Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Sunday, September 25th

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

Braves quotes after Saturday loss to Nationals | Atlanta Braves
Fredi Gonzalez, on Bourn stealing second with one out in eighth, with runners on corners and Prado batting (Bourn was called out, though he looked safe on replays): "First and third, one out, and you know what? Create something. I know it’s not the tying run or the winning run, but I didn’t think it was a bad play at all. I know I didn’t think it was because I gave him the green light. Get him in scoring position, somebody bloop one in there and score some runs. This guy [Nationals reliever Tyler] Clippard is pretty tough to score on. So maybe you get a guy in scoring position, get a bloop in and we get one or two runs and it’s a little different. And I haven’t seen the replay but Bourney thought he was safe.

Gonzalez gets another day to rest calf strain | News
Gonzalez felt just a little discomfort as he tested his strained right calf while running in the outfield at Nationals Park on Saturday morning. It appeared the Braves will be prepared to put him back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale.

Hudson OK after being being treated for dehydration  |
When Tim Hudson entered the clubhouse Saturday morning, Braves backup catcher David Ross applauded, smiled and said, "He’s alive!"

Hudson feels fine day after cramping vs. Nats | News
"Everything is fine," Hudson said. "It's just one of those things where I got exhausted and dehydrated. It's frustrating, because I know it's my own fault."

Heyward progress: "Couldn’t come at a better time" | Atlanta Braves
While he’s not back to being the absolute offensive force he was for much of his 2010 rookie season, Jason Heyward recently has sure been closer to that than to his lackluster performance for most of this seaon. And that resurgence is good news for the Braves and their 22-year-old right fielder.

Medlen can pitch way to potential playoff roster | News
The Braves activated Medlen from the 60-day disabled list before Saturday afternoon's game against the Nationals. The 25-year-old has been sidelined all season while recovering from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery he underwent in August of 2010. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Braves designated outfielder Matt Young for assignment. Young began this season on Atlanta's Opening Day roster, but he spent most of the year with Triple-A Gwinnett.

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