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Braves acquire RHP Anthony Swarzak from Seattle

May 20, 2019

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today acquired RHP Anthony Swarzak and cash considerations from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Arodys Vizcaíno and LHP Jesse Biddle. Swarzak, 33, is 2-2 with a 5.27 ERA (8 ER/13.2 IP), three saves, and six home runs allowed in 15 games out of

Braves Country Road Trip presented by SunTrust to visit five cities in five days 

The organization will visit Charlotte, Greenville, Chattanooga, Nashville and Birmingham
May 15, 2019

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves will set out on a five-day five-city road trip starting Tuesday, May 21. The trip is an opportunity for the organization to visit cities within the Braves six-state footprint and the team will host a variety of activities in each market. The Braves will visit

Arodys Vizcaíno undergoes right shoulder surgery

Surgery performed earlier this morning in New York City
April 17, 2019

Atlanta Braves RHP Arodys Vizcaíno elected to undergo right shoulder surgery today in New York, NY. Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure. Dr. Altchek cleaned up Vizcaíno’s labrum, while also removing scar tissue from the right shoulder joint. The right-hander is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

Braves agree to terms with INF Ozzie Albies on a seven-year contract extension

Deal runs through 2025 and includes options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons
April 11, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with INF Ozzie Albies on a seven-year contract extension through 2025 worth $35 million, with club options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons. The deal begins this season. The Braves and Albies will hold a press conference this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in

Statement from Cox family and Braves

April 3, 2019

Statement from the Cox family: “We want to thank all of you who have sent their well wishes or said a prayer. We know the power of Braves Country and we hope those prayers and positive thoughts continue as Bobby heals. You don’t know how much your support means to

Braves agree to 8-year contract extension with Ronald Acuna Jr.

Deal runs through 2026 and includes options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons
April 2, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with OF Ronald Acuña Jr. on an eight-year contract extension through 2026 worth $100 million, with club options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons. The deal begins this season and is the largest in history for a player with as little Major League

Braves set 2019 Opening Day roster

Club set to open the season today at Citizens Bank Park vs. Philadelphia
March 28, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today officially set their 25-man roster for Opening Day after placing RHP Mike Foltynewicz (right elbow bone spur), RHP Kevin Gausman (right shoulder tendinitis), LHP A.J. Minter (left shoulder inflammation) and RHP Darren O’Day (right forearm strain) on the 10-day injured list, while selecting the contracts of

Braves celebrate 2019 season with What's New at SunTrust Park

Fans have more entertainment, dining and family-friendly options in and around the park
March 27, 2019

Today, the Atlanta Braves, the defending National League East Champions, released details on what’s new at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta. From affordable options for families to new dining and retail selections around the park, there is something for everyone. “Atlanta Braves baseball has always created terrific memories both

Braves sign Josh Tomlin to a Minor League contract

March 21, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL -- The Atlanta Braves today signed RHP Josh Tomlin to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Tomlin, 34, appeared in five games this spring with Milwaukee, making three starts and going 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA (8 ER/15.0 IP). He

Atlanta Braves to host Opening Day watch party at The Battery Atlanta on Thursday, March 28

March 13, 2019

The defending National League East Champion Atlanta Braves will host a watch party at The Battery Atlanta for Opening Day as the team begins its season on the road against division rivals the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, March 28 at 2 p.m. First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m. -

Braves make seven roster moves

March 12, 2019

The Atlanta Braves made seven roster moves today, trimming their spring roster to 41 players. The club optioned LHP Kolby Allard, LHP Grant Dayton, C Alex Jackson and RHP Jacob Webb to Triple-A Gwinnett, while reassigning LHP Thomas Burrows, LHP Corbin Clouse and LHP Tucker Davidson to minor league camp.

Atlanta Braves will donate $100,000 to tornado relief efforts in southwest Georgia and east Alabama

March 8, 2019

The Atlanta Braves will donate $100,000 to tornado relief efforts to help those affected in Southeast Georgia and East Alabama last weekend. The team has also launched an online auction at www.braves.com/relief with all proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross in their tornado relief efforts. The auction is live now

Atlanta Braves announce Art in the Park to debut this season

The Atlanta Braves announce Art in the Park will debut this upcoming season, with local artists from around Braves Country creating limited-edition posters.
February 6, 2019

The Atlanta Braves announce Art in the Park will debut this upcoming season, with local artists from around Braves Country creating limited-edition posters. A new 12" by 18" Braves-themed piece will debut at the start of each home series and will be sold exclusively in the Braves Clubhouse Store at

Braves announce 2019 non-roster Spring Training invites

The Atlanta Braves today announced the club invited 20 non-roster players to Major League spring training in 2019. The team extended invites to six pitchers and 14 position players, including four players (RHP Ian Anderson, OF Cristian Pache, INF Austin Riley, OF Drew Waters) in MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects.
January 28, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today announced the club invited 20 non-roster players to Major League spring training in 2019. The team extended invites to six pitchers and 14 position players, including four players (RHP Ian Anderson, OF Cristian Pache, INF Austin Riley, OF Drew Waters) in MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects.The Braves

Braves agree to terms with OF Nick Markakis

The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with OF Nick Markakis on a one-year contract for the 2019 season worth $4 million on Tuesday. The deal also includes a club option for 2020 worth $6 million. The Braves' 40-man roster is now full.
January 22, 2019

The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with OF Nick Markakis on a one-year contract for the 2019 season worth $4 million on Tuesday. The deal also includes a club option for 2020 worth $6 million. The Braves' 40-man roster is now full.   Markakis, 35, joined OF Dale Murphy (1982-1985) and

Braves announce 10 title changes in baseball operations

Executive Vice President & General Manager Alex Anthopoulos today announced 10 title changes within the Atlanta Braves baseball operations department.
January 14, 2019

Executive Vice President & General Manager Alex Anthopoulos today announced 10 title changes within the Atlanta Braves baseball operations department. Perry Minasian has been named senior vice president of baseball operations and assistant general manager, while Alex Tamin has been elevated to assistant general manager, major league operations. Dixie Keller will

What to know before attending the Atlanta Braves 2019 Chop Fest at SunTrust Park

The Atlanta Braves will host the team's annual Chop Fest on Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta. The free event* gives fans a preseason opportunity to greet and interact with their favorite players, coaches and alumni.
January 14, 2019

The Atlanta Braves will host the team's annual Chop Fest on Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta. The free event* gives fans a preseason opportunity to greet and interact with their favorite players, coaches and alumni. The one-day event will

Braves name Dana Brown as Vice President, Scouting

The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization has hired Dana Brown as vice president, scouting. Brown joins the club from the Toronto Blue Jays, where he served as a special assistant to the general manager for the previous nine seasons. In his role, Brown will oversee Atlanta's amateur scouting efforts.
January 11, 2019

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization has hired Dana Brown as vice president, scouting. Brown joins the club from the Toronto Blue Jays, where he served as a special assistant to the general manager for the previous nine seasons. In his role, Brown will oversee Atlanta's amateur

Braves agree to terms with seven players

The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization has agreed to terms with all seven players eligible for salary arbitration on one-year, non-guaranteed contracts for the 2019 season.
January 11, 2019

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization has agreed to terms with all seven players eligible for salary arbitration on one-year, non-guaranteed contracts for the 2019 season.The Braves agreed to terms with pitchers Mike Foltynewicz ($5.475 million), Sam Freeman ($1.575 million), Kevin Gausman ($9.35 million), Arodys Vizcaíno ($4.8

Braves hire veteran HR executive DeRetta Rhodes as senior VP of human resources

The Atlanta Braves have hired longtime Atlanta executive, DeRetta Rhodes, as their new Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Rhodes will begin on January 22 and report to Braves President and CEO Derek Schiller.
January 9, 2019

ATLANTA, Ga. (January 9, 2019) - The Atlanta Braves have hired longtime Atlanta executive, DeRetta Rhodes, as their new Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Rhodes will begin on January 22 and report to Braves President and CEO Derek Schiller.   Rhodes brings with her over 20 years of diverse

Braves announce minor league coaching staffs for 2019

The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization's minor league coaching staffs and roving staffs for the 2019 season.
January 2, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization's minor league coaching staffs and roving staffs for the 2019 season. Damon Berryhill will return for his third consecutive season as Triple-A Gwinnett's manager, and he will be joined on the bench by pitching coach Mike Maroth, hitting coach Bobby Magallanes and coach Einar

Braves name Rick Kranitz pitching coach

The Atlanta Braves today named Rick Kranitz as the club's pitching coach.
December 6, 2018

The Atlanta Braves today named Rick Kranitz as the club's pitching coach.Kranitz, 60, served in the same role with Philadelphia last season, his 18th on a Major League coaching staff. The native of San Rafael, Calif., joined the Phillies in the 2015 offseason as the club's bullpen coach, before the

New Braves Spring Training ballpark named CoolToday Park

The new Spring Training home of the Atlanta Braves has its name: CoolToday Park.
December 4, 2018

The new Spring Training home of the Atlanta Braves has its name: CoolToday Park.Earlier today the Atlanta Braves announced a partnership with CoolToday for the naming rights of their new Spring Training ballpark, slated to host its first game on Sunday, March 24 with the Braves taking on the Tampa

Braves Agree to Terms with Jonny Venters

The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with LHP Jonny Venters on a non-guaranteed contract for the 2019 season worth $2.25 million.
November 30, 2018

The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with LHP Jonny Venters on a non-guaranteed contract for the 2019 season worth $2.25 million.   Venters, 33, won the 2018 National League Comeback Player of the Year Award after appearing in 50 games, one start, this season for Tampa Bay and Atlanta

Braves announce broadcast Team for 2019 Atlanta Braves Season

The Atlanta Braves, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southeast and Dickey Broadcasting have announced their respective broadcast teams for the 2019 Atlanta Braves season.
November 29, 2018

The Atlanta Braves, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southeast and Dickey Broadcasting have announced their respective broadcast teams for the 2019 Atlanta Braves season. Braves telecasts on the FOX Sports regional networks will include Chip Caray returning for his 16th season as play-by-play announcer alongside Jeff Francoeur (@JeffFrancoeur) in his new