Report: Ronald Acuna Turns Down $30 Million Extension From Braves

The Atlanta Braves reportedly tried to lock up top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna on a team-friendly deal. ESPN Deportes’ Arturo Marcano says that the Braves attempted to sign Acuna to a contract extension worth $30 million. It’s not uncommon for MLB teams to attempt to lock up their young stars long-term during spring training, asContinue reading “Report: Ronald Acuna Turns Down $30 Million Extension From Braves”

Braves Demote Struggling SS Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett

For the first time in his professional baseball career, Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson will play a game at the Triple-A level. The Braves have optioned the struggling Swanson, who is batting just .213 on the year, to Triple-A Gwinnett in an effort to have Swanson regain his confidence at the plate, and in-order forContinue reading “Braves Demote Struggling SS Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett”

Braves Close to Acquiring 2B Brandon Phillips From Reds

The Atlanta Braves are close to acquiring veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. With the Reds still in rebuilding mode, and still in need of minor league prospects for their farm system, the return for Phillips will likely be minor league prospects. Phillips is entering theContinue reading “Braves Close to Acquiring 2B Brandon Phillips From Reds”

Braves Agree to Contract Extension With CF Ender Inciarte

Center fielder Ender Inciarte and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration today with a five-year, $30.5 million contract extension that will run through the 2021 season, per an official announcement from the club: The Atlanta Braves announced today that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Ender Inciarte on a five-year contract, thus avoiding salary arbitration.Continue reading “Braves Agree to Contract Extension With CF Ender Inciarte”

Report: Braves Interested in Rays’ Chris Archer

The Atlanta Braves have reportedly inquired about Tampa Bay Rays right-handed starting pitcher Chris Archer and other starting pitchers, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports: #Braves have spoken with the #Rays about Chris Archer, among other controllable starters, sources say. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 8, 2016 Atlanta’s entire pitching staff combined to giveContinue reading “Report: Braves Interested in Rays’ Chris Archer”

Braves SS Dansby Swanson Collects Two Hits in MLB Debut vs. Twins

Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson had himself a solid MLB debut on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins, going 2-for-4 while collecting his first career MLB hit in his 2nd ever at-bat. The Braves made the decision to call up Swanson from Double-A Mobile for his MLB debut after trading Erick Aybar to theContinue reading “Braves SS Dansby Swanson Collects Two Hits in MLB Debut vs. Twins”

Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez After 37 Games

The Atlanta Braves have officially fired manager Fredi Gonzalez after the team’s 9-28 start through 37 games in 2016. The Atlanta Braves today dismissed manager Fredi Gonzalez, as well as bench coach Carlos Tosca. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 17, 2016 Atlanta lost 8-5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, and after the loss, theContinue reading “Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez After 37 Games”

Report: Braves Attempting to Trade Nick Swisher

The Atlanta Braves have been working more and more on their rebuilding project so far this off-season, as shortstop Andrelton Simmons is the most notable name to be traded by the Braves so far. More trades are expected to follow in the coming weeks, and it’s likely that outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher will be goneContinue reading “Report: Braves Attempting to Trade Nick Swisher”

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