Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, August 24th

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

Braves quotes after Tuesday win against Cubs | Atlanta Braves
Jason Heyward, on hitting grand slam to opposite field, applying what he’s been working on: "Yeah, I wasn’t exactly sure when it was going to show up, but tonight’s definitely a good start for that."

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel ties single-season rookie saves mark | News
With the scoreless ninth inning produced in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Kimbrel recorded his 40th save, matching the Major League rookie record Feliz set last year.

Uggla stands alone among HR-hitting second basemen  |
Uggla has hit 30 or more homers in five consecutive seasons, while no other player at his position in major league history ever had more than three 30-homer seasons, consecutively or otherwise.

Hinske gets needed at-bats as Freeman rests | News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez knows Freddie Freeman has been one of his club's most consistent offensive threats over the past two months. At the same time, he understands the value of getting Eric Hinske some regular at-bats with the hope that it will enhance the great value he provides as a pinch-hitter. Thus Gonzalez opted to rest Freeman during Tuesday night's game against the Cubs and give Hinske a start at first base. It was the veteran utility man's third start this month and his first since Aug. 10.

Braves hoping Constanza makes quick return | News
Jose Constanza returned to Wrigley Field on Tuesday afternoon and gave the Braves more reason to feel encouraged about the minor right ankle sprain he suffered while racing through the first-base bag with a sixth-inning infield single Monday night. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez remains hopeful that Constanza could return to his lineup before the completion of this week's four-game series against the Cubs.

Hanson (shoulder) has another setback in recovery  |
His scheduled bullpen session Tuesday at Wrigley Field was cancelled after Hanson felt soreness again in his troublesome pitching shoulder, this time following a mere nine-pitch throwing session Monday. That was the first time he threw from a mound since Aug. 6.

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