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Kris Willis

Braves News: A.J. Minter to begin rehab assignment Saturday

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A key Braves reliever is nearing a return.

The Atlanta Braves are closing in on getting another key piece back from injury. Lefty reliever A.J. Minter is scheduled to make a rehab appearance Saturday with the Rome Emperors. Minter was placed on the injured list on May 30 due to left hip inflammation.

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AJ Minter is set to make a Major League Rehab Appearance tomorrow with the Rome Emperors.

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Ivan the Great

Braves roll over Rodon, enjoy smooth Sale-ing in 8-1 win over Yankees

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In another flashback to 2023, the Braves scored two runs on two pitches and then added on a bunch more in an easy win

It hasn’t happened all that often this season, but if you were looking for a flashback to the 2023 Braves offense, you definitely got it on Friday night, as the Braves creamed the Yankees by a final score of 8-1. They had a 2-0 lead two pitches into the game, and only added on from there, as Chris Sale cruised and the Braves reeled...

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Chris Sale, Braves cruise past skidding Yankees

Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley homered in the first inning and Chris Sale pitched five solid innings in combining with four relievers on a three-hitter as the visiting Atlanta Braves rolled to an 8-1 victory over the slumping New York Yankees on Friday night.

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Braves at Yankees Game Thread

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Chris Sale vs. Carlos Rodon

The Braves will try to keep it rolling against the Yankees, who have a tenuous grasp on MLB’s best record at the moment.

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Kris Willis

SB Nation Reacts: Fans think Chris Sale is the Braves’ most deserving All-Star pitcher

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Braves fans weigh in on which Braves pitcher is the most deserving to make a trip to the All-Star game

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the MLB. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Atlanta Braves fans and fans across the country. Sign up hereto participate in the weekly emailed surveys.

This week’s SB Nation Reacts question asked which Atlanta Braves’ pitcher was most deserving of an All-Star nod....

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Ivan the Great

Braves bunch the righties against Rodon

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Sean Murphy moves up to sixth after his two-homer outburst on Wednesday

With southpaw Carlos Rodon on the mound for the Yankees, the Braves are bunching a slew of righties in the bottom half of their lineup:

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Sean Murphy moves up to the six-hole after his two-homer outburst on Wednesday; it’ll be his fourth time hitting...

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Ivan the Great

Chris Sale’s elite arm takes on Yankees’ elite bats in series opener

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Who better to take on one of MLB’s best offenses than one of MLB’s best pitchers?

The Braves will be in New York, taking on the sweet-swinging Yankees over the weekend, and trying to keep their own mini-roll going while giving the Bronx Bombers and their currently MLB-best record a run for its money. The series begins with a pretty fun matchup, as Chris Sale, one of MLB’s best pitchers to date, will try to solve a lineup that’s had few...

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Is a blockbuster trade on the table for the Braves at the trade deadline?

The Braves’ approach ahead of the trade deadline has changed significantly since the start of the season because of injuries to their two best players, Spencer Strider and Ronald Acuña Jr.

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Battery Power TV: Fresh off successful home stand, can Atlanta Braves maintain momentum on the road?

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The Braves are headed to New York for a showdown against the Yankees.

The Atlanta Braves flexed their collective muscle at Truist Park and finally showed some signs of emerging from their lengthy doldrums.

Austin Riley was among those to really get things going at the plate. His big home stand was a welcome sign for the Atlanta slugger. Meanwhile, Jarred Kelenic is the latest man installed at the top of the order as Michael Harris II went...

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Braves Minor League Recap: Lucas Braun strikes out nine

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Braun had his struggles with six runs allowed, but continues to miss bats at a high rate

With no Atlanta Braves baseball being played it was up to the farm system to carry the torch on Thursday night. They did not do that. They got swept. Still there were a handful of things to like — Cal Conley had a hell of a day and has had a resurgent season in Mississippi. Lucas Braun had his worst day of the past month, but still had flashes...

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Cassidy Mcmahon

This Day in Braves History: Braves Fire Eddie Mathews

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1959 - Hank Aaron hits three two-run home runs at Seals Stadium to lead the Braves to a 13-3 win over the Giants. It is the only three-homer game of Aaron’s career.

1967 - Bob Uecker hits the only grand slam home run of his career to help the Braves to a 9-2 win over the Giants at Candlestick Park.

1974 - The Braves fire manager Eddie Mathews and replace him with Clyde King.

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1916 - Rube Foster throws the first no-hitter in...

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Braves News: Yankees on deck, Sean Murphy heating up, and more

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Atlanta Braves news and notes from Thursday.

After a successful homestand, the Atlanta Braves head to New York for a three-game set with the Yankees. The Braves enter play with a 41-31 record and sit seven games out of the division lead. The Yankees own an impressive 51-26 record and sit atop the American League East.

Chris Sale, Charlie Morton, and Max Fried are each scheduled to take the mound. The Yankees are sending out Carlos Rodon, Marcus...

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Chris Sale, Braves out to capitalize on Yanks' recent stumble

While the New York Yankees are suddenly amid their worst stretch of a strong season, the Atlanta Braves are hopeful a hot streak is starting. The Yankees will attempt to reverse some recent subpar play Friday night when they host the Braves in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

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Braves head to New York for three-game series against the surging Yankees

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The Braves have won six of their last seven games and will head out on the road for a three-game clash with the AL East-leading Yankees.

After completing a 5-1 homestand, the Atlanta Braves will head back out on the road on Friday, where they will begin a seven-game road trip with a three-game series against the New York Yankees. The Braves took two of three from the Rays and then swept the Tigers in a three-game set to move back to 10 games over .500 at...

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Jurrangelo Cijntje to Braves in ESPN mock draft

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The switch-pitcher once again finds himself connected to Atlanta

Another mock draft on the slate, this time from ESPN and Kiley McDaniel, and it’s another common connection with the Atlanta Braves projected to select Mississippi State switch-pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje at 24th. Cijntje was rated by McDaniel as the 36th-best prospect in this draft in his most recent rankings, with notably helium from the selection that has...

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Keith Law projects RHP Braylon Doughty to Braves in latest mock draft

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Law has the Braves going the prep route at 24

In an updated mock draft from the Athletic on Wednesday, Keith Law ran through another mock draft and this time had the Atlanta Braves going in a different direction at 24th. There has been a significant college lean for most publications, but with law projecting such connections as Ryan Waldschmidt and Jurrangelo Cijntje to fall before Atlanta gets a crack at them Law has the Braves...

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Was this past offseason Alex Anthopoulos’ best work yet?

After signing a contract extension through the 2031 season, Alex Anthopoulos has a chance to go down as the best general manager in Braves franchise history.

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Jesse Chavez, All-Star? Maybe, just maybe.

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For the second consecutive season, the elder statesman of the Braves bullpen has pitched so well that possibility of his selection to the All-Star game has begun to gain momentum.

Twelve months ago, Jesse Chavez’s season was put on hold for three months after he took a line-drive to his leg. It couldn’t have been more inopportune timing for the then 39-year-old who was putting together the best season of his career out of...

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Braves land most unique player in latest ESPN MLB mock draft Jurrangelo Cijntje

Over at ESPN, Kiley McDaniel dropped his latest mock draft, and he has the Braves selecting probably the most intriguing prospect in the entire 2024 class, Mississippi State switch-handed pitcher, Jurrangelo Cijntje.

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Braves Minor League Recap: Didier Fuentes strikes out seven for Augusta

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Fuentes has struck out 18 batters across his last 12 innings of work.

Rome clinched a playoff spot, Didier Fuentes was spectacular for Augusta and Kevin Kilpatrick Jr. doubled twice in what was a jam-packed day down on the farm. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

(34-37) Gwinnett Stripers 3, (30-40) Charlotte Knights 9 Luke Williams, 3B: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB Eli White, CF: 2-4 Zach Logue, SP: 3 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, K

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