Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves Clippings For Sunday, June 19th

Your one-page daily morning preview of Atlanta Braves news.

Braves quotes after marathon loss to Rangers | Atlanta Braves
"Anytime you lose an extra-innings game it’s a tough loss, especially after you battle back against a pretty good opponent. Real good opponent. Maybe the best opponent we’ve seen so far, as far as 25-man roster – pitchers, position players, bench. You battle back and battle back, have a chance a couple of times there in the eighth and ninth innings and don’t get that single that we need."

Uncertainty surrounds Prado's return to lineup | braves.com: News
After spending nearly a week essentially confined to his house and the doctor's office, Prado has at least been able to come to Turner Field the past two days to allow members of the Braves' medical staff to clean the area around the staph infection, which developed from a right calf scrape he gained from sliding.

Uggla slump continues; Braves shuffle outfield  | ajc.com
Uggla’s .172 average before Saturday was 13 points lower than the next-worst among major league qualifiers, Adam Dunn’s .185 for the White Sox. Uggla’s .240 on-base percentage was also the majors’ worst before Saturday, and his .537 on-base-plus-slugging percentage was second-lowest in the National League. 

Chipper, Prado updates | Atlanta Braves

"I’d be tempting fate if I did it right-handed," he said after the game.  " I mean, I could go swing 50-percent, 60-percent, just all upper body and not put anything into it. But I go out there and try to turn around 95 mph, you need your legs, you need your hips. It’s just impossible right now….

As Rangers arrive, we say: The Teixeira deal wasn't that bad | Mark Bradley
The Rangers got exactly what they wanted from the Tex deal and the Braves did not, which means the Rangers won the trade. But that doesn’t mean this was the worst deal in Atlanta annals. It wasn’t even close to being the worst.

G-Braves lose; McLouth ready to go
McLouth reached base in both his plate appearances, making him 3-for-6 with an RBI in his three-game stint with Gwinnett as he tries to work his way back to the Atlanta Braves after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique May 23.

American Chronicle | BRIEF: FSU's Greg Ross moves up to Danville
Just over a week after being drafted to the Atlanta Braves organization, Frostburg State pitcher Greg Ross received more good news on Wednesday as he began his ascent through the professional ranks.

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