Jeremy Hellickson pitched into the sixth inning and drove in the go-ahead run with a two-run double to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the bumbling Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Saturday night.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers seem willing to part with Yasiel Puig, so what teams would want to deal for the 25-year-old right fielder? Here are five.
The Padres dealt Matt Kemp and his declining defense to the Braves for Hector Olivera, who is currently suspended under MLB's domestic violence rules.
San Diego is in talks with Atlanta and one other team about right fielder Matt Kemp, Jim Bowden reports.
The Padres have traded Matt Kemp to the Braves in exchange for third baseman Hector Olivera. San Diego will send $10.5 million to Atlanta as part of the deal, a source said.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Padres and Braves are reportedly close to a deal of bad contracts, Matt Kemp for Hector Olivera. Kemp is on pace for 36 home runs and 100-plus RBIs, but has been barely above replacement-level value due to bad defense and a poor OBP. But at least the Braves dump Olivera, who has been on the suspended list for domestic violence. The Padres may just cut him.
Lineup: Braves (36-67) vs. Phillies (47-58)
- 1. Jace Peterson, LF (L)
- 2. Gordon Beckham, 2B (R)
- 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B (L)
- 4. Nick Markakis, RF (L)
- 5. Adonis Garcia, 3B (R)
- 6. Ender Inciarte, CF (L)
- 7. Erick Aybar, SS (S)
- 8. Anthony Recker, C (R)
- 9. Julio Teheran, RHP Daily notes
Flush with depth at catching, the are-they-buyers-or-sellers Yankees are taking calls on catcher Brian McCann.
Tyrell Jenkins earned his first career victory, pitching six innings and helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.
The Braves are among the teams reportedly to have discussed Jonathan Lucroy with the Brewers, but the two sides don't appear to match up.
Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Thursday night.
What a night for Freddie Freeman
Freeman had four hits, five RBIs, a home run and a stolen base on Wednesday. Only two other Braves have done all four of those things in the same game in the last 100 years: Marcus Giles in 2003 and Hank Aaron in 1958, ESPN Stats & Info notes.
Wednesday's longest home runs
Yoenis Cespedes' nine-pitch showdown against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning ended in a 447-foot homer that ranked as the day's longest. Meanwhile, Giancarlo Stanton had yet another big blast.
Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBI as the Atlanta Braves held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
Reliever Jim Johnson appears to be Atlanta's best piece for a small-scale trade, Jayson Stark writes.
By dealing two pitchers grabbed off the scrap heap, the Braves added a prospect with upside. Plus a look at the benefits of the Blue Jays' two trades.
The Rangers have acquired right-hander Lucas Harrell and left-hander Dario Alvarez from the Atlanta Braves for minor league infielder Travis Demeritte.
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
Braves acquire Infielder Travis Demeritte RH power big tools with some upside ...hestarted in Futures Game. Harrell and Alvarez were not even in Braves organization nine weeks ago and Harrell was actually released out of minors and Alvarez was a waiver claim. Nice deal for Braves.
Lucas Harrell pitched six innings, Adonis Garcia homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.
Small chance Braves trade Freeman
The Braves don't have many options to consider, but David Schoenfield writes he'd rather keep Freddie Freeman than Julio Teheran, given the Braves' lack of other quality offensive players. Untouchable players for all 30 teams
Jeff Francoeur happy to be with Braves
Most veterans would hope to be traded from a losing team, but Francoeur is happy with where he is. "I love being part of this team," he said. "I'm always going to be invested in Atlanta, just the city in general. And I want to be part of the solution for however long it's going to be." Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Braves remain last in ESPN rankings
The schedule indicated Atlanta might pick up coming out of the All-Star break. But the Braves have continued to struggle, even against teams with losing records. Week 16 Power Rankings
Atlanta is reportedly "very aggressively" looking to deal left-handed relievers along with shortstop Erick Aybar and left fielder Jeff Francoeur.
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