Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Tuesday, August 23rd

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

Braves quotes after Monday’s win against Cubs | Atlanta Braves
Fredi Gonzalez, on Uggla’s fifth 30-homer season, two more than any other 2B: "Never been done. First time in history, right? As a second baseman? That’s a tremendous feat to do that. Good for him. That’s what he came here to do, and he’s done it…. Tremendous."

Constanza exits early after turning ankle | braves.com: News
The Braves have enjoyed watching Jose Constanza race around the bases with reckless abandon over the past few weeks. They certainly did not enjoy having to watch him limp off the field during the sixth inning of Monday night's 3-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. But while discussing his team's fifth consecutive win, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is hoping Constanza misses just a couple days with what is being labeled a slight right ankle sprain.

Hanson throws off mound in Chicago | braves.com: News
With the Braves holding a comfortable lead in the National League Wild Card race and Mike Minor pitching well in his place, Tommy Hanson knows he can comfortably rest his ailing shoulder longer than he did in June. But the 24-year-old pitcher admits the recent inactivity has proven frustrating. Hanson opted to throw about 10 pitches during a short bullpen session at Wrigley Field on Monday. He plans to return to the bullpen mound Tuesday to throw a longer bullpen session that will truly test his shoulder, and give the Braves a better idea of whether Hanson is ready to make his scheduled rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

Moylan gets first game action for Gwinnett | braves.com: News
After anxiously waiting for the chance to pitch in a game again, Braves right-handed reliever Peter Moylan returned to the mound Monday night and tossed a scoreless inning for Triple-A Gwinnett. Facing the Charlotte Knights, Moylan allowed a single and pitched around a two-out walk. More importantly, he exited the 18-pitch inning without any discomfort. This marked the first time he had pitched in a game setting since he began experiencing back pain in the middle of April. "It wasn't pretty, but it was effective, " Moylan said via text message.

Gwinnett | Braves pitcher Moylan's rehab begins well
The scoreboard at Coolray Field clocked his early fastballs at a gracious low 90s. #"I'll take that. If I was throwing that hard, then I'll be happy," Moylan said, when told. "My slider was poop, to say it mildly. It was not very good and that is a pitch I rely on a lot in the big leagues."

Teheran, Delgado likely September callups | braves.com: News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is expecting Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado to be among the players added to the Braves' Major League roster in September. But the two highly regarded pitching prospects might have to wait until Triple-A Gwinnett's season is complete.

Johnson Sr.'s life to be celebrated Wednesday | braves.com: News
Ernie Johnson Sr.'s life will once again be celebrated Wednesday afternoon, when Braves radio partner 680 The Fan airs a special Clubhouse Report. The show will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET and feature interviews with Braves broadcasters Don Sutton, Jim Powell, Chip Caray and Joe Simpson.

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