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: Minor Moves, 6/19/2017

June 20, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent RHP Daniel Winkler to A+ Florida Fire Frogs on rehab assignment from A- Rome Braves. Assigned C Jonathan Morales to AA Mississippi Braves from A+ Florida Fire Frogs. Assigned 2B Omar Obregon to AA Mississippi Braves from A+ Florida Fire Frogs. Released AA 1B Levi Hyams. Released AA SS Reed Harper. Assigned C Tanner…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Sean Newcomb

June 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves have turned to their farm system to fill in the Bartolo-sized hole in their rotation, bringing up prospect Sean "Newk" Newcomb up from AAA Gwinnett to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. The Player Sean Newcomb, LHP Age: 24 OFR Prospect Ranking: 5 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 2017 Stats: 2.97 ERA 3.24 FIP…

Braves Transactions: Meet the Vets

April 10, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

4/6/17 - Signed 1B Ryan Howard to a minor league contract (worth $750K if called up). 4/9/17 - Signed RHP Jason Motte to a minor league contract. I think we all expected Ryan Howard to find some kind of home, but even we Braves observers were surprised when it was with Atlanta's AAA affiliate. After…

Brandon Phillips Comes Home

February 13, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta trades LHP Andrew McKirahan and RHP Carlos Portuondo to Cincinnati for 2B Brandon Phillips and $13M With January's sad news of Sean Rodriguez' family car accident, the Braves realized Rodriguez might not be ready for the 2017 season. It seems worse than that, and Rodriguez reportedly will be out 3-5 months with shoulder surgery.…

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