The Atlanta Braves released relief pitcher Mauricio Cabrera on Wednesday. Cabrera’s release ends an eight-year stretch in the Braves’ organization that peaked in 2016, when the hard-throwing right-hander reached the major leagues.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been selected as one of eight MLB players to participate in the 2018 Home Run Derby contest in Washington, D.C. Freeman’s selection makes him the first Brave to compete since Andruw Jones in 2005.
The Atlanta Braves had four players selected to the 2018 National League All-Star game. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis made the team via the fan vote, Mike Foltynewicz was chosen by the NL coaches, and Ozzie Albies was selected as a reserve.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna’s younger brother, Luisangel Acuna, has agreed to a contract with the Texas Rangers for $425,000 during the international signing period. The 5-9, 160-pound Acuna is projected to be a second baseman.
The Atlanta Braves transferred rookie pitcher Mike Soroka to the 60-day disabled list. Soroka was placed on the DL due to inflammation in the rotator cuff of his right throwing shoulder. The team initially put Soroka on the 15-day DL.
A man’s body was found in a walk-in beer cooler at SunTrust Park on Tuesday afternoon. A Cobb County police spokesperson said the body was that of a third-party contractor. The body was found by a coworker. The man's identity has not been released.
The Atlanta Braves are still paying former reliever Bruce Sutter, who played with the Braves from 1985 to 1988. Sutter signed a six-year, $9.1 million deal with the Braves before the 1985 season, but Sutter opted to have the money deferred.
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies hit a walk-off home run to clinch a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Atlanta fans probably feel like every other win this season has been a walk-off, but where does the team rank in walk-off hits?
Speaking at the “Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Awards,” former Atlanta Braves player and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron was asked about athletes voicing their political opinions. Aaron agreed with the athletes and said he wouldn't go to the White House.
Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos discussed his vision for handling the MLB trade deadline on July 31. Anthopoulos explained the most important factor in any trades is the amount of prospects the team would have to give up.
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.
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 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.