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Braves news and links: One streak ends but another lives on

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Freddie Freeman snapped Atlanta's homerless streak but it couldn't prevent them from recording their eighth straight loss.

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Braves News

Freeman homers but Braves fall to Red Sox

Freddie Freeman ended the Braves' home run drought but Bud Norris struggled again as Atlanta dropped their eighth straight game.

Gant recalled, Weber optioned to Triple-A

The Braves made a roster move prior to Wednesday's game calling up John Gant and optioning Ryan Weber to Gwinnett. Gant was needed quickly thanks to Norris' struggles and allowed three hits and two runs over 4 2/3 innings of work.

The Waiting Before the Call Up

We were treated to a terrific FanPost on Wednesday by Aaron Blair's Dad Craig who described in detail what it was like to watch his son make his major league debut with the Braves. If you only read one thing today, make sure it is this.

What's wrong with Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman hit his second home run of the season for the Braves in Wednesday's loss but it has been a tough month overall for him. MLB Daily Dish's Michael Bradburn takes a closer look at Freeman's slow start.

MLB News

MLB Draft 2016: Groome, Puk, Lewis, and Rutherford stay atop class

Beyond the Box Score takes a look at some of the prospects who are positioning themselves to be the No. 1 pick in the 2016 MLB Draft.

Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln to retire

There is stunning news out of Seattle, as Mariners CEO and Chairman of the Board Howard Lincoln will announce his retirement in a press conference this afternoon, according to multiple sources. Lincoln is 76 and was the former chairman of Nintendo's division in the United States, which also owns the M's. He's been in charge in Seattle since 1999. He'll be replaced in his roles by minority owner John Stanton.

The Astros are a mess but they need to be patient

It has been a tough start to the season for the Houston Astros but SB Nation's Grant Brisbee writes that they need to be patient.