Atlanta Braves

Perez rises to occasion on hectic day
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If Williams Perez is among the many pitchers who are creatures of habit, he might want to convince himself and the Braves that it was not the hectic travel and sporadic preparations that led him to an efficient eight-inning gem during Wednesday night’s 5-1 win over the Phillies.

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Freeman backs Perez's gem to top Phils
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Although he might not have ended what was an odd and hectic day in perfect fashion, Williams Perez took full advantage of a surprise start and benefited from Freddie Freeman’s three-hit game as the Braves snapped an 11-game home losing streak with Wednesday night’s 5-1 win over the Phillies.

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Wisler showing Braves glimpse of bright future
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Though the Braves have wallowed in the near-daily misery created by their historically bad start, they have been able to take solace in the fact that their young starting rotation — led by Matt Wisler, Aaron Blair and Mike Foltynewicz — has started to take shape.

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Sources: Braves trade righty Chacin to Angels
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The Braves have traded right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to the Angels, sources familiar with the negotiations confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

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Swanson busts out of mini-slump for M-Braves
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Dansby Swanson found himself in a bit of a skid as he’d gone hitless in his last 13 at-bats, a span of four games, entering Tuesday. Consider the slump over.

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Braves place Johnson on DL with right groin strain
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After Jim Johnson extended his recent woes by surrendering a decisive two-run homer in Sunday’s 11-inning loss to the D-backs, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez sat with his veteran reliever and assured him that the team would do whatever is necessary to help him round back into form.

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Beckham re-activated, Tuiasosopo optioned
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Gordon Beckham did not realize his goal to exit Spring Training as Atlanta’s primary third baseman. But upon being activated from the disabled list, Beckham found himself starting at the hot corner in Tuesday night’s series opener against the Phillies.

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Wisler throws 8 sharp innings in loss to Phils
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Suburban Atlanta resident Adam Morgan extended his hometown team’s woes and helped the Phillies add to their surprising early season success as he completed seven strong innings in Tuesday night’s 3-2 win over the Braves at Turner Field.

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Inbox: How long before Swanson receives call?
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Could top prospects Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies be in Atlanta sooner than later? What is a realistic time frame for the Braves’ return to contention? Beat reporter Mark Bowman has answers in the Inbox.

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Braves acquire catcher Recker from Indians
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The Braves acquired catcher Anthony Recker on Monday from the Indians for cash considerations.

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Pink-clad Braves gain perspective on Mother's Day
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Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur’s wardrobe does not consist of many pink articles. But like many other Major Leaguers on Sunday, Francoeur gladly did his part to help celebrate Mother’s Day and promote the fight against breast cancer.

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Braves show some fight for embattled skipper
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Though the result of Sunday’s 5-3, 11-inning loss to the D-backs proved to be all too familiar to the Braves, who have won just seven of their first 30 games, the latter portion of this contest provided indication that there is still some fight in this team that understands its manager, Fredi Gonzalez, is definitely […]

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