Atlanta Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte shared the highest of praises for rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who again hit a lead-off home run for the Braves in the team’s victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy announced he plans to retire after the 2018 season. The 35-year-old right-hander has a 6-3 record with a 4.92 ERA with the Braves but has not pitched since June 24.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his recent hot streak in the Braves’ doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, getting five hits in the two games. Acuna hit lead-off home runs in each game.
Yahoo’s Jeff Passan’s tore into Braves announcer Joe Simpson, who questioned whether Juan Soto is 19 years old. The column is, “How the latest in bigotry reminds us that baseball is indeed a white man’s game.”
Atlanta Braves right-handed pitcher Touki Toussaint will be called up by the Braves on Monday and make his MLB debut as the starting pitcher in the team’s first game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.
The Atlanta Braves acquired Cincinnati Reds left fielder/first baseman Adam Duvall. As part of the deal, the Braves sent pitchers Matt Wisler and Lucas Sims as well as outfielder Preston Tucker to Cincinnati.
Atlanta Braves announcer Joe Simpson called out the Los Angeles Dodgers for their batting practice outfits Saturday. Simpson took issue with the perceived lack of professionalism shown by the Dodgers’ attire.
The Atlanta Braves added to their bullpen by acquiring Baltimore Orioles reliever Brad Brach in exchange for $250,000 in international bonus slot money. Brach spent four-and-a-half seasons with the Orioles.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized for insensitive tweets he made in 2011 and 2012 during his senior year at Middleborough High School. Newcomb came within one out of a no-hitter earlier on Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Rays traded Jonny Venters to the Braves for international slot money. The move gives Atlanta help in what has been a shaky bullpen and brings Venters back to Atlanta, where he began his career.
Former Atlanta Braves manager Brian Cox discussed the work of Braves manager Brian Snitker. Snitker has been criticized by fans, but in Cox’s estimation, the team would be hard pressed to find someone better.
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.
The Columbus State University school of nursing is feeling $58,000 better after two donations. St. Francis Hospital, an affiliate of LifePoint Health, made a donation of $50,000 and the St. Francis Auxiliary donated $8,000 at a Wednesday ceremony.