Keith Law evaluates the three-team trade that landed the Dodgers starter Mat Latos, noting one team seems to have gotten the better end of the deal.
Possible replacements for Jim Johnson
Arodys Vizcaino is a good bet to replace Jim Johnson as the Braves' closer right now, but keep an eye on Mike Foltynewicz in the future. Fantasy: Closers in trouble (Insider)
Atlanta listening on Julio Teheran?
The Braves are reportedly fielding interest in their ace, but it could just be a move to see if any other teams are willing to overpay for Teheran's services. MLB rumors roundup
Dodgers-Marlins-Braves trade official
The three-way trade is headlined by the Dodgers acquiring SP Alex Wood (via Atlanta), SP Mat Latos and OF Michael Morse (both via Miami); the Braves receiving Cuban INF prospect Hector Olivera (via L.A.); and the Marlins getting 3 prospects.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Alex Wood from the Atlanta Braves in addition to the Miami Marlins' Mat Latos in a three-way trade that took 24 hours to get squared away.
#Orioles complete the sweep of Braves behind Tillman's 8.2 scoreless innings. #Birdland
Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday night for a three-game
Tillman stymies Braves in 2-0 win
Chris Tillman fell an out short of the complete game but allowed just 4 hits to guide the Orioles to their 5th straight victory. J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop each hit their 7th home runs of the year for Baltimore's offense. Box score
Chris Tillman rolling past Braves
The Orioles' starter has allowed just 3 singles through 7 innings of work and has a 2-run cushion thanks to solo homers from Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy. Tillman has given up 1 earned run over his past 3 starts (22 innings). Follow live
Trade deadline discussions dominated the coverage from the writers of the ESPN SweetSpot Network
Teams calling about Braves' Jim Johnson
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports Atlanta is getting a lot of calls on Johnson, who has a 2.25 ERA and is only making $1.6M this season. Crasnick also tweets the Braves "are also fielding some calls on A.J. Pierzynski and Jonny Gomes. Battled-tested, stretch drive acquisition types. Johnson is the most likely of the three to be moved this week. Then Pierzynski, then Gomes."
The Pressure Is On Atlanta To Sell
The Braves are willing to discuss deals for their veterans, including A.J. Pierzynski, Cameron Maybin and more. The Braves are trying to be major sellers at the deadline. Olney: Under pressure (Insider)
The Dodgers agreed to acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse from the Marlins, but the trade Wednesday reportedly has been held up over player medical exams.
Buster Olney lays out the 10 teams with the most urgency to make a deal and where they're at in the trade process, has the latest trade buzz and more.
Chris Davis homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Davis, Birds bash Braves
Chris Davis hammered two HRs in two innings, and Ubaldo Jimenez recovered from a rocky start to toss seven innings of two-run ball in the Orioles' 7-3 win over the Braves. Box score
Fireworks to start at Camden Yards
Freddie Freeman benefited from a crew chief review to put the Braves on top in the first with a two-run homer, but the O's took the lead on Chris Davis' three-run shot in the bottom of the inning. Follow live
Foltynewicz likely to start Wednesday
The Braves will recall 23-year-old Mike Foltynewicz from Triple-A Gwinnett to start in place of Manny Banuelos (left elbow), according to MLB.com. The hard-throwing righty has 52 K's in 54.2 IP for Atlanta this season.
Braves still listening on veterans
Atlanta will continue to field interest in right-hander Jim Johnson, catcher A.J. Pierzynski and outfielder Jonny Gomes as the trade deadline nears. Buster Olney's blog (Insider)
The Orioles catcher used some past knowledge to get a big hit, then showed some much-needed power from the right side of the plate.
Wieters walk-off. #Orioles defeat Braves, 2-1 in 11 innings. #Birdland
Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday night for their third straight victory.
Orioles walk off in 11th
The Orioles and Braves were scoreless heading into the 9th, and the game headed to extras after both teams found a run. But catcher Matt Wieters' solo homer got the O's the 2-1 win in the 11th. Box score
Johnson blows save, O's force extras
Braves closer Jim Johnson allowed back-to-back singles, and J.J. Hardy scored Adam Jones on a sac fly to tie the ballgame in the ninth inning. There's free baseball in Baltimore. Follow live
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