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Jenkins gets rocked, Braves get swept at Coors Field
Tyrell Jenkins reacts after giving up a three-run homer to Nolan Arenado in the first inning of Sunday’s 7-2 Braves loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Updated: 12:19 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

DENVER – The Braves drew eight walks in the first five innings Sunday against the Rockies, yet failed to score until the seventh inning. This was particularly problematic considering they trailed 7-0 after four innings.It was that kind of day and that kind of series for the Braves, who saw ...
Freeman is suddenly an unexpected triples machine
Freddie Freeman’s triples Friday and Saturday gave him a career-high six for the season — all in his past 41 games — and made him the first Braves first baseman with six triples since 1953. (Curtis Compton/AJC file photo)

6:16 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016

DENVER – Freddie Freeman had triples in consecutive games Friday and Saturday to give him six for the season, the first Braves first baseman to hit six triples in a season since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966.The last Braves first baseman to hit as many triples in a ...
Teheran aims to make next start without rotation shuffle
Julio Teheran, feeling better two days after leaving a game with back tightness, thinks he’ll avoid a DL stint and even hopes to make his next scheduled turn in the rotation without being pushed back a day or two. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016

DENVER – Julio Teheran felt good during his light-throwing session Sunday and said he hopes to start in his next scheduled turn Thursday, though the Braves will wait to see how he feels throwing off a mound Tuesday as part of his usual between-starts routine.Teheran left Friday’s game with back ...
Sixth inning dooms Braves again in loss to Rockies

Updated: 1:24 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016

DENVER – The sixth inning has doomed the Braves in each of the first three games of their four-game series against the Rockies, and Saturday it also ruined what had been a strong performance by Matt Wisler.Wisler was pitching a two-hitter and had a 3-2 lead until the sixth inning, ...
Vote: Should Braves trade these 13 players?
Braves outfielders Jeff Francoeur (left) and Nick Markakis might be wearing different uniforms in the near future. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Updated: 9:57 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

It's no secret the Braves are rebuilding and trades are inevitable, especially with the August 1 trade deadline approaching. The Braves have a few players that might be able to help other teams push for playoff spots this season. Trades would also open up roster spots and playing time for ...
Freeman has stitches removed, hopes to build on 2-hit game
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had stitches removed from his back Saturday, which had been in place since he had a mole removed during the All-Star break. (AP file photo/John Bazemore)

9:42 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

DENVER – Freddie Freeman got stitches removed from his back Saturday afternoon, a day after getting a figurative monkey off his back with a two-hit game that included a triple.The stitches in just below his neck had been there 11 days since Freeman had a mole removed. A biopsy of ...
Teheran feeling better, hopeful of making next start
Braves pitcher Julio Teheran confers with head trainer Jeff Porter in the fifth inning Friday. Teheran left the game with tightness in the right side of his back below the shoulder. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

8:12 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

DENVER – A day after Julio Teheran left his start against the Rockies with back tightness, the Braves ace did his usual day-after-start workout, said he felt good, and tested well when a team trainer check his shoulder strength. While the Braves haven’t made a decision on whether Teheran will ...
Several teams want Braves castoff Melvin Upton Jr.
Melvin Upton Jr. of the San Diego Padres goes over the wall to take away a home run from J.J. Hardy #2 of the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Updated: 6:49 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Braves had a hard time finding anyone that wanted Melvin Upton Jr. and his huge contract 16 months ago. They eventually had to include All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel in a trade with the Padres just before the start of the 2015 season in order to part ways with the ...
Jordan Schafer’s ERA, while low, is rising
Former Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer, shown in spring training in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in 2014, is a relief pitcher in the Dodgers organization. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

4:38 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

Jordan Schafer’s bullpen journey has taken another rocky turn. Schafer’s ERA has ballooned from 1.35 on July 2 to 2.94 after last night’s game. The former Braves outfielder is a reliever for Double-A Tulsa in the Dodgers organization. After pitching two scoreless innings July 2, in which he gave up ...
Swanson, Albies in the past 10 days
U.S. Team’s Dansby Swanson, of the Braves, follows through during the second inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game against the World Team, Sunday, July 10, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

2:17 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

From July 13 through Friday night, Braves middle-infield prospects Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies hit a rough stretch at the plate for Double-A Mississippi. Over those 10 days, Albies played in nine games and Swanson played in eight, and they had a combined .222 batting average. Here are their individual ...
Braves All-Star Teheran leaves game with injury

Updated: 2:07 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

DENVER – Braves pitcher Julio Teheran left Friday’s game against the Rockies in the fifth inning with tightness in the latissimus dorsi muscles on the right side of his back. The Braves will likely wait a day or two to determine whether to place him on the 15-day disabled list, ...
Braves leave bases loaded in 9th, lose 4-3 to Rockies

Updated: 2:08 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

DENVER – The Braves had a 1-0 lead through five innings Friday night against the Rockies, but soon after Julio Teheran left, trouble arrived. Teheran in the fifth inning with tightness in the latissimus dorsi muscles in the right side of his back, and the Rockies used a pair of ...
DL updates: Simmons set for 2nd rehab stint; Gant progressing

9:48 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

DENVER – The Braves hope to finally have reliever Shae Simmons back in late August, while rookie right-hander John Gant could be back sooner than that from an oblique strain.Gant, on the disabled list since June 28, threw off a mound Friday for the first time since the injury.“Gant threw ...
Inciarte’s sensational catch underscores his value to Braves
Ender Inciarte’s offense has been sluggish in his first season with the Braves, but his defense has been exceptional and team officials rave about his baseball instincts and energy. (Curtis Compton/AJC file photo)

8:42 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

DENVER – A day later there was still talk at Coors Field about the running catch that Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte made a step in front of the center-field wall Thursday night. “That was an unbelievable catch,” Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. “He’s instinctual. Baseball’s gods waved that ...
CarGo’s homer off Folty propels Rockies past Braves
Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte catches a long fly ball off the bat of Colorado Rockies’ Ryan Raburn to end the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Updated: 6:59 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

DENVER – After taking a two-hit shutout to the eighth inning against the Rockies on Saturday in Atlanta, Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz carried a one-hit shutout into the sixth against same team Thursday at Coors Field. In both cases, the next three batters reached base, and both times all ended ...
Atlanta artist sculpting new Aaron statue for SunTrust Park
The existing Hank Aaron statue will remain in downtown Atlanta.

Updated: 4:14 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

A new statue for Braves legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is being created for SunTrust Park in Cobb County, the organization has announced on two of its social media pages. The Braves revealed on their Twitter and Facebook pages that Atlanta-based artist Ross Rossin will create the new ...
Braves’ TV ratings and other things we learned in Atlanta sports biz
Braves fans haven’t had much to cheer this season, whether watching games at Turner Field or on TV. The Braves have the worst record in the major leagues. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

3:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Five things we learned in Atlanta sports business this week:1. Braves’ TV ratings down sharply: The Braves, historically one of baseball’s more popular teams on television, rank near the bottom of the major leagues in local ratings this season. Their local TV ratings were the fifth lowest among the 30 ...
Pierzynski, Folty discuss a night when frustrations showed
Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski didn’t think he deserived to be thrown out of Thursday’s game against the Rockies. (Curtis Compton/AJC file photo)

1:48 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

DENVER – There were moments of frustration and anger displayed publicly Thursday by Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, but as far as the ejection of catcher A.J. Pierzynski, well, the sometimes fiery veteran said he did nothing to warrant getting tossed.In the 7-3 loss to the Rockies, Pierzynski was thrown out ...
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