MLB Rumors: Atlanta Braves

Price saying goodbye on Sunday? 

July, 13, 2014
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Could Sunday's start at home for the Tampa Bay Rays end up being the last time David Price pitches for the team? With the All-Star break on the horizon, and the Rays still firmly in the cellar, expect a huge ovation from the hometown fans when Price ultimately leaves the game, just in case they don't get another chance to say goodbye.

Uggla done in Atlanta? 

July, 13, 2014
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It looks like the Atlanta Braves have finally had enough of Dan Uggla's lackluster performance this season. On Saturday night, the team recalled infielder Phil Gosselin from Triple-A and, as David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes, "when a corresponding roster move is announced Sunday it’s possible veteran second baseman Dan Uggla could be designated for assignment or traded."

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Braves done addressing rotation? 

June, 21, 2014
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UPDATE: On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves downplayed the possibility of Alex Wood returning to the their rotation. Then on Friday, they made the move many expected them to make.

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Uggla on thin ice? 

May, 13, 2014
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At first, it was just a night off. Now Dan Uggla is in the midst of an extended stay on the Atlanta Braves' bench.

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There is no room for Nick Franklin in Seattle as long as Robinson Cano is on the Mariners roster, unless Franklin learns and adjusts to a new position.

And there is no room in Atlanta's rotation for Alex Wood. The hard-throwing 23-year-old moved back to the bullpen on Friday as Atlanta went with Gavin Floyd as the fifth starter.

With the Braves needing production at second base and a talent like Wood to offer in a deal, could the two teams work something out?

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Finding a fit for Gavin Floyd 

April, 19, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves' rotation appeared to be in shambles a few short weeks ago when the club learned Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy would be lost for the season.

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How Braves make room for Minor 

April, 15, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves continue to receive encouraging news on Mike Minor, who threw five scoreless innings in his third minor league rehab start Sunday and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation sometime next week.

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The Atlanta Braves could use some pitching help right now, but they agreed to a deal with left-hander Luis Perez on Monday with hopes the lefthander can make a significant impact later in the season, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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The names may change, but the Braves remain a franchise that relies heavily on its starting pitching rotation. Atlanta starters ranked fifth in the majors in ERA among starting pitchers last season (3.51), and GM Frank Wren made news earlier this spring by signing Julio Teheran to a long-term deal. The big question this spring is whether another young phenom can outpitch a 37-year-old veteran for the fifth spot in the rotation.

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Braves sticking with Uggla 

March, 3, 2014
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The lowest batting average in the major leagues last season belonged to Dan Uggla, whose .179 mark with the Braves was almost 30 points worse than the next closest qualifier, Darwin Barney of the Cubs.

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After losing catcher Brian McCann to free agency, the Atlanta Braves are prepared to go into the 2014 season with Evan Gattis handling the majority of duties behind the plate. However, the organization is making sure they have other options available to them, just in case things don't quite work out as planned.

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Kimbrel could win case, lose team 

January, 30, 2014
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There could be a lot at stake if the Atlanta Braves and closer Craig Kimbrel end up going to arbitration instead of settling in advance of a hearing. Should Kimbrel end up getting his desired salary, the team may well be forced to send the closer packing sooner, rather than later.

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Trouble ahead for Heyward and Braves? 

January, 19, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves had seven players who were eligible for arbitration this season. They came to terms with four of them, including reliever Kris Medlen. However, it looks like the other three might end up being settled during an actual hearing.

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Atlanta 2B Dan Uggla is three years into the 5-year, $62 million deal he signed in Jan. 2011, and is coming off a brutal season where he batted just .179 and finished with a -1.3 WAR. Uggla will turn 34 before Opening Day and was left off the Braves' postseason roster this past fall, and at this point one has to believe the Braves would love to be able to go in a new direction.

But unless the Braves find a taker for the power-hitting infielder, they might have to eat the remaining two years and $26 million on his deal in order to do so.

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Braves ready to make a move? 

December, 15, 2013
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If you're a big believer in addition by subtraction, then the Atlanta Braves are way ahead of the rest of the league this offseason. They've yet to make any major signings, but have seen pitcher Tim Hudson and catcher Brian McCann both sign elsewhere for the 2014 season.

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