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Braves recalled RHP Ryan Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly will take Jason Frasor's spot in the bullpen. Kelly has made three appearances with the Braves this season and has posted a 0.87 ERA and 40/13 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A.
Aug 4 - 2:38 PM

Braves recalled INF/OF Joey Terdoslavich from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Terdoslavich will replace the injured Freddie Freeman (oblique) on the active roster. The 26-year-old is batting .147/.171/.265 in 19 games with the Braves this season and will function in a utility role.
Aug 4 - 2:35 PM

Braves placed RHP Jason Frasor on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 2, with a right shoulder strain.

No word on how long he'll be sidelined. Frasor has tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings since joining the Braves last month.
Aug 4 - 2:33 PM

Braves placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

A tough break for Freeman, who just recently returned from a right wrist contusion. He suffered the injury during Monday's game and will now require another extended absence. Chris Johnson and Joey Terdoslavich figure to fill in at first base.
Aug 4 - 2:30 PM

An MRI has revealed that Andrelton Simmons has a bone bruise in his right thumb.

Simmons suffered the injury when he tried to make a diving catch during Saturday's game. The shortstop was feeling much better on Monday and it doesn't appear at this point that the disabled list is under consideration.
Aug 3 - 11:43 PM

Michael Foltynewicz gave up six runs in six frames, but left with a no-decision as the Braves eked out a 9-8 victory in 12 innings against the Giants on Monday.

The Giants clubbed four home runs against the right-hander: back-to-back solo homers by Brandons Belt and Crawford in the second innings, a two-run shot by Buster Posey in the third, and a two-run round-tripper by Crawford in the fourth. They were four of nine hits Foltynewicz allowed along with a walk while recording zero strikeouts. The 23-year-old has taken a beating in the majors as he has a 5.40 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP and a 60/21 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings. He'll get a good chance at a rebound when he hosts the Marlins in his next outing.
Aug 3 - 11:27 PM

A.J. Pierzynski went 4-for-6 with a two-run home run as the Braves won in 12 innings versus the Giants on Monday.

Pierzynski sent the game into extra innings when his two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth inning tied the game up at seven apiece. The catcher is now on a nine-game hitting streak, bumping his triple-slash line back up to .302/.337/.447 with seven home runs and 34 RBI.
Aug 3 - 11:16 PM

Adonis Garcia sent the Braves home happy with a walk-off two-run home run in the 12th inning against the Giants on Monday.

The Braves had fallen behind 8-7 in the top half of the frame, but Garcia played hero when he drilled a two-run shot to right-center against Ryan Vogelsong. He finished 2-for-6 on the night with a double along with the homer. In 11 games in the majors this season, he has nine hits in 40 plate appearances. Six of those nine hits are extra-base hits (three doubles, three homers).
Aug 3 - 11:14 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Andrelton Simmons experienced a "really big improvement" with his sprained right thumb from Sunday to Monday.

Dr. Gary Laurie still needs to read the results of Simmons' MRI before more is known on his status, but it's sounding like the shortstop has a shot to avoid the disabled list. Simmons suffered the injury after trying to make a diving catch during Saturday's game.
Aug 3 - 9:34 PM

Freddie Freeman was pulled from Monday's game versus the Giants with a right oblique strain.

Well, at least he didn't aggravate his wrist injury. The Braves are calling Freeman day-to-day for the time being, but, as we all know, oblique injuries usually wind up leading to stints on the disabled list. Chris Johnson would be poised to take over at first base if Freeman misses significant time.
Aug 3 - 9:13 PM

Freddie Freeman left Monday's game against the Giants with an undisclosed injury.

He didn't suffer an obvious injury but was replaced at first base by Chris Johnson in the top of the fifth inning. The worry has to be that Freeman re-injured his right wrist, but the Braves should offer more on his status later Monday.
Aug 3 - 8:39 PM

Braves RHP prospect Andrew Thurman fired seven scoreless frames Sunday in a win for High-A Carolina.

He retired the next 21 hitters after giving up a leadoff double. The seven-inning performance was his longest of the season. Thurman also matched a season-high with seven strikeouts. A whopping 55 of his 79 pitches went for strikes. The right-hander was injured in a bus accident on May 15 and missed almost two months. Sunday's stellar outing would suggest he's finally back at full strength.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 3 - 1:54 PM

Andrelton Simmons will undergo an MRI on his injured right thumb Monday in Atlanta.

It's being called a sprain for now, but there's some concern that the injury is more severe. "I'm hoping, but I'm always a glass half-full kind of guy," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Sunday when asked whether his shortstop is facing an extended absence. Simmons suffered the thumb injury Saturday while diving for a ball.
Aug 3 - 9:27 AM

Julio Teheran pitched seven innings of two-run ball on Sunday against the Phillies, earning his first win in five starts.

Teheran allowed an RBI single to Cody Asche in the second inning and another RBI single to Odubel Herrera in the fifth, accounting for the damage. He scattered eight hits, walked none, and struck out seven in what was his finest outing since his last win on July 3 -- also against the Phillies. Teheran now has a 4.59 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a 113/49 k/BB ratio over 131 1/3 innings. He gets another good match-up this weekend, as he'll host the struggling Marlins.
Aug 2 - 5:24 PM

Jace Peterson went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, striking the big blow to defeat the Phillies on Sunday.

Peterson broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning when he belted an Adam Morgan offering to right field in the fifth inning. His effort helped the Braves avoid a four-game series sweep in Philadelphia. The second baseman isn't normally one for power, as he's batting .245/.322/.343 with 44 RBI and only four home runs.
Aug 2 - 5:21 PM


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