Three Atlanta Braves players — first baseman Freddie Freeman, outfielder Nick Markakis and shortstop Ozzie Albies — lead their positions in the fan vote. In all, seven Atlanta Braves appear in at least the top six in voting at their position.
The Atlanta Braves' game against the Toronto Blue Jays will be broadcast on Facebook Watch. The airing is part of Facebook’s Game of the Week, which began this season after the social media site expanded its partnership with MLB.
The 2018 MLB Draft’s third and final day came and went Wednesday, as the Atlanta Braves added their final 11 picks in their latest draft class. At the draft’s end, the Braves had made 39 selections. Here is the Braves' draft class in its entirety.
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said Ronald Acuna will hopefully resume baseball activities this week. Snitker explained the 20-year-old has still been lifting weights, stretching and participating in pool workouts but has yet to throw, hit or run.
Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz shot a 3-under-par 69 and came out on top of a three-hole playoff at Planterra Ridge Golf Club in Peachtree City, Georgia. Thanks to Smoltz’s performance, the 51-year-old has qualified for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open.
The Atlanta Braves released pitcher Aaron Blair on Thursday. The decision to cut Blair comes a little over a month after the 26-year-old right-hander had shoulder surgery to repair a capsule tear and a damaged rotator cuff.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb had an MLB-high five victories in May after he made six starts in the month. During that time, Newcomb pitched 35 innings, did not allow a single home run, struck out 30 batters and posted a 1.54 ERA.
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen discussed his decision to retire at age 32 and what's next in his life. As Medlen explained, he is very much interested in coaching or entering broadcasting, saying, "I love the thought of paying it forward."
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen has announced his retirement. Medlen, 32, called it a career after his latest stint in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Medlen played six of his eight seasons at the MLB level with the Braves.
An unidentified Braves fan held an umbrella over a Junior ROTC cadet, who was standing at attention next to SunTrust Park’s memorial for prisoners of war and those killed in action. The memorial features an empty seat adorned with an American flag.
The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs honored Jackie Robinson’s legacy on Monday as part of Jackie Robinson Day. The teams had to wait nearly a month to join the rest of baseball in the tradition because their April 15 game was postponed.
The Atlanta Braves added another shutout victory with a 1-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays. While the win was a case of starting pitcher Sean Newcomb and the bullpen silencing the Rays, it also demonstrated how much the Braves’ pitching has improved.
The Fire Frogs, the Class-A-Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, held its first free beer promotion for the Fire Frogs’ game against the St. Lucie Mets. The promotion gave fans free beer as long as the Fire Frogs did not give up a run.
Veteran baseball player Jose Bautista is signing a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves announced the deal involving Bautista, 37, and said he has reported to the team’s extended spring training complex in Buena Vista, Fla.
Longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is in the midst of a tour promoting his new autobiography, “Ballplayer,” a book he wrote with Carroll Rogers Walton. Despite already visiting several cities around the country to hype his first go at being an author, the eight-time All-Star was taken aback by the crowd at Columbus’ Barnes & Noble Saturday.
Thirteen more wins. As simplistic as that sounds – and probably even irrelevant – it’s important to remember that reference point. All the Atlanta Braves need to do to have a .500 season is win 13 more games than they did last year, when they finished 68-93.
But what about 2017? For all of the optimistic talk about the future, what will it be like this summer as fans sit for hours in traffic to go watch a team whose best-scenario seems is scraping together a record that’s just north of .500?