3:12 AM EDT, Wed June 28, 2017
Bill Shanks | Macon

Freeman’s offer gives the Braves more options on the infield, in the lineup

When thinking about the options for the Atlanta Braves to keep Matt Adams in the lineup once Freddie Freeman returns from his injury, we never really thought about Freeman moving …


Braves Considering Moving Freeman to 3B

After acquiring slugger Matt Adams from the St. Louis Cardinals post Freeman injury, the team is now considering all options to keep both bats in the lineup on a day-to-day basis.

Larry Brown Sports

Freddie Freeman planning to play third base upon return from disabled list

Freddie Freeman has been on the disabled list since mid-May, and apparently his time on the shelf has triggered something of a reawakening in him. The Atlanta Braves slugger told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to play third base for the team upon his return from injury. “[My] mindset is to return as a...Read More

Bill Shanks | Macon

Adams keeping the Braves afloat since Freeman’s injury

When Freddie Freeman was seriously injured May 17, most believed it would effectively end the Braves’ season. Freeman had MVP-like numbers, and his production would be tough to replace. Instead, …

Washington Times

Braves' Kemp can pinch-hit, wants to return to lineup

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta left fielder Matt Kemp says he's available to pinch-hit and hopes to return from a leg injury on Sunday against Miami. Kemp has missed one game, a 5-0 loss to the Marlins on Friday, with a sore left hamstring. He considers this injury minor compared to ...

Atlanta Braves with David O'Brien | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kemp’s impact on Braves has been considerable

Much has been made, and rightfully so, of the stellar work Matt Adams has done filling in for Freddie Freeman since the Braves lost their best player to a fractured wrist, an injury that many ...

CBS Local

Braves Win But Kemp Exits Game With Apparent Hamstring Injury

Nationals Park has been a house of horrors in recent years for Atlanta, which had lost 24 of its last 27 games in the nation's capital through Tuesday.

Washington Times

Braves 3B Adonis Garcia to miss 2 months following surgery

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia is expected to miss about two months after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his left ring finger. The Braves announced Wednesday that Garcia had the procedure Monday in Atlanta. The 32-year-old Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list ...

Amazin Avenue

Mets activated Seth Lugo from disabled list, designated Sean Gilmartin for assignment, Cardinals claimed Gilmartin

Six—count them, six—healthy starters Seth Lugo was activated from the 60-day disabled list prior to his scheduled start Sunday afternoon against the Braves. After coming up in late 2016 and proving to be a big asset for the Mets down the stretch last year—posting a 2.67 ERA over 64 innings (17 appearances, eight starts)—Lugo was expected to be an important member of the 2017 staff coming out of spring training. But an injury suffered during his stint for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic—ultimately diagnosed as a partial UCL tear—postponed the right-hander’s season...

Amazin Avenue

Mets vs. Braves Recap, Game 1: Cespedes is bae

Robert Gsellman pitched a heckuva game, and Yoenis Cespedes punctuated his return from the DL with a grand slam. Suffice to say that we Mets fans aren’t known for our sunny dispositions and optimistic outlooks where our team is concerned. Such pervasive negativity seemed misguided at the end of 2015 and 2016, but we could be forgiven, perhaps, for our fatalistic view of things so far this year. The Mets have been decimated by injuries—and, in some cases, under-performing players—this year, such that there is no risk of hyperbole in saying their season already hangs in...

Amazin Avenue

Yoenis Cespedes to rejoin Mets in Atlanta on Saturday

With the Mets playing a doubleheader against the Braves, Cespedes will officially be the 26th man on the roster. Left fielders is set to rejoin the Mets in Atlanta on Saturday and will play in one of the two games of the team’s doubleheader. Officially speaking, he’ll be the 26th man on the roster, as Major League Baseball moved a few years back to allow teams to carry an extra player for doubleheaders. After injuring his hamstring in late April, Cespedes was placed on the disabled list. And when he made his first attempt at recovering from the hamstring injury, he dealt with quad...

Padres Public

With The 3rd Pick In The 2017 Draft, The San Diego Padres Select…

Tanking ain’t easy. Last season, the Padres finished 68-94, tied for the 2nd worst record in baseball with the Cincinnati Reds and Tampa Bay Rays, a half-game worse than the 68-93 Atlanta Braves. The Twins, having won only 59 games, tanked much harder than everyone else and will pick first in the 2017 MLB draft in 5 days. The Reds, having been very bad for multiple years in a row, won the tiebreaker over the Padres and Rays, and will pick 2nd. The Padres, having been bad but not quite terrible in 2015, won the tiebreaker over the Rays but not ... Read the full post


Reds notes: Billy Hamilton returns, Scott Schebler close

Both Reds outfielders left Saturday’s game with shoulder injuries and neither played in Sunday’s loss to the Braves.         

Red Reporter

Despite opportunities, Reds can’t walk off Braves for second straight night, lose 5-6

Hopefully, they didn’t hurt themselves too much in the process. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game So, the story of the game is probably the injuries to both Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler. They both left the game with left shoulder strains, but while it was immediately apparent what happened to Schebler, Hamilton’s injury is a bit of a mystery. It’s going to hurt this offense in a big way if either or both of those guys have to miss significant time. The star of the game is Matt Adams, with 2 HR and 5 RBI, including the game winner. But, I hate Fat Adams and his...

Washington Times

Braves beat Angels; Trout headed for surgery on thumb

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Matt Adams and Danny Santana had two-run doubles during a six-run third inning to help the Atlanta Braves overcome Albert Pujols' 598th career homer and beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Monday night. The Angels placed two-time AL MVP Mike Trout on the disabled list ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Eduardo Nuñez sits out after inadvertent shot to head

Eduardo Nuñez sits out after inadvertent shot to head Even when the Giants score a run they cannot win. Eduardo Nuñez, the team’s hottest hitter, sat Monday and was being evaluated for a concussion after he was hit in the helmet by a ball and inadvertently smacked in the head by Braves pitcher R.A. Dickey while scoring the first run in Sunday’s 7-1 Giants victory. Nuñez has blurred vision that he said had improved since Sunday but was not resolved. Suzuki retrieved the ball and threw to Dickey covering the plate. Nuñez said the ball to the helmet did not jar him, but a shot to...

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants might place Nuñez on concussion list

Eduardo Nuñez, the Giants' hottest hitter, might have to go on the concussion disabled list after getting clocked in the first inning of Sunday's 7-1 victory over the Braves. Calixte took batting practice on the field during his holding pattern. Nuñez was woozy after his slide home on a passed ball Sunday. Kurt Suzuki's throw to pitcher R.A. Dickey did hit Nuñez on the helmet, but Nuñez reported a bigger blow to his jaw. Clubhouse manager Brad Grams, fearing that Nuñez might get beaned by a throw, added padding to Nuñez's helmet just before this series. The Giants are hoping...

MASN Sports

Ross falls back into early-season struggles, Treinen's foot injury "just a bruise" - Byron Kerr

Against the Padres on Sunday, Joe Ross was unable to build off his last start. This was the same scenario that hurt him to begin the season. On April 19, he had a good start against the Braves. He followed...