Gabriel Burns

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Gabriel Burns is sports content producer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Analysis: How might Braves use September call-ups?
 The Braves, like the rest of MLB, have the benefit of roster expansion looming Sept. 1. MLB allows teams to carry 40 players – 15 more than the usual 25-man mandate – through the final month of the regular season. Minor league teams finish their seasons in early September (Sept. 3, in the Braves’ case).  Teams typically...

Posted: 12 hours ago

The Braves, like the rest of MLB, have the benefit of roster expansion looming Sept. 1. MLB allows teams to carry 40 players – 15 more than the usual 25-man mandate – through the final month of the regular season. Minor league teams finish their seasons in early September (Sept. 3, in the Braves’ case).  Teams typically...
Braves reactions after Ronald Acuna is injured by intentional hit by pitch
 Tempers flared in the Braves’ 5-2 win over the Marlins on Wednesday. Ronald Acuna stepped up to the plate and was immediately hit by a 97-mph fastball from Jose Urena. It prompted two bench clearings, with Braves manager Brian Snitker and Urena ejected. » Mark Bradley: Tired of getting hit by Acuna, Marlins hit him Here...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Tempers flared in the Braves’ 5-2 win over the Marlins on Wednesday. Ronald Acuna stepped up to the plate and was immediately hit by a 97-mph fastball from Jose Urena. It prompted two bench clearings, with Braves manager Brian Snitker and Urena ejected. » Mark Bradley: Tired of getting hit by Acuna, Marlins hit him Here...
Acuna intentionally hit, ‘unwritten rules’ overshadow Braves sweep
 The Marlins’ - or rather, an individual’s - attempt at slowing Ronald Acuna was an outdated means of getting even, a gesture that needs to be left behind if baseball hopes to progress. And it still didn’t work: The Braves won 5-2. But the actual game was overshadowed by what occurred during the home team’s first plate...

Posted: 22 hours ago

The Marlins’ - or rather, an individual’s - attempt at slowing Ronald Acuna was an outdated means of getting even, a gesture that needs to be left behind if baseball hopes to progress. And it still didn’t work: The Braves won 5-2. But the actual game was overshadowed by what occurred during the home team’s first plate...
Ronald Acuna hit by pitch in first at-bat, causing near brawl
 The Marlins found a way to stop Ronald Acuna from hitting a lead-off home run, and it resulted in benches clearing. Jose Urena hit Acuna on the first pitch on the bottom of the first in Wednesday’s game, prompting chaos. Acuna remained down holding his side near his elbow, visiting with trainers as more conflict unfolded in the infield...

Posted: a day ago

The Marlins found a way to stop Ronald Acuna from hitting a lead-off home run, and it resulted in benches clearing. Jose Urena hit Acuna on the first pitch on the bottom of the first in Wednesday’s game, prompting chaos. Acuna remained down holding his side near his elbow, visiting with trainers as more conflict unfolded in the infield...
Max Fried will make rehab start Friday
 Braves lefty Max Fried is ahead of schedule in recovering from a groin injury sustained in his last start Aug. 7. Fried tried to dodge a liner from Washington’s Spencer Kieboom, hurting himself in the process and exiting after two innings. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a groin strain following the 8-3 loss. But Fried...

Posted: a day ago

Braves lefty Max Fried is ahead of schedule in recovering from a groin injury sustained in his last start Aug. 7. Fried tried to dodge a liner from Washington’s Spencer Kieboom, hurting himself in the process and exiting after two innings. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a groin strain following the 8-3 loss. But Fried...
Ronald Acuna is the superstar Braves - and baseball - needed
 The Braves’ path back to relevancy has been paved by a 20-year-old who’s just being a kid. It took only one swing to put Ronald Acuna into the record books again. This time it was his first multi-homer game, a four-RBI effort that gave the Braves a 10-6 win over the Marlins.  “I never have (seen anything like it) in...

Posted: a day ago

The Braves’ path back to relevancy has been paved by a 20-year-old who’s just being a kid. It took only one swing to put Ronald Acuna into the record books again. This time it was his first multi-homer game, a four-RBI effort that gave the Braves a 10-6 win over the Marlins.  “I never have (seen anything like it) in...
Acuna posts first multi-homer game, makes history in Braves win
 - Photos: Two more home runs for Ronald Acuna There isn’t a hotter hitter on the planet than the Braves’ own rookie phenom. Ronald Acuna smashed the first ball he saw over the wall for his third consecutive lead-off home run. Charlie Culberson plastered the next pitch for a 2-0 lead. Then came the seventh inning. The...

Posted: a day ago

- Photos: Two more home runs for Ronald Acuna There isn’t a hotter hitter on the planet than the Braves’ own rookie phenom. Ronald Acuna smashed the first ball he saw over the wall for his third consecutive lead-off home run. Charlie Culberson plastered the next pitch for a 2-0 lead. Then came the seventh inning. The...
Ronald Acuna homers again - five straight, three in leadoff
 The Braves’ Ronald Acuna is about making history at the start of every game. He homered on the first pitch from Miami’s Trevor Richards on Tuesday, his third-straight game with a lead-off homer. He’s the first to do so since Brady Anderson homered in four straight in 1999. Acuna’s hit a home run in five-straight contests...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Braves’ Ronald Acuna is about making history at the start of every game. He homered on the first pitch from Miami’s Trevor Richards on Tuesday, his third-straight game with a lead-off homer. He’s the first to do so since Brady Anderson homered in four straight in 1999. Acuna’s hit a home run in five-straight contests...
5 stats to put Ronald Acuna’s run in perspective
 Ronald Acuna has revived his preseason form late in the season, demolishing pitching as a one-man wrecking crew and visibly enjoying every moment of it. The 20-year-old has homered in four consecutive games. The latter two shots began games Monday, guiding the Braves to a doubleheader sweep of the lowly Marlins. Stats to put Acuna’s...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ronald Acuna has revived his preseason form late in the season, demolishing pitching as a one-man wrecking crew and visibly enjoying every moment of it. The 20-year-old has homered in four consecutive games. The latter two shots began games Monday, guiding the Braves to a doubleheader sweep of the lowly Marlins. Stats to put Acuna’s...
McCarthy, Freeman, Moylan could join Braves’ September bullpen
 The Braves could welcome the return of two rehabbing relievers and possibly one starter-turned-reliever entering the final month of the regular season. Sam Freeman and Peter Moylan, two veterans who struggled before their disabled-list stints, are headed to Triple-A Gwinnett to continue their rehab assignments. Starter Brandon McCarthy threw...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Braves could welcome the return of two rehabbing relievers and possibly one starter-turned-reliever entering the final month of the regular season. Sam Freeman and Peter Moylan, two veterans who struggled before their disabled-list stints, are headed to Triple-A Gwinnett to continue their rehab assignments. Starter Brandon McCarthy threw...
Touki Toussaint lives up to his billing in first start
 Braves prospect Touki Toussaint was about to watch Kolby Allard throw a bullpen Thursday afternoon when his manager called him in for a meeting. Toussaint, who was preparing for his sixth start with Triple-A Gwinnett, was surprised when manager Damon Berryhill informed him he wouldn’t be making his Friday outing. Toussaint was scratched...

Posted: 3 days ago

Braves prospect Touki Toussaint was about to watch Kolby Allard throw a bullpen Thursday afternoon when his manager called him in for a meeting. Toussaint, who was preparing for his sixth start with Triple-A Gwinnett, was surprised when manager Damon Berryhill informed him he wouldn’t be making his Friday outing. Toussaint was scratched...