Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Monday, August 15th

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

Braves quotes after Sunday loss to Cubs | Atlanta Braves
Dan Uggla, on streak ending: "The streak is one thing; I’m more disappointed in the loss. Everybody battled, they just happened to come out on top. "It was a fun run, but all things have got to come to an end at some time. I had fun with it. We were on a nice little roll as a team, and we’re looking to get back on track tomorrow."

Teammates shared Uggla's disappointment of streak end  | ajc.com
"It was awesome to watch," third baseman Chipper Jones said. "He carried us for the month. He was hitting the ball out of the park. People think of long streaks like that and they think of slap hitters who get a lot of singles, but he was doing a lot of damage."

Braves place Tommy Hanson on disabled list, activate Brian McCann | braves.com: News
As expected, the Braves activated Brian McCann from the disabled list Sunday morning. At the same time, they announced Tommy Hanson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Hanson on DL again for shoulder tendinitis  | ajc.com
It was Hanson's second trip to the DL for right-shoulder tendinitis in two months. He came back strong from a June DL stint and the Braves hope he will do so again beginning with a planned Aug. 22 start against the Cubs in Chicago. "I think it’s just the right thing to do, give him a little extra time," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He hasn’t even thrown a bullpen yet, so we’re going to take our time."

Braves activate Linebrink; Varvaro sent down | braves.com: News
The Braves activated reliever Scott Linebrink from the disabled list on Sunday and optioned Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A Gwinnett. Linebrink was out since July 30 because of a lower back strain.

Danville's Beckwith hits three homers | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Beckwith hit a two-run shot to left field in the first inning, then led off the third with a blast to right-center. After drawing a leadoff walk in the fifth, he launched another two-run bomb to right in the sixth.

UC baseball recruit signs with Braves | UC Athletics Blog
UC baseball signee Jackson Laumann has decided to sign with the Atlanta Braves, forgoing his collegiate eligibility. Laumann was named the 2011 Northern Kentucky Baseball co-Player of the Year by the Enquirer after hitting nearly .400 with 11 home runs and going 5-0 with a 2.41 ERA on the mound during the regular season.

By the way, today is signing day for the 2011 MLB Draft. It likely won't be too eventful for the Braves, as they have signed their first 19 picks, and 28 of their first 29 -- 34 picks signed overall.

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