What could the Braves expect to get in a potential trade for Julio Teheran? Does the club have a shot to acquire Sonny Gray? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.
Some Trade Deadline buzz will fill the air as the Phillies send right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to oppose Braves right-hander Julio Teheran in the opener of a four-game series at Citizen Bank Park Friday night.
The Braves have not embarrassed themselves as they have spent most of this month progressing through the most daunting part of their schedule. But at the same time, they have not improved their positioning in the postseason races or created reason to be buyers before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.
Instead of continuing to fill the backup role he has manned since the All-Star break, Dansby Swanson is going to get a chance to play on a daily basis at the Minor League level.
The D-backs offense came alive on Wednesday, as it rode standout hitting performances from J.D. Martinez and Ketel Marte to a 10-3 victory over the Braves at Chase Field. With the win, Arizona took two out of three from the Braves.
Kurt Suzuki hit two of the Braves’ four homers and drove in three runs, lifting the Braves to an 8-3 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Chase Field.
Aaron Blair will have a bit of familiarity when he makes his season debut on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Braves right-hander will match up against the team that drafted him, facing Patrick Corbin and the D-backs at Chase Field.
During the 40-plus seasons he has spent serving various roles within the Braves’ organization, manager Brian Snitker witnessed the development of Tom Glavine, Chipper Jones, Javy Lopez and other homegrown talents who significantly influenced the organization winning 14 consecutive National League East division titles.
It took a little longer than desired and some restructuring, but the Braves eventually sent left-handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia to the Twins.
Braves manager Brian Snitker was not ready to commit to who will fill the rotation spot opened when Jaime Garcia was traded to the Twins on Monday afternoon. But it appears Aaron Blair will get at least one chance to reintroduce himself to Atlanta’s rotation.
D-backs right-hander Taijuan Walker returns from paternity leave to take the mound Tuesday against Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz in the second game of a three-game series in Phoenix.
MLBPipeline.com’s midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.