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8/28/2014 | Venters has torn UCL, faces third Tommy John surgery

After spending the past few months battling the frustration that came courtesy of his attempt to return from a second Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, Jonny Venters received some jarring news on Thursday, when Dr. James Andrews informed him that he had torn the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow for a third time.

8/28/2014 | Marlins try to solve Santana, make up ground

Three straight games with the second-place Braves beginning Friday night will be telling if the Marlins are to remain within striking distance of the National League Wild Card. Miami's Tom Koehler draws the starting assignment for the series opener at Turner Field. In three starts against the Braves this season, Koehler is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA. He will put that success to the test opposite Ervin Santana, who is enjoying a terrific second half.

8/28/2014 | Simmons continues to dazzle with latest gem at short

Through his first three seasons at the Major League level, Andrelton Simmons has routinely trumped some of his gems that originally seemed impossible to top, but it'll be tough for the shortstop to best what he did to end the eighth of the Braves' 3-2 win on Wednesday.

8/27/2014 | Minor sets out for series win as Braves chase playoffs

Mike Minor will take the ball Thursday in the rubber match with the Mets and hope to keep his momentum from his last outing, taking on New York's Jon Niese at Citi Field.

8/27/2014 | Braves win behind Teheran, highlight-reel defense

While an offensive eruption might have helped release some frustration, the Braves gained all of the satisfaction they needed courtesy of Julio Teheran's strong start and the two runs that they manufactured during Wednesday night's 3-2 win over the Mets at Citi Field.

8/27/2014 | Johnson gets break amid hitting woes

Mired in a slump that has extended nearly three full weeks, Chris Johnson had no problem with the fact that he was not in Wednesday night's starting lineup.

8/26/2014 | Braves aim to even series, push closer to postseason

The Braves turn to Julio Teheran in the second game of the series against the Mets on Wednesday, with New York countering with Zack Wheeler in a matchup of promising young right-handers.

8/26/2014 | Bethancourt collects three hits with Triple-A Gwinnett

Christian Bethancourt, the Braves' No. 3 prospect, collected three hits and homered to lead Gwinnett to a 7-1 victory against Durham on Tuesday.

8/26/2014 | Bats held in check as Braves edged by Mets

Alex Wood allowed a two-run home run to Juan Lagares in the fourth that proved decisive for the Mets in a 3-2 win over a Braves club on Tuesday in New York that is sinking yet again.

8/26/2014 | Braves lose replay challenge in fourth inning vs. Mets

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gambled and lost when he challenged a close play at second base during the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field.

8/26/2014 | Seven Braves prospects set to compete in AFL

Kyle Wren, Edward Salcedo and Aaron Northcraft headline the list of seven Braves prospects who will compete in this year's Arizona Fall League. They will be part of the Peoria Javelinas club that will employ Triple-A Gwinnett's Garey Ingram as its hitting coach.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/25/2014 | Graham offers Braves options in role on mound

Given J.R. Graham's sharp command and good control, and his experience in multiple pitching roles, the Braves have the luxury of being able to use his high-powered fastball and secondary pitches as a starter or reliever, depending upon the team's needs.

8/24/2014 | Wood aims to give Braves another deep start vs. Mets

Alex Wood will head to the mound when the Braves open a series against Dillon Gee and the Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field. Atlanta is in the hunt for an NL Wild Card spot.

8/24/2014 | Harang falters in fourth during loss to Reds

Braves righty Aaron Harang gave up three runs during a fourth inning in which the veteran right-hander had a mental lapse in a 5-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. The Braves scored two runs and had the bases loaded in the ninth, but Justin Upton hit into a forceout to end the game.

8/24/2014 | Gosselin, La Stella learning together in Majors

Though a scenario in which two young players are getting time at the same position can be competitive, with each trying to earn a lion's share of the playing time, the Braves' Phil Gosselin and Tommy La Stella understand they're contributing in a way that's best for the club.

8/24/2014 | Harang takes on former club in series finale

Braves starter Aaron Harang returns to Great American Ball Park on Sunday to face his former club, against whom he owns a 2.16 ERA in four starts. Atlanta trails the Giants by one game for the second NL Wild Card spot.

8/23/2014 | Braves miss out on chance to gain in Wild Card

Ervin Santana allowed one run on four hits over seven strong innings, but his counterpart, righty Mike Leake, silenced Atlanta's bats as the Braves fell, 1-0, to the Reds on Saturday night at Great American Ball Park. With the loss, the Braves fell to seven back in the NL East and remained one game back for the second Wild Card.

8/23/2014 | Fredi has checklist for handling no-hitters

Braves starter Mike Minor allowed his first hit with two outs in the eighth inning on Friday, and manager Fredi Gonzalez then turned to his bullpen. But had Minor not allowed the hit, how much further would Gonzalez have let him go in the game?

8/23/2014 | Walden checks in with injured friend Richards

After Angels right-hander Garrett Richards' left knee buckled beneath him as he ran to cover first base on Wednesday against the Red Sox, causing him to be carted off the field in a stretcher, he received a text message from his friend, Braves reliever Jordan Walden.

8/23/2014 | Chasing Giants, Braves turn to Santana vs. Reds

As the Braves fight for a National League Wild Card spot, they can count on some stability from Ervin Santana, who will try to help Atlanta erase its one-game deficit for the second NL Wild Card when the Braves take on the Reds on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

8/22/2014 | Braves win in 12th after Minor flirts with no-no

Mike Minor tossed 7 2/3 no-hit innings before yielding a game-tying single to Billy Hamilton, but a two-run homer by Justin Upton in the12th lifted the Braves to a 3-1 win over the Reds on Friday night at Great American Ball Park.

8/22/2014 | Braves focused on themselves, not other clubs

The Braves are in the postseason hunt, but they're trying to avoid too much scoreboard watching.

8/22/2014 | Russell benefits from not being lefty specialist

Left-handed reliever James Russell struggled in his first few outings after being acquired by the Braves in a July 31 trade with the Cubs, seeing his ERA on the season balloon from 3.51 to 3.93 in the process.

8/21/2014 | Latos looking to turn things around for Reds

Braves starter Mike Minor hopes to continue his rebound effort opposite Mat Latos, who aims to halt the Reds' six-game losing streak on Friday night in Cincinnati.

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