Ian Anderson continued to make his case as the Braves’ ace with another stellar performance Saturday night in Milwaukee The rookie right-hander was firing on all cylinders, leading the Braves to a 5-1 victory against the Brewers at American Family Field after carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning. “His fastball had good life on
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For a second straight game, Ronald Acuña Jr. was not in the lineup Saturday as he works through an ankle injury he sustained Thursday against the Blue Jays. Acuña has made progress over the last few days and also got some time in the cage ahead of Saturday’s game against the Brewers. However, the Braves are
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Even Amid Vaccinations, Outbreaks on Padres and Yankees Offer Reminders of COVID-19’s Continued Impact by Jay Jaffe May 14, 2021 The Padres already had to endure life without Fernando Tatis Jr. for one stretch this season due to his left shoulder subluxation, and now they’re without him again. On Tuesday, the 22-year-old shortstop tested positive
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The Braves have signed veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy to a Minor League deal, an industry source told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman on Friday. The club has not confirmed the deal. Lucroy, who turns 35 in June, had a very brief stint with the Nationals earlier this season when Washington’s catching depth was thinned by injuries. He
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Effectively Wild Episode 1694: Twin Killing by Ben Lindbergh May 15, 2021 Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the same-day debuts of Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert, the future of the Mariners, and whether Mariners fans have actually had it so bad, another distinction between framing and flopping, the retirement of Tyler Flowers and
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While Brewers fans didn’t seem to like Marcell Ozuna’s selfie celebration, the Braves are hoping to see the veteran slugger do a whole lot more posing over the next couple months.   Ozuna had some fun as he and Ozzie Albies hit back-to-back homers to support an effective Drew Smyly and help the Braves snap a
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The Braves have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy to a minor league contract, according to David O’Brien and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Lucroy will report to Triple-A Gwinnett. The 34-year-old Lucroy had been looking for a team since the Nationals designated him for assignment April 12, though he was choosy in selecting a club. Lucroy
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Is Here by RJ McDaniel May 14, 2021 It’s April 27. The Blue Jays may not be dominant — their roster has been decimated by injuries — but they are getting by, at least so far. They have just taken a rare series from the Rays in St. Petersburg; after a lengthy
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Jay Jaffe FanGraphs Chat – 5/14/21 by Jay Jaffe May 14, 2021 2:02 Jay Jaffe: Good afternoon, folks! Welcome to another edition of my Friday chat. It’s a gorgeous day here in Brooklyn, and I’ve already treated myself to tacos al fresco so my mood is more chipper than Larry Jones. Today I’ve got a
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ATLANTA — Instead of attempting to resume his career with the Braves, Tyler Flowers has decided to retire from a playing career that gave him much more than he ever envisioned. “Honestly, it was beyond my dreams to play in the big leagues for [more than] 10 years,” Flowers said. “I always just wanted to
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Blue Jays right-handed reliever David Phelps is dealing with a “significant” lat strain, manager Charlie Montoyo said Friday (via Scott Mitchell of TSN). Montoyo was unable to offer a timeline for Phelps’ return. Lat strains often lead to lengthy absences for pitchers, and it sounds as if that will be the case for Phelps. The
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Daily Prospect Notes: May 13 & 14 by Eric Longenhagen and Tess Taruskin May 14, 2021 These are notes on prospects from Eric Longenhagen and Tess Taruskin. Read previous installments here. Eric’s Notes (Games from May 12) Cody Poteet, RHP, Miami Marlins Level & Affiliate: MLB   Age: 26   Org Rank: 24   FV:
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ATLANTA — As longtime Braves broadcaster Chip Caray called Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays, he proudly carried on a tradition that was celebrated on May 13, 1991, when he shared the Wrigley Field press box with his father, Skip Caray, and his iconic grandfather, Harry Caray. On the 30th anniversary of that momentous occasion,
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The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance against the league, claiming that MLB did not negotiate in good faith to play as many games as possible in the shortened 2020 season, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The MLBPA grievance seeks as much as $500MM, which Sherman suggests is the
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ATLANTA — Braves top prospect Cristian Pache exited Thursday afternoon’s 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays at Truist Park with right hamstring tightness. He was placed on the injured list following the game. Pache exited after grounding out in the second inning. He didn’t show any obvious signs of discomfort as he ran down the
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Robbie Ray Finds the Strike Zone by Jake Mailhot May 13, 2021 When Robbie Ray walked Freddie Freeman in the first inning of his start on Tuesday evening, it was the first time he had walked a batter since April 18, ending a 20.2-inning stretch without allowing a free pass. That’s quite an accomplishment for
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ATLANTA — Charlie Morton stumbled through another rough patch and Will Smith added to the bullpen’s woes by producing an ugly ninth inning. But the Braves could at least take solace in the fact Ronald Acuña Jr. seems to be just fine. Morton might eventually find a groove and the bullpen may once again prove
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Adrian Houser Broke the Sinker Mold by Justin Choi May 13, 2021 “Houser (3-3) picked up the win on Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings in a 6-2 victory over the Marlins,“ RotoWire News reported. “He struck out ten without walking a batter.” That’s a straightforward blurb. Nothing really stands out,
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ATLANTA — Even when Ronald Acuña Jr. comes up just short, he’s still in position to do something great. During the first inning of the Braves’ 4-1 loss, Acuña added another defensive highlight to his portfolio when he alertly took advantage of Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette’s aggressive turn around first base. Bichette accelerated once
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Effectively Wild Episode 1693: Dodger Dog Delivery by Ben Lindbergh May 13, 2021 Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Mariners calling up pitching prospect Logan Gilbert, the late-inning dominance of Aroldis Chapman and (more unexpectedly) Kendall Graveman, Shohei Ohtani’s best start of the season, and the Astros providing housing for their minor leaguers,
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ATLANTA — While it would be nice for everything to immediately come together every year, it doesn’t seemingly work that way too often in the baseball world. Thus, there is a need for the patience the Braves will continue to show while hoping to steadily feel better about both their offense and pitching staff. Max
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