The Braves took right-hander Ian Anderson with the third selection in the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday night, continuing their tradition of favoring high school pitchers instead of addressing an immediate need by selecting a college position player.
After taking right-handed pitcher Ian Anderson at No. 3 with the understanding they would be able to sign him under slot, the Braves took advantage of the financial flexibility they gained by taking left-handed pitcher Joey Wentz with the 40th selection.
Those who watched Kyle Muller pitch last year and then returned to Texas to see him again this year certainly had reason to wonder if they were looking at the same guy. At some point over the winter, the physically imposing left-hander gained some muscle and a fastball that made him one of the most […]
When Kelly Johnson re-signed with the Braves this past winter, the popular joke was that he would be traded back to the Mets again before this year’s Trade Deadline. This proved to be true, but the transaction occurred a little earlier than initially anticipated.
Williams Perez remains hopeful that he is not dealing with a significant shoulder injury. But because he has continued to feel some discomfort that would have certainly prevented him from making his next start on Sunday, the Braves right-hander will spend at least the next two weeks resting and rehabbing.
The Cubs will look to continue a strong stretch of starting pitching when they open a weekend series in Atlanta on Friday behind Jason Hammel. Bud Norris will take the hill for the Braves at Turner Field.
Though the Braves do not yet have a clear-cut All-Star candidate, Nick Markakis has started to show signs he could spend the remainder of this month enhancing his candidacy.
Julio Teheran kept the Padres off-balance Wednesday afternoon, as the right-hander led the Braves to a 4-2 victory, snapping Atlanta’s five-game losing streak and its 12-game skid at Petco Park.
Drew Pomeranz has been a hit in his first season with the Padres and sports a 0.73 ERA at home heading into Wednesday’s game against the Braves and Julio Teheran, who had a 1-6 record despite a fine 2.92 ERA.
Braves No. 2 prospect Sean Newcomb is among the prospects to watch Wednesday in Minor League action. Newcomb is set to start for Double-A Mississippi against Tennessee.
The Braves felt that a fan interfered with Freddie Freeman’s eighth inning drive to left-center field, which was ruled a triple.
Braves No. 13 prospect Chris Ellis was among the top prospect performers Tuesday in the Minors.