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11/28/2015 | Minor League home run king Hessman retires

Mike Hessman, the all-time Minor League home run leader, has decided to retire after a 19-year career.

11/25/2015 | Braves bolster young rotation with vet Norris

If Bud Norris bounces back from a rough 2015 season, he could prove to be the low-risk, high-reward starting pitcher that the Braves are seeking. The Braves announced they signed Norris to a one-year, $2.5 million deal Wednesday afternoon.

11/25/2015 | Sims' season put in perspective by May bus crash

As Braves prospect Lucas Sims and his loved ones look back on 2015, they can be appreciative of the steps he took toward realizing his dream to one day be a part of Atlanta's starting rotation. But they'll forever be most thankful of the fact that he and the rest of his Class A Advanced Carolina teammates proved quite fortunate to avoid serious injury after their team bus overturned near the North Carolina-South Carolina border during the wee hours of May 12.

11/24/2015 | Carpenter among Braves' non-roster invitees

David Carpenter received an unwelcome surprise at the start of this year, when he learned the Braves had traded him to the Yankees. Nearly 11 months later, the right-handed reliever is thrilled to have an opportunity to rejoin the Braves.

11/24/2015 | Braves keeping eye out for available relievers

At some point over the course of the next few months, the Braves will need to make some additions aimed toward realizing their goal of being better in 2016 than they were during this year's often-ugly season. But their activity during the early portion of this offseason has essentially been an extension of the rebuilding process that began last year.

11/23/2015 | Scouting profile: Lucas Sims

Right-handed pitcher Lucas Sims has been a huge Atlanta Braves fan all his life. His parents took him to Turner Field when he was only four years old, and he has been a life long supporter. Today, he wears the organizational uniforms of his favorite team.

11/23/2015 | Inbox: Will Braves try to trade Miller?

Could the Braves look to trade Shelby Miller or Julio Teheran? What are the chances the club makes an impact free-agent signing? Beat reporter Mark Bowman has answers in the latest Inbox.

11/21/2015 | Garcia continues to hone skills in Winter League ball

The power component continues to improve for Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia, who connected on 10 home runs in his rookie season. But more than just showing the ability to deposit the ball over the wall, he is using his Winter League experience to help refine his defense.

11/20/2015 | Braves send Maybin to Detroit for two lefties

Cameron Maybin will return to the same Tigers organization that drafted him 10 years ago and watched him blossom into one of baseball's top prospects. The Braves traded Maybin to the Tigers in exchange for left-handed pitchers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier early Friday evening.

11/20/2015 | Seitzer confident Olivera will adjust, succeed

When Braves hitting coach Kevin Seitzer returned to his suburban Kansas City home earlier this week, he felt quite confident that he had made good use of his time while spending the past few weeks with Hector Olivera in Puerto Rico.

11/20/2015 | Complete list of 2015 Esurance MLB Award winners

Baseball's annual award seasons was memorable, filled with Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers and Cy Youngs. And on Friday we got the grand finale, with the presentation of the Esurance MLB Awards.

11/19/2015 | Expanded safety nets, in-market streaming coming in '16

DALLAS -- Increased safety netting is likely to be in place by the opening of the 2016 season and a new three-year agreement with FOX will allow fans to watch live in-market streaming on any mobile device, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced as the quarterly Owners Meetings wrapped up on Thursday.

11/19/2015 | Braves top Draft pick Allard has 2nd back surgery

It didn't take long for the Braves to be reminded of the risk that was taken when they selected Kolby Allard with the 14th overall pick in this year's Draft. The talented 18-year-old pitcher is recovering from his second back surgery in less than a year.

11/18/2015 | Braves may look to deal from pitching surplus

By compiling this abundance of pitching, the Braves have created depth to overcome injuries and the inevitable decline of some of these hurlers. But at the same time, they've created an opportunity to trade from this abundance to strengthen areas of need in the future.

11/17/2015 | Bethancourt's future in Atlanta remains murky

The manner in which the Braves used catcher Christian Bethancourt -- or more appropriately, didn't use him -- in 2015 provides reason to question his future in Atlanta.

11/17/2015 | Fredi says Braves will not trade Freeman

The rebuilding Braves will not trade first baseman Freddie Freeman, manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday in an interview on MLB Network Radio.

11/16/2015 | Hernandez named Braves' Minors pitching coordinator

After spending portions of the past two decades serving as a pitching coach for four Major League clubs, Chuck Hernandez now finds himself overseeing the impressive crop of pitching prospects the Braves have assembled.

11/16/2015 | Inbox: Will Atlanta trade Freeman next?

Now that Andrelton Simmons is gone, do you think Freddie Freeman or Julio Teheran might be the next players the Braves use to make a big trade? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.

11/16/2015 | Rumor roundup: Braves shopping Freeman

The Braves may not yet be done trading centerpiece-type players, according to cited sources from three clubs as saying that Atlanta has been shopping first baseman Freddie Freeman, with one noting that the discussions were "the talk of the [Arizona] Fall League" this month.

11/13/2015 | Don't sell Braves short on Andrelton deal

OK, I'll confess: I'm the world's biggest Andrelton Simmons fan. He's peerless at shortstop with his glove and his arm, and he's wonderful around the clubhouse and everywhere else.

11/13/2015 | Trade shows Braves committed to building around arms

Braves general manager John Coppolella knows that his club scored the fewest runs in the Majors this past season and the second-fewest in 2014. Still, over the course of the past year, he focused on using the big bats he had -- Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis -- to create what now stands as baseball's top crop of prospect pitchers.

11/12/2015 | With trade, Angels eye postseason, Braves rebuild

The Angels and the Braves stayed true to their current missions Thursday. They engineered a five-player deal that sent Andrelton Simmons and high Class A catcher Jose Briceno to Anaheim and Erick Aybar and pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis to Atlanta.

11/12/2015 | Simmons hot topic as Braves exit GM Meetings

As Braves general manager John Coppolella exited the General Managers Meetings on Thursday morning, the baseball world was buzzing about the possibility that he might extend his ways as an aggressive wheeler and dealer by trading Andrelton Simmons.

11/12/2015 | Former teammates reflect on their friend Hanson

As the week has progressed, Tim Hudson does not believe he has gone a waking minute without thinking about Tommy Hanson. Images and memories of the big red-headed pitcher have constantly danced in Hudson's mind since early Monday morning, when Kris Medlen delivered an unexpected call with an unwanted message.

11/12/2015 | Braves open to talks about Simmons

The Braves are listening to some clubs that have shown interest in Andrelton Simmons, but this does not mean they are actively shopping the young shortstop, who is widely considered one of the game's top defensive assets.

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