Player News - Braves

Date: Team: Pos:

Shelby Miller is starting Monday against the Marlins.

Miller will jump ahead in the Braves' rotation to fill in for Michael Foltynewicz, who has been scratched from his scheduled turn due to fever and viral symptoms.
Aug 31 - 3:38 PM

Michael Foltynewicz has been scratched from his scheduled start Monday due to fever and viral symptoms.

Shelby Miller is going to take the mound instead against the Marlins. He'll be pitching on regular rest because of Thursday's team off day. Foltynewicz, who owns a rough 5.71 ERA in 86 2/3 innings this year, should be ready to rejoin the rotation later in the week.
Aug 31 - 3:36 PM

Braves recalled RHP Ryan Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly has posted exceptional numbers this year in the minors and should get a long look in a middle relief role with the possibility of some late-inning nods. Atlanta will be open to trying anything in that bullpen down the stretch.
Aug 31 - 2:22 PM

Braves optioned RHP Jacob Brigham to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Brigham was lit up for eight earned runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief Sunday by the Yankees. The 27-year-old right-hander could get another look in September.
Aug 31 - 2:19 PM

Julio Teheran was bombed for eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday as the Braves fell to the Yankees.

Jacoby Ellsbury cranked a three-run homer in the second inning and Chase Headley and Stephen Drew both hit two-run shots in the third. It was one of the worst outings of the year for Teheran, who has mixed blowout losses with quality starts throughout his disappointing 2015. He'll get the Nationals on the road next.
Aug 30 - 5:29 PM

Braves recalled RHP Jacob Brigham from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Brigham is taking the place of Williams Perez on the active roster. He has struggled in his limited time with the big league club, registering a 4.80 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 9/4 K/BB ratio over 15 innings.
Aug 29 - 3:08 PM

Braves optioned RHP Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Perez was destroyed by the Yankees on Friday, surrendering eight runs in just 1 2/3 innings of work. Still, he'll likely be back with the club in some capacity after rosters expand in September.
Aug 29 - 3:06 PM

Nick Swisher went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Swisher lofted a sacrifice fly in the first inning to cut the Yankee lead to 5-2, but the Braves would score just twice more in the contest. And the Yankees? The Yankees would score 10 more runs by the end of the game. In 16 games with the Braves, Swisher is 9-for-40 with two doubles, three homers and 11 RBI.
Aug 28 - 11:23 PM

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Freeman managed an RBI single against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in the first inning, then hit a solo homer in the third. Injuries have taken a large chunk of the season away from the 25-year-old first baseman, as he's played in just 85 games. When he's been able to play, he's been his normal, productive self, hitting .281/.352/.488 with 15 homers and 49 RBI.
Aug 28 - 11:18 PM

Williams Perez was destroyed in Friday's loss to the Yankees, allowing eight runs on five hits over just 1 2/3 innings.

Whatever Perez was throwing up early, it wasn't working. The Yankees scored five in the first on a two-run double by Chase Headley and a three-run homer by Didi Gregorious, then posted another four runs in the second to drive Perez from the game. The 24-year-old right-hander saw his ERA balloon from 4.34 to 5.56 and his WHIP now stands at 1.60. Assuming he sticks in the Braves rotation following this debacle, a road start against the Marlins is up next on his schedule.
Aug 28 - 11:07 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) tossed two scoreless innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Banuelos walked two and didn't recorded any strikeouts, but he yielded just one hit. The left-hander will make at least a couple more rehab starts before hopefully rejoining the Braves' bullpen at some point in September.
Aug 28 - 9:07 AM

Braves released RHP Jason Frasor.

Frasor strained his shoulder earlier this month and won't pitch again in 2015. The veteran right-hander looked good in his short stay with the Braves and should have offers on the table this winter if he wants to continue his playing career. Frasor will finish the season with a 1.29 ERA in 28 total innings between Atlanta and Kansas City.
Aug 27 - 3:03 PM

Adonis Garcia went 3-for-5 and hit his sixth homer Wednesday against the Rockies.

Garcia has shown ample pop, but he has a .256 OBP in 114 at-bats and he's a bad defender at third. He's due to become a backup next week when Hector Olivera arrives in the majors.
Aug 26 - 11:31 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday that Christian Bethancourt will get the majority of the starts at catcher the rest of the way.

It'll be an audition of sorts for the 2016 season. Bethancourt opened 2015 as the Braves' primary backstop, but he got optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on June 15 after batting just .198/.221/.287 over his first 29 games. He's probably not going to hold significant fantasy value down the stretch.
Aug 26 - 5:55 PM

Hector Olivera is not likely to be called up until rosters expand on September 1.

There have been rumors for days labeling Olivera's promotion to the majors as imminent, but the Braves aren't quite ready yet to make that move. The 30-year-old Cuban infielder is batting .283/.333/.377 over his first 114 professional plate appearances. His offensive numbers from Cuba are intriguing, but it's not clear how much fantasy value Olivera will be able to provide down the stretch.
Aug 26 - 5:46 PM


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