5/5/2016 | Pipeline preview: Swanson, Espinoza among top prospects in action
The Braves' Dansby Swanson will start for Double-A Mississippi after getting off to a hot start with the club, while the Red Sox's Anderson Espinoza toes the rubber for Class A Greenville.
5/5/2016 | Jay, Urias among top prospect performers Wednesday
A new month has already brought better results for Tyler Jay, who, on Wednesday, fired a season-high 6 1/3 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old lefty scattered five hits, walked two and matched his season high with seven strikeouts while also inducing six ground-ball outs.
5/4/2016 | Freeman voices support for skipper Gonzalez
After the Braves dropped their 20th game following Wednesday afternoon's 8-0 loss to the Mets at Citi Field, Freddie Freeman supported his manager, Fredi Gonzalez, by stressing that the accountability needs to be placed on him and his teammates.
5/4/2016 | Source: Olivera's paid leave extended
Braves left fielder Hector Olivera will need to wait a while longer to learn whether -- and how -- Major League Baseball will discipline him in connection to his arrest for allegedly assaulting a female acquaintance last month.
5/4/2016 | Greinke, D-backs square off with trade partners
Less than a week after making a big splash on the free-agent market by signing Zack Greinke in December, the D-backs completed a blockbuster trade that sent Dansby Swanson, Ender Inciarte and Aaron Blair to the Braves in exchange for Shelby Miller. This trade will once again be a popular topic when the Braves and D-backs square off this weekend. Greinke will oppose Blair in Friday night's series opener.
5/4/2016 | Masterful Matz, 4 HRs propel Mets past Braves
Less than a day after the Mets mustered one hit in a loss to the Braves, they bludgeoned four home runs to back Steven Matz in an 8-0 victory at Citi Field, winning their sixth consecutive series. Lucas Duda's pair of homers highlighted the scoring off Braves starter Jhoulys Chacin, who also served up two-run shots to Rene Rivera and Asdrubal Cabrera in 4 2/3 innings.
5/4/2016 | Markakis leaves Braves to tend to family matter
Braves right fielder Nick Markakis traveled to Baltimore to tend to a family matter on Wednesday morning.
5/3/2016 | Mallex's first 3B becomes first HR after review
Mallex Smith thought he had a pretty interesting story to tell after he was forced to exit his April 11 Major League debut because he busted his forehead open on his first stolen-base attempt. But that story has been trumped by the tale of his first career homer, which became a reality moments after he thought he'd recorded his first career triple
5/3/2016 | Wisler extends mastery of Mets in 8-inning gem
In throwing eight scoreless innings of one-hit ball in the Braves' 3-0 win on Tuesday night at Citi Field, Matt Wisler showed why he garnered so much attention when he came to Spring Training and provided strong indication that he could prove to be one of the most valuable members of Atlanta's rotation this year.
5/3/2016 | Lights-out Matz tabbed for finale vs. Braves
When the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Mets on June 21, 2015, New York manager Terry Collins was feeling some heat and Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez was being lauded for the fact that his team was overachieving in the midst of a massive rebuild.
5/3/2016 | Wisler takes no-no into 5th as Braves top Mets
As it turns out, all the Braves needed to silence the Mets' homer-happy offense was a heavy dose of Matt Wisler. Backed by Mallex Smith's first career homer, Wisler held the Mets hitless into the fifth inning Tuesday, and scoreless through eight in a 3-0 win at Citi Field.
5/3/2016 | Inciarte to begin rehab, could return Saturday
Ender Inciarte could return to the Braves' lineup in time to face his former D-backs teammates this weekend, and Gordon Beckham may not be far behind.
5/3/2016 | Braves' Honorary Bat Girl has amazing outlook
Carol Thomas has maintained a strong spirit and resolve while battling breast cancer for a third time and continuing to provide guidance to her two children. Her determination and positive outlook has earned her the chance to serve as the Braves' Honorary Bat Girl during Sunday's Mother's Day matinee against the D-backs at Turner Field.
5/3/2016 | Pipeline preview: Royals' Dozier, Braves' Sims highlight Minors' slate
After homering in three of his past four games, Hunter Dozier joins Atlanta's Lucas Sims as top prospects in action on Tuesday.