Atlanta Braves

Newcomber: Rookie sensation breaking out
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Sean Newcomb has legitimized his place in Atlanta’s rotation, as he has been both efficient and effective during each of his first three big league starts. But the Braves heralded prospect’s bid for his first Major League win evaporated after he was limited to six innings of Wednesday night’s 5-3, 12-inning win over the Giants […]

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Freeman could return from DL at third base
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As the Braves have discussed how to keep both Freddie Freeman and Matt Adams in the lineup once Freeman returns from the disabled list, they have not ruled out the possibility that one of these first basemen will become a third baseman.

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Colon scratched due to stiff back
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Bartolo Colon will have to wait a little longer to show that he deserves to stay in the Braves’ starting rotation.

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Newcomb makes third big league start
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Jeff Samardzija looks to rebound from his worst start of the season against the Braves on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.

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Braves recognize Community Hero Smith
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As Tanner Smith spent countless hours of his childhood confined to hospitals where his father was undergoing treatment for Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he developed a desire to help ill children who did not necessarily have the same option he had to occasionally leave the confines of a medical facility.

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Teheran, Braves stumped late in loss to Giants
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Julio Teheran was cruising toward his finest start of the season before Austin Slater drilled an eighth-inning, three-run homer that rewarded Matt Moore’s strong effort and allowed the Giants to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Braves Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

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Rookie Camargo displaying maturity in Majors
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Johan Camargo has toiled in the Braves’ system over the past few years, and he has led some to believe he was the organization’s best defensive infielder, especially in the post-Andrelton Simmons era.

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Adams providing Freeman-like production
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When Freddie Freeman fractured his left wrist on May 17, he had numbers that validated the claim that he had been one of the Majors’ elite offensive performers for nearly a full calendar year. Thus, there was reason to assume the Braves wouldn’t find a capable replacement to play first base over the 10 weeks […]

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Vintage Dickey backed by big inning vs. Giants
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R.A. Dickey quickly distanced himself from his worst start of the season and extended the Giants’ offensive woes as he helped the Braves take another step toward evening their record with a 9-0 win Monday night at SunTrust Park.

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Braves' 14 straight division titles should be cheered
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In a front-office career that has earned him upcoming enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, John Schuerholz can’t ignore what has seemingly become the “Yeah, but …” of the championship teams he oversaw first in Kansas City and then in Atlanta.

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Freeman's cast removed; cleared to play catch
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As a heavy rainfall pelted SunTrust Park early Monday evening, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman remained on the field to play catch and to take advantage of the opportunity to partake in a baseball activity.

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Kemp stays in striking distance to start ASG
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Tyler Flowers has certainly done enough to warrant strong consideration from All-Star voters. But Matt Kemp and Brandon Phillips remained the only Braves listed among the leaders when National League balloting updates were released Monday.

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