Get To Know a Call-Up: Lucas Sims

July 31, 2017 Andy Harris 0

After a brief Aaron Blair interlude, right-hander Lucas Sims has stepped into the Braves starting rotation after a successful season with AAA Gwinnett. The Player Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 25 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results 3.75 ERA / 4.30 FIP 20 G, 19 GS 115.1 IP 2.81 BB/9 10.30 SO/9 The…

Braves Transactions: 7/27/17 – 7/30/17

July 31, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned RHP Aaron Blair to AAA Gwinnett. (7/27) Optioned SS Dansby Swanson to AAA Gwinnett. (7/27) Recalled RHP Jason Hursh from AAA Gwinnett. (7/27) Sent RHP Jason Motte to A- Rome on rehab assignment. (7/28) Recalled 2B Micah Johnson from AAA Gwinnett. (7/28) Promoted LHP Luiz Gohara from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. (7/28) Demoted…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Micah Johnson

July 28, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Player Micah Johnson, OF Age: 26 Bats: L 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results .378/.452/.568 185 wRC+ 43 PA, 0 HR, 0 SB 11.6 BB% 20.9 K% (stats from AAA level only) The History Micah Johnson was drafted as a second baseman by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 2012…

Which Teams Match Up For Brandon Phillips Deadline Trade?

July 27, 2017 Micah Smith 9

As anyone reading this knows, Major League Baseball’s Non-Waiver Trade Deadline is July 31, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST. Before that deadline, teams are free to finalize trades with no extra hoops to jump through. For the Atlanta Braves, there have been deals (Jamie Garcia to the Twins) and rumors of deals (in with Sonny…

Braves Transactions: 7/26/17

July 27, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned RHP Matt Wisler to AAA Gwinnett. Recalled RHP Aaron Blair from AAA Gwinnett. Promoted C Kade Scivicque from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. Demoted C Joe Odom from AAA Gwinnett to AA Mississippi. Promoted RHP Raymar Navarro from R-Danville to A+ Florida. Optioned RHP Matt Wisler to AAA Gwinnett Wisler knew all along his…

Braves Transactions: 7/25/17

July 26, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Promoted LHP Kevin Matthews from A- Rome to AAA Gwinnett. Promoted LHP Kevin Matthews from A- Rome to AAA Gwinnett The Braves often promote and demote pitchers across multiple levels. In these cases, the pitcher won't make an appearance, but instead will return to the previous level before pitching again. Some levels have larger rosters…

Braves Transactions: 7/24/17 – The Jaime Garcia Trade

July 25, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Traded LHP Jaime Garcia, C Anthony Recker, and $100,000 to Minnesota Twins for RHP Huascar Ynoa. Activated C Kurt Suzuki from the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Matt Wisler from AAA Gwinnett. Demoted RHP Andres Santiago from AAA Gwinnett to A+ Florida. Promoted RHP Evan Phillips from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. Promoted LHP Troy Conyers…

Get To Know a Prospect: Huascar Ynoa

July 24, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On Monday, the Atlanta Braves traded left-hander Jaime Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker to the Minnesota Twins and received in exchange rookie league right-hander Huascar Ynoa in what could be the first in a flurry of trades before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Player Huascar Ynoa, RHP Age: 19 Rank: N/A 2017 Level:…

Braves Transactions: 7/21/17 – 7/23/17

July 24, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed C Kurt Suzuki on the bereavement list. (7/21) Released LHP Eric O'Flaherty. (7/21) Purchased the contract of C Anthony Recker from AAA Gwinnett Braves. (7/21) Promoted RHP Junior Rincon from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. (7/21) Promoted RHP Andres Santiago from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. (7/21) Promoted OF Xavier Avery from A+ Florida…

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