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Andrelton Simmons left Saturday's game against the Phillies after jamming his right thumb on a play in left field.

Daniel Castro replaced him in the eighth inning. His X-rays came back negative but the soreness could keep Simmons out for a few days. He was hitless in three at-bats before exiting.
Aug 1 - 11:11 PM

Matt Wisler got lit up in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

The Phils got to him for seven runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old watched his ERA rise from 3.43 to 4.44. Wisler hadn't lost a decision since June 25 against Washington. He'll look for better result when he toes the rubber Thursday against Miami.
Aug 1 - 10:40 PM

Braves sent RHP David Carpenter outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Carpenter passed through waivers unclaimed and it appears that he'll stick around and continue to serve as bullpen depth for the Braves rather than declaring free agency. He has appeared in just four games with the Braves this season, posting 7.36 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 3 2/3 innings.
Aug 1 - 9:47 AM

Freddie Freeman belted his 14th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday.

The Phillies jumped out to an early 9-0 lead in this one, and Freeman's two-run shot in the eighth merely made it a 9-3 ballgame. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4 and raising his season slash to .288/.354/.509 to go along with 14 bombs and 45 RBI.
Jul 31 - 10:30 PM

Williams Perez was clobbered in his return from the disabled list on Friday, giving up nine runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Phillies.

Aside from being extremely hittable, Perez struggled with his command as well, issuing four free passes while striking out three. A three-run double by Ryan Howard and two-run blast by Domonic Brown inflicted the majority of the damage against the right-hander. He'll look to put this beating behind him and get back on track when he does battle against the Giants on Wednesday.
Jul 31 - 10:28 PM

Braves activated RHP Williams Perez from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the rotation on Friday in Philadelphia. Perez missed the last month of action with a bruised foot.
Jul 31 - 3:41 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Julio Teheran's name is "not out there now" in trade talks.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports last week that the Braves were "quite open" to the idea of dealing Teheran, but they've apparently pulled him off the market. It would be an odd time to trade him, anyway, since he's having a disappointing season and Atlanta might not be able to get what he's worth.
Jul 31 - 9:32 AM

Arodys Vizcaino will serve as the Braves' closer following the trade of Jim Johnson.

Andrew McKirahan could get a few chances if the opposition is sending up a bunch of left-handed batters, but Vizcaino will be the main guy here. He's allowed only one run over nine innings since returning from a PED suspension. Obviously he needs to be added in fantasy leagues where he's still available.
Jul 31 - 8:33 AM

Shelby Miller was tagged for four runs and 11 hits in six innings Thursday in a loss to the Phillies.

This makes six straight losses for Miller. The Braves have lost each of his last eight starts, though that's more because they've scored a total of nine runs in those eight games than anything Miller has done wrong. He's not pitching quite as well as he did during the first three months, but he's not exactly struggling, either.
Jul 30 - 10:43 PM

Braves optioned RHP Ryan Kelly to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly was with the club for just one day as an emergency arm in the bullpen. He'll continue to provide organizational depth at Triple-A and should once again get the call the next time an extra arm is required.
Jul 30 - 10:36 PM

Williams Perez (foot) will be activated from the disabled list to start Friday against the Phillies.

Perez, out since late June with a foot contusion, allowed one run with a 15/1 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings during his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. The 24-year-old had a 2.44 ERA over eight starts and three relief appearances prior to the injury and could make for a decent streaming option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Jul 30 - 5:34 PM

Braves recalled RHP Ryan Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly has been up and down a couple of times this season but has worked only 2 2/3 total innings. The 27-year-old right-hander will pitch in a middle relief role.
Jul 30 - 4:57 PM

Braves recalled RHP Jacob Brigham from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Brigham allowed six runs over 9 2/3 innings of relief earlier this season with the big league club. The 27-year-old right-hander will pitch in low-leverage situations.
Jul 30 - 4:55 PM

Braves purchased the contract of LHP Matt Marksberry from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Marksberry is one of the three players joining the Braves on Thursday in the wake of the team's big trade with the Dodgers and Marlins. The 24-year-old left-hander has posted a 2.74 ERA this season in 46 minor league innings.
Jul 30 - 4:54 PM

Braves acquired INF Hector Olivera from the Dodgers in the three-team, 13-player Alex Wood trade.

Los Angeles remains on the hook for Olivera's full $30 million signing bonus, so the Braves get the Cuban infielder for five years and around $22 million. That's a pretty significant discount on a player the Braves were known to be coveting while he was still on the international free agent market. Olvera, 30, has hit .348/.392/.493 in his first 19 minor league games. He should debut for the Braves by September.
Jul 30 - 4:04 PM


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