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8/22/2016 | Swanson makes fateful Chase Field debut

Before assuming his role as the Braves' starting shortstop in Monday night's series opener against the D-backs at Chase Field, Dansby Swanson once again displayed the suave poise of a veteran as he was surrounded by Phoenix-based reporters who wanted to know what he was feeling as he prepared to play the team that traded him.


8/22/2016 | Sore Peterson rests in wake of wall-crashing catch

Jace Peterson felt fortunate to awake on Monday morning without a headache or any other concussion symptoms. But because his face, neck and right shoulder were still feeling the effects of colliding with Turner Field's center-field wall on Sunday, the Braves opted to keep Peterson out of the starting lineup for Monday night's series opener against the D-backs at Chase Field.


8/22/2016 | Pipeline preview: Richmond's Beede seeks fifth straight quality start

Giants No. 2 prospect Tyler Beede is set to start for Double-A Richmond against Erie at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


8/22/2016 | Hader, Hansen among top prospect performers Sunday

Finding success at the Triple-A level hasn't come easily for Josh Hader. At least not until Sunday night, when the Brewers' No. 4 prospect set a career high by striking out 12 hitters in six scoreless innings to pace Colorado Springs in a 6-0 shutout of Round Rock.


8/21/2016 | Pipeline preview: Alvarez aims to extend hitless streak

Dodgers No. 6 prospect Yadier Alvarez is set to start for Class A Great Lakes against Fort Wayne at 7:05 p.m. ET.


8/21/2016 | Freeman hoping for quick return from finger injury

Freddie Freeman hoped to keep the news of his injured right middle finger under wraps until he returned to the lineup. But after he didn't even step into the on-deck circle during Atlanta's 7-6 home win over the Nationals on Sunday, the first baseman was forced to reveal the nature of his injury.


8/21/2016 | Bruised and battered Jace plays walk-off hero

For at least the next couple of days, Jace Peterson will be reminded of the game in which he hit his first career walk-off homer every time he looks in the mirror.


8/21/2016 | Braves activate Gant to bolster bullpen

The Braves activated right-hander John Gant from the disabled list before Sunday's series finale against the Nationals.


8/21/2016 | Peterson's walk-off HR lifts Braves over Nats

The Braves rallied for a 7-6 win over the Nationals on Jace Peterson's walk-off home run in the 10th inning on Sunday at Turner Field.


8/21/2016 | Swanson takes show to Arizona to face former organization

As the Braves and D-backs conclude their season series with a four-game set at Chase Field beginning on Monday night, much of the focus will be on Dansby Swanson, Ender Inciarte and possibly even Shelby Miller, the former Atlanta ace who has spent the past month at Arizona's Triple-A Reno affiliate.


8/21/2016 | Ruiz, Fisher among top prospect performers Saturday

As one of the younger everyday players at the Triple-A level, Rio Ruiz has been anything but overmatched this season.


8/20/2016 | Jenkins optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett after rough start

With his hands on his hips and his eyes fixated on Turner Field's left-center-field wall, Tyrell Jenkins' gaze could not be broken.


8/20/2016 | Gonzalez, De La Cruz eye milestones in finale

Gio Gonzalez toes the rubber for Sunday's series finale against the Braves, looking for his 100th victory.


8/20/2016 | Scherzer collects 2 hits, settles down in win over Braves

It looked like the Nationals were in for a long night on Saturday at Turner Field. Right-hander Max Scherzer was having early problems, while Braves rookie Tyrell Jenkins had his way with Washington.


8/20/2016 | Braves give Swanson day off vs. Scherzer

From his first Major League game and hit on Wednesday to his first error on Friday, this week has been full of new experiences for Dansby Swanson.


8/20/2016 | Cozens, Honeywell among top prospect performers Friday

For much of the season, it's been either Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins pacing the Minor Leagues in home runs. On Friday, it was Cozens who took the outright lead as he belted his 36th and 37th home runs to help power Double-A Reading to a 9-1 rout against Erie in game one of a doubleheader.


8/20/2016 | Long wait over, Teheran happy with outing

For 20 days, Julio Teheran waited. But on Friday night at Turner Field, the 25-year-old Braves right-hander's wait finally came to an end, as he took the mound and allowed three runs on six hits across five innings in a 7-6 loss to the Nationals.


8/19/2016 | Vet Scherzer, rookie Jenkins face off in Atlanta

When Max Scherzer exited Monday's start against the Rockies after only four innings, it marked his shortest outing of the season and the end of his eight-game quality start streak. the righty will look to begin another streak when he toes the rubber for Saturday's game against rookie righty Tyrell Jenkins and the Braves at Turner Field.


8/19/2016 | Braves' Hall enshrinement humbles Andruw

Almost 20 years to the date he arrived in Atlanta to make his big league debut as a 19-year-old phenom, Andruw Jones flashed that same trademark smile as he was inducted into the Braves' Hall of Fame on Friday afternoon.


8/19/2016 | Braves place O'Flaherty on DL with elbow neuritis

In order to make room for Julio Teheran on the active roster ahead of the ace right-hander's return from the disabled list on Friday night against the Nationals, the Braves placed lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day DL with left elbow neuritis.


8/19/2016 | Schuerholz feted as he enters Braves' Hall

John Schuerholz playfully said he did not know what acerbic meant until he met the oft-sarcastic Stan Kasten. At the same time, Schuerholz savors all that has transpired since he changed his mind and accepted Kasten's invitation to leave the comforts of Kansas City to accept the challenge of guiding the Braves through the final stages of a rebuild.


8/19/2016 | Swanson highlights bright future for Braves

If you're keeping score, Day 2 for Dansby Swanson in the Major Leagues was Thursday at Turner Field, and the whole scene was slightly less frantic than Day 1 on Wednesday, when much of the world -- well, at least the portion from his hometown of nearby Marietta, Ga. -- came to see everything involved with the Braves' designated face of the future.


8/19/2016 | Whalen earning respect for competitive spirit

It's safe to say Rob Whalen has exceeded expectations as he has spent the past month vaulting from Double-A to Triple-A and then to the Majors. But the Braves right-hander has essentially been doing this dating back to around this same time last year, when he was recovering from a surgical procedure that repaired the patella tendon in both knees.


8/18/2016 | Teheran returns from DL to face Roark, Nats

When Braves All-Star hurler Julio Teheran returns from the disabled list on Friday at Turner Field, he will match up against Tanner Roark, who has helped the Nationals build a comfortable lead atop the National League East standings.


8/18/2016 | Nats ride rookie Lopez's 11 K's to win over Braves

There's no other way to say it: Nationals right-hander Reynaldo Lopez was electric in an 8-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night at Turner Field. It started with Lopez's fastball, which was clocked as high as 98 mph. He ended up with 11 strikeouts in seven innings, while allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits.




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