Latest Atlanta Braves News

Orioles' Corbin Burnes looks sharp in first game appearance with his new team

Feb. 24, 2024 19:05 PM EST

Corbin Burnes’ first outing with his new team looked like an abbreviated version of a typical performance with his old one. Burnes worked one scoreless inning for the Baltimore Orioles and struck out the first two batters he faced Saturday in the 2021 NL Cy Young Award winner's...

Chris Caray hired as TV broadcaster for Oakland A's games

Feb. 20, 2024 13:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Caray has been hired as a play-by-play announcer for Oakland Athletics games on NBC Sports California, becoming the fourth generation of his family to work as an MLB broadcaster. Caray's father, Chip, is the TV play-by-play voice for the St. Louis...

Mike Soroka looking to prove himself in his first season with the Chicago White Sox

Feb. 15, 2024 16:28 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Soroka looks around the Chicago White Sox spring training clubhouse and sees a lot of players in a similar position to himself: people looking to prove something. “There’s a lot of guys in this clubhouse that are fighting for careers,” Soroka said...

MLB's free agent market begins to thaw, Soler agrees to $42 million deal with Giants, AP source says

Feb. 13, 2024 20:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and slugger Jorge Soler agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal on Tuesday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations, taking one of the remaining marquee free agents off the market as most of the 30 teams reported for spring training...

Former Astros closer Giles, top prospect Waldrep among non-roster invites by Braves

Feb. 02, 2024 13:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Houston Astros closer Ken Giles and top prospect Hurston Waldrep were among 23 non-roster players invited to spring training Friday by the Atlanta Braves. The six-time reigning NL East champion will have a total of 60 players in their big league camp at North...

Braves acquire OF J.P. Martínez from Rangers or RHP Tyler Owens.

Jan. 26, 2024 12:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves added outfield depth on Friday by acquiring J.P. Martínez from the Texas Rangers for right-hander Tyler Owens. The 27-year-old Martínez made his major league debut for the World Series champion Rangers last season. In 17 games and 44 plate...

Philadelphia Phillies sign left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard to a 1-year contract

Jan. 23, 2024 19:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have signed left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard to a one-year contract. The 26-year-old Allard pitched in just four games last season for Atlanta. He spent four seasons with Texas and is 9-24 with a 6.10 ERA and one save over parts of six major league...

Collin McHugh retires after capping 11-year career with 2 seasons in Atlanta

Jan. 22, 2024 14:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Collin McHugh, who pitched for the Atlanta Braves in the final two seasons of his 11-year major league career, announced his retirement Monday. McHugh, 36, pitched six years for Houston, including 2017 when he was 5-2 in 12 starts and helped the Astros win the World...

Matt Carpenter returns to St. Louis Cardinals, signing after release by Atlanta Braves

Jan. 19, 2024 13:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter is returning to the St. Louis Cardinals, agreeing Friday to a one-year contract with his team from 2011-21. Carpenter agreed to a deal for the $740,000 major league minimum, which will be offset against his guaranteed $5.5 million salary as part of a...

Jose Perdomo, 17-year-old Venezuelan shortstop, agrees to $5 million signing bonus with Braves

Jan. 16, 2024 17:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Perdomo agreed to a $5 million bonus with the Atlanta Braves on Monday, the largest amount on the first day of the 2024 international signing period and the highest for a Venezuelan-born international amateur. The 17-year-old shortstop was rated the No. 3...