The Braves traded in their red uniforms for a new shade of blue this weekend. The team joined all 30 Major League Baseball clubs in raising awareness for prostate cancer during their weekend series against the Marlins.
Jose Urena has provided the Marlins with quality innings since being fully inserted into the starting rotation on May 7. He looks to keep it going in the series finale against the Braves at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon at SunTrust Park.
Brandon Phillips fueled a ninth-inning rally against A.J. Ramos, then induced further damage off the Marlins’ closer with a 10th-inning walk-off single that enabled the Braves to overcome a five-run fifth inning and claim a 8-7 win Saturday afternoon at SunTrust Park.
Five days after being selected by his hometown team in the second round of the MLB Draft, Drew Waters prepped to make the short drive to SunTrust Park to enjoy his first full day as a member of the Braves’ organization.
The Braves remain hopeful Matt Kemp will avoid going on the disabled list for the second time this season with a hamstring ailment. But the left fielder was not healthy enough to return to the lineup for Friday night’s series opener against the Marlins at SunTrust Park.
The Braves and Vanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, have agreed on a deal.
Jaime Garcia has continued to provide the Braves with solid production in his first season with the club, recording a 3.16 ERA over 12 starts. But he hasn’t gotten support despite allowing just five runs in his last 28 1/3 innings.
As the Braves prepare to give Bartolo Colon a chance to make at least one more start, they are leaning toward temporarily using a six-man rotation to accommodate the 44-year-old’s return from the disabled list next week.
Justin Bour returned from the disabled list in authoritative fashion and Dan Straily quieted a surging Braves offense as the Marlins soured Sean Newcomb’s second career start on the way to claiming a 5-0 win Friday night at SunTrust Park.
One of the things that has made the MLB Draft more intriguing to the casual fan is how quickly players go from draftee to big leaguer. It seems that every year, players zip through their farm system and start making contributions on a big league roster.
The Braves and Vanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, are close to a $7 million deal, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman. The slot value for the fifth overall pick is $5,707,300.