Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, August 10th

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Your one-page daily morning overview of Atlanta Braves news:

Braves quotes after sweep against Marlins | Atlanta Braves
Fredi Gonzalez, on Dan Uggla: "Let’s find a game for him to play tomorrow so he can stay hot. Send him to Gwinnett or Mobile, one of those places, so he can keep swinging it."

Uggla ties Atlanta record, extends streak to 31 | braves.com: News
As they were mulling around the clubhouse after Tuesday night's win over the Marlins, Chipper Jones playfully told Dan Uggla that he needed to reduce the stress felt in the dugout by extending his hitting streak during the early innings.

McCann likely to start rehab Friday | braves.com: News
Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann is expected to begin his Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. McCann will play at least two games and possibly three before being activated from the disabled list.

Braves hope Hanson will be ready for next start | braves.com: News
Hanson received a cortisone shot after members of the Braves' medical staff determined his discomfort is being caused by tendinitis. This was the same diagnosis the 24-year-old right-hander received when he also received a cortisone shot and missed two weeks while on the disabled list in June.

Braves to honor Cox, '91 club over weekend | braves.com: News
As they were having coffee together around this time last year, current Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez found himself laughing after he simply asked Bobby Cox how he was doing as he approached the final weeks of his storied managerial career with the Braves. "He said, 'Man if I knew they were going to make such a big deal about this retirement, I wouldn't have announced it," Gonzalez said. "Then he said, 'I would have just walked away on the last day and said see you later.'"

Top Prospect Arodys Vizcaino Is Atlanta Braves Bound : Scouting the Sally
While Vizcaino should have immediate success simply ramming his mid to upper 90′s fastball down the throats of opposing hitters, sustained success will come from an ability to mix his curveball effectively while being used in short spurts. Myself, as well as scouting contacts consider Vizcaino to have a lack of feel in general and will be something worth monitoring.

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