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Braves purchased the contract of OF Lane Adams from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Adams, 27, was batting .333 (17-for-51) with four homers and a .940 OPS through his first 13 games at Triple-A this season. He has experience at all three outfield spots. Adams had a brief stint with the Royals back in 2014, but he's hoping his stay in the majors will be longer this time around.
Apr 25 - 3:28 PM

Braves designated INF Chase d'Arnaud for assignment.

He gets the boot to make room for Lane Adams on the active roster. D'Arnaud has been used sparingly in the early part of the season and batted just .245/.317/.335 over 262 plate appearances last season. He could potentially pass through waivers, though his versatility could draw some interest from other clubs.
Apr 25 - 3:24 PM

Braves prospect Max Fried was at his best on Tuesday, giving up one hit in seven innings for Double-A Mississippi.

He also struck out six and walked just one. To be blunt, Fried was terrible in his starts coming into this afternoon, struggling to throw strikes and miss bats. That obviously wasn't the case in this effort. Keep in mind this is still a pitcher with two plus pitches, and that it's only April. Fried has big-time upside, and should be on your dynasty league roster.
Apr 25 - 2:28 PM

Matt Kemp finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Braves' loss to the Phillies on Sunday.

Kemp slugged a solo homer off Phillies starter Zach Eflin in the top of the seventh inning and then smacked an RBI single off Phillies reliever Hector Neris in the top of the ninth, but those were the only two runs Atlanta could muster in the afternoon defeat at Philadelphia. Kemp is batting .333/.353/.727 with three home runs and six RBI in eight games this season. He missed 10 games with a right hamstring strain.
Apr 23 - 4:26 PM

Mike Foltynewicz tossed seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision versus the Phillies.

Folty did his part, yielding just four hits and two walks while striking out nine, but Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino had a dreadful showing in the eighth and Atlanta ultimately lost 5-2. Foltynewicz will carry a cool 3.20 ERA into his next start on the road against the Brewers.
Apr 23 - 4:24 PM

Brandon Phillips is batting second for the Braves on Sunday.

Phillips had hit fifth or sixth in every game this season, but he's earned a move up in the order after a .333/.371/.500 start with a couple homers. The struggling Dansby Swanson is batting eighth for the third straight game. The Braves also have Jace Peterson at third base over Adonis Garcia on Sunday and Kurt Suzuki over Tyler Flowers at catcher.

Braves recalled RHP Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Wisler, of course, is a starter by trade, but he'll be used in long relief for now. He held a 3.50 ERA in his first three starts for Gwinnett.
Apr 23 - 10:33 AM

Braves optioned RHP Aaron Blair to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Blair was only up for a couple days and didn't appear in a game. He'll return to Gwinnett's rotation.
Apr 23 - 10:32 AM

Freddie Freeman clubbed his seventh homer of the season on Friday but it wasn't enough to lead his club to victory over the Phillies.

Freeman tagged Phillies' starter Jeremy Hellickson for a solo shot in the sixth inning, pulling the Braves to within a run at 3-2. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is hitting an absurd .397/.485/.862 with seven homers and nine RBI on the season.
Apr 21 - 10:19 PM

Bartolo Colon struggled in Friday's loss to the Phillies, allowing four runs on 11 hits over his seven frames.

The veteran right-hander walked one and struck out four on the evening. The Phillies got to him early in this one, scratching out a run in the second inning and adding a pair in the third. Colon settled in afterwards though and was able to keep his team in the game. He'll carry a 4.50 ERA and 1.08 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Mets in New York.
Apr 21 - 10:19 PM

Dansby Swanson has been dropped to the eighth spot in the Braves' lineup for Friday's contest against the Phillies.

The 23-year-old is scuffling at the dish, slashing just .131/.159/.197 with a homer, three RBI and a 16/2 K/BB ratio through his first 15 games. Moving him down in the order will hopefully take some of the pressure off of him and allow him to get back on track.
Apr 21 - 6:54 PM

Ryan Howard could be assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett by this weekend.

Howard has been playing in extended spring training games since signing a minor league deal with the Braves a couple weeks ago. The Braves will give the 37-year-old a test run at Gwinnett before deciding whether to add him to the big league roster as a bench bat.
Apr 21 - 11:34 AM

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

Suzuki's sacrifice fly RBI in the fourth inning gave the Braves a short-lived lead, and he also added a pair of singles in the contest. It was the first multi-hit game of the year for the backstop, whose offense has struggled in his first year with his new team. Through Thursday, Suzuki is batting .174/.300/.174 and has zero fantasy value.
Apr 20 - 11:11 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

It was a bit of a tough-luck night for Dickey, who gave up just three hits while walking two but still ended up on the losing end. After an ugly first start of the year he's now turned in two pretty good ones his last two turns. He'll carry a 1-2 record and 3.86 ERA into a start against one of his former teams, the Mets, on Wednesday.
Apr 20 - 10:59 PM

Dansby Swanson is not in the Braves' lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

Swanson is getting a breather after starting Atlanta's first 14 games. He's hitting just .131 right now and could probably use a day to clear his head. Jace Peterson will occupy shortstop in his absence.
Apr 20 - 6:52 PM


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