Player News - Braves

Date: Team: Pos:

Braves sent RHP Daniel Burawa outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Burawa is now off Atlanta's 40-man roster. The 27-year-old right-hander had a rough 6.23 ERA in 13 major league innings last season between the Yankees and Braves.
Apr 28 - 11:59 AM

Bud Norris was lifted after giving up six runs in 1 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Since opening the year with a quality start against the Nationals, Norris has given up 19 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings. The Braves probably aren't in any position to give up on him just yet, but they are in need of some sort of shakeup and might make a change for change's sake.
Apr 28 - 12:01 AM

Erick Aybar went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Wednesday against the Red Sox.

With his below average defense at shortstop, .138 average and one RBI in 75 at-bats, Aybar is on the short list for baseball's worst regular to date. Still, he's not really this bad and there's little reason for the Braves to move on, even if Daniel Castro is better defensively. He'll get hot eventually, and once it happens, the Braves will quickly seek to trade him.
Apr 27 - 11:55 PM

Braves optioned RHP Ryan Weber to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Weber has struggled over 7 2/3 innings with the big club this month, allowing nine runs in that span. The 25-year-old right-hander held a 4.76 ERA and 19/6 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings (five starts) last season. John Gant was recalled from Triple-A to serve as the corresponding move.
Apr 27 - 6:15 PM

Braves recalled RHP John Gant from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Gant saw action in three games with the Braves earlier in April. That didn't go so hot, as the 23-year-old right-hander surrendered four runs (including two homers) in just three innings. He could see low-leverage action now that he is back with the major league club, but don't expect any fantasy relevance. Ryan Weber was optioned down to Triple-A to make room for Gant on the 40-man roster.
Apr 27 - 6:11 PM

Matt Wisler was lit up for five runs over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Boston jumped on Wisler early, scoring four runs in the first inning. He held them down for a few frames after that but let another tally cross in the fifth on a wild pitch. Wisler had pitched pretty well prior to tonight's outing and still boasts a 1.07 WHIP. He'll get the Cubs this weekend.
Apr 26 - 11:07 PM

Julio Teheran didn't deserve it but picked up a loss anyway Monday, tossing seven frames of one-run ball against the Red Sox.

It was Teheran's best outing of 2016, as he struck out a season-high eight on the night. The right-hander made one big mistake in the seventh inning and Jackie Bradley made him pay with a solo homer. Teheran will carry a 4.60 ERA into this weekend's start against the Cubs.
Apr 25 - 10:23 PM

Gordon Beckham (hamstring) resumed running Monday.

Beckham will head to the Braves' complex in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday to ramp up his rehab. It's unclear when he'll be ready for game action, but it sounds like he's not far off. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since April 16.
Apr 25 - 7:28 PM

Ender Inciarte (hamstring) will increase his running in extended spring training games this week.

If all goes well, Inciarte could begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of the week. Speedy rookie Mallex Smith will continue to cover center field duties.
Apr 25 - 7:16 PM

Freddie Freeman has been dropped to sixth in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.

It's his first start out of the sixth spot since August 15, 2012. Freeman showed some signs of life by going 2-for-4 with an RBI double on Saturday, but he's batting just .177/.311/.258 through his first 18 games this season.
Apr 25 - 7:02 PM

According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, the Braves have tried to trade Hector Olivera since his arrest for assault and battery earlier this month in Arlington, Virginia.

Olivera was taken into custody April 13 outside the Braves' team hotel in Arlington -- a suburb of Washington, D.C. -- after a woman called 911 alleging that she had been assaulted by the 31-year-old Cuban outfielder. He's on administrative leave and a suspension is likely coming under MLB's new domestic violence initiative even if the misdemeanor is dropped. As for the trade inquiries, one opposing executive told Passan that he "can't believe they even asked."
Source: Yahoo Sports
Apr 25 - 9:41 AM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Markakis worked an RBI single off Mets starter Jacob deGrom in the fifth inning. It would bring home one of just two runs scored by the Braves on the afternoon. With the three hits, Markakis is now slashing a respectable .303/.410/.439 across 66 at-bats.
Apr 24 - 5:08 PM

Making his first major league start in Sunday's loss to the Mets, Aaron Blair allowed three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Blair was acquired from the Diamondback as part of the Shelby Miller trade during the offseason. In his major league debut on Sunday, he struck out one and walked two. Two of the three runs on his line came courtesy of Michael Conforto, who greeted him with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and an RBI grounds-rule double in the sixth. Prior to Sunday's debut, he had held a 1.42 ERA and 22/5 K/BB ratio across 19 innings at Triple-A Gwinnett. If he sees another start, it will come against the Cubs on Friday.
Apr 24 - 4:54 PM

Braves RHP prospect Chris Ellis held Biloxi to just one hit over six shutout innings Saturday for Double-A Mississippi.

Closer Mauricio Cabrera coughed up a one-run lead in the ninth inning, forcing Ellis to settle for a no-decision. Ellis matched a season-high by allowing four walks, three of which came in the first two innings. He settled down after that, retiring seven straight hitters before hitting a batter to begin the fifth. The 23-year-old allowed 15 homers in 140 2/3 innings last year but has yet to serve up a round-tripper in 2016.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 24 - 4:23 PM

Braves optioned LHP Matt Marksberry to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves needed to clear a spot for top prospect Aaron Blair, who is set to make his major league debut Sunday against the Mets. Marksberry's stint with Atlanta lasted less than 24 hours. He allowed one run in 2/3 of an inning in Saturday's 8-2 loss.
Apr 23 - 11:25 PM


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