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1B Freddie Freeman undergoes arthroscopic right elbow surgery

Surgery performed Wednesday in New York City
10:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman underwent arthroscopic right elbow surgery Wednesday in New York, NY. Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure. Dr. Altchek explored and cleaned out the entire right elbow joint during the procedure, removing three fragmented loose bodies and cleaning up multiple bone spur formations that

Braves' NL Division Series roster substitution approved

October 4, 2019

Major League Baseball announced today that it has approved a roster substitution for the Atlanta Braves due to an injury sustained by pitcher Chris Martin. As a result, Martin will be replaced by right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran on Atlanta’s Division Series roster. Dr. Gary Green, MLB’s Medical Director, confirmed the

Braves sign C Francisco Cervelli

Atlanta options C Alex Jackson to Triple-A Gwinnett
August 24, 2019

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today signed catcher Francisco Cervelli to a major league contract. He will wear No. 45 with Atlanta. Cervelli, 33, appeared in 34 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, batting .193/.279/.248 over 109 at-bats. Cervelli had been with the Pirates since 2015 and was Pittsburgh’s

Braves claim OF Billy Hamilton off waivers

Atlanta options RHP Bryse Wilson to Gwinnett
August 19, 2019

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves today claimed switch-hitting, five-time Gold Glove finalist OF Billy Hamilton off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. Additionally, the club optioned RHP Bryse Wilson to Triple-A Gwinnett, while recalling RHP Jacob Webb from the Stripers and placing him on the 60-day injured list with a

Atlanta Braves Announce 2020 Regular-Season Schedule

Braves to open the season with four games in Arizona
August 12, 2019

The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball today released their schedules for the 2020 season, which will have the Braves open the year with a seven-game road trip to Arizona and San Diego before returning home to start SunTrust Park's fourth season with a three-game set against Miami.

Braves Acquire RHP Mark Melancon from Giants

Atlanta sends RHPs Dan Winkler and Tristan Beck to San Francisco
July 31, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today acquired RHP Mark Melancon from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP Dan Winkler and RHP Tristan Beck.

Braves Acquire RHP Shane Greene

Atlanta sends LHP Joey Wentz and OF Travis Demeritte to Detroit
July 31, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today announced the club acquired RHP Shane Greene from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for LHP Joey Wentz and OF Travis Demeritte.

Braves and Diamondbacks Complete Trade

Atlanta gets C John Ryan Murphy from Arizona
July 31, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today acquired C John Ryan Murphy from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

Braves acquire Chris Martin

Atlanta sends Kolby Allard to Texas
July 30, 2019

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves tonight announced the club acquired right-handed reliever Chris Martin from the Texas Rangers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard. Martin, 33, went 0-2 with four saves and a 3.08 ERA (13 ER/38.0 IP) in 38 games out of the bullpen for Texas this season.

Braves Sign 36 Draft Picks

Atlanta’s first 26 selections are under contract
July 12, 2019

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today announced the club signed 36 of its 41 picks in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, including each of its first 26 selections. In total, Atlanta has 18 pitchers (15 right-handers, three left-handers), eight infielders, seven outfielders and three catchers under contract from this season’s

Braves agree to terms with LHP Dallas Keuchel

Braves get former Cy Young winner for one year
June 7, 2019

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with LHP Dallas Keuchel on a one-year contract for the remainder of the 2019 season. The lefty, who will wear No. 60, will be optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the club optioned RHP

Braves conclude final day of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft

Braves use 30 of their 41 total picks on collegiate players
June 5, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today concluded the final 30 rounds of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. After using each of their first three picks, and nine of 11 selections in the first 10 rounds on collegiate players, the Braves drafted 21 additional collegians today. In all, the club drafted 41 players,

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