Player News - Braves

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R.A. Dickey somehow managed to notch a quality start despite allowing 11 hits and three walks over six frames in Tuesday’s 6-5 win over the Pirates.

Pitching on three days’ rest, Dickey struck out just two and surrendered a home run to Jordy Mercer, but he managed to keep the Braves in the game, ultimately permitting three runs while throwing 102 pitches. Atlanta is probably satisfied with the knuckleballer’s 4.17 ERA, but it’s come along with an ugly 1.56 WHIP and 28/24 K/BB ratio over 54 innings. Dickey faces the Giants in San Francisco on Sunday.
May 24 - 2:07 AM

Jim Johnson allowed two runs to pick up his third blown save of the season on Tuesday against the Pirates.

Johnson was tasked with protecting a one-run lead but coughed it up by giving up three singles and a walk in the top of the ninth inning, which was punctuated by a Jordy Mercer two-RBI single. He was then pulled, and the Braves bailed him out by coming back in the bottom of the frame. Johnson holds an unsightly 3.66 ERA on the season, but it's come along with a nice 20/4 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings.
May 24 - 2:03 AM

Matt Adams doubled, homered and hit a walk-off RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Adams struck out three times and hit into a double play in his Braves debut Sunday, but he’s now gone deep each of the last two nights and delivered a walk-off RBI single off of Pirates closer Tony Watson on Tuesday. He’s batted fifth in each of his first three contests with his new club and is worth a corner infield spot in deeper fantasy leagues.
May 24 - 1:59 AM

Braves released C/1B Blake Lalli.

Lalli was batting just .167/.226/.271 in 53 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level. This might be the end of the road for the 34-year-old catcher and first baseman.
May 23 - 8:09 PM

Braves sent C Anthony Recker outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Sunday to clear a 40-man roster spot following the Matt Adams trade. The 33-year-old catcher is a .199/.283/.348 career hitter at the major league level.
May 23 - 8:08 PM

Adonis Garcia (heel) could be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Garcia will likely head out on a short minor league rehab assignment this week. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since May 16 because of Achilles tendinitis.
May 23 - 5:25 PM

Jim Johnson earned his ninth save of the season Monday in the Braves' 5-2 defeat of the Pirates.

Johnson plunked Adam Frazier with two outs, but he induced a groundout from Josh Harrison to close out the victory for Atlanta. The veteran right-hander holds a sharp 2.84 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 19/3 K/BB ratio in 19 innings this season for the Braves.
May 22 - 11:13 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with his first Braves home run in Monday's victory over the Pirates.

Adams singled in the bottom of the fourth inning and slugged a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth. It was his second game in an Atlanta uniform. He batted fifth in this one and is capable of providing decent deep-league fantasy value out of that spot.
May 22 - 11:10 PM

Michael Foltynewicz allowed two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Monday in the Braves' defeat of the Pirates.

Folty easily out-dueled Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, who was lit up for five earned runs on 10 hits by the Atlanta offense. The right-hander struck out five Pittsburgh batters and worked around eight hits to earn his third win of the season. Folty will carry a 3.86 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Giants.
May 22 - 11:07 PM

Adonis Garcia (Achilles) did some running without issues on Monday.

The infielder could be ready for activation when first eligible on Friday. Garcia has been out with tendinitis in his Achilles.
May 22 - 7:10 PM

Braves released 1B James Loney.

Loney asked for and was granted his release following the Braves' trade for Matt Adams, as he could plainly see that there wasn't going to be an opportunity for him. The 33-year-old will surely catch on elsewhere in short order.
May 22 - 4:51 PM

Dansby Swanson plated both of the Nationals' runs with a two-run double in the eighth inning on Sunday.

Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to lead his club to victory. Swanson finished the day 1-for-4 and is now hitting .212/.295/.329 with four long balls and 19 RBI on the season. His bat has started to heat up, hitting .326 (14-for-43) with 10 RBI over his last 12 games, which prompted his move back up to the second spot in the lineup on Sunday.
May 21 - 4:33 PM

Jaime Garcia delivered a strong start in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits over eight innings of work.

The veteran southpaw racked up eight strikeouts on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. Daniel Murphy clubbed a solo homer off of him in the second inning and the Nats pushed across a pair of unearned runs in the third, but Garcia was dynamite otherwise. Now 1-3 on the season, he'll carry a 4.07 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Friday's start against the Giants in San Francisco.
May 21 - 4:33 PM

Braves optioned INF Johan Camargo to Triple-A Gwinnett.

He's clearing out to make room for new acquisition Matt Adams. Camargo had two hits in 11 at-bats in his brief stint with the big club.
May 21 - 11:33 AM

Matt Adams is starting at first base and batting fifth in his Braves' debut Sunday.

Acquired from the Cardinals via trade on Saturday, Adams will be Atlanta's regular first baseman -- at least against righties -- while Freddie Freeman (wrist) is sidelined. The big first baseman is worth a shot in deeper fantasy formats.
May 21 - 10:48 AM


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