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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

Braves sign C Brian McCann

The Atlanta Braves today signed C Brian McCann to a one-year contract worth $2 million for the 2019 season. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the club designated LHP Ricardo Sánchez for assignment.
November 26, 2018

The Atlanta Braves today signed C Brian McCann to a one-year contract worth $2 million for the 2019 season. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the club designated LHP Ricardo Sánchez for assignment. McCann, 34, returns to Atlanta after spending the last five seasons in the American League,

Jonny Venters wins National League Comeback Player of the Year

The Atlanta Braves congratulate LHP Jonny Venters for winning the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award.
November 20, 2018

The Atlanta Braves congratulate LHP Jonny Venters for winning the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award. Venters returned from three different elbow surgeries to appear in a major league game for the first time since 2012 this season. He is the second Braves player to win the award;

Brian Snitker named National League Manager of the Year

The Atlanta Braves congratulate manager Brian Snitker on winning the 2018 National League Manager of the Year award.
November 13, 2018

The Atlanta Braves congratulate manager Brian Snitker on winning the 2018 National League Manager of the Year award. Snitker captured 17 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), which has presented the award since 1983. The Braves will hold a press conference with Snitker beginning

Ronald Acuña Jr. named National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year

The Atlanta Braves congratulate OF Ronald Acuña Jr. on winning the 2018 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award. Acuña Jr. captured 27 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), which has given the award nationally since 1947.
November 12, 2018

The Atlanta Braves congratulate OF Ronald Acuña Jr. on winning the 2018 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award. Acuña Jr. captured 27 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), which has given the award nationally since 1947.Acuña Jr., 20, finished his first

Nick Markakis wins Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award

The Atlanta Braves congratulate OF Nick Markakis on winning a 2018 National League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger award, the first such honor of his career. Presented every year since 1980, the Silver Slugger award is issued to the top offensive producers at each position in the field as voted by Major League managers and coaches.
November 8, 2018

The Atlanta Braves congratulate OF Nick Markakis on winning a 2018 National League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger award, the first such honor of his career. Presented every year since 1980, the Silver Slugger award is issued to the top offensive producers at each position in the field as voted by

Freddie Freeman named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at first base

The Atlanta Braves congratulate 1B Freddie Freeman on being named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at first base.
November 7, 2018

The Atlanta Braves congratulate 1B Freddie Freeman on being named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at first base. The awards, issued since 2012, recognize the top defensive player at each position across the majors and are the official MLB defensive achievement award. Freeman, 29, finished with 12 defensive runs

Braves name Mike Fast special assistant to the general manager

The Atlanta Braves announced the club hired Mike Fast as a special assistant to general manager Alex Anthopoulos on Wednesday.
November 7, 2018

The Atlanta Braves announced the club hired Mike Fast as a special assistant to general manager Alex Anthopoulos on Wednesday. Fast joins the Braves from the Houston Astros, where he spent seven seasons in the club's front office, most recently as the team's director of research and development.  In his most

Dansby Swanson undergoes left wrist procedure

The Atlanta Braves today announced that shortstop Dansby Swanson underwent a procedure to remove a loose body in his left wrist on Monday, Nov. 5.
November 7, 2018

The Atlanta Braves today announced that shortstop Dansby Swanson underwent a procedure to remove a loose body in his left wrist on Monday, Nov. 5. Braves head physician Dr. Gary Lourie performed the procedure in Atlanta and Swanson is expected to be ready for spring training.  Swanson, 24, hit .238