Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves Clippings For Saturday, June 18th.

Randall Delgado impressed many in his Major League debut.

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Braves quotes after Friday loss to Rangers | Atlanta Braves
Fredi Gonzalez on Randall Delgado’s major league debut: "I was really, really impressed. I was talking to Roger [McDowell] during the game. He’s got, like, 2-1/2 pitches for a young kid pitching in the big leagues. He’s got a fastball, a nice little changeup, throws a slider, holds runners well. For him to face the American League champions and that lineup of professional hitters, I thought he did terrific. I really did.

Chipper’s sore; Beachy set to return? | Atlanta Braves
"It’s encouraging, for me, that he tried [to swing] today," Gonzalez said. "I’m not going to push him. Maybe Sunday, Monday.  Maybe he’s available to pinch-hit tomorrow [Saturday]. Maybe we can sneak him in there on the on-deck circle, see what happens."

Hanson on DL with rotator cuff inflammation | News
"I just don't want to keep going out there with inflammation in my shoulder and drop my arm slot or something and then mess something else up," Hanson said. "Then instead of being out for a couple starts, I'm out for a year or something."

Gonzalez: Braves not considering sending Uggla to minors | Jeff Schultz
"We haven’t reached that point," he said. "We haven’t even had a conversation about that. This is the first time anybody’s even mentioned it." And then this: "We’re trying. He’s trying. He’s battling. The season’s not over with.

Former Braves skipper Bobby Cox signs autographs for tornado relief |
"You can't just quit something completely after you've been in it 52 years. I get my little bite of baseball when I can talk to (manager Fredi Gonzalez). I miss it, but I don't know if you miss managing. You miss the game."

Braves' Jonny Venters, a former IRSC standout, has blossomed into one of the game's best relievers "
"I struggled through the minor leagues a little bit with the injuries and trying to come back from that pitching-wise. It was a long road for me. I had Tommy John (surgery) my first year. That was like a two-and-a-half year process trying to get back from that. Coming back, I struggled. I started throwing the sinker and it gradually progressed from there to where I am today. It happened really fast."

Durham evens series, standings with 8-5 win over Gwinnett
McLouth said he hoped the rehab is over, but that it ultimately wasn’t his call. "They might have other plans," he said of the Atlanta Braves’ management. "But I’m going to tell them that I feel good, and feel ready to go. I think I passed any hesitation I might have had, and mentally I’ll be at 100 percent when I’m on the field."

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