innings within a three-day span. Thus, there was a need to provide yet another Minor Leaguer a chance to serve as a long reliever in Atlanta's bullpen this weekend.


5/20/2016 | Pinder, Taillon among top prospect performers Thursday

A look at the best performances from top prospects Thursday.


5/19/2016 | Braves' young arms experiencing growing pains

Even though they came to Pittsburgh feeling good about the early results produced by their reconfigured, young starting rotation, the Braves knew they were still bound to continue dealing with the growing pains.


5/19/2016 | Polanco backs Locke as Pirates beat Braves

Left-hander Jeff Locke threw seven strong innings, Gregory Polanco led another complete performance by the Pirates lineup and the Bucs beat the Braves, 8-2, on Thursday night to clinch a victory in their four-game series at PNC Park.


5/19/2016 | Aybar OK after chicken bone stuck in throat

Braves shortstop Erick Aybar was taken to a medical facility to have a chicken bone removed from his throat late Thursday afternoon.


5/19/2016 | Gutsy pitching change pays off for Snitker

Brian Snitker understood the risk he took when he removed Julio Teheran to provide Arodys Vizcaino a four-out save opportunity on Wednesday night at PNC Park. But this was the kind of moment and challenge he had long desired while spending parts of each of the past four decades serving as a Braves Minor League manager in 10 different cities.


5/18/2016 | Locke out to deal Pirates to a series victory

The Pirates go for the series victory against the Braves on Thursday at PNC Park. Jeff Locke will start for Pittsburgh, while Mike Foltynewicz takes the hill for Atlanta.


5/18/2016 | Teheran holds Bucs scoreless for 1st '16 win

Backed by Freddie Freeman's RBI single and Tyler Flowers' home run, right-hander Julio Teheran snapped his eight-start winless streak in a 3-1 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday night at PNC Park.


5/18/2016 | Pendleton, Perez discuss new roles, Snitker

Terry Pendleton and Eddie Perez would both like the opportunity to become the Braves' next long-term manager. But neither objected to the club's decision to name Brian Snitker the interim manager after Fredi Gonzalez was dismissed on Tuesday.


5/18/2016 | Blair sent down by Braves; Gant recalled

After enduring the worst start of his young career on Tuesday night, Braves right-hander Aaron Blair was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.


5/18/2016 | Mighty Mallex posts first multi-homer game

As Mallex Smith progressed through the Braves' Minor League levels last year, he looked like Billy Hamilton with shoulders. Though he might be a tick slower than the fleet-footed Reds outfielder, Smith has already provided strong indication he has the greater offensive potential and the ability to occasionally produce some unexpected power.




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