About Brent Blackwell

Brent Blackwell also writes for College Football By The Numbers at www.cfbtn.com.

Kurt Suzuki is Historically Unique

September 26, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta re-signed C Kurt Suzuki to a one year, $3.5M extension over the weekend. It will keep the backup catcher in uniform for the 2018 season, providing the team with some positional certainty while giving Suzuki a $2M raise. After picking up Tyler Flowers' option in the offseason, Atlanta won't have to worry about the…

Braves Transactions: 8/8/17 – 8/9/17

August 10, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed AA Mississippi 2B Travis Demeritte on the 7-day DL. (8/8) Demoted LHP Tayler Hyssong from A- Rome to R- Danville. (8/8) Promoted LHP Tucker Davidson from R- Danville to A- Rome. (8/8) Promoted LHP Troy Conyers from R- Danville to A- Rome. (8/8) Demoted RHP Walter Borkovich from A- Rome to R- Danville. (8/8)…

Braves Transactions: 8/4/17-8/7/17 – A Two-Trade Weekend

August 8, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

Placed LHP Ian Krol on the 10-day DL with a strained left oblique. (8/4) Activated RHP Jason Motte from the 10-day DL. (8/4) Traded OF Randy Ventura to the Cincinnati Reds for $1,250,000 in international pool money. (8/4) Signed FA RHP Manny Bareda to a minor league contract; Assigned Bareda to AAA Gwinnett. (8/4) Optioned…

Braves Transactions: 8/2/17-8/3/17

August 4, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed RHP Caleb Dirks on the 7-day DL. (8/2/17) Demoted RHP Mauricio Cabrera from AAA Gwinnett to AA Mississippi. (8/2/17) Placed LHP Michael Mader on the 7-day DL. (8/2/17) Sent RHP Josh Collmenter to R-GCL Braves on rehab assignment. (8/3/17) Placed RHP Caleb Dirks on the 7-day DL Dirks has encountered some bumps in this,…

Braves Transactions: 8/1/17

August 2, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned 2B Micah Johnson to AAA Gwinnett. Optioned RHP Akeel Morris to AAA Gwinnett. Purchased the contract of 2B Ozzie Albies from AAA Gwinnett. Recalled RHP Lucas Sims from AAA Gwinnett. Sent SS Luis Valenzuela to R-GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Promoted RHP Kyle Wright from R-GCL Braves to A+ Florida. Released A+ Florida 3B…

Braves Transactions: 7/31/17 – A Tradeless Afternoon

August 1, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent RHP Jason Motte to Gwinnett on a rehab assignment. Promoted LHP Philip Pfeifer from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. Demoted RHP Junior Rincon from AAA Gwinnett to AA Mississippi. Promoted RHP Touki Toussaint from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. Activated A+ Florida LHP Chase Johnson-Mullins from the 7-day DL. Demoted C Sal Giardina from…

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…

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…

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