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Cole Hamels uncertain for Braves’ Opening Day roster?

Cole Hamels seem to leave things cut very close for Hamels to make the initial 30-man roster.

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Saturday open thread

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Cole Hamels misses side session with triceps tendinitis

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The tenure of Cole Hamels with the Braves has not been off to the greatest start

To say that Cole Hamel’s tenure with the Braves has been off to a rough start is a bit of an understatement. Before he made an appearance this spring at all, you know....before a global pandemic cancelled basically everything, Hamels got held out of workouts with a shoulder injury that he suffered during offseason workouts.

While Hamels’ status impacted roster decisions...

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Gaurav Vedak

Braves Player Pool Profiles: 1B Yonder Alonso

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The veteran could fill a potential vacancy at first base and see solid playing time to start the season.

With Freddie Freeman indefinitely sidelined because of COVID-19 Yonder Alonso immediately becomes a much more important player in the organization as he’s the only first baseman in the minors that has major league experience.

Despite a relatively strong 10 year career in which Yonder has hit .259/.332/.404 the Braves were able to sign him to a minor...

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Braves Player Pool Profile: Shea Langeliers

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Shea Langeliers is already one of the best defensive backstops in the minors.

Braves have history with developing some of the best catchers in baseball with Javy Lopez and Brian McCann. Even some fan favorites like Evan Gattis and Eddie Perez came up through the Braves system. Shea Langeliers has a chance to add his name into the mix.

When Shea Langeliers was drafted in 2019 with the 9th overall pick, it wasn’t the...

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The Daily Chop: Braves set to host Marlins for exhibition games

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The Braves will play exhibition games against the Marlins just prior to the start of the regular season.

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Braves to host Marlins for two exhibition games on July 21-22

The Braves announced on Friday that they intend to play two tune-up games against the Marlins on July 21st and 22nd, which will serve as exhibitions for the season beginning on July 24th. Both games will be televised on FOX Sports Southeast, along with an intrasquad scrimmage on...

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Kris Willis

Friday open thread

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Gaurav Vedak

Braves Player Pool Profiles: C Logan Brown

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The former D2 standout makes the Braves taxi roster

The next player that we are going to be covering in our Braves player pool profiles is Logan Brown who surprised many fans with his inclusion in Atlanta’s pool and elicited a bunch of ‘who?’ and ‘why?’ questions. Don’t worry...we are here to help.

Much like fellow Braves minor league catcher Jonathan Morales, Brown joins the squad mainly due to the position that he plays. Logan was a 35th...

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Braves to host Marlins for two exhibition games on July 21-22

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A pair of warmup games just before Opening Day 2.0

The Braves will host the Miami Marlins at Truist Park on July 21 and July 22 for a pair of exhibition games just before the regular season begins, the team announced Friday.

The July 21 game is a Tuesday and will be played at 7:10 p.m. ET. The following day’s game will begin at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Good news for fans — both games will be broadcasted on TV on Fox Sports Southeast and on radio via 680 The...

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Comparing the Braves 2020 schedule to the rest of the NL East division

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How does the Braves 2020 schedule compare to the rest the NL East Division?

For me, this week has been both exciting and unsettling. Like many of you, I am thrilled to have baseball back, as any sign that sports is returning to our world is great. However, also like many of you, I am anxious knowing that COVID-19 is a reality that is not going away. The excitement remains a bit tempered with the knowledge that this season still...

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Kris Willis

Introducing the new “Ozzie and Wash” shirt from Breaking T

Breaking T is back with another great T-shirt design for the Atlanta Braves. As Major League Baseball tries to adjust to the new reality of social distancing, players and coaches are adjusting the ways that they interact with each other. Ozzie Albies and Ron Washington have always had an entertaining relationship and the duo recently unveiled “The Low Five” in a recent workout at Truist Park. Personally, I can’t think of a better symbol to represent the Braves in this unusual 2020...

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Talking Chop Early 2021 MLB Draft Preview: Prep Bats

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Taking a closer look at 10 of the top names among the 2021 prep bats and some other names to watch.

With the 2020 MLB Draft done the 2021 MLB Draft starts to become a consideration going forward, and it’s an interesting group to be sure.

The 2021 draft class hasn’t proven much yet, either on the prep or college side, minus a few of the truly elite guys. Taking away the college guys sophomore year and prep kids junior year really limits a chance to...

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Braves player pool profile: Peter O’Brien

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The 29-year-old journeyman hopes his big bat can contribute to the Atlanta Braves offense sometime in 2020 as a member of the Taxi Squad.

Peter O’Brien has been well-traveled since being one of the New York Yankees’ top prospects not too long ago. Now he finds himself on the Atlanta Braves’ 60-man roster, hoping his power bat can launch a few big home runs for the big-league club in 2020.

Peter O’Brien: From Top Yankees Prospect...

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Kris Willis

The Daily Chop: Scrimmage notes, Ronald Acuña Jr. and more

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The Atlanta Braves held another scrimmage at Truist Park on Thursday. Mike Foltynewicz came away with the headline performance allowing just one baserunner, a walk to Charlie Culberson, in a three-inning scoreless appearance. Catchers Travis d’Arnaud and William Contreras both homered off of Sean Newcomb while Charlie Culberson hit a two-run blast off of reliever Grant Dayton.

Brian Snitker indicated that the Braves will hold regular workouts Friday,...

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Kris Willis

Thursday open thread

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Mike Foltynewicz sharp, catchers impressing and more notes from Thursday’s scrimmage

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The Atlanta Braves held a controlled scrimmage for the second consecutive day at Truist Park with Mike Foltynewicz turning in an impressive performance. Folty allowed just one baserunner, a walk to Charlie Culberson, in a three-inning performance.

“I got to the field today, and there were some butterflies in my stomach,” Foltynewicz said, “But it wasn’t near as crazy as it might be Opening Day or a game in September.”

Foltynewicz and others,...

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Braves Player Pool Profile: Philip Pfeifer

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Philip Pfeifer seemingly defied the odds to become a prospect at 27 years old.

Philip Pfeifer came from an elite program in Vanderbilt. During the 2013 season he was kicked off the team for failing a drug test. He missed the entire 2014 season and was allowed back on the squad for the 2015 season in which he posted 11 K/9 over 96 innings where he split time starting and closing games (9 starts and 5 saves). He was a pitcher that didn’t...

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Scott Coleman

Braves 2021 schedule features home games with Yankees and Red Sox, lengthy west coast road trip in September

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The Braves’ tentative schedule for 2021 has been released and it features a number of high-profile games, including a home-and-home series with the Yankees and Red Sox and two late-season trips to the west coast. Let’s dig in...

Opening Day will find the Braves in Philadelphia for a showdown with the Phillies on Thursday, April 1. The dreaded off-day following Opening Day follows that Friday before the series wraps up that weekend. A trip to face...

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Braves Add Bryce Ball To Player Pool

The Braves have added first base prospect Bryce Ball to their 60-man player pool, per a club announcement. David Lee of bravesprospects.com first reported the news.

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Kris Willis

Watch today’s Braves simulated game here

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The Braves will hold another simulated game Thursday with a start time of around 1:10 p.m. ET. Don’t expect a TV level broadcast but this is a glimpse of the team as they prepare for the 2020 season.

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