4/29/2016 | Freeman silencing wrist concerns with surge
As his frustrations mounted during this season's first few weeks, Freddie Freeman had trouble convincing nearly everyone, including his own father, that his previously injured right wrist was healthy. But those who have watched Freeman take swings over the course of the past week certainly haven't had any reason to be concerned about the wrist.
4/29/2016 | Braves' moves point to potential Folty promotion
As the Braves near the end of the Bud Norris experiment, it looks like Mike Foltynewicz will get another opportunity to prove that he can live up to the tremendous hype that surrounded him at this time last year, when he stood as Atlanta's top pitching prospect.
4/29/2016 | Lackey, Teheran to duel as Cubs host Braves
While the Cubs have not had much reason to complain through this season's first few weeks, the Braves are certainly hoping that the next few months prove to be less frustrating than the first one has been. The Cubs will be attempting to conclude a successful April in fitting fashion on Saturday, when they send John Lackey to the mound to oppose Julio Teheran and the Braves.
4/29/2016 | Taillon, Benintendi among top prospect performers Thursday
With Jameson Taillon's impressive start to the 2016 season, you would never suspect that he hadn't pitched competitively since '13. The Pirates' No. 4 prospect (No. 51 overall) improved to 2-0 on Thursday, firing seven innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Indianapolis in a win against Norfolk.
4/29/2016 | Markakis makes mark with 4-hit game
Nick Markakis entered Thursday's season-series finale against the Red Sox at Fenway Park with just one hit in the first three games of the four-game, home-and-home series, hitting .273 for the season. But he went 4-for-5 Thursday night -- a season high in hits and one shy of his career high -- with three RBIs, raising his batting average 32 points to .305.
4/28/2016 | Mallex, Markakis lead Braves to snap skid
The Braves put together a steady offense against Clay Buchholz and salvaged the finale of a four-game series with the Red Sox by pulling out a 5-3 victory at Fenway Park on Thursday night. The win snapped an eight-game losing skid for Atlanta.
4/28/2016 | Lester seeking first Wrigley win as Cubs host Braves
Jon Lester will try for his first win at home this season when the Cubs welcome the Braves on Friday in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Atlanta will counter with right-handed rookie Aaron Blair (0-1, 5.06 ERA).
4/28/2016 | Bradley, Payano among top prospect performers Wednesday
Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs.
4/27/2016 | Freeman ends Braves' homerless drought
While Freddie Freeman's home run leading off the eighth inning gave the Braves their third run in a 9-4 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday night, it also provided a bit of a reprieve for the team.
4/27/2016 | Boston eyes sweep as Chacin faces Buchholz
The Braves and Red Sox will play the fourth and final game of their season series on Thursday at Fenway Park, with right-handers Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 3.18 ERA) and Clay Buchholz (0-2, 6.33 ERA) facing off.
4/27/2016 | Catcher Pierzynski reaches 2,000 career hits
Before the Braves' 9-4 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday night, A.J. Pierzynski said he was looking forward to getting his next hit -- so he could stop answering questions about it.
4/27/2016 | Pedroia crushes slam, solo HR in grand win
The red-hot Dustin Pedroia laced two homers, including a grand slam high off of Pesky's Pole in right field, to lead the Red Sox to a 9-4 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
4/27/2016 | Braves call up Gant, option Weber to Triple-A
Before the Braves fell, 9-4, to the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday, Atlanta optioned right-hander Ryan Weber to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for right-hander John Gant.
4/27/2016 | Glasnow among top prospect performers Tuesday
After he struggled in his last start for Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates No. 1 prospect Tyler Glasnow returned to form Tuesday to fire six scoreless innings in a win against Durham.
4/26/2016 | Fredi sees all-out effort amid losing streak
The Braves opened this homestand with a fourth straight victory and closed it by suffering a seventh straight loss for the second time during this young season. Frustration has obviously continued to build over the course of the past week, but following Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Red Sox, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said he has not been given any reason to question his club's effort.
4/26/2016 | Shaw, Red Sox drub Braves, back Price's 14 K's
David Price matched a career-high 14 strikeouts and tossed eight strong innings with the benefit of the early lead Travis Shaw provided when he highlighted a five-RBI game with a three-run, first-inning homer in the Red Sox's 11-4 win over the Braves at Turner Field on Tuesday night.
4/26/2016 | Castro's juggling act turns two, wows Braves crowd
Braves middle infielder Daniel Castro provided new meaning to "use both hands" when he channeled his inner Andrelton Simmons and produced a jaw-dropping catch during the fourth inning of Tuesday night's 11-4 loss to the Red Sox at Turner Field.
4/26/2016 | Red Sox hope to keep pressure on Braves back home
The Red Sox and Braves are shipping up to Boston for the final portion of this home-and-home series, beginning with Wednesday night's 7:10 ET contest at Fenway Park.
4/26/2016 | Braves considering changes to replay process
Some of the frustration that was aired out in the Braves' clubhouse following Monday night's 1-0 loss to the Red Sox was aimed toward the fact that a challenge was not issued after Freddie Freeman was ruled out while attempting to reach second base during the second inning.
4/26/2016 | Castro emerges, but Braves not giving up on Aybar
Over the past couple of weeks, Daniel Castro has proven that Atlanta did not necessarily need to get a shortstop in return when it traded Andrelton Simmons. But before completely giving up on Erick Aybar -- the shortstop who was acquired in the Simmons deal -- the Braves will continue to give him a chance to prove he can be much better than he has been during this season's first three weeks.
4/26/2016 | Lack of power problematic for Braves
The Braves have accounted for Ender Inciarte's absence by moving Nick Markakis to the leadoff spot, and they have attempted to help Freddie Freeman get out of his funk by temporarily moving him down to the lineup's sixth spot. Still, while these changes might provide the lineup better flow, they do not compensate for the lack of power potential possessed by the Braves, who have been burdened by this glaring weakness throughout a season that became even more frustrating during Monday night's 1-0 loss to the Red Sox at Turner Field.
4/25/2016 | Price faces childhood favorite team in Atlanta
David Price is over the rough start he had his last time out against the Orioles and is focused on making amends Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves, the team he rooted for throughout his childhood.
4/25/2016 | Defensive struggles sending Adonis to left field
The Braves know that they are weakening themselves at whichever position they place Adonis Garcia on the field. But instead of continuing to make Garcia a potential liability at third base on a daily basis, they will soon begin providing him some starts in left field.
4/25/2016 | Rodgers, Bell, Happ lead Prospect Team of the Week
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
4/24/2016 | Blair realizes dream with outing against Mets
After learning that he would realize his dream to pitch in the big leagues, Braves prospect Aaron Blair flew from Charlotte to Atlanta on Saturday morning and arrived at Turner Field a short time later, only to be told that he would need to experience his final hours of anticipation away from the stadium.
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