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Tickets for Kennesaw State football game at SunTrust Park go on-sale this week

ATLANTA -- Tickets for the November 17 Kennesaw State University versus Jacksonville State University football game will go on sale Friday, August 24 with presales beginning Tuesday, August 21. Tomorrow, Kennesaw State season ticket holders and faculty will have access to presale tickets for the SunTrust Park game, followed by Atlanta Braves A List members on Wednesday, August 22. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for $20, $25 and $35.

For presale opportunities, KSU season ticket holders, faculty and Atlanta Braves A List members can visit www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets using the presale code that was emailed to them. KSU season ticket holders can use the presale to purchase additional tickets for the November 17 matchup. For the general public, tickets can be purchased online at www.braves.com/ksufootball or at the ticket office at SunTrust Park. There is a six-ticket limit per person/household. Student tickets will be available through each school's athletic department.

ATLANTA -- Tickets for the November 17 Kennesaw State University versus Jacksonville State University football game will go on sale Friday, August 24 with presales beginning Tuesday, August 21. Tomorrow, Kennesaw State season ticket holders and faculty will have access to presale tickets for the SunTrust Park game, followed by Atlanta Braves A List members on Wednesday, August 22. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for $20, $25 and $35.

For presale opportunities, KSU season ticket holders, faculty and Atlanta Braves A List members can visit www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets using the presale code that was emailed to them. KSU season ticket holders can use the presale to purchase additional tickets for the November 17 matchup. For the general public, tickets can be purchased online at www.braves.com/ksufootball or at the ticket office at SunTrust Park. There is a six-ticket limit per person/household. Student tickets will be available through each school's athletic department.

SunTrust Park will be converted to a football field for the matchup with the field running from homeplate to left field. More information including kickoff time will be announced at a later date.

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Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 The Fan (AM), WYAY-FM (106.7) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.

About Kennesaw State University
With 33,000 students, Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia and one of the fifty largest public universities in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and boasts more than 100,000 alumni. The Owls offer 18 Division-I intercollegiate sports, including a football program that debuted in 2015. KSU competes in the ASUN Conference and is a member of the Big South Conference for football. Under the leadership of Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams, Kennesaw State teams have won 19 conference titles and made 23 NCAA postseason appearances over the last seven seasons.

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Braves Development Company and Encore Hospitality to develop 140-room Aloft Hotel inside The Battery Atlanta

The hugely successful Battery Atlanta's initial master development plan has now reached over 90% leased after just 15 months

(Atlanta, GA) -- August 8, 2018 -- The Braves Development Company (BDC) and Encore Hospitality, LLC are pleased to announce that Aloft Hotel will be joining the exciting line-up at The Battery Atlanta in 2020. The 140-room, lifestyle hotel will join the recently announced Silverspot Cinema and Savi Provisions as part of the mixed-use center's development. This signifies The Battery Atlanta surpassing the 90% threshold in leases on the first phases of the master development plan.

The Battery Atlanta has been an incredible success and a true economic driver in the Cumberland section of Cobb County. Other retailers slated to open at The Battery Atlanta include: BURN by Rocky Patel; Jittery Joe's (inside Savi Provisions); Overton's; Rock/Creek; Savi Provisions; Silverspot Cinema; SunTrust Bank.

(Atlanta, GA) -- August 8, 2018 -- The Braves Development Company (BDC) and Encore Hospitality, LLC are pleased to announce that Aloft Hotel will be joining the exciting line-up at The Battery Atlanta in 2020. The 140-room, lifestyle hotel will join the recently announced Silverspot Cinema and Savi Provisions as part of the mixed-use center's development. This signifies The Battery Atlanta surpassing the 90% threshold in leases on the first phases of the master development plan.

The Battery Atlanta has been an incredible success and a true economic driver in the Cumberland section of Cobb County. Other retailers slated to open at The Battery Atlanta include: BURN by Rocky Patel; Jittery Joe's (inside Savi Provisions); Overton's; Rock/Creek; Savi Provisions; Silverspot Cinema; SunTrust Bank.

If you combine with the recently announced move of thyssenkrupp's North American headquarters with a state-of-the-art 420-foot tall elevator qualification and test tower to Phase Two, the BDC and their partners have now provided just under $850 million in private investment into over 2 million square feet across the total project.

"The addition of another hotel inside The Battery Atlanta continues our transformation of this community not just physically, but financially through the tax digest and the velocity of leases further showcases the success of this unique destination," said Mike Plant, President and CEO of the Braves Development Company. "Aloft will be the perfect complement to The Battery Atlanta. Guests coming to a Braves game, a concert at the Coca Cola Roxy, or those here on a business trip can stay in a convenient location."

Clean, contemporary architecture that houses open spaces that are alive with activity is Aloft's signature. The Re-mix lounge and pool table set the stage for innovative programming and can't-miss events. Loft-like guestrooms, a vibrant social scene anchored by the W XYZ® bar, Re-fuel café, and industrial design elements set Aloft apart from its competitors. Aloft is always evolving its design to accommodate the lifestyle of today's modern traveler.

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Braves acquire RHP Kevin Gausman and RHP Darren O'Day from Baltimore

Braves send four minor leaguers and international signing slots to the Orioles

The Atlanta Braves today acquired RHP Kevin Gausman and RHP Darren O'Day from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor leaguers RHP Evan Phillips, INF Jean Carlos Encarnación, C Brett Cumberland, LHP Bruce Zimmerman and international signing slots.

 

The Atlanta Braves today acquired RHP Kevin Gausman and RHP Darren O'Day from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor leaguers RHP Evan Phillips, INF Jean Carlos Encarnación, C Brett Cumberland, LHP Bruce Zimmerman and international signing slots.

 

Gausman, 27, went 5-8 with a 4.43 ERA (61 ER/124.0 IP) in 21 games, all starts, for Baltimore this season, leading the Orioles staff in starts and innings pitched. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Centennial, Co., played his entire six-year career in Baltimore, and went 39-51 with a 4.22 ERA (358 ER/763.2 IP) over 150 games, 127 starts, with the Orioles.

 

The right-hander set career highs in wins (11), innings (186.2) and strikeouts (179) last season, while tying for the major league lead with 34 starts. Gausman's 85 starts since the start of 2016 are tied for fifth most in the majors. Originally selected fourth overall by Baltimore in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Louisiana State University, Gausman made his major league debut with the Orioles in 2013. O'Day, 35, compiled a 3.60 ERA (8 ER/20.0 IP) and two saves in 20 games for the Orioles this season before landing on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring on June 27. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list two days later. For his career, O'Day is 36-19 with a 2.56 ERA (158 ER/555.0 IP) and 21 saves in 577 games, all in relief. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound native of Jacksonsville, Fla., signed a four-year contract with Baltimore prior to the 2016 season. Originally signed by Los Angeles (AL) as a non-drafted free agent in 2006, O'Day made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels. He also pitched for the Mets and Rangers before landing with Baltimore in 2012. This deal marks the teams' second this week, after Atlanta acquired RHP Brad Brach in exchange for an international signing slot on Sunday .

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Braves acquire RHP Brad Brach from Baltimore

Braves send an international signing slot to the Orioles

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves today acquired RHP Brad Brach from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for an international signing slot.

Brach, 32, went 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA (21 ER/39.0 IP) and 11 saves in 42 games out of the bullpen for Baltimore this season. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound native of Freehold, NJ, was an American League All-Star in 2016 and over an eight-year career with San Diego and Baltimore, the right-hander is 30-21 with a 3.16 ERA (152 ER/432.1 IP) in 397 games.

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves today acquired RHP Brad Brach from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for an international signing slot.

Brach, 32, went 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA (21 ER/39.0 IP) and 11 saves in 42 games out of the bullpen for Baltimore this season. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound native of Freehold, NJ, was an American League All-Star in 2016 and over an eight-year career with San Diego and Baltimore, the right-hander is 30-21 with a 3.16 ERA (152 ER/432.1 IP) in 397 games.

Originally drafted by San Diego in the 42nd round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Monmouth University, Brach made his major league debut in 2011 with the Padres. He joined the Orioles in 2014, and since 2015, Brach ranks fourth in the American League with 242 appearances.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the club transferred RHP Brandon McCarthy to the 60-day disabled list.

This deal marks the teams' first since 2016, when the Orioles sent Brian Matusz and the 76th pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft for minor-league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek.

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Braves acquire LHP Jonny Venters from Tampa Bay

Braves send an international signing slot to the Rays

The Atlanta Braves acquired LHP Jonny Venters from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for an international signing slot Thursday. 

Venters, 33, went 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA (6 ER/14.0 IP) in 22 games, one start, for Tampa Bay this season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Pikeville, Ky., made his season debut for the Rays on April 25, marking his first big league action since 2012. Venters underwent three different elbow surgeries after appearing in 230 games with Atlanta over three seasons, 2010-2012. He had his first elbow surgery in 2006.

The Atlanta Braves acquired LHP Jonny Venters from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for an international signing slot Thursday. 

Venters, 33, went 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA (6 ER/14.0 IP) in 22 games, one start, for Tampa Bay this season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Pikeville, Ky., made his season debut for the Rays on April 25, marking his first big league action since 2012. Venters underwent three different elbow surgeries after appearing in 230 games with Atlanta over three seasons, 2010-2012. He had his first elbow surgery in 2006.

 Venters went unscored upon in 20 of his 22 appearances for the Rays this season, limiting left-handed batters to four hits in 24 at-bats. He went 1.0 inning or more in nine of his 22 games.

Venters missed 24 games from June 25 to July 25 with a strained right hamstring. He returned yesterday and retired the only batter he faced to record his sixth hold of the season in a 3-2 win vs. New York (AL).

From 2010-2012, Venters struck out 258 batters in 243.2 innings for the Braves. He led the majors with 85 appearances in 2011, making his only All-Star team that season.

Originally a 30th-round draft choice by the Braves in 2003, Venters made his major league debut in 2010. For his career, he is 16-11 with a 2.33 ERA (63 ER/243.2 IP) in 252 games, one start. He is also unscored upon in 6.0 postseason innings over five games.

This deal marks the teams' first since 2015, when the Rays sent International Bonus Pool Slot No. 73 and No. 103 to the Braves in exchange for minor leaguer pitcher Garret Fulenchek.

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Atlanta Braves launch Walter Banks Collection

The collection pays homage to the Braves most beloved staffer

The Atlanta Braves are proud to announce the launch of the Walter Banks Collection beginning today. Available at the Braves Clubhouse Store located at SunTrust Park near the Right Field Gate, the collection will feature an exclusive t-shirt designed by Walter Banks himself. A portion of the proceeds from the t-shirt will be given to Banks.
 
"Walter means the world to our organization and we love that he will be sharing his favorite things with our fans," said Derek Schiller, Braves President and CEO. "We also hope that we have a sea of fans wearing a t-shirt with Walter's image on it showing their love for our cherished friend."
 
In addition to the t-shirts, the rotating collection will feature "Walter's Picks," which are a handpicked selection of Banks' favorite Braves apparel and accessories.
 
Banks, an Atlanta native, is the Braves longest-serving game day employee. This year marks his 53rd season with the Braves at his third ballpark. He made his debut in 1965 at Atlanta Stadium and later, moved with the team when Turner Field opened in 1997. Through his time with the organization, Banks has become a living legend for Braves' baseball fans.
 
In 2017, The Walter Banks Hospitality Award was named in his honor for his unwavering service, dedication, selflessness and hospitality to the Atlanta Braves organization and fans.

The Atlanta Braves are proud to announce the launch of the Walter Banks Collection beginning today. Available at the Braves Clubhouse Store located at SunTrust Park near the Right Field Gate, the collection will feature an exclusive t-shirt designed by Walter Banks himself. A portion of the proceeds from the t-shirt will be given to Banks.
 
"Walter means the world to our organization and we love that he will be sharing his favorite things with our fans," said Derek Schiller, Braves President and CEO. "We also hope that we have a sea of fans wearing a t-shirt with Walter's image on it showing their love for our cherished friend."
 
In addition to the t-shirts, the rotating collection will feature "Walter's Picks," which are a handpicked selection of Banks' favorite Braves apparel and accessories.
 
Banks, an Atlanta native, is the Braves longest-serving game day employee. This year marks his 53rd season with the Braves at his third ballpark. He made his debut in 1965 at Atlanta Stadium and later, moved with the team when Turner Field opened in 1997. Through his time with the organization, Banks has become a living legend for Braves' baseball fans.
 
In 2017, The Walter Banks Hospitality Award was named in his honor for his unwavering service, dedication, selflessness and hospitality to the Atlanta Braves organization and fans.

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Braves to celebrate Hank Aaron Week on June 19-23

Annual Hank Aaron Champion of Justice Awards, Community Outreach and Big Boi Concert Highlight the Week

The Atlanta Braves will celebrate their annual Hank Aaron Week presented by Delta Air Lines beginning on Tuesday, June 19 and continuing through Saturday, June 23 with a calendar packed with activities.

The week begins with a Braves Care community day with Delta Air Lines employees at the Atlanta Braves Baseball Academy at the Villages at Carver Family YMCA on Tuesday, June 19. The annual Supplier Diversity Business Summit in partnership with SunTrust and the Atlanta Tribune will take place on Thursday, June 21 and the Hank Aaron Champion of Justice Award presentation with a special roundtable discussion at the Center for Civil and Human Rights will be on Friday, June 22. New this year will be a pro day/scout showcase and all-star game featuring minority elite players from around Braves Country that will take place on Friday and Saturday.

The Atlanta Braves will celebrate their annual Hank Aaron Week presented by Delta Air Lines beginning on Tuesday, June 19 and continuing through Saturday, June 23 with a calendar packed with activities.

The week begins with a Braves Care community day with Delta Air Lines employees at the Atlanta Braves Baseball Academy at the Villages at Carver Family YMCA on Tuesday, June 19. The annual Supplier Diversity Business Summit in partnership with SunTrust and the Atlanta Tribune will take place on Thursday, June 21 and the Hank Aaron Champion of Justice Award presentation with a special roundtable discussion at the Center for Civil and Human Rights will be on Friday, June 22. New this year will be a pro day/scout showcase and all-star game featuring minority elite players from around Braves Country that will take place on Friday and Saturday.

Recipients of this year's Champion of Justice Awards include, Eric Holder, the first African-American U.S. Attorney General, Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico and NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas. To attend the awards, please visit www.civilandhumanrights.org to RSVP.

"This event continues to be a cornerstone for our organization," said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves President and CEO. "This year's event features various activations which focus on activities and programs that are important to the Braves and continue the legacy of Hank Aaron in this community."

During the Braves games on Friday and Saturday nights versus the Baltimore Orioles, the Braves will wear 1974 throwback uniforms to honor Aaron. Those uniforms will be signed by the players and put up for auction with proceeds going to Aaron's Chasing the Dream Foundation and the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Also during Friday's game, the 50/50 raffle will benefit Somebody Help Us/Alguien Ayudenos in Puerto Rico which will go towards the continued relief efforts for their residents.

Following the Braves game on Saturday, Atlanta's own Big Boi will perform a postgame concert. The concert is included with a game ticket. A limited number of field passes for the concert will be available and can be purchased at  www.braves.com/bigboi.

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Braves Conclude Final Day of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft

Braves use 34 of their 39 total picks on collegiate players

The Atlanta Braves today concluded the final 30 rounds of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. After drafting eight college players with their first nine selections, the club used 26 of their 30 day-three picks on players from the collegiate ranks, including 14 pitchers. In all, the club drafted 39 players, including four from the state of Georgia. 
 

The Braves selected 22 pitchers (five left-handers, 17 right-handers), four outfielders, four catchers, and nine infielders. Nine of their college selections were seniors, while one was a draft-eligible sophomore and five were from the junior college ranks.

The Atlanta Braves today concluded the final 30 rounds of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. After drafting eight college players with their first nine selections, the club used 26 of their 30 day-three picks on players from the collegiate ranks, including 14 pitchers. In all, the club drafted 39 players, including four from the state of Georgia. 
 

The Braves selected 22 pitchers (five left-handers, 17 right-handers), four outfielders, four catchers, and nine infielders. Nine of their college selections were seniors, while one was a draft-eligible sophomore and five were from the junior college ranks.

After selecting RHP Carter Stewart from Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Fla., with their first choice, the Braves used 34 of their next 35 picks on collegiate players. Atlanta chose RHP Victor Vodnik from Rialto High School in Rialto, Calif., in the 14th round, before taking three high schoolers with their final three picks. The Braves' final selection of the day was C Micky Mangan from Pinecrest Academy in Cumming, Ga. Mangan, son of Braves Field Director Ed Mangan, hit .322 with a .450 on-base percentage for the Paladins this season.   
 

View the complete list of Braves draft picks.

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Braves Conclude Day Two of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft

Eight of the Braves' first nine picks are collegiate players

The Atlanta Braves tonight concluded day two of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, using all seven of their picks today on collegiate players.

The Braves landed RHP Carter Stewart out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Fla., and Wichita State OF Greyson Jenista with their first two picks yesterday.

The Atlanta Braves tonight concluded day two of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, using all seven of their picks today on collegiate players.

The Braves landed RHP Carter Stewart out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Fla., and Wichita State OF Greyson Jenista with their first two picks yesterday.

The Braves made their first selection today in round four, drafting Stanford University RHP Tristan Beck with the 112th overall pick. Beck, 21, was named a Perfect Game 2018 third-team preseason All-American and went 8-4 with a 2.98 ERA (30 ER/90.2 IP) in 15 starts for the Cardinal this season. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound native of Corona, Calif., was ranked as the 35th best prospect in the draft by MLB.com.

The club also used its eighth-round pick on University of Washington INF AJ Graffanino, the son of former major leaguer Tony Graffanino. AJ, a switch hitter, batted .363 with a .437 on-base percentage in 24 games this season for the Huskies.

In all, the Braves selected five right-handed pitchers, two outfielders, and two infielders through the first two days of the draft. Stewart marked the Braves' only high school draft choice through the first 10 rounds.

The complete list of Braves draft choices is below.

Name (round, selection #)       POS        HT         WT        B-T        DOB        School                                          Class       Hometown

Stewart, Carter (1, 8)                RHP         6'6         200        R/R        11/02/99   Eau Gallie HS (FL)                      HS           Melbourne, FL

Jenista, Greyson (2, 49)           OF           6'4         210        L/R        12/07/96   Wichita State U                            JR            Eudora, KS

Beck, Tristan (4, 112)              RHP         6'4         190        R/R        06/24/96   Stanford                                       JR            Corona, CA

Riley, Trey (5, 142)                 RHP         6'2         200        R/R        04/21/98   John A Logan College                  J2             Edwardsville, IL

Moritz, Andrew (6, 172)          CF            5'11       180        L/R        12/22/96   UNC Greensboro                         JR            Charlotte, NC

Wilson, Brooks (7, 202)          RHP         6'2         205        L/R        03/15/96   Stetson                                         SR            Lakeland, FL

Graffanino, AJ (8, 232)           SS            6'2         170        S/R         07/16/97   U of Washington                          JR            Wilmington, DE

Shetter, Ryan (9, 262)              RHP         6'3         205        R/R        03/05/97   Texas Tech                                  JR            Friendswood, TX

Langhorne, Brett (10, 292)      3B            6'3         210        L/R        06/14/96   Carson-Newman College              SR            Mechanicsville, VA

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Atlanta Braves to host Sandlot Night

The Atlanta Braves will host a special Sandlot Night at SunTrust Park on Saturday, July 14 in honor of the film's 25th anniversary. All fans who have a game ticket are invited to stay after the Braves take on the Arizona Diamondbacks for a free postgame screening of The Sandlot on the big screen at the ballpark. 

There is also a specially priced ticket package which includes a one-of-a-kind 'Ham' Porter Braves bobblehead and a $3 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. 

The Atlanta Braves will host a special Sandlot Night at SunTrust Park on Saturday, July 14 in honor of the film's 25th anniversary. All fans who have a game ticket are invited to stay after the Braves take on the Arizona Diamondbacks for a free postgame screening of The Sandlot on the big screen at the ballpark. 

There is also a specially priced ticket package which includes a one-of-a-kind 'Ham' Porter Braves bobblehead and a $3 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. 

Fans are encouraged to visit the Battery Atlanta Plaza prior to the game to enjoy Sandlot inspired activities, including photo opportunities and more. 

For more or to purchase tickets to Sandlot Night, visit www.Braves.com/sandlot.
 

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Braves Select OF Greyson Jenista 49th Overall

Atlanta gets Baseball America's 29th overall prospect

The Atlanta Braves tonight selected OF Greyson Jenista from Wichita State University with the 49th overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. 

Jenista, 21, hit .309 (63-for-204) with 54 runs, nine home runs and 38 RBI in 56 games. Over his three-year career with the Shockers, he batted .318 (192-for-604) with 23 home runs and 111 RBI in 171 games.

The Atlanta Braves tonight selected OF Greyson Jenista from Wichita State University with the 49th overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. 

Jenista, 21, hit .309 (63-for-204) with 54 runs, nine home runs and 38 RBI in 56 games. Over his three-year career with the Shockers, he batted .318 (192-for-604) with 23 home runs and 111 RBI in 171 games.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound native of Eudora, Kansas, made 56 starts in the field this season, including 32 in centerfield, 21 at first base and three in left field. 

Jenista, who bats left-handed and throws right-handed, entered the draft ranked by Baseball America as the 29th overall prospect. He was named the MVP of the Cape Cod League last summer after batting .310/.391/.401.

Jenista is the highest collegiate outfielder drafted by Atlanta since 1991, when the club selected Mike Kelly second overall out of Arizona State University. 
Atlanta drafted RHP Carter Stewart from Eau Gaillie High School in Melbourne, Fla., eighth overall with its first selection tonight. The Braves' next pick is 112 overall in the fourth round tomorrow afternoon. The club will then select eighth in each round through the draft's conclusion.  
 

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Braves Select RHP Carter Stewart Eighth Overall

Braves get MLB.com's fifth-best prospect

The Atlanta Braves tonight selected right-handed pitcher Carter Stewart of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.

Stewart, 18, went 6-4 with 128 strikeouts, 26 hits allowed and a 0.91 ERA (8 ER/61.2 IP) in 11 games on the mound for Eau Gallie this season, while being named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound native of Melbourne also batted .313 with seven home runs to help the Commodores to the Class 6A, District 13 tournament semifinals.

The Atlanta Braves tonight selected right-handed pitcher Carter Stewart of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.

Stewart, 18, went 6-4 with 128 strikeouts, 26 hits allowed and a 0.91 ERA (8 ER/61.2 IP) in 11 games on the mound for Eau Gallie this season, while being named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound native of Melbourne also batted .313 with seven home runs to help the Commodores to the Class 6A, District 13 tournament semifinals.

"We are fortunate to add Carter to the organization," Braves Director of Amateur Scouting Brian Bridges said. "We've been fortunate to select Braves-type pitchers, Braves-type players over the last couple of years, and we feel Carter is another example of that type of player."

Stewart entered the draft ranked by MLB.com as the fifth-best prospect in the draft and the second-best high schooler. Baseball America also named Stewart as the second-best high school player available, and the third-best right-handed pitcher overall.

Stewart's breaking ball features the highest average spin rate in amateur baseball, according to TrackMan, with the service recording one pitch he threw with the fifth-highest spin rate ever tracked.

Stewart committed to attend Mississippi State University in the fall.

The Braves have now selected a pitcher with their first pick in the First-Year Player Draft for four consecutive seasons, after taking RHP Kyle Wright in 2017, RHP Ian Anderson in 2016 and LHP Kolby Allard in 2015. Anderson was the last high schooler the Braves drafted in the first round.

Atlanta's second-round selection, their only other pick tonight, will be 49th overall.    

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Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit postgame concert rescheduled for August 18

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced Monday the rescheduled date for the Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit postgame concert will be Saturday, August 18 following their 7:10 p.m. game versus the Colorado Rockies. The concert is presented by SunTrust Bank and is included with a game ticket. Tickets are on sale at www.braves.com/tickets. The show was rescheduled after a three-hour rain delayed game on Monday, May 28.

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit's performance reverberates the success of their highly acclaimed album, The Nashville Sound, which won two 2018 Grammy Awards for "Best Americana Album" and "Best American Roots Song" for "If We Were Vampires".

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced Monday the rescheduled date for the Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit postgame concert will be Saturday, August 18 following their 7:10 p.m. game versus the Colorado Rockies. The concert is presented by SunTrust Bank and is included with a game ticket. Tickets are on sale at www.braves.com/tickets. The show was rescheduled after a three-hour rain delayed game on Monday, May 28.

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit's performance reverberates the success of their highly acclaimed album, The Nashville Sound, which won two 2018 Grammy Awards for "Best Americana Album" and "Best American Roots Song" for "If We Were Vampires".

The four-time Grammy Award winning band features, Isbell (vocals/guitar) Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar).

Beginning tomorrow, June 5 at noon, a limited number of field passes for the concert will be available and can be purchased at www.braves.com/jasonisbell.

 

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Braves fan to announce Atlanta's 1st selection at Monday's MLB Draft

High school catcher Luke Terry will make the announcement from MLB Network's Studio 42

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced today that Tennessee high school catcher Luke Terry will announce Atlanta's first selection in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft. The first day of the Draft will be held on Monday, June 4, and will begin on MLB Network at 7 p.m. (ET). The Braves hold the eighth pick in the first round and the sixth pick in the second round (No. 49 overall).

A 16-year-old from Cornersville, Tenn., Luke had his right arm amputated when he was just 19 months old. He recently completed his freshman year at Cornersville High School, where he helped the Bulldogs to a 17-12 record this past season.

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced today that Tennessee high school catcher Luke Terry will announce Atlanta's first selection in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft. The first day of the Draft will be held on Monday, June 4, and will begin on MLB Network at 7 p.m. (ET). The Braves hold the eighth pick in the first round and the sixth pick in the second round (No. 49 overall).

A 16-year-old from Cornersville, Tenn., Luke had his right arm amputated when he was just 19 months old. He recently completed his freshman year at Cornersville High School, where he helped the Bulldogs to a 17-12 record this past season.

A lifelong Braves fan, Luke threw out a ceremonial first pitch at a Braves home game in June 2017. His favorite player is Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson.

Monday's portion of the Draft will run through the second round. The three-day event will continue Tuesday with rounds 3-10, while rounds 11-40 will be held on Wednesday. Beginning in the fourth round, Atlanta will hold the eighth pick in each round.

The Braves begin a six-game road trip on Monday at San Diego, with first pitch slated for 10:10 p.m. (ET) on Fox Sports Southeast and the Braves Radio Network.

 

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Thursday's Braves-Cubs game has been postponed due to inclement weather

Game is rescheduled for Thursday, August 30 at 7:35 p.m.

ATLANTA (May 17, 2018) -- Tonight's Atlanta Braves game versus the Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game is rescheduled for Thursday, August 30 at 7:35 p.m.

This is the fourth rainout at SunTrust Park, the others were:
•   May 4, 2017 versus the New York Mets
•   September 5, 2017 versus the Texas Rangers 
•   April 22, 2018 versus the New York Mets

All guests with a ticket for tonight's game should hold onto their ticket to be allowed admission to the rescheduled game on Thursday, August 30 at 7:35 p.m. for the same seat. Mobile tickets will remain available in the Ballpark app for the rescheduled date. Guests with a pre-paid parking pass can use the same parking lot and barcode for the rescheduled game.

ATLANTA (May 17, 2018) -- Tonight's Atlanta Braves game versus the Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game is rescheduled for Thursday, August 30 at 7:35 p.m.

This is the fourth rainout at SunTrust Park, the others were:
•   May 4, 2017 versus the New York Mets
•   September 5, 2017 versus the Texas Rangers 
•   April 22, 2018 versus the New York Mets

All guests with a ticket for tonight's game should hold onto their ticket to be allowed admission to the rescheduled game on Thursday, August 30 at 7:35 p.m. for the same seat. Mobile tickets will remain available in the Ballpark app for the rescheduled date. Guests with a pre-paid parking pass can use the same parking lot and barcode for the rescheduled game.

Guests who are unable to attend the rescheduled game can exchange their paid ticket for a ticket to any remaining 2018 regular season Braves home game*. Ticket exchanges must take place before the rescheduled game is played on August 30. A-List Members and Club Members will receive an email informing them of their ticket options.

All guests who purchased their tickets through StubHub! should hold onto their ticket and use it for the same seat to the rescheduled date. Any specific StubHub! inquiries can be directed to them at 866-788-2482.

Guests may begin exchanging their tickets tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at any SunTrust Park ticket window or by mail. Visit www.braves.com/rainout for all up-to-date information.

Atlanta Braves
May 17, 2018 rainout
P.O. Box 723009
Atlanta, GA 31139-2704

*subject to availability

Atlanta Braves