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Bonifacio rejoins Braves on Minor League deal

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:36:39 EDT

It is now accurate to say Emilio Bonifacio has agreed to return to the Braves for the third time within the past 366 days. The veteran utility man can only hope this reunion does not prove to be as odd as the one he experienced this past season.



Starting-pitching surplus helps Atlanta upgrade

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:30:10 EDT

Tyrell Jenkins, Williams Perez, John Gant and Rob Whalen stood as four of the 12 pitchers who made at least five starts for Atlanta this past season. But each of them has recently been affected by what is essentially a weeding-out process that has enabled the Braves to use some of their starting-pitching surplus to address other areas of need.



With no 'glaring need,' Braves quiet at Meetings

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:33:23 EDT

The Braves exited the Winter Meetings on Thursday without having made any significant moves. But they are still drawing envy from teams who know they still have a lot of work to do to satisfy their offseason plans.



Future looks bright for Dansby, Braves

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:43:34 EDT

If you don't know Dansby Swanson by now, you will. The 22-year-old native of Marietta, located just a few line drives away from the Braves' new ballpark, is among the primary reasons his franchise is flirting with a renaissance in 2017



Braves trade for RHP Jackson from Texas

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 20:45:23 EDT

The Braves traded for right-hander Luke Jackson, a high-upside power pitcher, from the Rangers on Thursday night, sending Tyrell Jenkins and Brady Feigl to Texas.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Braves OF prospect Acuna off to strong start Down Under

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:55:40 EDT

Aneury Tavarez, who was taken by the O's with the 12th pick in the Rule 5 Draft, headlines the top performers from the winter leagues.



Braves select righty Rivero in Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:38:02 EDT

Looking to further add to their impressive bullpen depth, the Braves selected right-handed reliever Armando Rivero from the Cubs' organization during the Major League phase of Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, which concluded this year's Winter Meetings.



Braves' Top 30 prospects list

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:11:30 EDT

Who do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Snitker: Braves' goal must be to win NL East

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:50:00 EDT

As Brian Snitker prepares for his first full season as a big league manager, he hearkens back to what occurred in September and feels strong enough about this offseason to believe Atlanta already has what it takes to win the National League East.



Braves not sure Quintana would be a good fit

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:46:11 EDT

An opportunity to gain what they view as a legit ace led the Braves to at least evaluate how deep they might be willing to dip into their prospect pool to acquire Chris Sale from the White Sox. But they don't seem too interested in creating a spot in their new-look rotation for White Sox lefty Jose Quintana, whose value may not trump what Atlanta could receive from its rising starting pitchers over the next few seasons.



Winter Meetings interview with Brian Snitker

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:04:01 EDT

Braves manager Brian Snitker answers questions at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday.



Prospect price for Sale too high for Braves

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:20:00 EDT

Though the Braves have spent the past four years inquiring about Chris Sale's availability, they certainly weren't crushed when they learned the White Sox had traded the left-hander to the Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon.



Teheran fit to handle WBC, season prep

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:54:17 EDT

While every Major League team will have some level of concern about any of their pitchers who choose to participate in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, the Braves are confident Julio Teheran has been around long enough to know how to make the most of this experience and also properly prepare for the regular season.



'Two peas in a pod,' Schuerholz credits Cox

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:15:15 EDT

Since learning he was unanimously elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame via the Today's Game Era Committee ballot on Sunday night, John Schuerholz has beamed with pride and repeatedly credited Bobby Cox, the fellow Hall of Famer with whom he formed arguably the greatest general manager/manager combo baseball has seen.



Schuerholz unanimously elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:54:39 EDT

Fifty years after ending his days as a teacher to enter the baseball world, John Schuerholz has been honored with the privilege of being immortalized alongside the game's other legends who have received the exclusive call to Cooperstown.



Demeritte on Fall League's Top Prospects Team

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDT

The Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.



Braves sign reliever Lindgren to 1-year deal

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:33:20 EDT

Provided yet another opportunity to take a chance a on low-risk, high-upside prospect whose career has recently been adversely affected by an injury, the Braves announced Sunday morning they signed left-handed reliever Jacob Lindgren, who had been non-tendered by the Yankees on Friday.



Inbox: Was acquiring Garcia a good move?

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:15:00 EDT

Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers questions about the Jaime Garcia trade, the rest of the rotation and more in the latest edition of the Inbox.



Braves agree to deals with Recker, Rodriguez

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:00:22 EDT

While Paco Rodriguez will continue to be a part of Atlanta's bullpen, the team decided to non-tender Withrow on Friday, making him a free agent.



Braves trade for Cards lefty Garcia

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:10:33 EDT

The Braves acquired left-hander Jaime García from the Cardinals on Thursday for three prospects.



Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.



Gosewisch avoids arbitration with 1-year deal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:20:57 EDT

Catcher Tuffy Gosewisch was claimed off waivers from the D-backs two weeks ago. On Wednesday, he and the Braves avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal. Financial details were not immediately revealed.



The Next Big Leaguers: Braves' Demeritte

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.



Braves land 2014 1st-rounder Jackson from Mariners

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:21:09 EDT

The Braves acquired outfielder Alex Jackson and a player to be named later from the Mariners on Monday night in a trade with the Mariners. Atlanta sent right-handed pitchers Rob Whalen and Max Povse in exchange.



Braves, S. Rodriguez complete 2-year deal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:41:25 EDT

The Braves continued their busy offseason this week by completing a two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez. The sides agreed to the deal last week and it was announced on Wednesday, following the completion of a physical.



Reflecting on opportunity, Braves lifer Snitker grateful

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDT

Forty seasons have passed without Brian Snitker knowing what it feels like not to be a proud member of the Braves organization. He has served as a player, coach, manager, husband, father and friend while having the unique experience of living a long baseball life with just one employer.



Braves' Demeritte among Top 25 Fall League prospects

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDT

Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.



Inbox: What are Braves' plans at catcher?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:16:58 EDT

What are the Braves' options in terms of catchers? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers that question and more in this edition of the Braves Inbox.



Braves arrange ballpark rides for beloved usher Banks

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:22:09 EDT

Walter Banks served as an usher at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium before the Braves came to town, and over the course of the past 50-plus years, he's become a beloved figure whose kindness has enriched the lives of countless fans.



Dickey living the dream of playing for Braves

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:55:20 EDT

R.A. Dickey has pitched in six organizations and with five Major League clubs over the course of the past 20 seasons. But before being officially introduced by the Braves on Friday, the veteran knuckleballer had never donned the jersey of the team he and his late father passionately followed throughout his childhood in Tennessee.



Colon shares scooter photo on Facebook

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:13:26 EDT

Colon shares scooter photo on Facebook



Braves add 3 prospects to 40-man roster

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:00:54 EDT

Max Fried, Lucas Sims and Johan Camargo received the message they were waiting for this week when they were informed they have been added to the Braves' 40-man roster.



Dickey listened to the Braves on his transistor radio

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:15:28 EDT

Dickey listened to the Braves on his transistor radio



Braves announce 1-year deal with Colon

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:59:24 EDT

Nearly 25 years after being in the Dominican Republic to see a young right-hander named Bartolo Colon sign his first professional contract with the Indians, Braves president of baseball operations John Hart is looking forward to reuniting with Colon, one of the latest additions to a new-look Atlanta rotation that will certainly look a little older.