Tag:Atlanta Braves
Posted on: May 3, 2010 2:27 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2010 2:30 pm

Braves' Escobar could end up on DL

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar could end up on the disabled list.

Escobar, who left Thursday's game after straining his left abductor, is listed as day to day, but manager Bobby Cox doesn't expect Escobar back soon and thinks a trip to the DL is a possibility.

Escobar sat out the weekend serries

"If he can't play in the Washington series I think we'll probably call somebody up," Cox said of Escobar, who sat out the weekend series in Florida.

Brandon Hicks, who is hitting .163 with one homer and five RBI at Triple-A Gwinnett, could get called up if Escobar lands on the DL.  

Posted on: February 22, 2010 9:58 am

Braves, Dominican prospect nearing deal

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Braves are close to signing 18-year-old shortstop prospect Edward Salcedo of the Dominican Republic. Atlanta is waiting on Salcedo to take a physical in Florida.

Salcedo, who nearly signed with the Indians two years ago but the deal fell through due to questions about his age, is considered to be on the same level as a first-round draft choice.

Posted on: February 10, 2010 11:14 am

Damon interested in Atlanta

Free agent Johnny Damon texted the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he considers the Braves 'on top of [his wish] list' as a future employer.

Damon, 36, hit .282 with 24 homers and 82 RBI for the Yankees last season. He batted .364 (8 for 22), scoring six runs and plating four RBI during the New York's World Series championship last year.

Atlanta GM Frank Wren recently said he is happy with the Braves' current roster, but will consider several free agents if the market falls into their budget.

The Tigers and Rays are also considering Damon, who started his career with the Royals in 1995.
Posted on: January 15, 2010 10:19 am

Glavine mulling post-pitching options

There's probably a good chance that Tom Glavine will retire though he hasn't "officially" made the move, yet.

According to MLB.com , Glavine could decide it's time to mend relationships and accept a Braves' offer to rejoin their organization in some capacity.

He could return to Turner Field to serve as a broadcaster or possibly assume some kind of front-office role, it appears the 43-year-old left-hander has at least resigned himself to the likelihood that he will never throw another pitch in a competitive atmosphere.

Glavine said, "I don't know why. I think if anybody has any common sense, they can figure out that I'm probably not going to pitch again."
Category: MLB
Posted on: December 9, 2009 11:46 am

Latest buzz on the Orioles

The rumors continue to swirl about the Orioles  holding trade talks with the Texas Rangers about right-hander Kevin Millwood.  However Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun says other teams are coming to the Orioles with options including Atlanta Braves' Derek Lowe and the Phillies' Joe Blanton

Schmuck has also learned that Orioles officials are getting more confident that they can complete a deal for Millwood involving reliever Chris Ray .

In addition, Schmuck seems to think the Orioles aren't in a hurry to trade Felix Pie even though he continues to draw interest from other clubs.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports the Orioles were one of eight teams to contact the Padres about 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff.
Posted on: December 7, 2009 3:27 pm

Soriano likely to accept Braves' arbitration

Joel Sherman of the New York Post has learned that several executives believe that Rafael Soriano is going to accept the Braves' offer for arbitration.

In addition, Sherman says a person close to Soriano said accepting arbitration is “an option that (Soriano) is seriously considering.”

If Soriano accepts arbitration at today’s deadline that makes him a signed player for next year and his price tag should be about $8 million. An NL official said Soriano should reject the arbitration because the minimum he would get on the open market is a two-year, $12 million deal.

Posted on: December 3, 2009 3:41 pm

Knobler says Braves moving in on Saito

CBSSports columnist Danny Knobler reports the Braves are close to signing free-agent reliever Takashi Saito to a one-year contract.

Read Danny's complete blog post .
Posted on: November 23, 2009 10:49 am

Braves looking for offense

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that besides potential replacements at first base and closer, the Braves want to improve their offense this offseason, preferably with a power hitter.

It could be a a first baseman or an outfielder and have expressed interest in Mark DeRosa, Nationals LF Josh Willingham, OF Mike Cameron and Jermaine Dye.

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