Player News - Braves

Date: Team: Pos:

Braves optioned LHP Matt Marksberry to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Marksberry is being sent out to create room on the roster for Joel de la Cruz who will start for the Braves on Wednesday. The left-hander allowed two runs on two hits over his 1 2/3 innings with the big league club (10.80 ERA). He'll continue to function as bullpen depth in the minors.
Jun 28 - 10:22 PM

Matt Wisler recorded a career-high nine strikeouts but took a no-decision Tuesday, allowing two runs over six frames against the Indians.

Wisler shut the Indians down after allowing a couple tallies in the first inning, but he departed with the game tied after six. The 23-year-old had a couple rough outings at the beginning of June but rebounded with three straight quality starts to close out the month. Wisler faces off against the Marlins.
Jun 28 - 10:20 PM

Jace Peterson smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

He took closer Cody Allen deep in the ninth inning to cut the lead to two, but that's as close as the Braves would get. Peterson has taken over the second base job and leadoff spot since returning from the minors earlier this month, sporting a .333 average, two homers and a stolen base over 63 at-bats.
Jun 28 - 10:08 PM

Joel de la Cruz will make his major league debut against the Indians on Wednesday.

He'll start in place of the injured Aaron Blair. The 27-year-old hurler owns a troublesome 4.68 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 44/24 K/BB ratio over 57 2/3 innings at Triple-A. He isn't worth using in any fantasy formats, and should be stacked heavily against in daily leagues.
Jun 28 - 10:08 PM

Julio Teheran will have his next start pushed back a day to Friday against the Marlins.

There is nothing wrong with the Braves' ace right-hander, they simply wanted to get him an extra day of rest while accommodating a potential return to the rotation for Mike Foltynewicz. Teheran owns a spectacular 2.46 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 99/24 K/BB ratio across 106 innings on the season.
Jun 28 - 8:35 PM

Braves recalled RHP Casey Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly will replace the injured John Gant (oblique) on the active roster. The Braves haven't made an official decision, but he could make a spot start Wednesday against the Indians.
Jun 28 - 3:11 PM

Braves placed RHP John Gant on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Gant suffered the injury during Monday's start against the Indians. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but it would be no surprise if he misses more than the minimum 15 days. Casey Kelly will take his place on the active roster.
Jun 28 - 3:09 PM

Gordon Beckham (hamstring) went 0-for-3 in a minor league rehab game with the GCL Braves on Monday.

Beckham has been sidelined since June 1 with a left hamstring strain. Braves interim manger Brian Snitker said Monday that he's about a week away.
Jun 28 - 11:26 AM

Tyler Flowers smacked a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Indians.

Flowers' blast off of Trevor Bauer in the fourth inning pulled the Braves to within two at the time, but it proved inconsequential after the Tribe's offense extended the lead late. The catcher has five dingers on the season as he shares starts with A.J. Pierzynski.
Jun 27 - 10:58 PM

John Gant exited Monday's start against the Indians after two innings due to a left oblique strain.

Gant gave up one run on three hits before being replaced by Tyrell Jenkins. He's scheduled to be re-evaluated Tuesday, but a trip to the disabled list is likely in his future.
Jun 27 - 8:36 PM

Braves designated RHP Alexi Ogando for assignment.

Ogando got off to a decent start this year but unraveled in June with a 6.52 ERA in 12 appearances. The Braves promoted Mauricio Cabrera from Double-A Mississippi in the corresponding roster move. Ogando will likely report to Triple-A Gwinnett if he clears waivers.
Jun 27 - 3:17 PM

Braves recalled RHP Mauricio Cabrera from Double-A Mississippi.

The 22-year-old will head to Atlanta to make his big league debut. Cabrera has had a stellar year in Mississippi, holding opponents to a .165 average with 35 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings. He'll try to carve out a role in middle relief.
Jun 27 - 3:11 PM

Aaron Blair is due for an extended stay in the minor leagues.

Atlanta shipped Blair to the minors last month so he could work on his mechanics but injuries forced him back into the starting rotation after only one outing. After another tough stint in the major leagues, the Braves intend to let Blair work through his issues in Triple-A. "He’s a big part of what we’ve got going forward," said interim manager Brian Snitker. "We're trying to help and do the right thing for [him] right now, what’s best for Aaron Blair." The 24-year-old has struggled to a 7.99 ERA over 11 winless outings for the Braves this season.
Jun 27 - 10:57 AM

Adonis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Mets.

The Braves held just a 1-0 lead heading into the eighth inning, but opened up some much-needed breathing room with a four-run frame. The big blow came courtesy of Garcia, who provided in the clutch when he launched a three-run homer off reliever Logan Verrett. For the season, the 31-year-old third baseman is slashing .253/.296/.356 with five homers and 21 RBI over 194 at-bats. He can be safely avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jun 26 - 5:59 PM

Bud Norris was superb in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Mets, hurling seven innings of shutout ball.

The eight strikeouts marked a season-high for Norris. He scattered four hits and did not walk a batter over his seven innings of work. Since entering the starting rotation at the beginning of June, the 31-year-old right-hander has allowed more than two runs just once in five starts (he allowed three in the outlier). He will look to continue this nice roll in a home showdown with the Marlins next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 26 - 5:47 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals